Monday, February 6, 2012

Noah's Ark - Thrift Store Gem!

My son had a high school band competition on Saturday. After that was done, and before I had to deliver a Thirty-One Gifts party order to my hostess, I stopped at one of our local thrift stores. I hadn't been to this particular store in a while and they had done some re-arranging of their home goods area. All of the wooden items were now together in one spot. It was wonderful! There was this huge box on the floor and I figured it was just a box, like an old sewing box or something. It was heavy as sin!

I opened the little latch and couldn't believe my eyes.

Noah and all of his animals came tumbling out! Each pair appear to have their own cubby. I don't know if they are handmade or not, but it's still a wonderful treasure. It's a pretty good sized box, painted dark red with goldish stars. The paint is chipping and the label they used for the price tag pulled off some paint too, but I think with a little love and dark stain it will be okay.

The back of the box is painted with the ocean and a rainbow of course. The Ark has what appears to be metal flashing around it so it's not a great toy to give to a child, but I'm keeping this for myself anyway. : )

These little kitties........

....and these little sheep are my favorites of course.

And there are two drawers where I keep the fish.

The little orange blur in the background is Cinnamon coming to see what I was up to.

There were also these letter blocks inside, but I don't think they are part of the set as they are painted a bit differently.

I don't know if this is handmade, but I love it! I paid $5 for it and I probably would have paid twice that. I apologize for the less then stellar photos. I lost part of the charger for my camera and the battery is dead. These cell phone pics aren't too bad though.



Brenda said...

WOW... What a find! Noah's Ark makes for such a wonderful piece to dispay. I wonder to the origin of this beautiful set. You are one lucky lady!

Makes me feel guilty now that I did not run to the thrift shop after work today... You never know what treasure awaits! :)

Raymond Homestead said...

That's neat and really unique!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such an awesome find!!!
I never find cool things like that at the thrift stores.
Prim Blessings

Julia said...

What a wonderful find. That's why I love looking at secondhand stores, you never know what treasures you can find. JB

sandy said...

I would never expect to find something like that a thrift store...and so reasonably priced! I am glad it found a wonderful new home. I used to collect Noah's Arks for a time. I have just kept a couple of them though one my dh made me as a gift and the other the grand kids have ALL played with and some still

chateau chic said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome find! Only $5?? You did good.
Thanks for stopping by. I'd probably make a lot more money if I didn't bring all the good stuff home. :-)
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

Tolentreasures said...

What a great find for $5! It would have been a great find at four or five times that amount! Lucky you!


Karen said...

I love your Noah's Ark. What a great buy. So prim/folk art looking.