Monday, September 23, 2013

Gems Among the Junk

Our beach cottage was advertised as "furnished," but if you've been reading this blog regularly, you know that the furnishings were really Dumpster fodder.

But as we tossed cracked glasses, rusty kitchen utensils, and mouse-eaten linens, we DID find a few items that were worth saving.

This Pyrex refrigerator dish, which now houses my string cheese supply, is one of my favorite finds:

It actually launched a collection--I have since added a set of bowls and a small refrigerator dish that we use for butter.  I'm still on the hunt for the largest bowl, as the set we found in a thrift store had only the three smallest ones.

The kitchen also yielded some enamelware pots:

and this cool red handled enamelware bowl:

Doug thinks this little pink electric clock from Westclox is ridiculously kitschy, but I couldn't resist it--come on, it has KITTENS on it (and it was made in the USA):

This wooden plaque seems to fit just perfectly with the wetlands setting of our cottage:

It still had the original $1.97 price tag on the back from W.T. Grant, which went out of business in 1976.

We also kept this mid-century ceiling light in the dining room:

This shot shows it lit over the table:

I'm glad we were able to find a few things worth keeping in the little cottage.  We like preserving the past whenever we can.

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