Sunday, February 13, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Who doesn't love the old anodised aluminium travel cups? Just looking at them fills me with nostalgia of picnics on the side of the road, pulling over for a quick cuppa and sandwich on our way to see our cousins in Bodalla.

Still in fantastic condition and housed in this wonderfully worn leather case, I was very excited to find them at my local oppy. 

All of $5 was parted. Such a meager price for the memories its evoked. 


For more flea market finds, head over to Sophie's.

16 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh total score, wow, childhood flash back or what, loving them & fantastic condition too. Love Posie

Make mine Mid-Century said...

$5! And look at what great nick they're in!

What a score! Though I used to think they made lemonade taste funny.

CurlyPops said...

Love anodised cups! Coke always tasted so good out of those.

A Treasured Past said...

Oh, I love Bodalla, we would always stop in to visit the cheese factory on the way to Dalmeny. I loved it there. Great cups too.

simmone said...

What a score! have great memories of family picnics with the same cups,what great condition they're in.

Vic said...

Oh YES! I have been looking for some of these, cordial had an odd yet not unpleasant taste from them...!

BOB & MABEL said...

I love these. I picked some up a few years ago just like yours. We keep them in the glove box. We use them often on our trips and the kids love the different colours.

spectacularfairywren said...

total bargain - so shiny - in our family I was always the orange, my bro the blue and the others were shiny like yours. A bottle of lemonade went a looong way!

Lea said...

oh my aunt used to have set in her fridge and she loved serving frozen margaritas in them. truly! AND my local vinnies has a set just like it for $20-needless to say they've been there a while. Bargain price..well done!

karlyn Jackson said...

I found some in my local oppy this week in not as great condition as yours, they were $15 so I left them there, I'd say you got a bargain.

faithhopeandcharityshopping said...

Ooh pretty, we didn't have those in the Uk. Here it was all about the tartan thermos flask!

Olive and Esther said...

That is the find of all finds!! Takes me back to my grandparents house as a child. Theirs weren't in such great condition. Well done eagle eye!!

PJ said...

love them!

Alyssa said...

Wow; are those a trip down memory lane! I've actually got the taller style with the flared rim on my thrift wish list. Looks like you got a really good deal!

Cherie said...

They're gorgeous and I recebntly did a post on how part of Mr Armani's Spring collection reminded me of exactly these. Never enough hours ibn the day Tracey hope all's fab for you♥

ZippyZippy said...

Very good find indeed!