I used to live in a small town of IL called West Dundee. It was just this summer where I picked up this beautiful 1970s blue/green ceramic ashtray. I always, always went thrifting with my grandma and we came upon this estate sale. When we approached this little yellow house, my heart started to race as I saw the 1970s mid century modern furniture outside. I knew this estate sale would be full of vintage treasures. I was just so right on the money, there were vintage 1960s and 1970s beauties everywhere!
This 1970s ashtray really caught my eye! I looked underneath the beauty and it has a makers mark of Haeger potteries of East Dundee IL.
Located in East Dundee, IL Haeger Potteries was around for 145 years before they closed. Actually, they closed only a week before I stood there in front of it at this estate sale. My eyes grew wide with amazement. So I quickly snagged this wonderful ashtray for only $3.
In the end since I do not smoke I decided to use it as a jewelry holder and it works perfectly!