I can’t beGIN to tell you how long I’ve been looking for a vintage Tampax Tampon Holder.
Now I just need another one so I can have a complete pair and turn them into earrings.
A creeeper came our yard sale asking if we had some tampon cases we could sell to him. I can’t remember the reason he totally made up for wanting them.
Obviously, he “loves these.”
I’m thinking he heard there was a market for them and wanted in on the ground floor.
I want to know how the hell it got so “scuffed”. What are you doing with those tampons? Was this used by MacGyver to build a bomb or something?
The fact that it’s been in a “smoke free environment” makes it even more desirable, yes? And kind of cancels out the scuff marks…
Imagine my dismay when I found out about the smoke free part. I’d pay good money for a tampon carrying case from a chain smoking booze-hag.
Oh, the parties that tampon case has been to. The stories it could tell…
How much money, exactly? Drop me an email…
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Well I guess we know it didn’t belong to Monica Lewinski
Absolutely, one never likes to mix up ones tampons with ones cigarettes.
I have one of those; it was my mom’s! Not sure if I could part with such an heirloom, tho….
I have one in my tote bag RIGHT NOW. It was my mom’s and now it’s MINE. Nevah gonna give it up, nevah gonna let it down …
The perfect “red tent” gift for your already humiliated child.
Sorry, but I do all my spatula shopping at Spatula City.
I prefer the combination Spatula and Fly Swatter model, personally.
The Splatula? Those are great!
I bet the flies really flip for it!
Oddly enough, that spatula looks just like the one I have-which I bought for .50 less than month ago at the local Dollar Store.
People were all a buzz about them in the 80s.
Great. You’ve caused me to suddenly WANT A SPLATULA. Thanks. I will be sure to tell my SO to take the issue up with LLD. Have you trademarked the name yet?
I prefer the battery-operated fly swatter. Talk about a buzz kill!
I didn’t hear you because the ringer is broken.
Aren’t they all that model? Opps, guess it wasn’t pepper on those eggs.
Bring the kids!
I love you for making a UHF reference…what a great movie that was!
My actual friend is the Spatula City guy, he played Cy Greenblum. True story.
As opposed to your virtual friend?
Yes, as opposed to someone I know on teh interwebz the internet.
I have some virtual friends here, actually.
So do I! They’re so much fun and they never leave when the vodka runs out.
I guess not as many as I thought. Thanks, downthumbers!
You’ve always got me, Matt…you get a pass for the T.O.A.D. situation, ok?
Thank you, Mugsy Doodle. I knew you were in my corner. If you love T.O.A.D., I can live with that. I get you on weekdays, T.O.A.D. gets you on weekends (I don’t come here then, anyway)Plus, I hear you have epic boobs, so that gets major points. Still no pics, though, so that’s all hearsay.
I also just like talking to the downthumbers.
I didn’t know Invisible Obama had a side career as a Regretsy model! I guess it makes sense that he’d be on here. I count him as one of my best invisible friends.
your friend is my hero, that was easily the best faux-mercial in that movie. right up there with wheel of fish…”Are you ready, Weaver!?”
You know Bob Hungerford?! He was great in that bit.
Yes. I know Bob Hungerford. In fact, I count him among my very dearest friends. Yeehaw!
We sell spatulas, and that’s all!
Good one! You get to drink from the fire hose!
Don’t Band Aids still come in metal tins? Or is the one in my bathroom pantry really that old?
*They did come out with “anniversary” tins a few years ago. Nice reproductions of original design (print; the tin was the same design). No, I didn’t go out of my way to track down all four of them at stores. Why do you ask?
My pirate and bacon bandaids (or should I say “Sterile bandages”) came in tins.
I haven’t seen the metal ones around here in a while…just the heavy cardstock boxes
Yes. I only buy Jesus bandaids. They always come in a tin. And don’t forget the free toy.
Fuck flesh colored vintage. Go for salvation on your wound.
For he had healed many owees; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to BandAid them.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his steri-stripps we are healed.
I just had to let you know my very first date ever was with Danny Potter. Thank you so very much for making me smile.
I want bacon bandages. Because BACON.
Try Archie McPhee for bacon bandaids, Jesus bandaids, and lots of other fun designs. I love that place, for their bacon-themed merchandise alone!
Sorry. I meant “sterile bandages”. Always forget that bandaid and kleenex and xerox are trade names…
That’s ok. I wouldn’t want my bacon bandages to reproduce willy nilly.
I love that the ad says “Color: Jesus”
Well the Bible did say that Jesus healed.
I think I need to clean out the neighbor’s dumpster. They’ve been chucking valuable “vintage” stuff all day long that didn’t sell at their garage sale, and I’m sure it’s worth a fortune!
“Vintage” stuff has been blowing onto my lawn from the neighbor’s yard all week. I found a fabulous Walmart bag that is gently used but still in excellent condition.
I’m sure I could get at LEAST $20 for it. AT LEAST.
If someone asks you why the Wal-Mart logo is faded, just tell them it’s a distressed patina.
up the value – display it on barnwood!
Hey, I’ve been throwing out vintage stuff from a failed garage sale most of this week……..do you live in FW IN? We actually might be neighbors.
Anyone interested in old LP’s ? I can’t think how to apply the proper upf*ckery to make them Etsysaleable. So I pitched hundreds of them. 78′s, too.
Ooohhhh that hurts my heart …..
DUDE!! Did you seriously already dump the records? I have a friend who collects them. She collects mostly rock, but she has a bunch of other stuff, too – even 78s.
When in doubt, contact your local library or senior center. They’d probably love them. Well, maybe not the 78′s…
At long last, I can make my jelly with extra salmonella!
I know I’ve been on the lookout for some primitive caps to jar my mastodon meat jelly.
where did we come up with a price for the lead scraps? the 65 cents baffles me. is that bus fare or something?
that’s led. the british spelling apparently.
The metal is spelled the same way in both countries.
not according to the listing!
That metal was formerly used to make Zeppelins.
You’re so pretty.
Because the first thing I think about when I see lead (or led, too) is crafting. It also makes great chew toys for your kids…
Hot damn! I have at LEAST a grand in stools in my basement!
*snicker*… “stools”. in my “basement”.
Yard sales and the swap meet=Cash for Trash. I can’t believe the crap people will buy.
I would actually buy the 8 track tape….I still have a player for that in my old BMW. But I’m a freak.
Please… please… don’t! It’s Tony Orlando and Dawn, for Bastet’s sake! This music can melt your ears in a deluge of treacle. Listen to the first 4 bars, and it’s instant diabetes. Its place is among the worst horrors that the 70s contributed to the history of music. Now, of course, perhaps you’re a big pervert, a musical masochist, and in this case there’s nothing I can do for you. But please remember my warning…
It’s not as bad as The Carpenters….shudder. Besides, it’s not like Ozzy came on 8 track.
Up to now, I’ve only been able to describe from a fading memory what it was like growing up around the 1980 Rubbermaid Party Plan Spatula. Sure, the wife and I always talk about taking the family to see it at the Smithsonian one day, or pray for a Natural History Museum exhibition to come through town, but those dreams were always as brittle as the plastic stoveware we were trying to share. But now, there it is. Right there. I can almost touch it. I am literally one PayPal payment away from bringing this history to my children’s very own little hands. Must stop typing now… weeping.. too much… tears on keyboard… so happy…
that…that was BEAUTIFUL!
I have just one thing to say about that tin of “flesh” colored bandages.
I was thinking that, too. They should be labeled “Caucasian-toned”!
Caucasians include people of olive-skin tones and stark Northern European white tones as well.
I would have thot “Middle European White” would have been more accurate.
Does Crayola make a crayon in that shade?
that’s my color, it’s called ‘office drone’.
Also known as a “mall tan”.
In the past.
Well, actual Caucasians (you know, like Chechnya, Kurdistan, etc.) are not very light-skinned.
I don’t know many actual people whose flesh is that tone… It should be called Barbie beige.
Dude, if you’re that color, you need more than a Band-Aid.
To be pedantic and gross in one comment, while our skin colors are quite varied, I think (would have to ask Hannibal Lector to make sure) that all our flesh is pretty much the same.
I actually like the “industrial stool” but definitely not $149 love…more like would salvage it from the trash for free love!
It’s a real steal, though, at $149… $150, however, would have been totally over the top.
but it’s not just any industrial stool, it’s an AWESOME industrial stool.
It’s not JUST an awesome stool, it an awesome stool with a ring alllll the way around for a footrest. So, you can sit on this round stool in any position you want and your feet will ALWAYS have a place to rest themselves.
A chair’s for fools! Everybody wants stools!
Never use the word ‘industrial’ when you can use the word ‘steampunk’. Now that would be a $149 stool.
I like the stool too! It looks sturdy enough. I’d only pay about $5 for it at a yardsale though :\
That phone is a DEAD RINGER for the one I had when I was a kid.
Angel, dialin’ up the comedy.
GOOD CALL ANGEL!
Comment of the day in my book!
Joined by other comments today like:
Keep your tutu on.
Put that down.
I said No.
I mean it.
Sorry, trapped in the house with a toddler.
I loved that comment though, Angel!
You know me, always with my finger on the pulse.
I just got a housemate with a six-year-old, and I’m keeping a list of things I never thought I’d hear myself say. This morning it was “Don’t strafe the cat with tiny jets! She doesn’t like it.”
I still have one of those. It is my hurricaine phone because if we lose power all the newer phones die. It has a white cord though and it doesn’t always ring but it works for energencies. I live near the water and our electricity goes out a lot. But I am not a hoarder. Oh no. Not me.
Vintage Lead? Indiscernible chunks of metal can’t be vintage (or are ALL vintage if you want to put a lame name on it). Metal never goes away. It’s remelted infinitely.
Frankly Matt, your comment stinks. I smelt it all the way over here.
I contem-plated not posting it, but my confidence later galvanized and I steeled myself for criticism.
Good to see that you had the mettle to hammer it out with golden confidence, thus avoiding a bromide and a potentially mercurial exchange.
Or am I being too arsenic about it?
I’d say that’s puttin’ the ‘arse’ in ‘arsenic’…
Those mason jar lids are zincredible.
well until it get stuffed back into a star, and in Lead’s case, broken apart until it decays into iron.
As for the led pieces, is it possible for me to turn them into gulld?
only with the proper sorciclery
You wuld need a kape and hatt, two.
The LED’s were just not turned on yet.
“Container Is Empty and Made in USA”
Also described the skull of some of these people (Except the Chinese Resellers…theirs are “Made in China”)
My wife and I are on a diet that involves a lot more fruits and vegetables than I am used to. I have an “Industrial Stool” every morning.
Eating better is good for you. Why so down in the dumps?
I’ll colon you later.
Rectum? I hardly knew ‘em!
Sounds like a moving experience
I can’t believe no one ever cracked open that Tony Orlando 8 track
I can totally believe that. I can’t believe someone bought it at some point.
Hey, no hatin’ on the Tony Orlando and Dawn trio, Matt. NO HATIN’.
But, I GOTS TO HATE, MUGSY! I GOTS TO!
Look, we all have our “hot button issues”. Tony Orlando and Dawn is mine. All bets are off once we’re talkin’ T.O.A.D.
What? WHAT did they ever do to you, Matt? Tell me. I’m a good listener. With nice boobs.
Maybe if you knocked three times on Matt’s ceiling, he would want you?
GIMMIE A BREAK you two! I swear, either this spat stops now or I’ll knock three times, BOTH OF YOU, over the head!
Alright, MugsyDoodle. I’ll tell you why: THEY KILLED MY GRANDPAPPY!!!
And, about these “great boobs”- to quote a great woman- “pics, or you’re a pants on fire liar.”
Matt, I have MET the Mugsy in MEATSPACE. What she says is true. She has a rack that goes on for DAYS. You could curl up there and die happy.
I’m intrigued. Very intrigued.
Kniti, I love you so hard…and I owe you big squishy boob hugs!
I see what you did there. Well done.
There’s a word for a phone that works great except for the ringer.
“doorstop” is also an option
as is “paperweight”
Being featured as the “blunt object” at a crime scene is another career choice for this item.
Fake phone used for budget community theater productions is another option.
So, you’re saying it’s multipurpose?
I have to disagree.
Have you seen that phone’s resume?
It couldn’t act it’s way out of a parking ticket!
You’re damning it by association. It did a scene WITH the leads in Law & Order: SVU. It’s an inanimate object and it still shows a greater range of acting skills.
It did capture “pensive” pretty well.
I’ll give you that.
If that phone has a body like Christopher Meloni, I’ll pay extra for the overnight shipping.
I’ve gotta say- it follows direction very well for an amateur theater phone. The seller told it to “stay right there and look broken”, and it sure did. Spot on.
Or a game piece in Clue.
Sargent Pepper in the Library with the broken telephone!
Back in olden times, before the breakup of AT&T, you had to lease all your phones from them or lease an adapter to plug your third party phone into.
It was said that they could detect how many phones you had by the load the ringers put on the line, so it was common for people to disconnect the ringers, or buy phones without them, so they could add a second or third phone without having an additional monthly fee.
I am not making this up, I swear.
I’d like to see the dial area of that Trimline phone. It might actually be worth something if it is an old one.
The part I left out is that it’s possible that the ringer is still in there but disconnected, and it may be easy to fix.
My phone was light blue. There was a toggle on the bottom to turn the ringer on or off. The phone probably does work – those things were in-destructible. This is telling as to how old some of us are…
The thing is, they still make that exact same style of phone. I have the same one on my nightstand right now, but in white. I got it 2 or 3 years ago from Wal-Mart for $5.99 I think. I wanted a land line upstairs for emergencies, so we go a cheap, basic land line and a cheap, basic phone.
I even remember laughing and telling my husband when we bought it that this was the same style phone I got when I had “finally” been deemed responsible enough to have my own line in high school, the same style we had in the kitchen when I was a kid (except that one was beige I think) in the late 80s-early 90s and probably the same style my mom had in her room when she was a teen in the late 70s.
I think they’ll only stop making and selling that exact design when landlines are finally obsolete and done away with.
In all fairness, old Mason jar lids make really great bases for pincushions. No rolling when you stab a pin in, and they work a treat when you want to weigh down the edges of fabric/patterns.
So as not to appear unfair, I will absolutely take your word for it.
Excuse me but I have a copyright AND a patent on using old mason jars for pin cushions AND Mammoth jelly. Please crease and detest!
You tell me this NOW, after I’ve been tossing my used Mason Jar lids after opening the jars because you can’t reuse them for canning…
THINK OF ALL THE PINCUSHIONS I COULD HAVE BEEN MAKING!
You could’ve been a hundredaire by now!
In case you have any more jars to open, here’s my Super-Kinda-Useful Idea: Make a pincushion base out of a water-resistant fabric, glue it down into that Mason lid, line up cute pins across the top in two close parallel rows, and use it in the kitchen to hold recipe cards. Now go forth and separate hipsters from their cash!
Phone is not a white slimline telephone which comes with a big house with a sauna and room for a pony. No sale.
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At least if it is broken you won’t get calls for Chinese takeaway.
“Speaking- who’s this?”
“It’s Matt. Did you call me recently?”
“Well, I bought this awesome vintage phone, but it doesn’t have a ringer. I’m just calling everyone I know to make sure I didn’t miss their calls.”
“Lose my number. You’re an idiot.”
Matt Johnson, I want your babies, oh wait, I am too old for that, do you need a grandma??
Thank you, Menopausalmanic (first time I’ve ever written that, for sure). I’m 39. You would have to be pretty old to be my grandma. Mine are all gone at this point.
We can still practice having babies, no?
My oldest son is 35, how do you feel about stretch marks? Cyber sex? Then I am really hot!
In the interest of a more complete cyber-sex fantasy experience, I would implore you to change your username from “Menopausalmaniac” to something a little less intimidating, like “Susan”.
Does it bother anyone else that the phone they speak of as vintage retailed for 20 bucks NEW with working ringer?
The Trimline phones of today are pale imitations of the original. They used to have some heft to them.
The original was a dial phone, or course. The first Touch Tone one didn’t have * or # keys.
(About a year ago I was curious about the Trimline phone for some reason, so I looked it up online. The Web is both wonderful and horrible for people like me who get curious about all kinds of shit all day long. I can usually find the answers, but there aren’t enough hours in the day to answer all the questions that pop into my head.)
Urgh, I remember tampon holders. They were a gimmick that came with boxes of Tampax IIRC, and they used to creep me the hell out.
Little help, please? Can’t decide which reply to poat.
A: Industrial stool??? Too much fiber! Yeahhh… definitely too much fiber!
2: Industrial Stool? Sounds like a job for Laxative-In-A-Drum!
I don’t know about you, but a tampon holder that only holds two tampons seems a bit useless. Personally I think they should be able to hold at the very least five.
Someone should also make a bandolier like Heavy’s from TF2 that holds tampons. I’d totally want to wear it around whenever I’m being invaded by communists.
The Red Army is coming!
I want to make an “in Soviet Russia” joke related to periods, but I can’t make up one off the top of my head.
Best one I can come up with is “Periods bleed YOU” but that is kind of lame, don’t you think?
Oh! And I sell Vintage stuff on Etsy, because it is my only f*cking “inheritance” from my grandparents. F*cking relatives.
Trust me, I feel like an asshole, but my yard sale made $50 bucks and I saw EVERY THING I sold there (my husband sold) at consignment shops all over town today. People are making more on one item than I did on the ENTIRE 5 days I sold shit.
I hate people.
i remember when I was a teen-ager I asked my dad if “we” were rich.
He said, and I quote, “Your mother and I are doing pretty well but you don’t have a pot to piss in.”
In other words? Your f*cking relatives don’t owe you shit.
And your grandparents had every right to spend f*cking inheritance because, um… it was their money.
Just in case you were feeling bitter or something.
No, my grandparents did not owe me anything. My famil, on the other hand, expected me to do everything to make their house livable for tenants with no help from them. It was a heartbreaking situation, and I could NEVER throw away a house full of really awesome stuff.
Inheritance is probably the wrong word, I just wanted to throw up when my uncle and aunt told me to throw it all away.
My grandparents should have spent all their money, as my mom should. My shop was more because I thought people would like the stuff, I kept a lot of it, but cannot use all the greenware, bisque and kiln.
I sound bitter. Bitter that the family wanted to dump stuff rather than donating or anything else.
Fantastic! I was looking for a dirty… ahem… a tin with a patina so I could make one of these:
It looks like something Sid would do…
Can’t believe that ‘led’ shit came from shoreline near me:( looked at their page as you do…… ffs nylon rope, rusty springs and a nest of tangled twine. Winkle shells, an old crab!! Still …..at I suppose at least they remain in a naked unglittered state.
You know you’re in for a classy ride when one of their shop sections is called “bones teeth taxidermy”
Then I found this for welcoming yummy sprites …. Are they rodents? Is that why the corn?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/106435186/scottish-made-enchanted-faery-bottle. I’m pretty sure scots
faeries aren’t into that shit!
If it isn’t an Irn-Bru bottle filled with something deep-fried, I doubt the Scottish fairies will give a damn.
Which one of you losers bought the zinc mason jar lids? I wanted those, dammit. Don’t hate me, I have some pretty blue antique mason jars that don’t have lids. I make candles in them.
If a phone rings in the den, does it make a sound? No…no, apparently it does not.
Bit of lead!! How perfect for the person who isn’t yet sick enough from licking old paint.
That vintage Band-aid box reminds me of when I was around 15 years old and too scared to openly display my illicit smoking habit, so I carried my cigarettes in an old metal Band-aid box just like this one. Turns out my dad (also a smoker) was wise to me the whole time. (By the way, I did manage to quit smoking going on 28 years ago).
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