Vintage Fascination No. 113

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

My daughter and I did a bit of thrifting last week and I want to show you what we found.

This wicker briefcase is from the 1960’s.  It has a leather handle and a leather strip across the bottom with little brass feet.  It has brass locks, but unfortunately, there isn’t a key.

 It is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez.

Yes, I found this thermos twice before.  One I sold and the other is in my collection but I bought this one anyway.  For now, there are two in my collection since they make such cute twins.

A Oneida Georgian Scroll silver-plate water pitcher was just sitting there on the shelf.  I picked it up and put it back, I picked it up I put it back.  Ok, you get the picture I was a little undecided.  Finally, I put it in my cart.  Then I decided to put it back on the shelf went around the corner changed my mind again and bought it.  Now I’m, glad I did.

I can’t believe that I found another Florida souvenir plate. This one is in vibrant colors with flowers and fruits on the border with little scenes from Florida.  The scenes are Cypress Gardens (now closed due to flood damage near Winter Haven), Silver Springs (State Park near Ocala), Singing Tower (Bok Tower Gardens – National Historic Site near Lake Whales), Marine Studios (Marineland near St. Augustine), Sunshine Skyway (Tampa Bay Bridge)and Miami Beach.  A couple of these I’ve never heard of so I did a bit of research and noted where they are in Florida.

Jewelry boxes that I find at the thrift store normally aren’t as nice as this one  The inside is pristine but the finish is dark and chipped.

 So a paint makeover is definitely in order.  It is large with lots of storage even little side doors for necklaces.  Now I just have to keep my daughter from claiming it.

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  1. Love to see the vintage finds every week! Pretty thermoses! I found a silverplate gravy pourer at a thrift store this weekend I wanted, but after their price tag at $8.99, I had to reluctantly pass. I’m sure you will make that pitcher look great however you use it. The wicker briefcase is interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. And you’re right about the jewelry chest…I’ve never seen one that looks that good. Great finds! Pinned.

  2. Love that wicker briefcase – have never seen anything like that before! Given our backgrounds, couldn’t you just see us carrying those to work, lol?? The pair of blue & white thermos are super cute too! Love your MO for decision-making. I feel like that’s me, whether it’s antiquing or appliance shopping (as I’ve been doing lately, ugh). Have a great week, Sharon, and Happy Valentine’s Day, friend (it’s not just for lovers, ya know).

  3. Super finds. Went to one thrift shop this weekend and didn’t find a thing.
    I’ve never heard of a wicker brief case. would have bought it in a minute to put my craft projects in and carry with me. Love that pitcher, I would have grabbed that too–well maybe would have gone thru what you did if the price was more than a couple of dollars. I like to find different things for vases and that will be a beauty of one.

  4. Great finds, Sharon. Another cute thermos! You find the best ones–I rarely see them here. Love the silver pitcher and can’t wait to see your jewelry box makeover.

  5. Ack!!! I’m in love with your briefcase–fantastic find. You had me laughing out loud about the silver pitcher :0

  6. I have a lot of thermoses, but have never ran across that blue one. Glad you bought the pitcher! You made me laugh. I do that sometimes too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your finds with SYC.

  7. What fun finds. I love hunting and finding fun items with a story then finding a place for them in my home. The silver pitcher is beautiful.

  8. Great finds…. I do like the silver pitcher and you styled it perfectly!

  9. Fun stuff, the jewelry boxes are crazy here, only $3-$5 and gorgeous. They make great Barbie closets, lol. Thanks for the share, Sandi

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