I went thrifting today and had a blast! I’ll quickly share my finds.
These fabulous vintage sleds were leaning against a wall and I grabbed them. They’re an old Radio Flyer, a Sears sled and one is marked Hawthorne. By the way, have you heard they are banning sledding from neighborhoods due to children’s injuries? Imagine the wounds these could inflict! The fact that we actually used to fly down steep slopes at breakneck speeds on these contraptions made of sharp steel is a little frightening 🙂
Dangerous or not, they are gorgeous. Perfect for decor in a ski chalet or any home and they are in perfect working condition (if you are willing to have your kids take the risk!) and I also grabbed this great Radio Flyer wagon. I also found a fantastic MCM dresser for my son’s room. Terrible pic but I’ll share Monday!He currently has my grandmother’s old MCM chest and this will look great in the bedroom with it.A good day!
Every day with freebies is a great day! Nothing like being an opportunist! 🙂 Happy days!
I so enjoy your posts….you have a way of keeping everything so real. The trials as well as the celebrations of painting as a lifestyle.
Thank you so much, Karin! I really appreciate it and am so glad you enjoy the posts!
I don’t know how I survived childhood! Instructions on products now assume we’re idiots, and Saturday morning cartoons don’t provide enough education. (They didn’t take into consideration that Sunday morning cartoons contained classical music, which I recognize to this day!) Now, taking away sledding? Geez! Who didn’t get hurt at least once while flying down the hill on a sled? I sprained a wrist. Once. Goodness! I guess it’s better to slide down hills virtually through an electronic device! We had a few of those sleds. Those were the kinds you could steer. I sprained my wrist by running into a tree because I miscalculated the steering! Thank you for the picture…memories!
Totally agree! We live in a world where kids are not allowed to be kids anymore. Of course you’ll get hurt once or twice sledding, it’s all part of growing up and a learning experience. We wrap kids up in cotton wool too much, and then we wonder why they have ADHD, why they’re obese (because all exercise is dangerous apparently!) etc, etc.
It is sad to think that they are actually banning sledding in some towns. Too much liability because when the kids get hurt, their parent’s sue the town. Unbelievable!
I also sledding directly into a tree lol! I remember it vividly and yet lived to tell the tale 🙂 I hope that the adults come to their senses and let the kids be kids. Mine love sledding and even snowboarding on our neighborhood hill (I bought them a plastic snowboard from Target). Memories indeed!
What luck !!!
It was total luck – a good day!
Love the sleds- congrats on the find! I still have my Flexible Flyer from my youth (& I’m 52 now!) and I have plenty of fond memories and scars from my sledding days. Now, it spends the winter on my front porch with greens and my old ice skates. It’s a little rusty so even though we have 7 feet of snow, and more on the way, I think I’ll leave it where it is and stick with skis and snow shoes! No sledding bans here in Mass. that I know of, but I have read about them. Very sad. I’m sure they’ll be coming out with Xbox sledding soon.
Can’t wait to see more on the bureau!
Xbox sledding – too funny but actually, it likely will happen! I love the idea of your old sled on the porch. I also remember using these old sleds and once ran into a tree and yet I survived 🙂 Cheers!
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Oh wow, what a great score!!! Those old sleds are hard to find where I’m from, despite living in the Canadian Prairies where snow is abundant (perhaps because everyone is hanging on to them). I heard about banning sledding – what’s next plastic bubbles for our kids to walk around in? Looking forward to seeing what you do with the MCM dresser Suzanne!
Thanks, Marie! I was in such a rush writing that post and called them sleighs without thinking – duh! They are hard to find and I was surprised to see them there. They also make great photo props! Happy Valentine’s day 🙂