My Alpine Home

Monday, January 27, 2014

Play BALL!

What is it about vintage sports balls that is so appealing?

I know I’m not the only one that swoons when they run across them!

Last week I scored when I found a bag of old cue balls at a thrift shop in Tooele for $10.  My sis and I were there for a funeral.  It’s about an hour and a half away so we decided to see if there were any thrift shops before heading back home.

I placed them in a jar in our theater room.  They make me smile!  No windows in this room, so I done my best!

The croquet balls were another thrift find a year or so ago.  Only two, but for 50 cents each I didn’t hesitate.

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The old Yahtzee game is another thrift goodie.  Love the graphics!

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These are doubly wonderful!  Not only are they sports balls, but they are numbered!

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Now do you think that’s all the balls I have for you today?  lol!  Nope, there’s more!

I found these about a month ago.  They were $.75 each.  I didn’t even bother to clean them up.  Loved them as grungy as they might be!  Just imagine the hours of play these beauties have seen!

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They look pretty sweet on top of my old blue cupboard along with an old bowling pin, vintage coke cans, and reels.

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Only one problem I might have.  I can think of one little (almost 4) grandson that just might have to climb that cupboard to get one of those baseballs.

I figured that by now you are having such a ball that I had better show you one more jar of balls.

These numbered balls still had the Pier 1 tag on them when I scored them at another thrift.  A lady actually had them in her hand.  When she put them back I asked?  “Aren’t you going to buy them?”  She replied, “Oh, no I really don’t know what I would do with them.”  When I said are you sure, because if not, I am.  She said, ‘you go ahead’. 

Not knowing what to do with something has never stopped me from buying.  Not always a good thing. Hee-hee!

There’s my lucky #7!

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Well, there you have it folks.  My collection of balls.

And I’m sorry, I just can’t resist,

Thrift Stores got balls!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

We Call it Junkin for Home and History

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow

Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

37 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Your theatre room looks like a fun place to hang out!
I love croquet balls, I think, because it brings back great memories of the fun summers I spent playing the game

Art and Sand said...

I think you know that I too love old game balls. I have croquet balls that were mine as a child and a reproduction wooden set of pool balls.

Your finds look so cute the way you have displayed them.

Never So Simple said...

I LOVE ALL OF THEM. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE COLLECTING GOLF BALLS WHEN WE WOULD GO TO DIFFERENT PLACES. I STOPPED COLLECTING WHEN HE DIED IN 2010. I LOVE THEM AND WOULD LOVE TO FIND GOODIES LIKE YOU HAVE ALSO. I WILL KEEP LOOKING ARE THESE ITEMS USUALLY WITH TOYS AND GAMES?

DONNA

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love displaying old game balls. Love them Jann.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I like that collection....especially the numbered ones!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I like that collection....especially the numbered ones!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've got a fun collection...of balls! Why does that make us want to giggle? I love old baseballs and I have a basket of my own balls...golf balls! heehee! Hugs!

Michal Woodruff said...

Ohhhhh, great finds. We have the same taste. LOL I have a set of crochet balls too. I like that wire basket.

must love junk said...

Ha! I love it..."thrift store got balls!" :)
I love vintage 'balls' too and have many different sets!
Susan

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I love, love these!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun room! You have some wonderful ball collections. Little boys would enjoy them all I'm sure.

living from glory to glory said...

Very cute idea! I have always loved pool tables and the balls have always looked vintage to me.
Yes, those boys will find a way of getting them (mark Your words!)
Love, Roxy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Awesome finds! Love them in the jars!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a fun collection!! I agree with Linda...love them in the jars.
hugs,
Cindy

Laura Lane said...

Great way to display them!
Very playful.

The Old Parsonage said...

what fun it would be to sit in your theater room and chat, although I might be a little pre-occupied looking around. the snippets that you've shared look darling. I love the buy it if you love it theory even if you don't know wht you'll do with it:)

xo
Leann

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your vintage sports balls collection…my hubby loves to collect those too..I got him started on that years ago as something to do when he was tagging along with me at antique shops!

Christine Vandormolen said...

looks awesome....love the pool balls in the jar!!!! Christine from Little Brags

Cynthia said...

Love your collection, especially the baseballs.

Cynthia

Rebecca said...

Oh, Love this. It is so much fun. I love thrifting and old toys/games too. I have so much stuff I finally decided I am cleaing out and simplifying. So I take stuff to the thrift store and then buy new stuff I fall in love with. I guess as long as I give more than I buy I an still ahead!

Amy said...

I'm with you . . .when you see such a good deal at the thrift store, it has to come home. Following on Google now. Love how you have them all displayed in glass jars.

From the Old InkWell said...

Love your colorful collection and the clever way you've displayed them all.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

what a fun collection. It's very colorful too!

Rose L said...

Most of the numbered colorful balls are for a pool table. I bet you have a marble collection as well!

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW! You hit a gold mine didn't you? Love it all! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
I love your collection. Now I am going to really date myself by saying this but I think I had that very yatzee game!
Kris

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Great display!

the cape on the corner said...

I love the way you displayed those items.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

You have a great collection of balls. Those baseballs make me think about a early 20th century game maybe with Shoeless Joe Jackson playing. The rest have some great color.
Denise

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Yes you'd better anchor that cupboard to the wall or put the balls lower, grandma! :)

Donna Wilkes said...

What a base on balls post! Love all the numbered ones. I cannot believe that lady put them back. I wonder if my dogs tennis ball collection counts?

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

I can just see you eyeing that other customer with the balls in her hand. Probably watching out of the corner of your eye waiting for her to hesitate so you could snatch them up. Jann, you made me laugh!

Debra

Michelle said...

I can see why you bought those! I'd love to get my hands on an old croquet set, but haven't found one at a decent price yet.

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Thrift stores got balls, hahahaha! I love it. Great collection, love those reels on the wall, too. Thank you so much for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You've got some balls Jann! Sorry, I couldn't resist. My bad. I do love your collections though. Those bingo balls are really cool! What an awesome display for your theater room. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

Revi said...

What a fun, fun collection! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Life Thursday Linky Party!
-Revi

Clara said...

I'm with you I like sports balls and old sporting equipment. Makes me nostalgic. Great displays!
Clara from Redeemed Junk