It's Baack......Thrill of the Hunt #62!

January 16, 2018


Hello thrifty friends! I can't believe I'm finally back with a new Thrill of the Hunt! It's been long enough, don't you think? I sure do. So sit back, relax and enjoy! 


This beauty came home with me from a Goodwill jaunt over a year ago. It sat in the garage for quite some time and then it moved to the basement. I finally took it upon myself to bring it upstairs, clean it up and take some pictures.


I can't say that I'm old enough to have actually used one of these dryers but I remember seeing them when I was a little girl. I believe this one was quite the catch in its day (1960's?). I mean, a home "Professional Beauty Salon" had to be pretty cool, right?


Here it is with the top taken off.


And here it is opened up and almost ready to go.


I've heard these hair dryers referred to as "bubble dryers" and I can see why. You put your head inside the bubble!


Here are the controls. I love how it says "Remote Control." I think they had a different definition of remote control back then than they do today! And it says "Deluxe Professional." So what makes it deluxe and professional?


Off. Cool. Warm. Medium. Hot. Those were your choices. After a bit of research I believe it to be worth somewhere between $20.00 and $30.00. It will be listed in my Etsy shop, Vintage Farmhouse Love, soon! 


And as for this, well, I don't think I really need to say anything about it, do I?


Next up is this still-in-the-box vintage Dumont Household Scale. I'm not sure how old it really is but I do believe it's from at least the 1980's if not before. If anyone knows please leave a comment. 


A red arrow points out the weight increments (both ounces and grams) up to one pound. 


For weighing, you can place the food directly on the small plate or in the clear measuring cup.


Seeing as it's the first month of a new year I imagine that this scale would be useful to a number of people who have made the resolution to lose weight and want to weigh their food portions!


I believe it to be worth somewhere in the range of $7.00 to $10.00. Vintage Dumont Household Scale is AVAILABLE.



I was tickled pink to come across this vintage baby train planter at my local thrift store. I'm very enamored of this darling mid-century phenomena. These baby-themed planters were given as gifts when a baby was born!



Look at this cute face! There's a bit of crazing, but considering this is probably from the 1950's it's in pretty good shape.


I really love the specks of gold.


I decorated my son's nursery (14 years ago!) in a vintage theme, and one of the things I used was a train planter similar to this one. I filled it with Q-tips and kept it on his dresser. It's stored away with all of his other baby mementos.


This one was manufactured by Tilso in Japan. I think it's worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10.00 to $15.00. Vintage Baby Train Planter is AVAILABLE.


Well, that's it until next time, friends! 
I hope you enjoyed reading about 
Thrill of the Hunt #62.  

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VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Fun seeing your finds Kathleen! Love the hair dryer! I'll be interested to see if it sells. I'm sure it will. The baby planter is darling!

rush said...

There seems to be a chip in the train planter. It's in the planter part, and I can see it in the photos you took of that side.

I remember using a hair dryer, but it came with a plastic bonnet, like a shower cap. It was hooked to a tube. It was really loud, but it put me to sleep. Once I took the cap off, I couldn't get to sleep! Of course, I have fallen asleep during an MRI!

I'm glad you're back. I enjoy seeing your goodies!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh my gosh does that dryer bring back memories. I actually had an Oster one like that but mine was pink! I love that they have to spell out to not be in the bathtub while using lol! Have a great day.
Hugs,
Kris

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your finds, Kathleen! I remember having that hair dryer, too!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I had a hair dryer like that and even took it to college with me in 1971. My mom had the one with the plastic cap and the hose attachment.

Kathy said...

Does your scale have a UPC on the box? I think UPCs usage started in '82; you can Google the info. I figure, no UPC, pre-82! I had the bonnet dryer in a faux red alligator round hatbox! I was soooo cool! It was much faster to lay down on the living room floor over the hot air register to dry my long hair. I love making silk flower arrangements in those old baby planters; makes a nice centerpiece for a shower, then a decoration for the nursery. Plants with several floral vials of live flowers would be cute, too! Great finds.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your finds! They are unusual and so unique. I remember using a hairdryer like that but it was a treat to go to the salon and sit under it!

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