Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cooky Press

Monday, May23
I worked in Springfield, today, cleaning a neglected store. On the way home, I stopped at the Yankee Flea Market in Palmer & scored this NIB Mirro Cooky & Pastry Press for a mere $8.00. Yes, I'm a Kustom driving, Auto Parts selling, hockey playing guy, but I've also got just a touch of June Cleaver in me! HAHA I guess if you watch as many episodes of Leave It To Beaver as I have, it's bound to happen!

Ralph's Diner Aloha Shirt

Sunday, May 22
Loaded up the trunk of the '59 & headed to a small Hot Rod show at Ralph's Diner in Worcester. Not a ton of cars & the music was awful, but I made a little money & scored this vintage Ui Maikai Aloha Shirt for 10 smackers! That put a smile on my face!

Borders Closing

Saturday, May 21
Found out yesterday that the Borders near me was closing. I've bought quite a few books from them over the past 10 years & they always have the magazines I want, i.e.: Atomic Ranch, Traditional Rod & Kulture, etc. So, I thought I'd head over there for a look at the sales. There wasn't much left, but I did score this magazine rack for 20 bucks! It's gonna be perfect for displaying my collection of Vintage Speed Catalogs. It's pretty sad when I'm lamenting the closing of a mega-chain. I really wish there was a good Mom & Pop bookstore around here. I'm really sick of the Wal-Martization of America. When given a choice, I always choose the little guy, even if I have to pay 10-20% more. I get better service & I'm investing in the way America once was & should still be. Sigh! Anyway, here's a couple pics of my collection.


Thursday, May 19.
I don't get to thrift as much as I would like to, because the nearest thrifts are 20-30 minutes away from me. When I do manage to get out, I always seem to get skunked. This day, miraculously., I managed to find 2 small items. A rocks glass from Huke Lau in Chicopee, Mass & a neat , open-top, glass block. I think they were worth the $2.68 I laid out for them & hopefully, will serve as encouragement the next time I go thrifting.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Spring Brimfield Day 3

Friday May 13
Last day of shopping for me at the Spring Brimfield Flea Market. It's a good thing, too, cuz I must've walked 50 miles! Just found one thing I couldn't live without, today, this "Drag Strip" game by Milton Bradley. A good deal for 20 bucks. The cover graphics are great & the game pieces are killer Fuel Altered cars. To play, you line up your 4 cars on the starting line & shoot the marble up & around to drag your car to the finish line. The player that gets all his cars to the finish first wins. My kids were hooked on it right away. haha

Spring Brimfield Day 2

Thursday, May 12
Rise & shine again! Headed for Brimfield again. Not quite as fruitful as day one, but I did score an unopened bag of Red Man plastic picnic-ware for $10 & a great Skull Mug from the Royal Hawaiian for $10.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spring Brimfield Day 1

Wednesday, May11
Got my butt up early & headed to the world-famous Brimfield Antique Flea Market in Brimfield, Mass. I met my friend, George & we hit the fields. I had a good first day, picking up several items for my Tiki lounge. I got a killer, carved Tiki lamp, brown Orchids Of Hawaii scorpion bowl, a CoCo Joe's Hapawood Tiki,, Kon-Tiki Ports Chicago swizzle stick & 2 albums; Martin Denny-Exotica & Luke Leilani-Passport To Romance. Total outlay: $117.25!

Amherst Swap Meet Scores

Sunday, May 1
Set up to sell at the Amherst Automotive Flea Market in Amherst, New Hampshire. Had a good day selling & bought a nice, rustic block & tackle to hang in my Tiki Lounge for 5 bucks. Stopped at Jeffrey's Antique Mall on the way home & scored a cool little Marquesan Tiki for 7 bucks & paid 8 bucks for a Donald Duck Fruit Salad jar full of matchbooks just to get this killer Trader Vic's matchbook, with a scene on the matches. Stay tuned. My Brimfield scores are next!