The Thrifty Style Team is back for 2017, kicking off February with some thrifty wares.This month I'm going to show you some of my favorite finds, although I don't know if I can actually call them thrifty since they sort of cost me thousands of dollars.
This old register unfortunately was not filled with vintage money.
I guess the fact that the building we purchased came with cool contents would be considered a bonus.
Antique Barber sign, someone stole the pole years ago.
Paraphernalia that was dirty and hairy, but intact.
The two story small town business was built in 1915 back when main street would hold everything you needed.
A doctors office.......a general store......a meat market.....and a barber shop.
We bought the barber shop.
One of two barbers chairs that I call my own.
I need to tell it like it is......no one in their right mind would ever pay me for a haircut.
All anyone has to do is look at my husbands hair in our wedding photos. Egads, the time to actually PAY for a haircut folks, is your wedding day!
But my husbands bad haircut didn't stop me from playing barber.
The electric clock still works, I have it sitting in a bar area at my house.
I started taking them to the barber, but boys hair grows fast. Lining the four of them up so often cost me more money than I wanted to spend and the magazines at the barber were boring, so Dad and our oldest son took over the shaver and scissors.
I still cut my own hair, and my sons trust me to remove a stray hair on their head, but if I suggest they need a haircut I've heard more than once, "you're not doing it".
Maybe it was that time I tried to use the shaver for a "little trim" and took the hair of my 3 year old down to the scalp and then some - that soured the rest of them on my hair cutting ability?
This is exactly how I found the scissors when we bought the building.
The scissors however I brought home.
I haven't lathered anyone up for a shave, no man in his right mind would let me do that, but I keep the steri bin on the bathroom counter.
It's a very heavy ceramic and would of held a sterilizing solution to keep the scissors clean. The barber would just plop the scissors point down into the solution.
I did some sterilizing of my own on this stuff and I do use the scissors. They are still very sharp, I guess they don't make 'em like they used too.
My favorite find in the building was the old cash register I showed you at the beginning. I thought it was crusty old brass, but accidentally found out cleaning it one day that it's nickel.
I would have liked it much better if the drawer threw out piles of hundred dollar bills when it flew open.
Interestingly our purchase agreement specified that if we found any money in the walls during renovations that we had to turn it over to the sellers. That's how convinced they were that their parents stashed their cash.
We're still looking for it.
Unlike me not hitting the jackpot with the old register, you can hit the thrifty jackpot by stopping in with the rest of the Thrifty Style Team at the links below to see what February finds they have for you.
Other thrifty finds from Bliss Ranch....
Giant Mixer Beater
Maple Syrup Tote