Treasure Hunting: Daddy-Daughter Edition

My daughter and I headed out this morning on a treasure hunt (known to adults as going to the flea market). In addition to the chocolate donuts with sprinkles in our guts, here's what we came home with.



This guy had me intrigued as soon as I saw him. I always check in with my favorite vendor as soon as I walk in the door as he's usually got a cool spread of random stuff for good prices. Many of the Fisher Price Little People I've picked up over the years have come from this guy which is why I was especially curious to find this sheepish-doggy-pig at his table.

Okay, after a little detective work I was able to figure out that this is a mid-1960's Little People dog -- minus his ears.

Speaking of Little People, the late 80's boat captain came home with us, too.



With two of the late-1980's McDonald's Changeables on my shelf already, I grabbed this guy to go along with them.



And I was able to round out my collection of Tang mouths from Hardee's with the last of the four I was looking for.



This late 1970's Ronald McDonald doll was among the handful of toys at my grandmother's house when I was a kid. For a cheap price, I couldn't pass it up.



I stocked up on some quality reading with the story of the punky QB known as McMahon, Reggie Jackson's "most controversial sports book of the decade", and Bob Uecker's Catcher in the Wry.



And don't think my daughter doesn't enjoy treasure hunting just like her daddy. She's pretty happy with her haul as well.



Less than ten bucks got us a stop at Dunkin' Donuts, a handful of junk we didn't need, and a fun morning together.

2 comments:

christopher tupa said...

Cool stuff! I bet the fun you had with your daughter is even better! I take my daughter to garage sales with me as well. It's really fun bonding time.

TL said...

My wife's not a big fan of "treasure hunting" so it's nice to have one of my kids on my side!