Monday, April 4, 2011

Thrift Share Monday

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Thanks for reading =) The blog is taking a new turn this week. I've got some exciting features planned out so I hope you pop back in to check them out. I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures - stop by check out all the awesome finds for the week!

12 comments:

  1. those 'schrooms and tupperware trays are super duper! love um!

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  2. Looking forward to your new features. As always, this batch of vintage finds is AMAZING!

    Are you selling those beyond awesome mushrooms!? I absolutely love them!

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  3. Thanks for the comments! Van - I am selling the mushrooms, I just don't have a good spot for them. I'm planning on listing them today. There are a couple of really tiny chips on two of the 'shrooms, so they're going up for $12 for the set. Let me know if you're interested! (If you are, I'll send pics of the little chips so you can decide if you'd like 'em)

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  4. Both of those totes are awesome! I especially dig the green one.

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  5. I love those staplers and the boxes of staples that go with them...the designs on the boxes make me happy too

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  6. I want an invite to the Tupperware foodie party! Seriously LOVE those trays- never seen anything like them!

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  7. These are great! I've never seen them before either.

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