Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A few recent pickups

Here's the latest stuff that's followed the Uncle home:

Thrift store paint-by-numbers, these are big, about 18 x 24 inches. Both from the same thrift store about 2 months apart.  I think I paid 3.99 each.  One more and I'll have a collection!  I snuck these into the house and have them stashed in the man cave because I know my limits - I'll probably never be allowed to hang them on the wall in any of the living areas. That's OK.  Some day when I build my garage, I'll have a top notch gallery.

Big orange ash tray - cool styling. I'll never let anyone use it for it's original purpose, but I do like the occasional ashtray just to look at.

Grabbed this Penn State Nittany Lion mascot statuette at 75 % off the starting price.  It reminds me of my hometown and alma mater - now if it was about 6 feet long, it would look great in a corner of our back yard.

These next few items are accessories for the Shasta camper:

Small aluminum pot that's also an egg poacher - $2.99

Kitchen drawer organizer - 50 cents

Water jug - picked it up for a good deal on etsy.com the other day.  Goes pretty well with the old coolers, don't you think?


  1. all very awesome finds! i'm jealous of your cooler collection! we recently bought a '73 coleman prowler, it's been a lot of hard work and even more fun!

  2. Cool, I'd love to see your camper, I liked that one you saw at Viva Las Vegas too

  3. Your paint-by-numbers are excellent! I remember fondly the days when I could buy them for $3.99. The last time I was at the thrift store they had two of them... and wanted twelve bucks EACH!? Horrors!

  4. You picked up some great items! The paintings are awesome and I can't believe you got them for those prices. Your coolers are fantastic and the water jug completes them.

  5. OMG we had that aluminum egg poacher when I was growing up! I remember using it as a saucepan and making Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in it. Good thrift finds - congrats!

  6. Miss RM - I really was surprised to find those PBNs that cheap. Saw a couple japanese geishas on black velvet that look like PBNs, decent white frames, $14 each. I may have to take another look at those.

    Krazy4 - I do love those coolers, and was happy to find a vintage jug. (Must resist buying more of these)

    Mod Betty - that's too funny. Hope I'll run into you at the Sled Works in the morning.

  7. Ooh la la! I really like the paint by numbers. They are hard to come by out here, and when you do find them...pricey! I really like the cooler too. I have been needing to post on my trailer and...wait for it....I bought another vintage trailer this weekend! OMG! I can't wait to go vintage camping!!

  8. ANOTHER VINTAGE CAMPER??!!!??? Wow wow wow - please post lots of pics and the story behind it