In the meantime, this weekend I found a cardboard box I shoved into the corner of my basement a couple of months ago when I was cleaning stuff out for my yard sale. Lo and behold, it was full of thrifted stuff that I never cleaned, photographed, or listed. Kind of like Christmas in August. Also kind of scary that I could completely forget about such a ton of inventory, but that's another story.
Here's what I found!
A paperweight-sized version of Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture. The real, life-sized deal is just two miles from my house, but I love this little one, too.
A gorgeous, huge champagne bucket. I can think of about 20 uses for it besides just chilling a bottle of bubbly. Flower vase? Kindling holder next to a fireplace? Super chic wastebasket next to a desk?
There are eight of these cheery blue-ringed tumblers. I think they could go very classic and nautical, or very mod if mixed with other bright vintage dishware.
Then, there was this pretty set of three nesting sauce pans in copper with ornate brass handles. These came from a Goodwill store, believe it or not. A very unusual find for GW!
Have I featured this piece on the blog before? It's also from the stash...a vintage planter with very "arts and crafts" lines. It has the feel and look of one of the classic early American art pottery companies, but I haven't been able to identify it. If any pottery afficianados out there have any clues, let me know. It could also be 1970s Haeger for all I know...but I don't think so. :)
This was a fun little find. A New Old Stock "Jailer's Key Ring" in solid brass. Seriously...could the typography and graphics be any more 70s? I totally want to use it. I think there's something both glam and minimalist about it, especially if it held just one or two shiny keys, but the thought of removing it from its packaging makes me sad, too. I always have that problem with NOS stuff!
Lastly, just in time for back-to-school, an apple sculpture plated in polished brass. I know a few teachers I could give this to!
And there you have the highlights from the cardboard box stashed in my basement. Clearly I need to take a look down there more often! I hope you all have a fabulous week of thrifting and vintage-hunting!
Linking up with my favorite thrifting blogs here:
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Sunday's Best at My 1929 Charmer
Thrifty Love at Cap Creations