Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thrifty Acres - A Fun Find and a Trick Question

Hello! While at the thrift store yesterday I came across these vintage picture dominoes:

I don't know when these were made, perhaps in the 1950'? They're a little beat up, but I still loved the graphics! Here's a close-up:

I can see using these on a child's birthday card, but may think of other uses as well. I paid a dollar for the bag of 24. 

Now on to the trick question - study the photo below and answer this: what cost more, the wire stand or the two pie pumpkins sitting on it?

So, which one did you guess? Not sure? Well, the answer is: I paid the same price - $2.50 for the wire stand and $2.50 for both pumpkins.

I don't know how old the stand is; it may not be vintage, but has a somewhat vintage design. It measures 23"h x 10"w x 7"d. Thus, not very large but I still thought $2.50 was a good price for it. I may spray paint the black finish white at some point, but for fall I like the pumpkin colors against the black. 

I bought the stand at a thrift store last week, and bought the pie pumpkins this morning at our farmers' market. If they hold up okay and aren't bothered by squirrels, I will use them for pumpkin baked goods.



  1. LOVE the dominoes! I haven't found a good vintage game find in awhile.

  2. Thanks, Judy! I hadn't found a good vintage game in awhile either, though in part that's because the thrift stores seem to be pricing them higher than they used to. Oh well, can't blame them for trying to make what money they can!