Monday, December 20, 2010

Thrift Share Monday

Blee! It's been a week since I've updated! The holiday schedule has kicked in for me. With last minute shipments and shopping and baking.. oh yes, there has been baking! I've been putting my vintage cookbook collection to use and digging up fifty year old fudge recipes, which were turning out GREAT until my candy thermometer busted - things took a turn for the worse then. There has also been a bit of thrifting between all the peppermint cookies and remarkable fudge.

First, I'll start out with something a little personal and dear to my heart. I'm a gamer. I've played video games my whole life and I also play poker at a local Arizona casino (this is where the name, Flo, came from, which is a story for another time!). My very first gaming system was the legendary Atari 2600, which I would play for hours and hours on end. Imagine my surprise and delight when I came across a box at auction containing not one.. but TWO vintage Atari 2600s, six controllers and a ton of games. I won the auction and spent the next day happily reliving my childhood. I'm going to be keeping one for myself and listing the other on my Etsy shop, which makes me hap hap happy!

I picked this Glasco Cotton jar up at a thrift shop because I thought it looked cool. I knew it was old because the glass was so thick and heavy, but I was surprised to find out that it was a medical jar for doctor's offices in the 1920s - 40s. They held an array of medical supplies like gauze, cotton, tongue depressors, etc. This jar has it's original lid too! I think I'll stop complaining about the copious amounts of tape I have to clean off of items when I get them home.

I got this next item at a local thrift shop too. Since I brought it home a couple of days ago, I've been carrying it all over the house. Never mind that my Android has fifty different ways to tell me the temperature... look at the colors on this thing! It's so cool and accurate too! It's really been between 76 and 80 degrees in my house all week.

These next two pics are for Van, who writes an amazing and funny blog called Thriftcore - check it out if you don't already read it. When you get the entry about the estate sale with porno drawers, you'll totally thank me. Anyway! Van did a great blog entry about thrifty gift wrapping ideas, so I wanted to share this Catherineholm Lasagna pan, which a customer purchase from my shop this week as a gift for her mid century-loving daughter.

transformed to.....

The package is a little poofy cause there's a heck-of-a-lotta bubble wrap under the gift wrap.. but I dig how the 60s mod scarf really tied the whole package together. (hee hee!)

Lastly, here is a sweet little girl singing some carols and wishing you a Merry Christmas!


  1. Are you kidding me with that thermometer? It's awesome! I love Van too, he cracks me up :)

  2. Talk about a score on the Atari system!! That auction musta been pretty exciting!
    And your gift wrap on the Catherineholm pan is gorgeous!
    The thrifts around here have been pretty dry for the past few weeks, so thanks for this eye candy! It'll tide me over until i find some of my own :)
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Woah- what a haul! I love that sturdy retro cotton ball jar, such beautiful old design.

    I can't wait to find my own Atari system one day! Pacman! Dig Dug! I grew up on the arcade and NES versions, I never owned my own Atari.

    I confess to being a gamer as well...I have 3 Nintendo and TONS of games I'm going to fix up and resell.

    AND Thank you for the kind words about Thrift Core- that's so sweet of you! :)

  4. Wow I seriously LOVE the Christmas girl she's great!!


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