My vintage finds this week were all about retro glam!
I mean really, how could anyone resist these fabulous disco-era beanbag ashtrays?! I don't buy many ashtrays, but these were too good to resist.
I was excited to find these four mint-condition Dorothy Thorpe seafood cocktail servers, complete with original glass liners. Very rare, a whole set, and not a chip in sight!
And then...I tried to remove the super sticky packing tape that the thrift shop had used to attach the liners to the glasses. Along with the tape came a significant portion of the silver band -- even after soaking and every other trick I could think of.
Sad, right? I didn't actually cry over this, but I came close! The silver banding on real Thorpe pieces is, in my experience, SO fragile.
This next find made me feel a smidge better:
A huge, heavy weight brass planter with the coolest ring handles. It's got some really nice patina and I love the design etched into each side -- kind of reminiscent of a Celtic knot?
I do well with bar tools in the shop, and this set really caught my eye. They're lacquered brass and all the original pieces are intact. Cocktail, anyone?
These pottery busts of King Tut and Nefertiti are pretty cool, and quite large. I bought these at a new secondhand shop my mom and I visited last weekend.
And finally, I love this old cigarette case. It's in really good shape. Back in my smoking days, a looooong time ago, I would have given my eye teeth for this piece!
All in all, it was a pretty good haul. And I'm seriously inspired to throw a swanky cocktail party sometime soon!
Have you had any cool vintage finds lately, glamorous or otherwise?
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