Monday, July 26, 2010

Fantabulous Finds!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I didn't make the auction Friday evening.  It was still 89 degrees and high humidity....too hot for me.  But, I did find a few things at yard sales and the Restore.

Remember these?  Me neither, (ahum)....

Can you believe how far the hair dryer has come!  These things  seriously burned your ears.
I just couldn't pass it up.  It's perfect for a display in my booth.

Remember neither, (giggle)

I got so excited about this bench that I found that I forgot to take a before photo.  Take my word it was uggggleee!
Out came the heirloom white spray for the base and a 50 cent
piece of silk fabric found at the thrifts!

Found this great etched mirror awhile back.  Another booth owner borrowed it for this display.  Looks great, don't you think?

Okay, let's all get out and make this a good week full of positive energy and kindness!
Don't forget about my 600+ post giveaway!



Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

At the Discovery Shop's vintage event last week they had four or five of those hair dryers, electric razors like I had back in the late 60's, early 70's, transitor radios, it was a blast from the past!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sissie Sweetie...
I remember those hair dryers very well. My sister used to burn her ears every other day when she used hers. She would wash, curl and dry. I just washed and combed. Straight and stringy for me. What a memory flash that was.

Love the typewriter, at least they only ran out of ribbon and not memory. We could fix that ourselves. Not even a thumbdrive needed for a copy, we just used carbon paper. Remember carbon paper copies?

Your bench is exquisite. Now I hope you are keeping it and not putting it in the store. It is SO you.

Have a gorgeous Monday sweet friend.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, I love all the treasures you found, I especially love that bench, it's gorgeous!!! I didn't go treasure hunting this past weekend, stayed home to catch up on things! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I used one of those hair dryers and seeing one cracks me up! Oh what we did for beauty. I love the bench it is too pretty, you have such an eye and a way to transform ugly into pretty!!

Janean said...

oh yeah, i used to tuck the poofy plastic behind my ears, but still catch the gigantic rollers. pinch - OUCH! lol.

great post, sissie!!!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Sweet Sissie Girl,
I MISSED you! I love your hairdryer. boy that brings back memories of sitting under there with pincurls my Mommy did for me. My ears would be fried afterward. I also entered your giveaway, you rock star! I won't tell if you happen to rig it. LOL
And your/MY guest room, it looks like a dream room! Love all the cushy pillows! I could hole up in there for a week, catch up on my bad TV & chill. Maybe come out long enough for a ride on that pink big wheel up to the flea! Missed you my friend. Lisa

Claudia said...

I remember spending what seemed like hours under one of those hair dryers! They burned the tip of my ears, I remember it vividly! I still love the sound of typewriter keys...

The bench is fabulous!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, Hope you had a great weekend! Yep, I remember well using a similar hair dryer and typewriter. I admit it! The bench and mirror are lovely.
Hugs, Sherry

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

No, I don't remember those objects at all!!! Looks like great finds and the bench is lovely. I love benches!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I think I had one of those hair dryers and I've typed a million miles on one of those typewriters. Boy am I getting old. lol Great finds. The bench is gorgeous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

alice said...

Oh Sissie! I have missed seeing you and your blog. It has taken me longer to bounce back from down under! AGE!!lol. Anywho I love the hair dryer as I can testify it did BURN your ears!!
smiles, alice

Nancy said...

I will take your word for it that the bench was ugly. But it sure isn't now. Love how it turned out!!


Barbara said...

Oh yes indeedie I do remember those hairdryers! tee hee And the orange juice cans and the two sided razors that you had to twist the blade into to secure it and getting cut baaaad when you didn't get it secure. Woo No curling irons, blow dryers, hair straighteners, electric curlers. Hmm, the "good ole days"? I love your bench, you did a wonderful job on it!

Hugs XX

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sissie this hair dryer brings back many memories for me...I so remember having one of these and it did burn my ears ha ha!! Oh Thank God for blow dryers ha ha!!I also typed many times on those type writers Hey I'm old so I not only remember this stuff I used it daily ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dorthe said...

the hairdryer,and type writer,-oohhhhh-I remember(have to admit :)) -they are both great, and love your little bench,too- is it a keeper,or does it go to your booth,dear?
Sissie hope you are doing great,heat or not-- here it is ever so hot again!!!
Hugs to you seet lady.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ha! You don't remember much, do you, Sissie!? ; ) I haven't seen one of those hair dryers in I don't know how long. I remember when I was a kid a friend's mother had one. I think we played with it and broke it. Yeah, I'm pretty sure we did. Love the new blog lay-out, Sissie!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Sorry to have to say, I can remember both the hair dryer and typewriter very well. Have used them both a many a time! :=)

Jackie said...

Oooh I love vintage typewriters, they make such a good accessory for the home I think.

Lovely blog, I am now a follower :)

Jackie @ Vintage Chic


Boy do I remember those.. seems like answering machines were just yesterday now they are a thing of the past too. Save your dryer case..maybe not for golf balls but as a pet bed. ( saw on line)Thanks for visiting I enjoy your posts. xoxo Laura

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh yes I had that hair dryer, ouch it did burn! Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my publishing joy!

Kim said...

I'm only in my early 40's but I so remember those old style hairdyers. My Mom still had one very similar to that for years when I was very young, although I don't recall the case being anywhere near as pretty as the on you found. What's funny is that it got used most often for drying socks that were just a bit damp from us kids playing out in the snow, or as a way to heat the socks up before we got all dressed up in our winter gear. Just thinking about it brings back memories of that special odor of the the heat it generated while those socks dried. Ahhhhhh... the memories of childhood.

~~Carol~~ said...

My sister had a pink hairdryer similar to yours. I wish I had it now! I also wish I hadn't thrown out my typewriter when we got our first computer. That thing worked like a champ!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie...Can you believe we used to dry our hair?? lol! Fun vintage finds, Sissie!~Hugs, Patti

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! I thought I left you a comment, but it doesn't seem to be here! If it shows up, ignore me! :)
I had a hair dryer like you found, but not with a pretty cover like yours. And...a baby blue typewriter - that I still have! You do find the best stuff.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sissie,
Dare I say that I remember some of those items??? I guess I am an oldie...but a goodie! haha!
I learned to type in high school on a typewriter much like that one....everything I learned, like shorthand is now obsolete
Your etched mirror looks wonderful! I love round mirrors!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Sissie! I'm so glad you showed me these oldies...never seen them before!!! LOL!!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ok, have to say, I remember the hair dryer (OUCH!), and as an office worker... refuse to think about that relic with the keys! All fun finds though:@)


Hi Sissie,
Yes I too remember the hair dryer and the type writer. MY how things have changed. Love the new fresh feel of your blog. But your blog is always GORGEOUS!
Blessings dear friend:_)

Jillayne said...

I remember the hair dryer and the typewriter! Argh! I guess if you don't remember them, Liquid Paper doesn't likely ring any bells either? Love that bench by the way...

Denise said...

Wow! We're both sooo young. I don't remember any of those things either. Especially the nifty hair dryer that did indeed burn the heck out of your ears. :)

Sares said...

Love that hairdryer! I'm so glad I missed that particular apparatus in it's heyday!

mizmollye said...

Always fun to come and "window shope" with you! XXMollye

My name is PJ. said...

That bench is gorgeous! You have so many white things, yet they're all distinctive and varied in texture.

Diane said...

LOL! I sure do remember those! We've come a long way, Baby! And remember those heat curlers! Ouch!
Hugs! Diane

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Oh my...those pieces bring back some memories! It's hard to believe there was ever a time before computers (ha!). My kids can't even imagine it!!
Have a great day!
Hugs ~ Jo

Kathy said...

I don't remeber those either!!!
Think I still have burn scars on my scalp!
Dang we were cool!
Still are!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rebecca said...

I don't remember any of that stuff.


Do you still go to heaven if you lie?

Not that I am or anything...just wondering!


Love to you my favorite DEAL FINDER~


Debra@Common Ground said...

That's what happens Sissie, when we get to be our age, the memory is the first to go! te he! Love your "vintage" finds!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great stuff, Sissie!
I *love* that awesome etched mirror! :-)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Shellbelle said...

I don't remember any of these things. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
Huh? No, I don't know where the burn scars on my ears came from…honest.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love that etched mirror! Not so much love for the bonnet hair dryer ~ I hated Mother's. But she would torture me every Sat. afternoon so I'd have ringlets for Sunday! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Nancy!
And i would like to say that i do love your blog..!!Its really nice and great.I remember the hairdryer,my Aunt has a hair dryer like that..!!But she's not using it anymore..LOL.!!love the photos.Good job and continue posting stuff like this.

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