Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday -"Orange you glad when you find such treasures day"


There is Blue Monday, Ruby Tuesday, White Wednesday, Wednesday is Rednesday, Vintage Black Friday and Silver Sunday for colorful blogging parties. I just love playing with color themes. So today I am joining Suzanne @ Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday, but with my own little color spin. I am designating it "Orange You Glad When you Find Such Treasures Day". Okay that may be a stretch, but for today I wanted to share with you some of my orange goodies. Love that color!!

As you see in the photo above, I have a set of orange mushroom canisters. Nothing says the 70's like orange mushrooms and these were indeed from the 70's. They are stamped made for Sears and Roebuck 1978 and were a goodwill find, although a bit pricey at $7.00 for the set. The ovenproof pot also adorned with mushrooms is in pristine shape and was a Goodwill bargain at $2.99.


Here is a closeup of the pot. One would almost expect to see little gnomes or a few smurfs at the very least playing about these colorful little mushrooms.

Speaking of the 70's, nothing says a 70's kitchen like a calico chicken pot holder. It was a lawnsale find as are the 2 plates, and is in pristine shape as well. I don't usually find formal dining plates like this cream plate with the orange sprays of flowers but rather more plates like the one on the right. It just seems that orange is meant for more fun and casual designs.


I have saved my best orange treasure for last. It is a recent lawnsale find at a whopping $.75 cents. I spotted it on the table from across the parking lot and immediately knew what it was. I am sure that you are thinking maybe a Fiestaware piece, which would be instantly recognizable even at a distance or some other pottery piece that I collect. Nope it wasn't pottery, ceramic or even glass.

It was Lucite, in all its orange and yellow glory, shining in the noonday sun!! It was a Rooster. Standing 17 inches tall and marked Made in the USA 1964, it was mine, all mine.

If you have visited me before, you may recall that my kitchen is blue and red. But with this little fellow, I might just have to reconsider my colors.

By the way, the coffee cup was $.25. I am trying to find more to make a set. So those are my treasures for today. Thank you for joining me for my own little "Orange you glad to find such Treasures Day" and please be sure to stop over at Colorado Lady to see all the other fun finds for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

I wanted to say thank you for the comments I have been receiving about the opening of my new shop. Here is a little update. Last week I announced that I was opening up a shop. (Click here to read) The name of the shop is 2nd Floor Thriftiques. It is on the second floor in the building where my current office space is located. My "real" job for the past 20 years has been owning a financial business. In recent years with the economy being what it has been, that my business is still in operation, is a testament to my business skills. However, after some soul searching, fueled by the fact that I turn 50 this summer, I made the momentous decision that the time was right to open a shop. I knew I wanted to showcase vintage goodies in all things, clothing, jewelry, furniture, artwork and housewares. I have a knack for finding treasures and at a low price (or free) I love dumpster diving. I will still be keeping my "day job" so to speak, but will also be running my shop.

You see, I have a corner office suite, consisting of 3 large rooms. Because I have substantially scaled back my business, I was getting ready to sign over one of the offices back to the landlord. Since this room has 2 doors, one that opens back into my business office and one that enters into the lobby area, it can be a separate business space but still accessible from my existing office. I will be able to have both businesses open at the same time. My employees are excited about the prospect of being able to work in both places as needed. I get a shop that is affordable albeit on the second floor.

My landlord is also really excited about bringing retail to the second floor. He is refinishing the hardwood floors and spraying the ceiling, a whole new face lift. Here are a few before photos and by the end of next week, I will have new pictures to share. I am looking at a Grand Opening for June 19th. I will keep you posted. You are all invited.



Got it at Goodwill
Sherrie

24 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sherrie, I love all of your orange treasures! I grew up with those things around... hard to believe it was that long ago... but they are just as beautiful today! Good luck with your new shop... will you be selling anything online? I hope so! xoxo Julie Marie

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I recognize those canisters from my son's kitchen! He used to have a mushrooms theme in his kitchen. He has moved on to Campbell's soup things now but I do love those canisters! ★ Linda ★

Angela said...

Loved the goodies you shared and loved even more what you are planning on doing! I'm SO excited for you. That has been a dream of mine for a few years now actually. I even looked last year at renting a store front just a few streets from where I live to show case all my tresures also, plus having a little tea/coffee/dessert spot for others to enjoy while looking for treasures.

All the best. Would love to come to the open house!

Mimi said...

Sherrie, you find the most interesting things...love the color orange...that little flowered plate is adorable.

Charlotte said...

Love the oragnge treasures! My mother made a set of canisters like these mushroom ones in a ceramic class we took in the late 70's. I always thought they were the ugliest things! Love the rooster!

Stella said...

I remember when. Great orange treasures. Good luck with your new shop. I know you will enjoy it so much.

Postcardy said...

I kind of like calico chickens, but in general I would rather forget 1970s design and colors.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Congratulations on your new adventure, I am looking forward to visiting. Is your shop located over the Dance Studio or Tinsel Bright? Julie

Linda said...

I love your orange you glad you came to visit colors! I really like that rooster and I do think you must redo our Kitchen!!! Yep I do! So glad things are progressing on the new business!

Tara Beaulieu said...

I love love love all your orange goodies! I passed by that same mushroom canister set at Salvation Army about 2 months ago. I passed by it for 3 weeks in a row thinking I should buy it for my best friend for her birthday. On week 4 when I finally decided to get it for her, of course it was gone! Lesson learned, when you see something fabulous (and fabulously priced!) don't hesitate!

Happy VTT!

Athena said...

Wow, you are something else, lady, running two businesses! Can't wait to see your shop. :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. You have a real deal going with your office and new shop adjoining. That is a wonderful idea, and looks like everything came together for you. Good luck. Blessings
QMM

GardenofDaisies said...

I remember these mushroom and rooster items from friends homes when I was a teen. Brings back some good memories.

Ann said...

Hi Sherrie~What a great space! I can not wait to see it decorated and again wish you much success.:)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

craftyles said...

I love the the orange finds-reminds me of our kitchen in the 70's. Good luck with your shop. That's really exciting!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherrie,
Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment. Congrats on started this new business. I wish you all the success in the world and please show us pictures soon.
xo, Sherry
ps: I just saw your occupation listed as pack rat! Love it!

Ann said...

I too remember those orange mushroom cannisters. Yours looks really in good shape. Thanks for your visit yesterday.

Stacey said...

I just love your mushroom pieces - The canisters are to die for. And orange is such a fabulous color. I like it and yellow!
And congrats on opening up a shop. I just did the same thing here in Kensington MD. So far, so good. Many blessings on your venture!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sherrie,
I love all of your gorgeous vintage treasures, they are so wonderful!!
And I am so excited to hear things are moving along well with your new venture!! I can't wait to see your store once you have it all setup!!
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Orange has never been a favorite of mine, but I do like that white china plate with the floral sprays. I remember the mushroom stuff! Yikes! Every kitchen had mushroom stuff!

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Nishant said...

I just love your mushroom pieces
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Gracefully Vintage said...

Your blog is amazing- I love the name- first i think i get with drawls if i havnt been to a thrift store in a few days- i love them... And I love your home so Beautiful and that Barbie -Love it.. I want one now to play with.
Just became a follower- i will check back in a bit. Love it all
Karryann

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