Vintage Fascination No. 110

Welcome back to a Friday edition of Vintage Fascination.  My friend Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction asked a question.  Do other folks go thrifting the week between Christmas and New Year?  Well, my answers is a resounding YES.

Here is what I found on my quick shopping adventure to two thrift stores.

Store Number One

The colors on this vintage first aid kit caught my eye before I even realized what it was.  It is an Industrial 25 Curity kit with hooks for hanging on the wall. It was made by the Kendall Company, Bauer & Black Division, Chicago, Illinois, Made in USA.

 Inside the top is a list of the contents.  The contents are no longer in the kit with the exception of two wood splints.

When I saw this faded pink tin on the shelf there was no resisting it.  It is a Louis Sherry Canco tin candy box, which would have been a lavender color, but faded to a pale pink over time.  It is oh so shabby chic.  Louis Sherry was a well-known restaurateur, caterer, confectioner, and hotelier. During prohibition, Sherry closed his restaurant and concentrated his efforts on candies and pastries, until his death in 1927.  The candy company is still in business today and their candy is still sold in lovely tins.

This is a chopping block plaque kit by Demis Manufacturing Company in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  They have been in the craft product business since 1975 and have since moved their operation to nearby Lithonia.  Based on the condition of the kit it is from the late 70’s or early 80’s.  I don’t intend to complete the kit as the instructions state but go with another idea I have.

Store Number Two

I see these crocheted tablecloths from time to time but they usually have stains that I’m afraid will not come out.   This one is in perfect condition.  It is round and approximately 60 inches in diameter.

Another find I just couldn’t resist is this pair of Laura Ashley pillow shams.   This lovely pair of pillow shams works well in a shabby chic or french country bedroom setting.   The tag reads the Laura Ashley Collection, A Revman Product, made in the U.S.A.  Laura Ashley is only one iconic brand that has been with Revman since the company’s founding in 1988.

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Comments

  1. Lovely finds, especially the textiles. Having said that, I am always drawn to containers, so those probably would have come home with me too. Several years ago, we once had a fine display of cardboard candy boxes (local estate we hand-picked) in one of our booths, with excellent litho graphics (paper) of women from the late 1800s – early 1900s. Sadly, a number of them were stolen.

  2. Love ❤️ the finds Sharon! I have a vintage metal candy box I treasure. I’ll have to show you a picture of it. In fact, that gives me an idea for a post I could write of things in my house I ❤️. Anyway my favorites are the tablecloth. You’re right…hard to find them without stains. Also love the Laura Ashley shams. I also like the metal first aid box. Reminds me of the one I found, but not sure what to do with it yet.

  3. Love that old faded pink tin. So pretty! And those blue floral pillows are lovely.

  4. Lovely and exciting finds.
    Marilyn

  5. Great finds. I am enthralled by that lace table cloth. Beautiful! The candy box, too, is appealing. Wonder if I could find the company on-line and see what their tins look like now.
    The pillow shams are pretty, too. I often see quite lovely pillow shams on my thrifting excursions, but haven’t really known what I would do with them. Now I think I could just cut them down and make throw pillows out of them. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Thanks for a fun post, Sharon!

  6. Fun finds, Sharon…especially love the pillowcases!

  7. Hi Sharon, thanks for the shout out 😉 If we lived closer, we would be hitting all the thrift stores together. You scored! I love the first aid box and those pillow shams.

  8. Great treasures! LOVE, love the shams. I too am always afraid to buy tablecloths for unseen stains that show up when you get home! You found a lovely one!

  9. Nice finds! I love the shams, especially since blue is my favorite color! Happy New Year!

  10. Gave you a feature today, Sharon! Be sure to go to http://www.vintandco.com and click on BLOG to see it! 🙂

  11. Jann Olson says:

    I love the graphics and the color of the first aid kit as well. I did not go thrifting between Christmas and New Years this year. I am helping a friend with her Aunts estate and am getting my junkin fix there. 🙂 I’m holding my first sale at my home this Thurs.-Sat. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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