Some weekend treasures

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This past weekend Jean and I went out antiquing. While we have a few items we are specifically keeping our eyes out for, we typically don’t find anything to bring home. This past weekend, however, we found a few fun things:

vintage goggles

I stumbled upon these goggles in one of the various shops in Aurora, Oregon. They’ll need a little cleaning and some mild repainting to deal with a bit of rust, but the optics are surprisingly clear. I’ll also be redoing the strap to improve on the basic elastic. I’m thinking I’ll do leather strapping since I think they’d make a great set of motorcycle goggles for use on a cafe racer.

Phone Ringer

My other happy find was this vintage phone ringer which I immediately re-purposed into a door chime to replace the plastic chime box which used to grace our living room wall. This box fits the overall decor and mood of the room far better than a cheap plastic box.

Glass/Pyrex juicing bowl

Jean even found a nice glass/pyrex juicing bowl; something she’d been keeping her eyes out for. All in all, a surprisingly productive day for us!

2 Responses to “Some weekend treasures”

  1. Sarah/Enid

    Things that would be awesome include an mp3 of the door opening, with bell. 🙂

    Also, ooooh, Pyrex juicing bowl! I loves me some kitchen swag (the juicer attachment for my KitchenAid mixer recently sent me into spasms of uncontrolled delight), so I’m totally down with Jean.

  2. Oh, you would have DIED at the site of the scientific glassware we saw at one store. We’d have come home with it ALL (for kitchen use) if any of them had been anywhere near affordable.


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