Saturday, December 4, 2010

Retro Saturday

Two candle-holders made by Holt-Howard.....very apropos for the season!

Saturday again. Where does the week go?

They were made in 1964 and in Japan.

Not much at my usual thrift 'haunts' this week. Lots of stuff but nothing that caught my eye.

Except for the items shown, it has been a 'slow' week retro-wise.

                This colourful little 'side' plate was made in Japan by 'Giftcraft'.

Good thing we are meeting up with friends in our neighbouring province of New Brunswick today. Actually we are meeting at a 'thrift' store on the border which is in Nova Scotia in the town of Amherst.

From there we are crossing over the border (where the gasoline is cheaper) into a great little university town called Sackville. It is the home of Mount Allison University which has a very good 'fine arts' program.

Have no idea about the origins of this little bowl...liked the size and colour.

Hope to find a good place to eat and chat. I met Carolyn back in 1973 (talk about RETRO!!!) at university and we have been friends ever since. She and her husband, Brian, and two kids live in another small town in New Brunswick......Sussex. Actually, some of you 'met' them on a post last year. They 'stood' for us at our wedding ceremony.

Carolyn is great at 'thrifting' and can spot a bargain from miles away! Should be fun and a chance to catch up with these 'retro' friends of ours.

Of course, the obligatory pictures will be taken and I'll let you all know how it goes.


  1. Okay, I love the orange bowl, how sweet is that??? I believe the best of todays offerings! ;-)

    How retro is retro? I have things that were gifts or that I bought in the 50s and 60s....

    You guys have a great time today and find lots of great bargains! Stay safe!

  2. Love the candle holders! While I was at my favorite thrift haunt yesterday, a couple came in and asked the worker if they could drop off a truck load of Christmas decor they wanted to donate. After they left, he let me in the back room to rummage through the boxes they donated! I was in Heaven, I tell you! Nothing vintage (sigh), but I did score a really nice framed and signed watercolor of Santa. Sure helps to be on a first name basis with the hired help in one's favorite thrift! Have a great weekend!

  3. Love the holly candle holders! I dug around my cabinets and found similar ones Mom bought back in the day. Not Holt Howard (which I love), but sentimental, and I think holly is one of the best Christmas/winter designs. =)

    I stopped shopping thrift stores around here. Nothing good to be found any more =(

  4. It sounds like a perfect day to me. : ) have fun friend.

  5. My favorites are the candle holders. In fact, I think I really like most retro Christmas stuff.

  6. I do like the candle holders; very pretty!
    Have a fun day today 'thrifting' and meeting with friends!

  7. I love the holiday candle holders!

  8. I have several pieces of Lefton that would go well with those candleholders. I need to share it but first I have to wash it since it's covered with dust! How nice to still be in touch with old friends--I know you will have a wonderful time.

  9. You are in for a fun day today! Can't wait to see what you come home with.

  10. Pretty little plate, quite colourful and would be useful but I find the candle holders a bit "Kitsch".

  11. I like everything too -- and I'm looking forward to hearing about any finds from your trip.--Inger

  12. My fave is the bowl. It reminds me of the hippie days. Flower-power. It's so Groovy!!!!

  13. oh the little orange one is so sweet.

    So glad that you share Jess's & my enthusiam for Moulan Rouge !!! ( we enjoy watching Dirty Dancing together too)

  14. Jim check out my post's for you !

  15. Let me know when you start putting things on eBay...I want first dibs!

  16. Love the photos of your vintage treasures!


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