My sons Corry and Cameron love all things old, but I have to tell you it wasn't always that way. When they were little and it was time to buy "Big Boy" beds I went shopping at the local antiques stores. They wanted race car beds. I won. I bought them spindle beds from the early 1900's.
Today, Corry came home from being out at a wiffle ball tournament and grabbed me to go shopping at our favorite thrift stores. We scooped this bad boy typewriter up for a song. It's an Olympic De Luxe, circa 1958, in working condition. Cameron immediately typed up a random page about himself and our pups, Harper and Berklee.
I know, don't ask, I have no idea either. I was hoping someone out there would give me a clue. While they look like lamps, there isn't a light bulb anywhere ... but they are made from buttons that have been hand sewn together.
Ok ... probably not, but what if they were painted white?
Always a treasured find: A bag full of old wooden spools of thread.
And a random bag of notions, piping, rick-rack and bias tape ... all for a whopping $1.95!
And here is Corry showing off his prized purchase of the day.
My kids were less than thrilled about their beds at the time, but to see them now, I know I have been a huge influence on them and their appreciation for all things old and used.
Happy Thrifty Finds!