From about mid-December to mid- or late January, estate sales are few and far between around here--the holidays get in the way. Imagine that. And, living in the Midwest, garage sales are virtually extinct this time of year.
So, a couple of weekends ago, I was thrilled to see a single estate sale advertised in the newspaper. I scored some wonderful ephemera for my handmade journals and this terrific vintage cooler ($4).
It has vibrant red-clad handles and a cushy gold vinyl top. A perfect complement to my thrift wicker settee and vintage glass shade lights, it will be great for cooling drinks on the deck in the summer. The nifty padded top will provide an additional spot for someone to sit a spell. For now, I'm storing the canvas deck chair slipcovers in it.
Also grabbed this nice, tall Thermos for $1 at the same sale. I already had a smaller version of this one in my collection.
I love that the gold cooler top coordinates so well with the gold in the gray Thermos and the fantastic Pelican cooler I scored at a garage sale last summer (for $1--can you believe it?).
Even with the mild winter we've had here in the Midwest, I'm looking forward to even warmer weather, the sparkle of my fairy lights and an ice-cold drink from my fun vintage cooler on the deck.
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Make it a great day!