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!
This picture shows a glimpse of what my home looks like, a wall full of vintage treasures. Vintage is my passion and while living near Portland Maine I have discovered many secondhand stores that have captured my attention. Everything that is on this wall is from somewhere in Maine.
Unfortunately none of these items had markers marks but what I do know is that they are all from around the 1970s.
To start I found the key holder at A Good Cause Thrift Shop in Downtown Portland Maine. It is made out of this very nice solid piece of wood and has metal hooks to hang your keys. The font used for this was very common in the 1970s. Very flower power inspired.
The Strawberry brass trivet was also found at A Good Cause Thrift Shop. This piece is more heavy than expected and is a bit tarnished but that gives it a nostalgic flare to it. The 1970s always played up cartoonish patterns such as these strawberries
The two vegetable handmade crafty pictures I had to dig for at Goodwill by the Pound in Gorham Maine. I paid probably only $.10 for both and what a find that is! You know that rush when you find a great vintage item at a low low price , well that is how I got and I absolutely love the vegetables. These vegetables really give off a unique and crafty vibe to them.
Lastly this ceramic mushroom trivet. This trivet was found also at Goodwill by the Pound. Mushroom images and patterns such as on this trivet were very popular in the 1970s.
Vintage?!?! Do you love, love , love vintage? Well I love, love, love vintage too! Check out the Neon Mushroom for all your vintage needs! We sell vintage items from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Flower power, peace, love and vintage vibes! Follow us on Instagram @ the_neon_mushroom! Like us on Facebook @ The Neon Mushroom. Follow us on Twitter @ neon_mushroom_ You will be able to see our latest vintage treasures all coming from secondhand places in Portland, Maine and all around the New England area! Selling vintage gives the item a second chance to get a new life! A new life full of vintage fun!
Where do you find your vintage treasures? Yard Sales, flea markets, thrift stores and other secondhand wonderful places? Regardless of where you buy them you help give them another chance to be beautiful again! So explore you vintage wonders and treasures and always remember. Peace, love and vintage vibes!
Vintage is LIFE!
Let’s go back in time to where everything was different. Imagine the cars, the houses, furniture, kitchens! Everything has changed and people definitely love to reminisce on the past with buying vintage, antique and other secondhand items from back in the day.
Now let me formally introduce myself, my name is Jessica Anne and I travel and roam the streets of Portland Maine looking for the best, most incredible, and the most affordable cool vintage, antique and thrift stores. There are many second hand shops and I cannot wait to share my finds with you! I started buying and selling vintage when I was only fourteen years old and I am twenty one years old now. The passion I have had for vintage and everything second hand has never faded within my old soul.
There are many vintage, antique and secondhand shops in downtown Portland Maine. There are even shops where you can sell your vintage and secondhand clothing and accessories for cash on the spot or just consign those clothing and accessories. There are many cool spots in downtown Portland Maine that are part of the secondhand way of life.
To get us started I would like to tell you about the difference between antique and vintage. Antiques are 100 plus years old and vintage the opposite which would be less than 100 years old but this does not mean that modern day items are vintage. By my standards vintage is less than 100 years old but does not exceed past the mid 90s. This is just the way that I have learned throughout my vintage, antique and secondhand career.
Overall I would like for us to take this journey and explore the vintage, antique and secondhand world of Portland Maine. So buckle your classic 1950s, 1960s and 1970s car seats belts and get ready for a smooth and steady ride throughout Portland Maine. Follow us on Instagram @the_neon_mushroom
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Love vintage? Love antiques? Love everything secondhand? Are you around the Portland Maine area? Well I have some good news for you! Follow the Neon Mushroom on an adventure through Portland Maine to find the most unique, affordable and awesome vintage, antique and thrift stores! We will be focusing on 5 decades the 1950s through the 1990s. These decades are so unique and so different that we will definitely have something that suits your secondhand loving style!
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