Sunday, May 8, 2011

flea market finds


I could pretend this was a selfless purchase bought entirely for my daughter's benefit...


but when she looked at it, she said "But Mum, we already have a cash register!"

She's right, we do have a plastic, battery operated, beeping thing (also thrifted) ... but now we also have a vintage metal one with pop up numbers, and a little knob on the side that you wind up to make a lovely "brrring" every time you open or close the drawer... I am a happy mum!

(Now if only I could actually get rid of the plastic one - that could take a while...)

Visit Sophie for lovely finds by the blogload!

PS: Happy Mother's Day!
PPS: I have a little giveaway over here!

11 comments:

Lyndel said...

mint in box !!!!! don't let the kids play with that one, let them love their plastic one, keep that one for Mummy!♥

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh my goodness Catherine, of course you had to get it.
because it goes brrrrring and has pop up numbers, and it was different to the other one. And metal and beautiful
I love it, and I'm more than a tinsy bit jealous. happy mothers day xo

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Happy Mother's Day Catherine! Every mum needs a dinky cash register.

Allana said...

LOVE IT!! I'm sure she will too one day ;)

Max said...

That looks seriously cool, lucky wee girl!

Erica Louise said...

Haha, I'm with Lyndel - keep this one for you :)

Michelle said...

What a terrific find! I have to agree with Lyndel, it is so rare to find a vintage toy in such great condition with a box in mint condition as well. Fun find!

Bungalowgirl said...

That is gorgeous. We make do with the old style Fisher price model that was recently re- released. Has a winder as well to pop open the till and coins to pop in. Hours of shopping fun really and not a battery in sight. Now you just need lots of teeny packets of things to set up shop. Mel.

Cate said...

completely agree with Lyndel :-)
xxxCate

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

you know? i had a-one like that when small. you've just brought santa claus back. through the open window and all... weird!
clever daughter! ;)
n♥

The Joyful Thrifter said...

cute!! Enough Said