Fab Friday Finds – Stuck Behind the 8 Ball

Timing is everything?

It was definitely true the day I loaded up my car with my closet clean-out donations for the thrift shop.

After donating, and feeling mighty fine about myself I might add,

I saw a man unloading his donations in the car next to mine.

I admired his vintage billiard ball set (I know, mother always said not to talk to strangers) and …

the next thing I knew, I was the happy new owner of his cast offs.

Did I mention I saw a set on My Brimfield Adventure that was going for $50!

Good enough to eat – they remind of giant jawbreakers

(I never could understand how anyone could fit those in their mouths)!

Minnesota Fats has got nothing on me!

To see all my other Fab Friday Finds – click here.

Sharing Here:
Junkin Joe’s at The Cottage Market, Funky Junk Interiors, DIY Showoff
Southern Hospitality, Savvy Southern Style, Uncommon
From My Front Porch to Yours, Common Ground, At the Picket Fence
2805, Stuff & Nonsense, Between Naps on the Porch
Home Stories A to Z 

Want Eclectically Vintage delivered right to your inbox?
Just enter your e-mail in the box below!

Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner


  1. I just found a set of billiard balls last week at a sale for 5 dollars. I just love them. I put them in a bowl and they remind me of big gum balls! Enjoy your wonderful treasure and thanks for sharing how you display them. So Fun!

  2. Hmmm and I was happy with my wire basket of old croquet balls! Not anymore! Need billiard balls too!

  3. Those are great. I had my hand on a boxed set and put it back. I wish I had gotten them. When I went back they were gone of course. I use to eat jawbreakers all the time.

  4. I need to move to New Jersey.

    Nothing that exciting ever happens here.

    :) me

  5. Those are way too cool. Love how you have them displayed!
    Mary Alice

  6. Indeed a FAB find! Perfect in the glass jar.
    xo Heidi

  7. Love them… and love how you aquired them… so funny.

  8. Those look great! Love the display :)

  9. They are simply FABULOUS…like you! : ) hugs and welcome back to NJ!!!

  10. Hey I resemble that comment!

    In Minnesota

  11. Love those! They would be great as a accent in a game or media room.

  12. When I’m finally finished with my living and dining rooms … and at the point of accessorizing … can I fly you out here so you and I can go thrifting together and you can just point and tell me to buy that and this (and I won’t question your logic) and then we can come back to the house. And put amazing things in glass bowls, like billiard balls that I would have walked by without a second though, and when we are done (the house is small so it won’t take long) we could relax with some wine on the back porch?

  13. I have a set of billiard balls that are meaningful to us and wanted to somehow display them. I tried a plain straight sided glass canister and it was, well, balls in a jar. Nothing great. Seeing yours I now need to find a fancy vessel and I have a great place in mind where I can display them. Thanks for the idea!


  14. AWESOME find! And one time that talking to a stranger was a good thing! Not that I’m a fan of disobeying Mom’s rules or anything…

  15. I have a chicken wire basket of balls that I use as a group, I will also take individual balls and sit them out for birthdays or anniversaries using the ball with the correct date on it! I think they are pretty cute sitting on a candlestick holder or perched on an old spring!

  16. these are wonderful. perfect for you.

  17. OK..your secret is safe with us…we will not tell your mom!!….Love vintage pool balls….I have a vintage set in a tall glass cylinder that is in my hubby’s man cave…hmmm, I may snag it from that room and place it in a room where I could enjoy it too….I wonder if he would notice…(yep, he would)…Love the way you placed them in the covered jar!…Now tell me…have you just revealed your secret to finding great things?….So you just hang out in the parking lots of thrift stores and talk to strangers and get first dibs on the “good stuff”????…Now your secret is out!!….

  18. I’ve got a set from a thrift shop, too. You’ve inspired me to start looking around for a good way to display them. Great score!

  19. Just when I thought I was over envying the cool vintage things you find, you show this!!! I LOVE vintage Billiards balls. I always eyeball what I see people bringing into the donation section. I have yet to see anything this cool. Where I have free junk mojo, you have awesome eclectic finds for a bargain, or nothing mojo!

  20. Ergh….do you see how green I am right now ? I was in Pottery Barn today and saw theirs on display as well. I’ve been looking for set – I’ll settle for a handful – for a while now. You better lock your front door tonight. :)

  21. Sweet find. They look great in glass. I always converse with folks over junk. My charming hubs does too.

  22. Oh! I love them! Great find!
    Envious kisses (besos envidiosos) from Argentina, Silvina

  23. Love these, Kelly! I like vintage bocce balls, too….so fun!

  24. Hi Kelly … nice display. Looks great in glass. So colorful. I love old wooden stuff and have quite a collection of croquet balls. I need to find an interesting way to display them except in a wooden bowl or wire basket. Should go back to the Thrift and buy that huge glass canister I passed up today. Thanks for sharing your decorating talents with us. Came over from Shabby Southern Style.
    Blessings, Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  25. What a great idea! This makes a colorful and fun display!

  26. Thank you for sharing your nifty find and charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  27. My husband would absolutely love this! I pinned it so I can show him later. Looks great!

  28. Love the pool balls and how you have them displayed.
    I have done nearly the same with croquet balls.
    Thanks for sharing.

  29. You always find the best things and are so good with making them look amazing!

  30. Timing is everything! Well done! I love the collection and glad you were able to snag them.

    Have a great day.

  31. Great idea!!! I’m going to keep my eye out for some pool balls for my game room. Thanks for sharing!

  32. My newest love, billiard balls! Such a creative, colorful bit of vintage! Yours look lovely the way you’ve displayed them. I have a vintage dough bowl full of vintage croquet balls still sporting their bright stripes, I love them! Also have a huge glass cylinder of ping pong balls to which I’ve applied small vinyl vintage style numbers…Love! Keep on goin’ girl!


  1. […] found Vintage Billiard Balls but wouldn’t old croquet balls or bingo balls looks just as […]

  2. […]                 My Jersey girl Kelly from Eclectically Vintage also reminds us that everything has tons of possibilities…who knew right…looks fab! […]

Speak Your Mind