Monday, January 29, 2018

Fonda's Fabulous Funday Finds #3

The first two items were purchased at the ReStore in Ocean Isle Beach.

There are always plenty of picture frames to be found, but I don't usually see a round one, so I put it in my cart.

Round frame
I don't plan to use this particular picture, so I'll find something suitable to fit my d├ęcor.

I don't know why, but I'm drawn to office supplies. 

Pre-sharpened compass leads
I got them for a bargain, too, considering the price stickers! I have plenty of compasses (compai ?) to use these leads with. Now, if I can just find a need to actually use said compasses.

The rest of the items were purchased at the CIS thrift store in Southport.

Speaking of office supplies... plus more
The typing paper is to provide a white background inside a dark card that we would make. Behind that is a holder for papers or books for use in typing. And, in front is a Rolodex with plenty of cards and indices.

Holds paper, books or notebooks next to the typewriter
I gave this to Katie to use for her earrings. For each semester at school, she doesn't like to wear the same earrings twice. When she's done with one pair, she puts them on the back, and after the semester is over, she turns it around. The little mesh holes are just big enough to hold her dangling earrings. We had been trying to figure out a plan for her earrings for awhile. Now she has something that works.

The colorful box is for gloves. Up until I had seen this one, I had only seen pink and pastel dainty-colored, satiny boxes. This one couldn't possibly be for gloves, I thought.

Glove box {Click to enlarge}
There's the proof. The sticker says "Kidd Gloves, sz 6 1/2, $6 per pair". Of course, "kid" is misspelled. It is not made with a satiny fabric.

I believe I remember my mother wearing gloves as late as the early 60s when she went outside the house to a social engagement. It's what was done back then.

Behind that is a gold metal tissue box. I'm going to use it around this house somewhere!

Gold metal tissue box with nice filagree
Then there's a make-your-zipper-as-long-as-you-want kit. There are yards and yards of the sipper teeth plus quite a few zipper pulls. I sew, so they might come in handy.

Zipper tape and pulls
The world atlas is nice and thick.

1966 Goode's World Atlas — A Rand McNally Company
It's in great shape, and the illustrations are very nice. 

The pronouncing index
I'll have to consult the Pronouncing Index to see if they know that it's Beaufort, pronounced BO-fort in North Carolina, and Beaufort, pronounced Byoo-fort in South Carolina. Ahhh...I think they only worry about "foreign" lands, and we North Carolinians know how to pronounce Beaufort correctly!

The last item is called a Stamp Buddy. I've misplaced it, and I'm not sure what it does! It's in the heap somewhere. That room must be organized soon!

That's it for today's sharing of the hoard. 

Showing off at Vintage Charm Party #118Share Your Cup #282, Create, Bake, Grow and Gather Party #300Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 217 and Talk of The Town #108

From atlas to zippers... and everything in between...

21 comments:

  1. I love that round frame...what a great find!

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    1. Now to find something to fit inside that I like! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I have too many earrings to leave in my little box...The mesh support-thing is just perfect. If I don't put them up, I tend to wear the same pair for a long time...this lets me diversify my earrings :) I wear at least 32 different pairs each semester! And I have more!

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  3. I love seeing your finds and especially what you plan to use them for! The earring holder is a brilliant idea!

    Tanina

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  4. Enjoyed seeing your stash. I looked up Kidd Gloves due to spelling and the gloves are spelled either way. The gloves were originally made from young goats, hence the name Kidd/Kid Gloves.

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    1. Oh! My source said "kid". Thanks for letting me know, and thank you for stopping by! I hope to see you again!

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  5. I enjoyed seeing your finds. I think your round frame would make a great wreathe with something--spray of flowers/greenery, etc. lightly fastened so as not to leave a mark on it until the right picture shows up! The mesh for earrings is great; I like it better than the plastic canvas edged with lace that I used for years! I love searching our local Restore for bits and bobs to upcycle.

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    1. That's a great idea about what to do with the round frame until I find a suitable frame-able! I'll have to think about that! I've visited ReStores in different areas, and some are more interesting than others. Some have had only new furniture, and some have had just the boring home improvement stuff. Luckily, I live fairly close to three good ones where they have a wide assortment of different items. Thank you for visiting. I hope you stop by again and again!

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  6. Nice haul, Fonda :) I'm partial to both the frame and the tissue box--guess I'm in a gold sort of mood today!

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    1. That tissue box is something else!!! I can't wait to put it to use! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Fonda, you found some fun finds. I am drawn to vintage office things, too. LOL!

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  9. Love your finds! I have a similar vintage frame, although its white with gold distressing. There's something so nice about round frames....thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Now to find a suitable print or something to put IN the frame! Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Some fun finds! I am drawn to vintage office supplies. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs
    Jann

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  11. Love your finds especially the Atlas and the office supplies. Maybe since I toiled away in a office for so many years I love office supplies. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. I guess I might remember going to my dads office when I was pretty young — probably 50 years ago. We got to play with the huge hand-operated calculator and the reel-to-reel tape recorder among other stuff. I also made a phone call from Columbus, OH to my friend who lived in Mansfield, OH by using a WATTS line. Do you remember those? I think a good way to describe it would be a toll-free phone call within the state, I believe. That was a good memory. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Dropping back in to let you know that I am featuring you at tomorrow's Snickerdoodle party.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoy your party, so thanks for putting on a good one!

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