Fun Finds For Mom

Vintage treasures

I have a new hobby. Treasure hunting. It seems all the American Pickers, Picker Sisters, Storage Wars and Pawn Stars episodes have been swirling around in my brain — and when I bought those mid-century night stands and then sold them for a nice profit, something clicked. I’m now fixing up a mid-century round wood cocktail table that I found at Goodwill.

I also picked up this vintage bowling bag that came with a four finger-holed bowling ball that used to belong to “Vince” and a pair of collectable 80s Nike bowling shoes. It makes me wonder about four-finger hole Vince — who was he — and why was his bowling gear was donated to a thrift store? Why did he give up bowling? Did he die?

Wouldn’t this make a cute bag– not just as a bowling bag, I mean? I watched an episode of Pan Am last night and thought the stewardess’s bowling bag style bags looked so stylish slung over their arms as they tried to crash a party for JFK. (I am selling this bag on Craigslist. If you’re interested in the vintage Nike bowling shoes or bowling ball, please contact me at elaina (at) funfindsformom (dot) com.)

I’m thinking of putting these treasures on a separate site, since some of you may not be as excited about my vintage junk as I am. If you’re here for more kid-related content, bear with me. More Halloween fun coming soon.

Posted Friday, October 21, 2011 in Fashion