Friday, October 8, 2010

Vintage Finds - Aloha!

I am a nut for all things vintage. I love to go hunting for treasures, especially those from before I was born. I get giddy when I find a vintage book with beautiful illustrations or a roll of retro wallpaper or a beautiful hand embroidered table cloth. For a long time I have been wanting to record my finds here on my blog. I guess today is the day! So, for the first one I will show you perhaps the strangest, most pointless little knick knack I have ever seen. It has very little purpose, other than to make a tourist feel they have found a unique souvenir and to make someone smile... or even bust out laughing, which is what the manager of Victory Thrift Store did when I posted a photograph of this on their Facebook page for a contest on the best thrift store find. I won a $20 gift certificate! Pointless, I think not... did I mention it is a music box? Don't you love the little poem on the front?

"Waikiki Kimo
Basking in the sun
Round he goes
the music plays
"Aloha" he says to everyone"


Sandra said...

When my Beloved Sistah visited Hawaii, she brought me two large cut square packs of vintage Aloha fabric. I'm having the most fun, planning that quilt!

Crunchy Diva said...

what a cute sassy little knick knack. i also enjoy thrifting.

Debbie said...

That is a keeper! No wonder you get excited when you find something like that.

Tiffany Teske said...

Sandra, I can't wait to see that quilt! Keep us posted...