Ask me how long I've had my eye out for one of these. Go ahead, ask.
I've been scoping for an old fashioned gumball machine for about nine months, ever since I saw this post over at Thrifty Decor Chick. I've shopped eBay, craigslist, and thrift stores.
Now ask me where I found this one.
Wait for it.......
Sitting in the corner of my mom's kitchen.
After I squeeeled and did a happy dance and asked her where in the world she had found it, guess what she said.
I GAVE IT TO HER SEVEN YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS CLEANING OUT MY HOUSE.
Apparently it was Jarrod's from when he was a kid, but we didn't have a place for it at the time, so she has had it in her basement this whole time. I promptly told her I was taking it back. And then I laughed at myself for a while, cuz that is hilarious.