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