Monday, July 16, 2012

Thrift catchup - Thrift Share Monday

 Wool blankets and Aladdin thermos

How's your summer going?
 (Or winter - if you're in the other hemisphere.)

We've settled into a sloth-like pace here.
(And I mean that in a good way!)

Easing through the days with just enough activity to fight off boredom,
yet not enough to induce stress.

Big Golden book and Disney mugs

Tiny bits of thrifting going on.
Far less than our daily Goodwill stroll after school pickup.

Oooo - thrifty trivia time!
What is the connection between the Big Golden Book 'Little Verses' and the  Walt Disney World mugs?

Hint: It has to do with Mary Blair
(answer below!)

From the 30's to the 50's
Heinz and Betty Crocker cookbooks
Hazel Atlas tumblers
Cookie Cutters

Don't be deceived by those cookbooks into thinking I'm Martha Stewart in disguise!

I like them because they're little domestic time capsules.
The illustrations and photos depict fantasy home life of the times.

And the pictures also help me identify usage of vintage housewares!
(and now I know the original Heinz 57 products - they're listed inside that 1939 cookbook)

Tin photo frame

Sometimes a purchase is just for us.
This tin photo frame with attractive wood support came from Zanna Jane's,  a new consignment shop 3 doors down from our Goodwill.

Swan plaid boxed handkerchiefs

Are you ready for the trivia question answer?

Artist Mary Blair was a Disney color stylist whose work was used in numerous of the Disney theme park rides and resorts, most notably It's A Small World and tile work in the Contemporary Resort.
She was also the artist on this Big Golden Book!

(Did you guess the connection?)

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. That is a fabulous collection of cookie cutters! Great finds.

  2. Oooh! I love the children's book, thermos, scarves, and EVERYTHING in the cookie cutter post. Great finds! :)

    And yes, summer in the south does bring about a sloth-like attitude, doesn't it? Time for me to whip up stronger tea...

  3. I cannot get enough of those wood-handled or painted-handled cookie cutters! I made a cute Christmas garland with the ones that have the 2 holes on the top. It's somewhere on my blog if you ever want a look. :) And LOVE the HA glasses!

    I have a version of Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Mary Blair. I've always loved her style!

  4. what great items you found! i love the handkerchiefs such pretty colors. thanks so much for joining us at cap creations.

  5. Great finds! And I love your reference to cookbooks as "little domestic time capsules"! That's really true.


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