April 23, 2009Recent Thrift Booty – Clock, Park and Banana Boat
Welcome to the Thursday post, everyone! There has been a recent surge of garage and estate sales around here since the weather got better. Not that I am complaining, but my little “stockroom” of fun vintage things is starting to get pretty packed! Now every time I bring something home, Hubs says, “You’re going to sell that, right? Please?” Poor Hubs.
Here is a super cute amber glass candy dish. At least I think it is a candy dish. It is oval and shaped like a banana split boat, so maybe that is what it is. In any case, it is a dish that can be used to hold things, and it is a pretty glass and I bought it at the local thrift store because it needed a home.
By the way, I realized my three-season room with the painted brick wall is a fantastic place to take pictures in the afternoon. So much light!
One of the reasons I bought this dish was for the great bottom, which you can see in this picture:
I love it! It looks great in the sunlight.
Another great find that day was this glass souvenir mug from Yosemite. It is shaped like a barrel with gold metal bands around it. It also has a wooden handle, which you can’t see in this picture.
I think what appealed to me was the white printing on the brown glass in contrast with the gold bands. I also like that the Yosemite is made out of logs, which I think is a cute touch.
Here is a Howard Miller brass clock, which Hubs and I got at a recent auction. It looks like it is brand new, and it doesn’t have a battery in it so I don’t know if it runs or not. Not sure when this is from, but it has a late 70’s or early 80’s vibe to me. What do you think?
The last find is a great one. Super cute over sized utensil wall art. A great avocado green with a ceramic insert that has a rooster and a sun on it. They are also made out of painted metal rather than plastic, and these suckers are sturdy! Sorry for those of you who were coveting these, they have been sold already, (thanks Retrorecipes!) but don’t worry. I just picked up some super cute football wall art from the 70’s. But that is for next week…
This post has been submitted to Vintage Thingie Thursdays and Colorado Lady!