Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #4

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #4. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Quick recap: Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

Since my last post, I’ve been to two lucrative auctions and managed an entire day of garage sales.  I won’t be able to show all my fabulous treasures in this post but I’ve picked out a few of my favourites.

Everything goes in trends and lately old rotary phones are very popular and since the last post I have bought and sold three more vintage rotary dial phones.  Two of them are desktop phones and one is a wall mount.(Only showing the brown and black wall mount)


Next is a nice old rusty saw blade. This thing is huge – I thought one of my female customers would snap this up for a decoration or to paint but turns out I have a few male followers who were quite interested in this blade.  Win-Win!

Everything I buy, in my mind, has a story or I can relate a story to the item. These adorable baby sized Wooden shoes from Holland reminded me of a pair that my father owned when I was a young girl. I fondly remember trying to walk in his over sized shoes, something I could never fill. (Available)

Wooden crates (fruit in this case) are always big sellers, I think it is due to the vast array of things you can use a crate for.  This one is from Japan and held mandarin oranges.  It still has the paper label mostly in tact and the crate itself is in good condition. (SOLD) Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #4

Cat Bed from a Vintage Fruit Crate

cat bed

Back at the end of August when I did a post on “10 Questions” posed to a blogger, I mentioned the progress on my cat Mylo’s bed.

I FINALLY finished it this week and wanted to share how it was made.

I bought the vintage fruit crate at auction earlier in the year and couldn’t quite decide what to do with it.  Mylo seemed to be encouraging me to make him a cat bed so I decided I wanted to make it from all repurposed or recycled materials.


Mylo was checking it out when I brought it home. I thought this was a sign of approval.


I did a bit of looking on Pinterest and other fun sites to garner some inspiration. There was a lot to look at 🙂 In the end I chose something simple, easy and not really time-consuming, lol, although it seemed to take me long enough to find the time to finish this simple project. Continue reading Cat Bed from a Vintage Fruit Crate