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$20 total. Spent more on gas!

Was it the afghan or the children’s themed tin that gave it all away? Because I need more of any of them. Apparently everything I found needed to be colorful and made out of tin. Seeing all of my finds together does make me wonder how it will all look inside my house. A few things are already in place, everything is cleaned, and there’s a load of fabrics waiting near the washer. Let’s start with my favorite finds of them all!

Southwestern Tin   

The Pennsylvania Dutch toleware is my absolute favorite. There are several idioms around the tin including, “People are wonderful nice” and “Apple Pie Order.” Plus I couldn’t pass up the illustrations. Everyone is so happy and quintessentially 1950s. The inside condition is a little rusty, but that’s ok; I bought it to store my son’s occupational hats and cowboy boots. At $0.25 who could pass it up?

The thermos lunchbox I passed at first glance. I was waiting for Austin to finish up at a sale and kept looking out of the van door longingly at it. I could hear my husband saying, “It’s cool…but what are you going to do with it?” In fact that’s pretty much what he said and he’s right. What AM I going to do with it? But there’s a soft spot in my heart for all things moon related. My little guy when he was very young would pretend he was going out the door and when I asked him where he was going, he’d say “To the moon.” All the illustrations in the 1960s are so futuristic and hopeful. Tammy nudged me into the purchase when she said I’d probably never see one like this in a long time.

I have a project planned for the linen napkins in the back of the main photo straight out of the Design*Sponge at Home book. Which, by the way, I can’t believe someone was selling at a garage sale. Sold. I’m thinking the crazy floral fabric in the front might turn in to pillow cushions for my bedroom. Overall I was bummed there wasn’t any furniture. Some things could use a facelift around here. But I spent less than $20 on everything and had great company so it was all worth it!

Christmas Tin   Tea towel.

If there’s anything you’d like to know more about or don’t see a description of, let us know in the comments and we’ll gladly elaborate!


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  1. Posted December 30, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I could never have passed up the lunch box. That is mid century gold, right there.

    • Angela
      Posted January 6, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Sharon! I’m going to have to find the little Thermos that fits into it one day come to think of it.

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