July 1, 2012

Thrift Share

Before we had tissue, both men and women carried handkerchief/hankies. My mother always carried a hankie, and I can remember many times when that hankie was brought out, spit upon and then wiped something off my face. Yuck and yuck.

You would think I would have an aversion to handkerchiefs, but I love them. So when I saw these sassy little hankies I scooped them up.

California and Florida souvenir hankies, 1953 calendar hankie, a Japanese silk handkerchief from the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair, fun vintage graphics on the calories hankie, and my favorite, orange and lime green color block hankie with fashionable ladies scattered about and one cute poodle. 

These cocktail napkins caught my attention.

Six cocktail napkins with three different scenes will be such fun to use at a  Mexican Fiesta.

This souvenir metal tray from Minnesota was priced at 25¢ I just couldn't pass it up.

This beverage serving tray has illustrations of Minnesota wild life.

My favorite thrift find is this mid century modern tape dispenser.

This 1981 Eldon Office tape dispenser with its sleek lines has found a new home on my desk. The best part it was only 25¢!

Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.

I am linking up with:
  Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday
Hey, What's for Dinner Mom? -  The Penny Worth Project
Cap Creation, Thrifty Love Link Party
Simple Design, Share Your Haul


  1. Love the hankies and you know I am loving those cocktail napkins!

  2. That little tape dispenser is awesome! So 80's, so retro, so great!

  3. wow 25 cents for that tape dispenser! fab deal!!! Love your other finds as well.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  4. Love the hankies! I have quite a pile of those myself & really don't know what to do with them yet, but I can't pass them up if I fall for them.

  5. Love those hankies! Mom used to do that to me too

  6. Very cool tape dispenser & loving the calories hanky.

  7. Lovin' the hankies, but those napkins are so great! I have a thing for vintage cosas de mexicanas!

  8. Love the graphics on the hankies! One of the most interesting ways of displaying hankies I've seen is tucked into a wooden spoon holder. I think I might give this a try one day.

    That Minnesota souvenir tray is very cool, too. All stuff you can find uses for, yes?

  9. Hi Paulette, when I was about 13 or so my friend Karen and myself were chosen to be handkerchief girls at our church autumn fete.It involved us collecting and selling as many pretty handkerchieves as we could for church funds.I rememember we got a large collection and it was great fun.When we were in junior school we used to get handkerchieves for christmas which featured road safety information!You rarely see them nowadays, I dont even posess such a thing!

  10. What great finds, Paulette! I especially love the hankies- I admit it, I am a hankie hoarder!

  11. I love hankies too. I remember the spit shine as well. Thanks for the memory.

  12. My Mom had a collection of over 400 hankies, I used tombuynthem for her all the time, I still like looking at them, they're so many unique ones, you found some sweet ones!!

    I have all those hankies now.

  13. you sure got some great deals! Congrats!

  14. Oh the vintage hankies really caught my eye too! How well I remember! But it's the 1981 Eldon Office tape dispenser that I covet! Great find!!

  15. That tape dispense is so cool! Love it.

  16. I seriously think I need the calories hankie. cute finds!!