You Never Know What You’ll Find

As you know, Motor Man and I usually take a day trip on Sunday. (And occasionally on other days, too.)

Sometimes we just ride, and sometimes we stop at an antique shop or thrift shop.  Today, I thought I’d share some things I recently spotted in these type stores.

I love vintage calendars. Recently I saw this framed one from 1945. The first thing that caught my eye was the sweet Christmas scene, then I realized that it was from the year Motor Man was born.  I love the church in the background and all the vintage toys But I also noticed the patriotic theme with the dog and the rifle, the war plane and the little boy holding the flag. I wondered at first if dad were away at war, but then I realized that, perhaps he IS in the picture…. Mom sure is smiling sweetly at Santa.

In the same shop, I saw this “Fall Guy” lunchbox.  That was a popular tv show when Marshall was a little boy. Neither he nor I remember whether or not he had a lunchbox like this, but we sure enjoyed that show.

I don’t recall if this next item was in the same shop, but this brought back memories of my grandmother’s country store.  Every Christmas, she’d be given advertising items for different products she sold.  And when the holidays were over, we just tossed them in the trash. Had we only known….

I didn’t purchase any of the items shown above.  However…

That little case on the left? It’s made from part of a grandfather clock turned upside down. Clever!  It did come home with me, and has a spot on the table in our foyer. I’m looking forward to decorating it for Christmas.

You just never know what you’ll find….

~These Days Of Mine~

8 responses to “You Never Know What You’ll Find

  1. Having been with you many times hunting for goodies in vintage or antique stores you have “good stuff radar” that leads to you finding many things other people just walk on by. That clock case is FUN – that will be fun to decorate for ANY occasion!


  2. WOW!!! What treasures you find. I LOVE all things vintage too. I have a wonderful calendar from the year of my birth that you gave me. It has wonderful recipes on it too. The 1945 calendar sure does reflect the nation at that time. And repurposing that clock…just the neatest.

  3. We have a wonderful emporium here in Strasburg Virginia. If you are ever in the neighborhood be sure to check it out!

    April A-Z ~ E is for The Emporium

  4. What fun and neat finds! We just visited our son and daughter-in-law in their new home in another state and meandered through an antique mall. So many items bringing back lots of memories.

  5. Never know what you’ll find !
    & like I said about that lunchbox – It looks awfully familiar …..

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I too love Vintage & Thrift stores. The fun for me is never knowing what you will find. Over the years I have purchased many things from these stores. My favorite of course is Vintage Potential in Smithfield. Many times memories have come flooding back.

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