The item above wasn't a thrift find, but was too amazing to pass up. This came from a booth at the L&L Fleatique in Adamsburg, and is a 1940s/50s ice crusher in original pink and absolutely amazing shape. You can see the box right there-- printed as bright and clear as if it were yesterday. I had eyed this up during a few of my visits to the Fleatique, and finally caved and brought it home with me.
Pink must have been on the brain a bit, because I also found this vintage lidded Pyrex casserole dish in pink for $3.
Amazing to find the dish and lid intact. I have to say, when I do dishes and wash up all these pink Pyrex bowls, it is just one really charming dish drain.
(Heh- not that anybody else ever sees it, really. But still... atmosphere!)
Lastly at the L&L Fleatique, I picked up a small blue vintage pottery vase. I just really liked its lines...
I guess by the time I made it to "Junk for Joy" in Jeanette, PA, the pink bug had fully gotten me. But what a fun 1950s/60s pink cookie jar...
And just look, the original label is still on it.
It reads: "Lustro-Ware! Elegante-- Guaranteed unbreakable for one year"... It must be the extra "e" in "elegante" that makes it so very durable, eh?
At the Good Samaritan Thrift Store and Goodwill I found some sheep planters.
I think most of the vintage lamb planters used in my Easter display actually came from the Good Samaritan. It's become a fun running joke with the nice lady who runs the shop. She saw me coming to the register with this one and started chuckling. I imagine she knew what I'd be taking home the moment I stepped through the door! I need to print some Easter pictures out for her sometime to show her the flock.
I also found a nice book of interesting Victorian-influenced floral wrapping papers. I'd gotten some of these a few years ago at a Barnes and Noble outlet, so was glad to find this. Great for birthdays, mother's day, etc.
And before we go today, I wanted to announce that The Thrift Shop Romantic has found its Official Blog Flower. Or rather, the flower has found the blog... and let me tell you why!
My blogging friend Claire is a talented hobby photographer. While usually she takes glorious landscape photos on her hikes, she recently has been hitting the gardens around her England home for inspiration. When she posted this lovely...
...I asked her the name of it. And she came back laughing, telling me it's name is-- get this-- ARMERIA Nifty Thrifty.
I kid you not. And honestly, because dear Claire is a bit of a kidder herself, I wasn't entirely sure she wasn't pulling my leg. But no, Bluestone Perennials confirms it. And therefore, I dub it the Official Flower of The Thrift Shop Romantic!
Thanks a million, Claire, for uncovering it, as well as for letting me use your great photo. You're, as they say, a star!
- And speaking of stars-- if you missed the extra-super-special Wednesday non-Treasure Box post, with more information about one of the actresses on my postcards-- courtesy of the actress' own grand-daughter, click here.
- Or if you missed Sunday's post on touring the 1950s Total Electric Home, click here.
Hm-- I've got that ice chopper. Sounds like it's pina colada time! What do you all say? Who wants one? :)