Here’s the latest picture of my Spice of Life collection. Many pieces were found locally, through eBay and with a little help from friends. These pieces are used daily and are really fun to collect. If you have something that I might be missing… Let me know!
Some days after scouring through the thrift stores you leave feeling discouraged, but other times you happen to come across an item that makes it all worth while. Yesterday, I was browsing one of my local Savers stores. While walking through the isle that usually holds pots and pans, I noticed something that was certainly out of place- this awesome wooden pixels clock!
The clock was created by George Nelson (1908-1986). George was one of the founders of what we know as American Modernism and designed many classic iconic furniture, lamps and accessory pieces of the 20th century. His accomplishments included being the director of the well known Herman Miller furniture company and his own company George Nelson Associates, Inc.
This amazing clock was purchased for $16.00 and easily retails online between $75.00-$125.00 It’s classic mid-century design is nostalgic and fits well in many design schemes.
If you’d like more information on George Nelson, please visit the link below.
This collection all started with finding the vintage Tupperware salt & pepper shakers. (718-11 and 718-15). I love the patterns and colors.
Tupperware was created in 1946 by Earl Tupperware and was primarily released to the public through the famous “Tupperware” parties in the 1950’s. The Wonderlier (round storage bowl sets in those fantastic colors) tended to be the best sellers, however there we also Jello molds, cake carriers, pitchers, storage containers, condiment dispensers, etc. Pretty much anything that you needed to house or store, there was a Tupperware container that would hold it. Each Tupperware piece comes along with it’s own ID number and stamped with the famous circles emblem and Tupperware branding.
In your local thrift stores, you can find these pieces for $1.99 at the most for the smaller pieces and under $5.00 for the larger sizes. Here are some examples of their current prices. The salt and pepper shakers were purchased for $1.00 each and can now be found online for $15.00 used. The blue Tupperware canisters were $4.99 and are easily over $30.00 on many online websites. The Jello mold was purchased for less than $2.00 and goes for over $15.00 online.
Tupperware was “Made in the USA” and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Now, what’s not to love?