From a picture of the original box, I learned that this was called "Kaffee Klatch". It was a promo item December 1959. Check out a cool original ad here.
Here's the story. This was purchased at a hole-in-the-wall shop just about 2 miles away from my house. I hadn't stopped there in a while because the owners were rude and crazy overpriced - a fatal combination in my opinion. The place just became junkier and crazier-looking as time went by.
But the other day hubs and I noticed that it looked cleaned up. Figured it went out of business. But there was a sign saying New Owners. So we stopped in. Pretty much the same inventory, but more orderly.
Everything here was purchased basically as a boxed lot, for a nice price that had me doing a happy dance for the rest of the day.
|Oh Cornflower Blue, I don't want to collect you. But the more of you I handle, the more you set off my hoarder tendencies. Charlie Brown ARGH!!!!|
|The Owls Are What They Seem|
Poor littiest owl on the right is missing an eye, but I'll just say that it's trying to wink at me.
And it works! So happy about that. The battery chamber had corrosion, so I wasn't sure it was going to, but oh yes, I now have a snazzy owl clock that keeps time just fine. Love it!
I needed some good finds to restore my belief that good stuff is still out there for prices I can afford!
Hope you're finding thrifty treats and treasures!