Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello Ladies, and welcome to another Vintage Things Thursday, with our dear friend Suzanne over at Well, hurricane Irene left her mark here in our basement. We got about 4" of water. Luckily, as it started coming in, we were able to quickly get most of the items up off the floor. Some things did get wet, but nothing much to speak of. It could have been a lot worse. Hubby decided he needed to water proof the basement, plus it needed a good cleaning. So, in a way, in was kind of a good thing, because now the work is getting done! Yey!! We have a partially finished basement, and some wooden built in cabinets on one side. While hubby was cleaning out the cabinets, tucked way under a 2x4, he found these tucked underneath! These are vintage party hats, probably from the 50's or 60's, along with this sweet little plastic basket. Aren't they adorable?
Of course hubby loved the fireman one, because he is the fire chief of our town. They are in really nice condition, and the colors bright. I can't beleive they are in such nice condition. We have lived in this house for 33 yrs, and they have been there all this time, and who knows how long before that. I thought they were such a great find! I plan on putting them on e-bay. Thanks for coming by by for a visit, and don't forget to visit Susanne for more vintage fun! Let me just say, that my heart goes out to all the people who suffered much damage from this hurricane.


LV said...

Sometimes good comes after the bad. Glad you did not receive any more damage. Those are great little party hats. I never saw any just like that.

My Vintage Blankie said...

If walls could talk right? Great find. I love the nurse. Thanks.

Sunray Gardens said...

They are really cute. It's always nice to find things like that.
Cher Sunray Gardens

C. Joy said...

How old is your house? Doesn't this make you want to search again to see if anything else is hidden away? Thanks for sharing.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi Deb
I'm at the apple store in Ottawa with Colt. He's waiting for his # to be called, so I thought i would drop in and say hi.
Sorry to hear about your basement : (
Glad hubby found those cute party hats. Now you need to find some cute heads to put them on, lol.
Have a great weekend.
Love Claudie

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am glad that you didn't suffer much damage. I guess these lovely finds are sort of the rainbow at the end of the storm. They are adorable!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How cute and what an awesome find!! Tell your hubby thank you from me for his service. Being a firefighter is such a risky job!!

Glad to hear that you were able to salvage things from your basement. I was watching the weather channel this morning and am shocked about all of the flooding back east. My heart goes out to all of you.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I hope you did not have too much damage. Did you fare out okay with tropical Storm Lee after Irene?


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