thrift love thursday :: 07.15.2010

15 Jul

{thrift love thursday will be a (hopefully) regular feature. i plan on sharing one or some of my favorite thrifty finds each week. i hope you enjoy them!}

i went to an estate sale a few weeks ago and, among other very cool finds, i spotted a small collection of salt & pepepr shakers. these irreverently humorous nuns crack me up – i had to get them. in my mind they are singing how do you solve a problem like maria?. love.

there was also a set of circus elephants in the salt & pepper shaker offerings at the estate sale. i like sad eyes and the elephant in blue has them in abundance, so they came home with me, as well.

i did a bit of research on the manufacturers, napco and palmar, respectively, and it would seem that these cute sets are probably from the 1940s or 1950s. i love to think about the people who owned thrifted items before me: did they receive it as a gift? did they use it everyday or keep it in a display cabinet? did they have a good sense of humor? i think if they owned either of these two, they must have been pretty hip.

previous thursdays:
07.08.2010 | 07.01.2010

* washi tape and scallop clip art courtesy of the awesome pugly pixel

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