Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 187 - Picks of the Day

I am currently on a road trip for the summer around the Southeast of the United States. I also will be heading to the Longest Yard Sale this August for the first time.

Here are the picks of the day from my current location in Thomasville, Georgia.


Vintage Tiki Mugs.
Paid $1.99 each
Estimate $20.00 each


Vintage Four Piece Sterilite Canister Set with Lazy Susan.
Paid $5.99
Estimate $65.00

Background:

Sterilite Corporation was founded in 1939 as a partnership between Saul and Edward Stone and Earl Tupper. Before that time, the Stone brothers were engaged in the manufacturing of wooden heels for women's shoes. They formed the partnership to produce heels by the infant process of injection molding. The partnership was short-lived, however, because the plastic available then was not sufficiently heat resistant to withstand weight and stress in hot weather.

With the advent of World War II, they began manufacturing personal articles (plastic combs, toothbrush holders etc.) for the Armed Forces and in the years that followed, gained considerable expertise in manufacturing toys, plastic giftware, and a wide range of tabletop products, beverageware and household containers. During the 1960s the company developed a broad line of plastic housewares including innovative new products such as food storage bowls and a first generation storage bin.

In the decades that followed, Sterilite's growth has been driven by product innovation, product line expansion, and an unyielding commitment to serving the needs of our customers. From a small partnership between two brothers, Sterilite Corporation has become the world's largest independent manufacturer of plastic housewares.

source: www.sterilite.com

1950's Pink Pottery Large Bowl.
Paid $2.99.
Estimate $95.00.
NFS going in our personal collection.


Four Vintage Plastic Fall Wood Plaques
Paid .99 cents for all 4
Estimated $20.00

Michelle
Family Vintage

2 comments:

  1. Welcome! Great first post. I love the background info.

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  2. The tiki mug on the far left is similar to one my mom brought back from Hawaii in the 70s.

    I've been looking for one.

    Lucky you.

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