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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Merry Mushroom!



I have to say, I really love the one Merry Mushroom item. Not as tacky as most of the Merry Mushroom items, very simplistic, with beautiful colours representing the great era of the '70s with a mushroom plopped on top. Not large enough for a cake or a pie, just the right size for a dip. What is this? A dip holder? LOL, I don't know! Makes me feel a bit uneducated.

Everyone's favourite 1970's mushroom kitchen accessories from Sears - Merry Mushroom! I came across a bunch of the stuff, reasonably priced, tea kettle (missing the top) & quite a few of the jars. I'm not a fan of the jars, I love them for their ugliness kitsch factor, but don't think I can display the set along with the other items in my house. At least not at this time. I did pick up the smallest jar for $1.99 to keep some random things in just inside the cupboard. What's the other thing? A butter dish? They weren't going to sell it to me. The cashier told me the bottom doesn't go with the top. I kept telling her that it's part of the Merry Mushroom set from Sears from the '70s. It's also got the same markings (carved CANADA) in the bottom as the jars & other Merry Mushroom items & plop, right on the top, you can't miss the mushroom. She just wanted me to shut up, so she gave it to me. I was getting concerned that they weren't going to sell it to me. I hate their new policy. No tag, no sale. Anyways, haven't seen this one Merry Mushroom item around. Besides a butter dish, I dunno what it could be for. Dip?



Taking part in THRIFTY THINGS FRIDAY over at THE THRIFTY GROOVE!

7 comments:

  1. Love your Merry Mushroom finds! Those colors always make me smile.

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  2. What great and kitchy finds! Love them. thank you for joining TTf and I hope you have a great day!

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  3. Ahh! I just found the largest jar for my best friend who loves all things mushrooms. We paid $6 for it. She's using to store her son's packaged snacks (crackers, pretzel sticks, etc). I have no idea what that piece could be for- how about a flan? I have no clue if folks who shopped at Sears in the 70s were into flan or not, lol, but it's smaller than a pie or cake....

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  4. Maybe it's a cheese dome? I know those were way popular in the 70s :-)

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  5. I have the canister set sitting in my craft room. :) I love them! They hold all kinds of things...ugly, but adorable. Ha! I love your site...just found you through Thrift Core!

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  6. I love them! I collect mushroom canisters.


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