Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Lovely Little Desktop Addition

It's not that my desk was bare. As my reference material, reading and writing projects prove, that's hardly the case. But following a recent purge of excess items to my Etsy shop and to the donation bin, my desk seemed to be all business. After moving a few things around, I decided it needed something new. 

It needed something fun, something whimsical. Something like this vintage silhouette Wallace Berrie & Co 1978 frame. I scored this swinging silhouette from Goodwill for $1.97 and knew just where to put it. 

And if you're wondering why that name sounds familiar, Wallace Berrie & Co...also known as Russ...also known as Applause... was the manufacturing epicenter for quirky-cute finds of the 70s and 80s. Remember troll dolls? Smurfs? Those wide-eyed "I love you this much" resin statues? We have Wallace Berrie & Co to thank for all that. 

What lovely thrift shop additions have you found lately?

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6 comments:

Melissa said...

Such a whimsical frame and cute idea. I bet you smile every time you look at it. Great info too!
My best recent find (my favorite find of the year) isn't so much a find, but a gift really. My grandma gave me 4 vintage paint by numbers she did herself 50 years ago. They are fantastic! Such a neat thing to have.

Amanda said...

I love those silhouette frames! Such a great find at an even greater price :)

Jackie Jardine said...

This does get a smile out of me Melissa, especially when I'm in the "writing zone" and concentrating to the point of a migraine, ha ha.

Vintage paint-by-numbers that were completed by your Grandmom herself? That is a treasure for sure!

<3 Jackie

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks, Amanda! This silhouette frame is pretty cute. I didn't know much about it until after I brought it home and researched the company. But it was under $2....great find!

<3 Jackie

Van said...

That is a BEAU! I'm the same way, I must have people art around where I work and live to feel comfortable :)

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks, Van. Nothing like some light, whimsical art to brighten up the workspace.

<3 Jackie