Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thrifted Thursday: Got a Crush?

First off, I want to apologize for being AWOL the last week & a half. Just in time for Halloween, I had a week from Hell.  After the flood in our basement, my husband was home on vacation for part of the week. Now while that doesn't sound so bad, and I love him, of course, it means all our daily routines are thrown out of whack (I know some of you SAHMs know what I'm talking about!) and I don't get my usual computer time. Then he went away on a hunting trip and while he was gone my son came home from school sick. (I'll spare you the details, but it involved a lot of cleaning....)

But hopefully we'll get back on track with this week's Thrifted Thursday:

I bought this Orange Crush dispenser a while back at a thrift store for $4. I loved the colors and the graphics, and it happens to work well with Halloween. The Harlequin and Scottie dog images just scream 1930s to me, but I don't know enough about this style of dispenser to date it definitively. I do have a fairly large collection of vintage soda bottles, but this is the only syrup dispenser I have. As with most of the things I buy, I bought it because it was cool!

Here it is with another Halloween themed-bottle, a milk bottle from Witchwood Dairies with a witch on a broomstick!


  1. wow I love soda dispensers, and like you said the colours are perfect for Halloween. I really like the picture of the Scottie dog.

  2. That is a sweet find. Literally!

  3. That soda bottle is so lovely! Great graphics and a great find!

  4. Oh, I covet that! I think you're right about the dating...Scotties = FDR, especially in the 30s, with those graphics.

    I've just made mincemeat (mock), but next year I think I'm going to make the real thing. Do you make it? I would think that with your larder it would be wonderful stuff.

  5. Thanks all- I just wish I knew how to use it, and that they still sold the syrup...

    E- I have never made mincemeat (LOL- that sounds funny!) but I know some old-time PA Dutch people that do. I like it, but not enough to make it myself- so I just get a jar or two through the grapevine if I want it!

  6. Great soda dispenser! I don't know that I've ever seen those when out and about.

    Thanks for joining my blog, by the way! I have a feeling that I'll be checking in on yours often as history people have to stick together!