August 15, 2011

Chinese Checkers...New Thrifty Finds!

When I attended the Allegan Antique market last month, I managed to find a couple of Chinese checkers to add to my craft room collection. For me, it's the price and the graphics that are key. I don't normally spend more than $10 on a board. Most of them, I have found between $5 and $7.50.

This one still had its original box.

This one has built-in storage for its marbles by sliding a metal lever.

I'm afraid, I'm starting to run out of wall space for my collection.




27 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love those checker boards! Maybe you will have extend the collection to the rest of the house? I still have not found a board, it certainly is a fun hunt. What would you say is the range you spend on a board?

Jodee Leader said...

Another great find! Hope you have a great week!

vivian said...

great collection! Now when I see any anywhere, I will think of you. getting ready to did up players for our ornie swap! I'll email you about it soon.
have agreat week
xoxo
vivian

My Vintage Mending said...

First of all the blog header is gorgeous...that first chinese checker board is amazing with its graphics. I can vividly remember playing this and the sound of the marbles hitting the tin. Your collection is fantastic. Marveling at the colors. Have a great week!

Heather said...

What amazing graphics! Your collection is quite impressive!

Into Vintage said...

I have a couple older boards and the graphics on them just crack me up - someone had a good time when they designed them. :-) I would love to have an entire wall completely covered with them just for fun.

Courtney said...

What a great find. Chris is going to have to build an addition to the craft room!

scrapfancy said...

How fun and great game. Love the board.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Perfect addition to your collection :) But you're right....you may need some more wall real estate soon!

Jboo said...

Love that game!! Cool collection!

Janet

Jodi said...

ohhh how fun! beautiful! I'm sure you will find a solution to your space issue! :)Keep collecting! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, I love all the colorful designs on your chinese checkers boards! What a fun collection!! I have a few game boards too, and one of these days I need to do a post on them. Most of mine are wood though, so they would not create the same type of "wowsie" effect in a display.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow! What a wonderful graphic statement. They really are eyecatching. What a great collection.

Janet said...

What a fun collection! The Chinese checker boards look great with the china dresses, lanterns and fans! I just love using China finds in my home for decoration, too!
Blessings,
Janet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your wall filled with games and interesting pieces! We had a big family room in our last house and I had wanted to put up games on the wall! I think it's a great idea and something you can still find! ♥

Pam said...

I had no idea they were still so reasonable. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.

Cheryl G. said...

That's a great one. Love the marble holders.
What a great find!

VintageBettys said...

We just love your collection! We love the colors and graphics. What a great way to display them. Your lanterns are so pretty also.

Have a great week,
Laura and Michele

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I haven't played Chinese checkers for, oh, at least a thousand years. Thanks for the memories!

ENAMORED OF RED

Enamored of red
I lie in my bed,
Dreaming of cherry-filled crèmes;

For red’s a fine shade,
The prettiest made,
And gives me the sweetest of dreams.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wow! That's the same one that I have. Played many hours with my friends and family and had lots of fun!

Coloradolady said...

What a cute and creative use of these vintage game boards! I love that. Happy VTT!

Vintage Whimsy said...

That is adorable!! What a great idea to display them on the wall instead of keeping them stored in a box!

LV said...

I have played this game over the years, but our board did not look like this. Very nice find.

C. Joy said...

Looks great!

~~Carol~~ said...

I was so excited when I found my first and only game at a garage sale a couple of years ago! I love the graphics on these, and you have a really nice collection. Love your new blog header too!

Lola said...

Your blog theme is amazing. I love the way the checkers sets are displayed. Everything is soooo pretty. You just inspired a ton of people, including me. -Lola @ Lolarati

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