I didn't hit any estate sales this weekend because there are a few big sales the next couple of weeks so I'm saving up. I did hit some thrift shops, however, and ended up with a pretty cool, if random, smattering of items. Let's start with totes!
This aqua blue tote has no markings whatsoever, so I have no idea who made it but it is made extremely well. It has such a great structure. I do know that the bag used to belong to Mrs. Alfred Peters of Langdon, ND because she filled out the travel tag. I wonder what she was like and how this great bag ended up in Arizona.
This green tote is pretty awesome too. I love the front closure with the turn key knob and big pouch. It holds so much and is such a great dark avocado green. Man, I love the colors of the 70s!
I found a couple of Swinglines - a big industrial that's all metal and tough looking and a little sweet grey and red stripy Swingline. I dig them both. I also scored a few boxes of vintage staples! My plan is to pair staplers with staples when I sell them. The boxes alone with their cool design and colors are enough to make me happy.
Three glazed ceramic mushrooms. These are unbelievably cool with all the bright colors and mushroom spots from the glazing. They're marked 1975 Duncan Ceramic Products Inc. I love it when items are dated! I wish every vintage item came with a date and a maker's mark!
I adore vintage Tupperware. My kitchen cupboards are packed with it. What I love even more is finding a new bit of Tupperware that I don't own and have never even seen. Enter the Tupperware lunch trays. Four stackable trays with little dividers to keep everything in it's place. They even made a spot for your flatware. I love the colors, I love the size and I love the condition. These babies don't have a single scratch - I don't think they were ever used.
It's the simple things that seem to make me the happiest. How great would these be for a foodie party. Imagine the fanciest of foods served up on these heavenly bits of plastic. That's going on my To Do list!