Vintage Fascination No. 89

Welcome to a holiday edition of Vintage Fascination.

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Don’t you love long holiday weekends?   I think I may do some antiquing tomorrow before my Fourth of July cookout with family.   Here is this weeks vintage finds.

Coleman Water Cooler Jug

The Coleman jug is  a great 70’s blue water jug with spigot.  It is metal on top with plastic opening with a lid.  Originally a plastic cup was inside the top but was lost somewhere along the way.  A red Coleman label is on the blue metal directly above the spigot.  The bottom and part of the way up the side is white thermal plastic.   Made in the USA by The Coleman Co. Inc.,9-Wichita Kansas is on the bottom of the water jug.  

Basket with liner

You know I can never pass up a nice basket and this one has a blue print liner.  My thought is to pick one of the colors in the liner and dry brush that color on basket.  Once the makeover is complete then its off to the booth.

Hose Nozzles

I’ve been looking for some brass or metal hose nozzles for a while and I almost missed these.  They were inside a metal basket that I picked up.  Left the basket but bought both hose nozzles.

Coleman Enamel Ware Picnic Set

My favorite find of the week is a set of camping/picnicking dishes.  It is  twelve piece service for four.  It was sitting in a beat up box almost under the counter in a favorite thrift store.  The dishes were still wrapped in paper.

Coleman Flatware (

 As I dug through the box to see if everything was there I realized there was a whole set of matching silverware with red handles.  The silverware is nicely wrapped in a brown cloth cover with tie and the Coleman trademark on the front (still in their plastic sleeves).

Coleman Flatware 2

I’m not sure these are vintage but I can’t find any like them on-line so they are not now available.   Score.

Blue Embroidery

This pretty embroidered piece was in a drawer I cleaned out the other day.  I’ve had it for a while but don’t remember where or exactly when I found it. 

Blue Embroidery Open

The needle work on it is exquisite.    

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  1. Love this, Sharon! The picnic dishes are my favorite. Wish I’d find some like that! The embroidered dish towel is gorgeous, too. Makes me think it’s be fun to embroider some towels in red and blue on white!

  2. I see a red, white, and blue theme! How perfect for this week! 🙂

  3. Love the red, white and blue!

  4. Naomi S. says:

    I love that basket with the pretty liner. I hope you show us how it looks after you dry-brush it. What color will you use? Blue would go with the liner, but I wonder how that dark green would look. Or even better white to pick up the white of the fabric. I love seeing your finds. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Such perfect itmes for the 4th of July! Glad you shared and linked!

  6. The white and red dishes . . . that embroidered towel . . . love them!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Oh my, I love that red and white picnic set!! And the matching utensils are just fabulous. I have that same Coleman cooler, along with three others. Just found a red one today while out junkin. Came home and lined them up on the top of my entertainment center for summer. I have a small collection of brass nozzles. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Sharon, Love the red and white dishes and coordinating flatware. Sylvia D.

  9. Gave you a feature today for LTV! Thanks so much!

  10. I LOVE those cups! Thanks for linking up to last week’s “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party on Dagmar’s Home!

    I hope you will link up again this week:


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