Tuesday, March 19, 2013


This past weekend we spent a couple of days in Denver doing our favorite things -- going to estate sales and antique malls; and meeting our son for his birthday lunch.  He grew up doing these things, and still loves going along to find some of the things that he collects.  This weekend he found some maps, vintage math books, and Japanese ephemera.  He is a high school math and science teacher, and loves to travel -- his favorite being Japan.  Happy Birthday, Mike -- it was a fun day!  I'm sure this year will be great for you with another excursion to Paris in May.

Bob and I also found a few things.  Among them was this contraption:
Do you know what it is?
  You can twist it to the right, or to the left.
 It's a nutcracker!
 Every household needs one, don't you think?
We found several things; which, I'm sure, will show up in future posts.  It was a good couple of days!

I'm linking up with the following:
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Creative Cain Cabin for Tuesday Budget Decorating Party
Vintage on a Dime for Welcome Home Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday


NanaDiana said...

My gosh- What a fun find. I have never seen anything like it! Who knew it would work!?! xo Diana

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

That is neat...never seen one before...great find...I LOVE estate sales!

srpprcrftr said...

Great find and what a conversation starter. I was surprised when you said what it is.
Did you find that awesome blue bowl on right of nut cracker? I'm a nut for old bowls especially so noticed it right away. We actually use our old bowls. I have them all on our baker's rack. I got most of my bowls in KY, don't find too many here in Grand Junction that are affordable. I'd so love to be able to go over to Denver for antiquing for about a week (in my dreams). There isn't much here to antique at. So glad you got to see your son and have a nice time.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've seen these before at craft shows. Fun item for sure. Sounds like a great time with your son!
hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh fun! I never would have guessed. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Neat nut cracker, sure glad you identified it, wouldn't have guessed.

Debra @ Homespun said...

IT is pretty neat! :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

It's a fun piece. Pretty rare. I have never seen one like it.

Jann Olson said...

Great find! I would have never guessed that's what it was. I love unusual pieces. They are great conversational pieces. Happy birthday to your son. Sounds like he collects some very fun things too. Can't wait to see what else you bought. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I would never have guessed! Amazing!

Donna Wilkes said...

A great whats-it! Have fun fooling people with it.

Sally said...

I couldn't imagine what you were going to say. I would've never guessed a nutcracker!

Sherry said...

I would not have guessed that! Thanks for joining HSH!

Ivy and Elephants said...

That's the coolest what's it, ever!
Never would have guessed nut cracker.
Thanks for sharing it with us. I can't wait to see what else you found in that treasure trove!