Vintage Junk Treasures #23

On Monday the local schools had a snow day so no school. This is pretty rare in March in Oregon. So consequently the 2 grands came to spend the afternoon. One of the first things they asked was: Can we go to GW? Now GW is what we call Goodwill. They were all excited to look for vintage junk treasures with grandma.

So here are the vintage junk treasures we found on Monday. The wood chest/box that I found was so exciting that I was almost jumping up and down. Then dear granddaughter says it is super ugly and tries to talk me out of buying it. No way – but I think it was because someone had stapled hideous yellow shag carpet to the bottom. It was easily pulled off.



Bottom has a lot of wear and some deterioration.

Latch from inside




Latch from outside














Now one thing that really drew me to this wooden box/chest is the handles on the sides and the unusual locking mechanism. You squeeze the 2 pieces of metal together to unlatch it. We think it was made prior to 1900 but we will have to do some more investigation. If anyone knows anything about this locking mechanism, please leave me a comment

This is a retired Scentsy Buddy named Mollie. It has a zippered pocket in the back so you can place your favorite scent pack inside. These originally sold for $25 – $35 so I can easily resell it for $12.










A great 1950s midcentury book rack. The perfect accessory for MCM collectors.








Four very nice Snowhite Johnson Bros. Ironstone plates. They are from around 1913.

A vintage toothpick dispenser and a glass scottie dog. Some people say this scotty dog was a creamer given in the 1930s by Post cereal. I have also read that it could be a pipe holder. I have always thought it was a creamer.

We also picked up some baskets, a toy for the grandson, a stuffed animal and fabric for the granddaughter. I am glad they enjoy vintage junk treasure hunting as well as I do.

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 2017.


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