Vintage Junk Treasures #35

Sit back and enjoy another edition of Vintage Junk Treasures. Today we are presenting #35 in this series of vintage finds. These vintage items may be junk to some but others think of them as treasures.

Sitting on the top of the stool is a toy rolling pin with green handles and a green bug sprayer with glass jar. Now usually bug sprayers are not that interesting to me but I love the graphics of bugs on the green portion. A nice sifter with green stripes and a wonderful water jug. It is called the Tam O’Shanter Jug and says it keeps liquids hot or cold. It is fiberglass insulated. I love the graphics and the plaid!

A vintage Argus slide projector.


A 1930s Bersted Model No. 71 toaster. It has black bakelite handles.










A red handle potato masher and a vintage Hoody’s peanut butter jar complete with label and lid. I am keeping this as my grandmother used to buy this when I was a child. The label is in near perfect condition. This peanut butter is not made in Portland any longer as it was sold to another company in the 1990s. This jar is from the late 1950s. I remember my grandmother used jars like this and froze berries in them.








Before any rumors start – we don’t have rats at our home. I bought these vintage rat traps to repurpose into note holders or something. If you look on Pinterest you will see lots of ideas for repurposing these.









About 3 dozen vintage fruit jars. All but 3 or 4 have zinc lids. That was the real draw to these jars as zinc lids are getting harder to find. I bought some online that said zinc lids but they were not and rusted. Zinc does not rust but does get corrosion on it. I will show you in a future post how to clean them. There were some with wide mouth zinc lids and these are even harder to find. Now jars can be vintage junk treasures to some and just junk to others. I like old jars, they have a patina that new jars just can’t replicate.

This is a battered Tonka Allied Moving truck and Mr. Deanie just shook his head when I bought it. He thinks this is truly a vintage junk piece not a treasure. But I know some of my readers will agree that it is a treasure. Some toy flat irons, a vintage Baby Bingo toy eggbeater and some sweet baby shoes.

The iron to the left says Dover, Made USA, Dolly Iron. The other one has a cover with the black handle and is dated 1909. The inside is Asbestos Sad Iron. I love these little toy irons and have a collection of some other ones.











A vintage metal Shoreline dust pan, which I have read on some online sites is from a railroad. I don’t know if this is true but it is a heavy dustpan. Two Gene Porter Stratton books with interesting covers and The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey in 1918. I gave this book to my son-in-law who works for UP. He loves history and since he works at Union Pacific, I thought it would be a great gift for his birthday this month.

A Domestic oil can dated 1918, a hanging scale, 2 flat irons and a postage scale. These are my kind of rusty vintage junk treasures!

This 1918 Domestic half gallon can has a swing spout. It can be turned to point straight down. I haven’t seen one before and it is pretty interesting. It has a repair on it and some great patina.

For some of you vintage junk hunters you will think that I left the best for last. Three pink Pyrex mixing bowls in excellent condition! Also a nice red Pyrex refrigerator dish. The cookbook is great with lots of photos and illustrations. The cookbook is titled Anyone Can Bake from the Royal Baking Powder Co. and published in 1927. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy looking at vintage cookbooks. I like the illustrations and the photos of the kitchen items they used.

Thank you for reading to the end of this edition of Vintage Junk Treasures. I appreciate your visits and comments. Now when out searching for your own vintage treasures, be sure and have fun making memories.





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