As you may know, I am doing a Maine Themed Giveaway to celebrate the opening of my shop as well as my birthday, yup, the big one, FIFTY! My Giveaway is a way to bring a little taste of Maine to one lucky fellow blogger. I have had a lot of out-of-staters visiting the shop. They have been enjoying my vintage Maine souvenir pieces. Honestly, if you are going to buy a souvenir, make it be vintage.
So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite souvenir pieces with you, just in time for Today's Thrifty Treasures with Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality, Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Selena @ Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday and Vintage Thingie Thursdays with Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. (Please click on these links or their buttons on my sidebar to join the parties.) Each piece has been bought at a lawnsale, church sale or Goodwill. Nothing has been over $1.99 and most were $.50. Let's see what I am bringing to these parties. So welcome to the Pine Tree State, enjoy the fresh salt air, the lobsters, the blueberries, the baked bean suppers, and some Maine genuine hospitality.
This is a favorite piece, a copper lobster paperweight approx. 4 inches. In the photo it looks more like a red cooked lobster than copper. It simply states Maine, no printed words needed.
This little plaque is from way-up-north in Jackman, Maine. This is where we always stop to get a bite to eat before resuming any trip to Quebec City, Canada. I live way-down-south Maine. It is a "Wicked" long road trip, to use the Maine vernacular or even better, "It is up the road apiece".
This is a wooden postcard. On the back it is stamped as any postcard would appear. The post office would just love this postcard, definitely a hand-cancel only piece.
This wooden mail sorter is stamped on the bottom, "Made by an Inmate, Maine State Prison." The Prison that produced this is long gone, replaced by a super max prison, at a new location.
A copper souvenir spoon. I couldn't get a close-up of the design, but it comes from Acadia National Park, where our President and his family just visited. It is a beautiful place.
A little coaster showing the State of Maine. Do you see Portland down at the end tip of the State, I am 8 miles from Portland. By the way, this coaster is going in the Giveaway. Actually, also down at the end of the state, along the coast, is the home of President George H. Bush, at Walker's Point.
Love, love, love this piece. It is a note holder. The original pencil is still inside. You would hang this on your door and ....... Well here is the message. "If at home you do not find us, Leave a note that will remind us." Portland, Maine. Absolutely charming.
Another Portland, Maine piece, this cute little doggie.
Of course there are always the souvenir plates. This one is from Washington County, what is referred to as Down East, home of the most easterly point of the United States. The aqua and gold edging is beautiful. It shows lobsters, the West Quoddy Headlight (lighthouse), and Franklin D. Roosevelt's home at Campobello Island, which is actually in New Brunswick, Canada.
More plates showing the State Capitol, Lobsters, Lighthouses, Pine Cones and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's (the poet) birthplace.
I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Maine. Whether you prefer your lobster hot with butter, or cold with mayo in a lobster roll, it is all "wicked" good and eats of the "finest kind". Thank you for letting me share my Maine Souvenirs with you. Please be sure to check out all the other fun vintage, thrifty treasures with Rhoda, Suzanne, and Linda.
Also Please be sure to enter my Maine Celebration Giveaway. For all the details, please click here. I am going to extend the giveaway until Thursday night to give the folks at Vintage Thingie Thursdays a chance to enter.
Got it at Goodwill