Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thrift Stories - Aqua
I have a history with things aqua. It's one of those go-to colors that always pulls my attention. It's such a happy hue.
A year or so ago I found this vintage rotary telephone. Slightly overpriced, I just had to have it!
It's kept me company in my office ringing away with its classic bell tone. (Yes, it works!)
Although as a practical device in these digital times - not so much. (Try responding to a menu tree from a rotary phone - can't be done!)
Great accessory piece, regardless of it's practicality.
For practicality, a Samsonite suitcase fits the bill. This one was tucked into a corner of my favorite thrift shop. (The one that features a wide range of prices.)
For $4.00 it came home with me. I love the subtle sparkle to the aqua blue textured exterior, and I love the shirred cover over the lid.
It's a bit stained inside so I use it to tote art supplies to our Odd Tuesday creative group.
Some items come with great surprises inside.
A recent jaunt to that same thrift shop on a busy day had me feeling that the offerings were picked over.
Up high on a shelf I spied this aqua and white ice bucket - obviously older with the robust metal handle. Dangling from the side was a small tag with tiny writing - "ice bucket with 35 silver".
They weren't kidding - inside an almost complete set of Towle silverplate flatware. Gorgeous! Made my day.
Suburban thrift picking - always a pleasure and sometimes there's treasure!
Do you venture out thrift picking? Are there go-to items that you always seem to be picking up?
As always - thanks for stopping by!
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