After taking a look back at our recent thrifty finds uploader, I noticed something — thrifty finds were appearing in twos. Sifting through the photos of all your goodies was doubly exciting this week. The reader above was lucky enough to find two sets of vintage Kromex canisters — one in pink and one in aqua. How’s that for double the fun?
Shadowboxes were making a big showing on the uploader as well. Amazingly this fun retro Turner shadowbox from reader RetroSandie (which she notes was her 3rd shadowbox found that day) is the exact same shadowbox uploaded by reader Scott (below) who scored his at a neighborhood garage sale for $1 — twins. Oh, and Pam notes that she used to have one of these — also exactly the same. She sold it to Becky at Circa in Pittsfield as part of the everlasting quest to “lighten the hoard.”
Here’s a great retro shadowbox on display in reader LarsErik’s Gents room. With so many retro poodle filled, girly pink bathrooms in our retro homes, it is neat to see one for the guys. What a great idea. I do wonder if this reader has another bath with a ladies theme though.
And finally (as far as the shadowboxes go) readers Lauri and Mitch have been looking for a couch like this for years — and they finally had their lucky day. I think the lines of the couch and the lines of the shadowbox work well together, don’t you?
Reader Stefanie scored a very cool green thunderbird sofa — with surprisingly similar lines to the brown one above — from a cabin “up north.” She doesn’t think it was ever sat on. Doubles — I’m seeing doubles…
These risqué and humorous finds from a reader’s Auntie Aud’s attic in Australia got me giggling. I’m digging the illustration on the 1970s pillowcase — and the decorative plate is so funny — I’m wishing I could meet this reader’s Auntie Aud. I bet she’s a blast.
Finally, the last set of two from the uploader — my two favorite finds. The first of which is the vintage resort Sunbrella aluminum umbrella above — found by a reader in Arizona. Look at that shape and the fun stripes. Pam did a big story on Sundrella umbrellas a few years ago.
My other favorite was this 1950s chip and dip bowl set one of our readers scored at a flea market. Not only is the aqua and gold pattern to die for — but look — the dip bowl hooks onto the chip bowl for easy carrying and minimal use of table space. It is genius.
Thanks to all who participated in our Thrifty finds uploader — it’s always so fun to see what you are finding out there!