Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday's Fab Finds



A friend forwarded me this ad from Craigslist Thurs. evening saying she thought it was right up my alley.



Spinnaker Yacht Club Flea Market/ Open House Friday 1/28, 12-5pm, Saturday 1/29, 9am-3pm, & Sunday 1/30, 9am-1pm. Nautical items- hoses, 1939 47' Vinyard, pumps, rigging, jukebox, teak swim platform, antiques, PORTABOTE, fishing equipment, 1984 Zimmer, 1986 GMC, tools, goretex camouflage hunting suit; goretex dry suit, 1800's vacuum cleaner; 4' telephone/ rotary dial, dingy, sea cycle, & more. 75 Pescador Point (at Marina) San Leandro.



This is Errold.   
 I was taken with his resemblance to the Sea Captain in the classic movie, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, and took it to be a good omen, which it was!


He recently sold his boat and was having this sale to sell off the remainder of his possessions before he takes off to Florida to begin his "new life".



















Here was my Catch of the Day...


























I'm thrilled with this vintage bank bag which a friend told me looked very similar to a vintage canvas Hermes bag!













And just as I was about to leave...

This vintage leather linen tape measure caught my eye.  I don't know about you but I've never seen one of these before.










I found a few other things too.
It was a good day, a very good day!

The best part was making a wonderful new friend who I can't wait to introduce you to.


Have a great weekend!

 
New treasure just listed at IL TUO TESORO




28 comments:

quintessence said...

I still can't get over the things you find! And my father, who was of a different era (if he were alive he would be turning 100 in April!) had one of those leather tape measures - as well as a cat gut strung tennis racquet and barrel stave skis!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the bank bag, and yes, I have one of those tape measures. My dad wouldn't use anything else. So fun. All of your treasures are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Kathysue said...

Terri my Dad had a tape just like that and I use to play with it as a little girl, I loved turning the little crank to roll it back up with. Love the bag, much better than the PG&E bag we saw while thrifting. Are we going to meet Mr. S????? I just emailed you asking you about him!! too funny. Great finds sweetie, you are a treasure hunter extroidinaire!! KS

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Wow...great finds! I love that bag & that adorable old typewriter! Happy shopping! xoxo Beth

classic • casual • home said...

That bag carried a lot of cash! Looks like a fun time.
Mary Ann

The enchanted home said...

Cool bag, so vintage-y. I also thought the typwriter was a neat piece just to have as an object to display...looks like you had fun!

Cashon&Co said...

I always have the best time going on the trips with you, even via the web!

Tricia Rose said...

I want the metalwork Golden Gate Bridge!

red ticking said...

truly a treasure chest... what fun! xx

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Please, tell me you bought the Golden Gate Bridge and the bag!!!!!!!!! What a great sale.

EFT for Cancer said...

What a great old vintage bag! It's fantastic and such a great find!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, what great finds. The old vintage bag is fabulous. My dad had a tape measure just like that and when I was a little girl I loved playing with it. You certainly know how to find treasures!!!

Kate said...

Wow thw typewriter and bank bag is fabulous!!! I can't get over those terrific finds. Fantastic post.

Warm regards
Kate

simpledaisy said...

Oh my goodness!!! What wonderful finds!!! I love that bank bag...I know I would have banked at that bank!! Coast Bank....how cool:)

Party Resources said...

You have the best eye which means you discover great finds! Happy Monday! xx

sharon said...

This must have been such fun, from your photos it looks like you were his only customer! Can't wait for us to go treasure hunting together
Sharon
xx

cjsullivan133 said...

Ugh! These are exactly the kind of events I would love to know about in advance! (I would have gone!)
It is rewarding when the owner of his own possessions can sell them off himself. These are the best kinds of sales, (versus an estate sale which is often sad as we go through someone's treasures after they have passed.) Looks like he successfully mapped out his future while bidding farewell to his past adventures. Indeed a good sailor. :)

Stitchfork said...

Great bag! How will you use it? I am always amazed at the treasures you find!
xo Cathy

pretty pink tulips said...

Oooooo....Ahhhhhhh. You definitely salvaged some amazing items. Love the catch of the day. Wouldn't you love to know it's story?

xoxo Elizabeth

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful shots

Labrocanteuse.blogspot.com said...

I am so happy for you- to have had such a lovely day surrounded with all the beautiful things that you love and what a great find!!please share with us how you display your bag and goodies found.
I am lucky to have found one of those tape measures in France once...almost exact same!
have a lovely week
xo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

lisaroyhandbags said...

great finds! love the old typewriter!
hope you are well my sweet friend :)

andrew said...

Hey you got some nice images on your website, you should think about getting some canvas prints done with those,

Just a thought

Lisa said...

Oh I love the salty crustiness of it all! And what a character!
I have a little gold star for you at TLPC. I hope you'll stop by.
Gosh I would love to hit the shops with you sometime, you do find the greatest stuff!
Xo Lisa

eddieross said...

Love the bag! Wish we'd been there to treasure hunt with you!

xo
E + J

vignette design said...

Love that bag too. What a great sale! We need to go junking together very soon. Are you going to Alameda Sunday? I'm going to try....! Have a great weekend! xo Delores

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh yes MS. "T" i see what you mean about his looks, we loved that movie as kids "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir"

You post the best sea worthy finds, would love that Bank bag tote case, great canvas sail cloth look to it so coastal Wow!!

The Golden Gate bridge tugs at my heart, wish I were crossing over it right now! than a trip to the S.F buyers Mart, oh yah!

see you soon sea maiden.
xx
Blessings
Dore

Harriett Faulks said...

Really? That vintage bank bag resembles a vintage canvas Hermes bag? Or was it just a coincidence? Maybe, they had the same designer? You had a really good catch! Where did you find this bag?

-Harriett Faulks