Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vintage Thrifting Treasures


Another treasure from Sally Anne's AKA Salvation Army. This is an Avon salt shaker. 70s I'd say but I haven't had time to look it up yet. The bottom is heavy and the top is light plastic. It reminds me of a Weeble!Next, my Bobby brought this home to me from SA the other day and I was thrilled! I knew it was vintage right away and my brain said "60's".
When I flipped it over and looked for a date- sure enough- 1962! The year after I was born!
I know a lot of you girls see this type of stuff all the time but finding things like this is still new to me. ☺ I want to use these "Show Offs" but I hate to open the package when it's been closed for this long!
Well, my polka box from yesterday was officially christened as a cookie jar last night! The grands were thrilled. ☺ Throughout the course of the night, as one by one they would wander into the kitchen, I would whisper to them and show them the contents! Fun! Of course they then found a little cookie popped into their mouths! I love being a Grams!
I can hardly wait to show you what I got at our local antique mall! Gotta get pic first! Have a super duper day bloggy girls!

13 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oooh, what a neat find! We are the same way about opening vintage items that have never been opened yet. I know your grands are enjoying getting to come to your house and get a treat from your cookie jar. Something they'll always remember. Have a wonderful day, Holly! Twyla

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your so sweet, Holly! Thank you for the sweet comment!
I love your vintage find! So cool. It's hard though when you have to decide whether to open it or not. I hd that problem with a Barbie recently. Good luck!
I've seen Eclipse 3 times now!
I'm obsessed!

Lindsey

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Holly Sweetie...
Good morning and what treasures you and Bobby both have found.

I am like you, I am afraid I would not want to open anything vintage, but then if you can't use it, what are you going to do with it?

I am so thrilled that you decided to use and fill your precious cookie jar. I can't wait to see it in its resting place. Show me the cookies. I am tickled you are so near the grands now, as they are so much fun. I know you all are having great fun together.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

Elyse said...

so cute, holly!

isn't it so funny how we're all so drawn to these things from our childhoods? i feel like that about things i "collect" (gather, hoard?) like my ballerina cupcake toppers.

your egg - weeble is so cute.

enjoy, grams!

xo
elyse

Marydon said...

G'eve Holly ~ What fabulous treasures ... don't you just love vintage fun finds? I hope that cookie jar is full for me ... chuckle! Aren't you just having the time of your life with the family so close now? Enjoy!

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

How cute is that!! I love vintage finds - so special to see what was "in" way back then.

Sheila said...

Hi Holly.. Those are sweet treasures.. I have a set of those avon shakers, and i have my grandmothers show offs.. I use every christmas for christmas cards.. Vintage cards for sure. Love too find those great items that i remember from my childhood. Sheila

Queenie said...

Love those treasures...and how sweet that Bobby found those old pins for you and wow,still packaged! I have an
Avon price guide book with names of bottles ect....I'll try to find what your new Avon piece is called and get back to you about it...it's so cute. Avon made so many cute pieces...there are so many to love! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing your finds :)
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Jackie said...

Good morning, happy fairy tale Friday...yep...just because I said so!
Is the sun about to shine in Idaho this morning...Hot here too but I think you are hotter...wink!
Come tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree with Aunt Hattie...she's a spunky gal for sure!
Happy the cookie jar is in use...You'll find oatmeal cookies at Aunt Hatties Hut...go past the old mill, past Mary Janes Farm and up and over to Washington and you'll be there! Leaving for Portland...Palmer Wirf Antique Show. Hey, did you know Mary Jane Butlers Farm is only 8 miles from Moscow?

Vickie said...

That salt shaker is so cute!

I like how you refer to Salvation Army as Sally Anns:)

I would be ripping that package up at Christmas Time and using!

I usually just go there to buy clothes but I should check out the house wares. You got some cool stuff!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

thanks for stopping by! Oh I hate to open old things, but then you can't use them...open it. That was a neat little find....Oh, of course I love the polka dot box!!

Carol

~~Carol~~ said...

I think that polka dot box is the perfect cookie jar, just made for little hands to sneak a cookie!
That shaker really does look like a Weeble!
I've seen those Show Offs on a couple blogs, but never in person. What a great find!
Pssst! Don't tell anyone, but we were born in the same year!
Have a great weekend!
Carol
p.s. I'm glad someone else understands that it's ok to have a red AND pink kitchen! And lots of other colors too!

Lisa said...

What a great week you have had! I love the box! I have special places for my littles to get a treat too! Love the shaker! And I have seen those packs I love them. Would NEVER use it though would have to leave it in the pack ;) I know I am weird!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Lisa