Our Biggest Mess: Stuff We Found in the Walls

Welcome to the second installment of “Stuff We Found in the Walls”. You can view the first episode here and check out all of the detail of our insane home remodel under the “Our Biggest Mess” tab at the top.
Things on the remodeling front are slow; no shocker there. One day I’ll have a real-person house, but until then it’s a squatter’s life for me.
On with the in-wall finds. No whining about the house today.
Here are two old board games – Monopoly and Sorry. I couldn’t find any dates on them, so I’m a bit clueless on how old they might be. If their placement in the wall coincides with the other things we’ve found they should hail from the 1950’s
vintage board games

This is a sweet black leather clutch. It’s much bigger than it looks, maybe 16 or so inches long. The inside has a big zippered pocket and the bottom is hard. It doesn’t seem to be a woman’s handbag. I’m not sure what it was used for. I really like it though and can imagine it finding a home in a future craft room full of something well, crafty.

vintage clutch, vintage purse, vintage case

Ghetto copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. I liked the book in seventh grade and I’m sure a ghetto copy reads just as well as a non-ghetto copy.

Does anyone know what these are? I assume that they play music. They are only about 6 inches wide. They aren’t in great shape, but one says something about Disney on it. Any Disney nuts out there want to buy it 🙂

vintage mickey

And last but not least, a non-working hand-carved level. It’s neat but sadly doesn’t function as a level anymore.

vintage level

There you have it! Some more random jazz we found in the walls of our house. Don’t worry though, my favorite and the oddest treasure is yet to come. Stay tuned for the next installment of “Stuff We Found in the Walls”!
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The Monopoly game board looks like the one I have of my moms….I can’t remember what date she told me, but hers is one of the first ones made…so pretty good

awesome! we had some kid records for a toy record player, but they were plastic. and i remember one real record that was smaller than the other ones. (we even had my turn on earth on record!) also, my friend has made some things w/old board games….wall hangings or covers for notebooks.

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How fun!!! This are some amazing finds, seriously! I would love to stumble on some secret wall findings!

This is seriously so cool! It’s like that show on HGTV ‘If Walls Could Talk’. Have you ever seen it? Anyways, those are kids “records”! When I was little we had a children’s record player that had plastic records with a couple songs on each side. It was sort of like a music box that you could change the songs on 🙂 And, I love the board games. We are big board game freaks here in this house. (Seriously, we have an entire bookcase full of them.)

Perhaps your house is trying to tell you something. The house is “sorry” he is “monopoly”izing your time because he is not “level”. But in the mean time listen to some “records” and read a “book”. One day, one day soon, he will stop pulling money from your “clutch” and you can live like a real person! Happy remodeling!

Holy cow woman, you are clever with words! What a fancy, fancy comment!

Those little records look like ones some of our friends had growing up for a kiddie phonograph. Their’s was kind of like this one http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1010&bih=617&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=h4s3C0G2uVhJbM:&imgrefurl=http://www.motionlamp.com/characteritems.asp&docid=9yUE1quLRvgfgM&imgurl=http://www.motionlamp.com/images/ch-mickeyphonod.jpg&w=1080&h=560&ei=8yWXT8qFEuK02gWFxZGCDg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=355&sig=103468536983355956021&page=2&tbnh=97&tbnw=188&start=18&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:18,i:133&tx=35&ty=31

but maybe there are even older editions.

Did they make a time capsule with all this stuff? Was it all found in the same spot? It seems like this was left intentionally if it were in the walls! Crazy exciting

It was just randomly stuck in random walls. Seriously weird business going on if you ask me.

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