Sunday, February 8, 2009

One Man's Trash...

is one of my favorite pastimes. One of the best ways to while away an afternoon is wandering through flea markets. It's even better with a friend to go with, so today Christina and I headed to Ozark for an afternoon of junking. I found a couple of treasures, and one that I'll run back for tomorrow.David gave me the Clabber Girl baking powder sign for Christmas several years ago. We saw it together in an antique store. He's always been really good at remember good gift ideas, but by Christmas I'd forgotten all about it. I was so surprised and I love that sign. I always think of that gift when I see other Clabber Girl stuff.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to find this little Clabber Girl booklet today. It says that it is for a "want list." Someone's name is written in pencil on the front, but the wish pages are blank. According to the advertisements in the little book, baking powder retailed for 10 cents a can. Wonder how long that has been!

I also found this cute red lamp for $5. I'm not sure it really counts as a bargain after throwing away the ugly dirty lampshade that was on it and buying a new one for $12. But, it's just the lamp I'd been looking for for the table in my office.

Thank you Christina for driving us around!


Keetha said...

I am all about the Clabber Girl! It's great!

The lamp is cool and that camera is so fetching - very vintage.

David said...


If I could only convince you to have the same “One Man’s Trash... Another Man’s Treasure” attitude towards old (oops, I mean "vintage") Land Rovers.