We’ve been busy listing things in the shop this past week – check out these beautiful typewriters! We also posted a lot of lovely pink and aqua kitchenware. We are taking a vacation from the shop for the next week – we’ll be out working on our 1972 Shasta 1400 travel trailer. You can still check out in our Etsy shop but our next shipping date will be June 3. If you’re interested in the Shasta restoration, check out our other blog!
We had a great time at the Flea-Tique yesterday – we met lots of friendly people, sold some furniture, and hardly got sunburned at all! We’ll be back to posting some great in our shop soon – we’re still unpacking and repacking our goodies from the flea. Coming up in the Etsy shop we’ll have typewriters, aqua and pink kitchen items, curtains, bathing suits, sunglasses, and eyeglass frames – everything you need for summer and more!
Find us tomorrow at the Allegheny Kiski Valley Historical Society Flea-Tique, space 129! Just look for the melamine rainbow. It should be a beautiful day, and we’re looking forward to meeting some new people and enjoying our Sunday!
Hey, it’s Arlo again, back with more great stuff from the Polyverse. I love finding ashtrays of all kinds, whether it’s a plaster psychedelic mushroom or classy Art Deco aluminum from Kensington, but some of my favorite ashtrays are from midcentury hotels.
These are from the golden age of car travel, right about the time Holiday Inn was setting the standard for hotel chains, and interstate highways opened up the country for vacation exploration.
Smoking was much more popular then, and you could expect to find a unique ashtray in your room wherever you went. A lot of people decided these were complimentary souvenirs, which is fine by me, because that’s why they’re still around today to be enjoyed.
These ashtrays combine cool advertising graphics and sculpture in a classic and functional package. They also barely take up any space, so you can collect a lot without filling up your house.
We have 3 midcentury hotel ashtrays for sale in our Etsy shop right now.
The first one, from the Townhouse Motor Lodge, has a great logo and font.
Our next one, from The Top o’ the Morn Motor Lodge, has a their sign and old-school phone number, plus great styling on the cigarette slots.
The final ashtray, and my personal favorite, is from the Thunderbird. An awesome logo and cool concentric circle pattern make this stand out from the crowd.
Pick one up and capture that thrill of the open road and the spirit of adventure for yourself!
Another weekend, another collection of items. We picked up a ton of smalls – it was a vintage barware and tray sort of weekend here in the Steel City! We’ll be bringing these trays to the shop soon – including a fantastic 1970s Disney Orangebird Florida serving tray. We also picked up some tea towels, costume jewelry, toys (Arlo loves finding GoBots!), a great 1970s ice bucket, some ashtrays, hats, and a Formica cutting board shaped like a pig! We love blow mold holiday figures, so we’ll be keeping the cheerful Halloween ghost. Keep an eye out as we get new items in the shop, and as always convo us if we post a picture of something you’re interested in!