For me, its a toss up between matte and transparent green.
Old school tupperware seems to be taking over my kitchen. I wouldn’t consider myself a collector of retro tupperware, but it seems that each op shopping or thrifting mission finds me drawn to these vintage tupperware colours like a moth to a flame.
These little bowls were hiding in the bric-a-brac section of the Sydenham Savemart. I went in searching for jeans (scored a great pair of black Guess skinnies btw) and came home with some sorbet coloured cereal bowls to boot! My little one loves them and has to have her morning Ricies in the green one. (and only the green!)
Orange is a favourite colour in this house, and a chance excursion to the Woolston thrift shops and 2nd hand stores turned up this little beaut. I went to Woolston to pick up beer from the 3 Boys Brewery (best wheat beer) and stumbled on several op shops while searching for a parking space. Hmm, the hubby gets good beer, I get to go thrifting, kinda seems like a win-win situation to me!
I needed a new pancake mixing bowl after old one bit the dust. This green one works perfect and matches in with the lettuce keeper that basically started this little collection off. I know that Max from the Op Shop Showoff considers the Addington Salvation Army as one of her favourites. After several great finds like this bowl, I’m inclined to agree.
Yep, that’s right I went to a bloggers get together and came home with retro tupperware! The organizers of Around the Table arranged a gift swap for all the attendees, and paired me up with the awesome Kerri, who knew I was into op shopping and tupperware. She picked up this chips ‘n dip/veggie platter from Potpourri, the Op Shop in Darfield. Now I’ve spied Potpourri, but have’t actually made it in there. The only time I seem to be passing thru Darfield is late evening or early morning on one of our West Coast missions. This shop is definitely on my list of Op Shops to visit.
So, this collection of retro tupperware wasn’t exactly planned, but it appears to be growing. If you collect items/treasures/stuff, how did you start? Was it a concentrated effort, or did it happen organically? (now thats a nice way of saying whoa…what the… oops, how did that happen?) Do you plan? Are your items in daily use, kept on display, or to resell? At what point do you consider it a collection vs just owning a bunch of the same kind of stuff.
For me, I started thrifting the retro tupperware after being frustrated with the poor quality of the food/lunch containters I was buying new. (yes, even the NZ made ones) Durable is a key word here, and is definitely needed in this house. Bomb-proof might be a better way of explaining how rough we are and what we need.
I’d love you to share your thrifting strategy or plans for your own growing collections in the comments below. I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re one of those Op shopping ninjas who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!
Linking up with Max from the Op Shop Show-Off, Chris & Julia and @A Living Space, and Sir Thrift-a-Lot. Also linking up with Liz from Me and My Shadow, host of Magpie Monday. Op Shop Mama also has a great collections linky, but am just watching, as I don’t really consider my tupperware stash a collection.
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