Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday is Rednesday

I love red. I love Red Metal. I love RED VINTAGE AND OH-SO FABULOUS METAL!!!! You have seen it here before, there is just something so appealing about old red canisters and trays. (For more of my collection of tins, please click here.) The only thing more exciting to find is red design glassware. Yup, doesn't matter if I am at Goodwill or a lawnsale, any discovery of these treasures will get me dancing my "Happy Girl - U Go Girl" dance. (Goodwill employees are used to it but the looks I get from homeowners, Oh My.) So please allow me to share a few recent finds.

The trays shown above are recent finds; however, I previously sold the same one at my shop. When I found this one, the matching little trays did not accompany it. One by one I have been finding these little "tip" trays to complete a set of 8. I find that it is usually the way, that once an item is found, you just keep seeing the same thing everywhere. No wonder collections can happen so quickly.
You might recognize the red fork and spoon as being from my own Kitchen. They are now up in my shop. The mix and match glasses work perfectly together.

They all share a red and white theme. In my home we prefer glass to plastic. Makes for a stylish table and is good for the environment.

I love to find tins of by-gone products....... even better when the original price is showing.

Such a deal. For $.21 cents you can have Flash. Couldn't we all use a little Flash.

More tins to share. Okay one is more predominately pink, but I couldn't resist showing it to you. "Glass Wax.... now with Vanishing Action" It cleans a window a minute. Simply pour a small amount on a damp "cellulose" sponge and apply a thin coat to glass with with sponge. As Glass Wax dries, wipe off with soft cloth. Dirt Vanishes. No Skips. No Misses. You see where you're cleaning ..... know where you've cleaned. I don't know. Sounds more labor intensive than using vinegar and newspapers to wash the windows. How did our Moms do this, wearing skirts and heels, no less.

I am sharing my red treasures for Wednesday is Rednesday with Sue @ Its a Very Cherry World. Please stop over and say Hi and get your red-fix...... it will cheer you up.

Got it at Goodwill

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pink, Pink, & Pink

What's not to love about Pink? It can be warm, soft and cuddly pastel or sizzling hot ....... a very versatile color. And when you are a girly girl like me...... well it has to be your favorite color. Here are a few recent fun treasures.

How cute are these little slippers?
1950's Size 2, from Mrs Day's Ideal Baby Shoe Co. in Danvers, Mass.....unworn and still in their original box. Not expecting to be a grandmother anytime soon, so these lovelies are in the shop.

This cute blanket with the fluffy rabbit applique is still in the original bag. Also from the 50's it is an original "Hollywood Needlecraft" made in California.

The washing instructions ask that you hand wash and touch up with a warm iron if necessary. "Please do not wring, washes like a dream. Treat this exquisite garment with the fine care it deserves".

I don't know about you, but when my daughter was a baby, everything all got thrown into one large load in the machine, regardless of its cuteness.

I can never pass u
p pink dishes. I still have a set of pink Pyrex dishes in the shop and now have the perfect set of glasses to match.

Pink and black glasses just say "French Glam"..... Gotta love them.

So today is Saturday which means it must be Pink Saturday, a pinkelicious party graciously hosted each week by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Please take a moment to visit her and all the other participants. While I have to admit to having a few favorite places that I always am sure to visit first, everyone at the party shows such fun and pretty-in-pink goodies. You won't be disappointed. Have a blessed day.

Personal note: House is still for sale, and I am still looking for a new shop location. In the meantime, please be sure to visit me at 2nd fl Thriftiques, 8 School Street, Gorham, Maine. Have I got some pink dishes to show you!

Got it at Goodwill