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.


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!


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!


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

  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!

  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)

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

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

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

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


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