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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Vintage Man Style

Thank you so much for all of your well wishes and prayers in my last post.  I do think that your prayers created an invisible safety net of support that means so much to us.  There isn't much to say when one's partner says, "I am so very, very tired."  Tired of illness, of pain and the betrayal of one's body.  My heart squeezes tight and I search for something to say besides talk of doctors' visits and tubes and needles.  I was out yardsaling when I saw something that made me stop and hesitate.  Monsieur was so supportive over my vintage Redman picnic basket find but I had begun to think that many of my finds weren't very masculine.  I wanted so very much to bring home something that was "Vintage Man Style," something that would be all his.  So what did I find?


A vintage metal picnic cooler by Thermos!  There is something about the hunter green that makes me think of lazy summer days with not a care in the world.  At the moment it is sitting in a corner of our home holding up a collection of potted plants.


It makes me think of Spring and Summer, the seasons of growing things.  The large plant in the middle is a basil plant which is under Monsieur's care.  There is nothing like fresh basil in a salad or pasta.


Of course, after all that exertion with tending plants, one needs a cool breeze.  Looking more closely at the picnic cooler, I have to say that I adore the sturdy latch and handles.


One must reward oneself, on a hot summer day, with delicious ripe strawberries.  Monsieur is quite pleased with his "Vintage Man Style" cooler.  Mission accomplished, don't you think?

I am linking up with Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl, Southern Hospitality, A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm, Ivy and Elephants, Knick of Time, Thrifty Groove, The Charm of Home.

15 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. What a super find. The green is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Mardi said...

Gorgeous find in a gorgeous colour....and the perfect spot for that luscious looking basil.
Mardi x

The Thrifty Challenge said...

Love the colour of your thermos. Very nice!

Danavee said...

My basil does not look that good. Love those vintage garden tools!!!

Jackie K. said...

There's nothing like the chrome hardware on those vintage coolers!

(Missing my old red one from years ago!)

Honey at 2805 said...

What a neat find! Your basil look fantastic!

I'm a new friend and follower! So nice to meet you!

Thrift Shopper for Peace said...

i agree, an awesome man find!

SixBalloons said...

Awesome piece... Can't believe I wasn't following you before! Almost missed the beautiful tea towel and Le parfait super posts! Now yor latest follower!

Liz said...

Very manly. :) You made it look so cute! :)

~Liz

Jann Olson said...

Oh girl you did good! Love the color and the vintage look. so happy that hubby liked it as well. It's hard to see someone you love go through hard things. I have a couple of vintage fans and love them. Yours looks so cute atop your new found treasure. And you know I love anything old that has to do with gardening so the tools made me drool. I would love for you to share this with my party, Share Your Cup Thursday.
Hugs,
Jann

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

That Thermos cooler is great! Love the color.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are such a sweetheart, I know he had to just love being thought of in such a special way.
It's so cool. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Patti

Clara Turbay said...

love it!

Diann said...

What a wonderful find in this cooler. It is a great piece! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I hope you are having a fantastic day!

Revi said...

Manly indeed! My friend just got back from "N-ZED" where they call them "chilly bins" and I think that is such a charming name! Not manly, maybe. :)
-Revi

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