Vintage Junk Treasures # 13

Welcome to Vintage Junk Treasures #13. This is where I will show you what I have found recently at garage sales and thrift stores. It has been so hot here that a turkey and pilgrims didn’t live to talk about the heat. More on that story below.





This is custard glass souvenir from Aberdeen, Washington. It was made in the early 1900s. The painting of the U.S. L.S.S. Lifeboat and Crew is so sweet!



I love this 2 step stool. I am not in love with the painted on design. LOL! The base color is a gorgeous color so I think I will just try doing some sanding to see what happens. I can always paint it if it doesn’t turn out.



It has been quite a long time since I have found a copper color sifter. This one is very nice.


Fire King soup mugs in orange and brown.




I love this yardstick! It is marked: Chas. Reed Butane & Propane Co. – Phone 889. It is a sliding yardstick which extends! I have folding ones but this is my first sliding one!


Now I have a very sad story to tell you about a turkey and a pair of pilgrims. If you are squeamish, don’t look at the next photo. It is pretty awful!



I went to a garage sale and found a large Gurley turkey candle. It was a size that I had never had before and I was so very excited that I almost squealed!  On the same table were a pair of pilgrims that are the same size made by Heirloom. These were made during the same era as the Gurley candle.  They were $1 each and were going in my collection!! The lady very nicely wrapped each up with paper and plastic bags to protect them.

Mr. Deanie and I got home and it was hot outside! So I left the windows open in the car and promptly forgot that I bought candles. I left all my purchases in there and thought they would be safe. Well I am here to tell you, do not leave candles in the car even when the windows are down. I came out later in the day and saw this oozing waxy mess. The pilgrims melted together along with some paper and plastic bags. The turkey just melted with a bit of the plastic bag entwined. I wanted to cry but instead decided it was a good lesson and one to remind us all of what the heat can do in a short time.


We buy a lot of typewriters and they are good sellers for us. This Underwood with original case is in very nice condition. We will clean it and then it will be for sale at Red Door Antiques in Canby.

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I want to thank Marci over at Tuesday with a Twist for featuring my “How to Print on Vintage Paper”.  You can read the tutorial here.



Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I really appreciate it and love to read comments.

Wishing each of you a great journey in your hunt for vintage junk treasures and make sure to have fun along the way! Remember you are making memories!

Wishing you many blessings in 2016,


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