Remember when they were a penny?

Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by Suzanne at Coloradolady.
Show & Tell Friday is Hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.

I found this at a garage sale years ago. It was so dirty, I actually thought it was brown. After cleaning it up, I actually found a great gumball machine in working order underneath all the dirt and grime.

Now I collect marbles when I go to antique stores to fill it.
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26 comments:

Amy said...

oooh how cool - very retro!

CC said...

Ooo, it's wonderful I love all the colors inside. Happy VTT..have a lovely and safe 4th..

Sarah said...

What a fun gumball machine! The yellow is a great color and the marbles are perfect in there!

~~Carol~~ said...

I like your gumball machine, and I really like that you're putting marbles in there, and collecting them over time!
Happy 4th!

Postcardy said...

That's a nice gumball machine and it really looks great with the marbles.

Bea said...

What a great way to display marbles! Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

What a great idea! You're such a clever decorator :-)

Coloradolady said...

OH, how I have always wanted one of these. I never seem to find one in my budget. I think one would be so cute on the kitchen counter with peanuts in it. I love the color for sure...really retro looking.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful holiday weekend.

Roslyn said...

What a terrific idea, the marbles!Great find on the gumball machine too.

Callista said...

keeping your marbles instead of losing them... love it!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

cool machine! and to have it work is even coolest!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW that's fabulous and it looks great filled with marbles :)

marybt said...

My mom bought a pretty yellow pitcher at a 2nd hand shop recently.

Except when she got home and washed it, it was clear! It was still pretty though.

lol.

Great gumball machine! I like the marbles in it. :)

Donna said...

Cool..gum ball...

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh I so do remember those machines here in the U.K. Love-love this brings back so many great memories :0)

CHER said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Never know what you will find if you have some elbow grease, huh? Hope you have a blessed day!!!! Cher

Miri said...

Oh this is wonderful! Love the gumball machine all filled with marbles...great fun for kids of all ages!

Sue said...

What a great find! As kids, we begged for a penny to buy our gum- and how we laughed when it accidentally gave us more than one piece for out penny! I think filling it with old marbles was ingenious. :-) Sue

Patricia Lee said...

This is awesome! Yes, I remember when bubble gum was a penny! Love the marbles - a wonderful treasure...

Hootin' Anni said...

I have one too....mine's red and black...I like yours. Now tell me, did you put marbles inside? How darned clever!

My show n tell is petrified wood I found in our yard...I think. Come see what you think, your opinion is greatly valued.

Rosanne said...

very cool! What a great idea to keep marbles in it!

Boo-Bah said...

How cute. I love the idea of putting marbles in it.

Iris

Jean said...

Awesome find! Great idea to keep marbles in it. Jean

Caths Pennies Designs said...

ohhhh, I love that gumball machine. What a great idea to use it for a marble collection. Put a penny in and a marble comes out!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cathy

ceekay said...

Hi Tamy...that is a great way to display marbles. I hope you and your family are having a great 4th of July!

LV said...

Loved the gumball machine. I have marbles, just no gumball machine. You have a very interesting post.