Wednesday, June 9, 2010
So, on my way out of town to the conference Friday morning, I run across a sign for a garage sale. I'm running a little ahead of schedule, so I make a quick trip by. I picked up a DVD player for the spare room, and the above carafe. This ceramic carafe is marked on the bottom (c) C. Miller 1957. I really don't know anymore about it. I loved the style, and I picked it up for a quarter.
Then, on my 2 hour long lunch break the first day of conference, I went to the shop Funtiques, which specializes only in mid-century goods. As I said before, I drooled through the whole store, but I restrained myself and only picked up this nice green planter. There is not manufacturer marking on it that I can find. It was a bargain for $2.
Then on Saturday, I remembered that I had passed a Salvation Army Thrift shop on my way into town, so on my 2 hour lunch break that day, I ran over there. There were a few neat mid-century things, like a cool old blender (that I didn't need - again I restrained myself). I picked up two things here. First, the above trash can. I think that I matches the laundry hamper in the bathroom much better than my other metal trash can, so I'm going to switch them out. It was 30% off day so I was able to get this for $1.40.
I also picked up this fun Tiki piece. I guess it would be a vase, but I'm not sure. The design is the same on the front and the back. Again, there is no manufacturer mark on this either. I've been thinking that this would be fun to put together with some other things for a fun summer give-away. Hmmm...time to get creative.
I also bought a big stack of books that date back to the late 1800s through the 1940s at the history and archives sale at the conference. They are such attractive pieces to use for display.
Have a great Wednesday!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM