A few items we picked up at the thrift yesterday.
Mirro Cooky and Pastry PressI already have a cookie press so why pick up another? Because it has attachments to make lady fingers, eclairs, and cream puffs! It also came with a handy wooden organizing rack!
Family Affair Fun Box
My scope of interest does not include much 1970's, so when I first saw this Family Affair Fun Box I was just excited by the cute graphics and intrigued by the cardboard stitching card sporting a creepy granny doll wearing glasses. I didn't really put it together that it was a television show until looking through the included coloring book. I have never seen the show so I am going to pretend that the doll, "Mrs. Beasley", comes to life every episode and kills people, leaving the "Family Affair" being to cover the tracks of her murderous exploits.
Scotch Kooler Ice Chest and Thermos
I was really excited when I came across this ice chest! I have seen it many times in vintage cookbooks with happy families gathered around admiring it's chilling capabilities! This one came with the clear plastic tray insert as seen below in the ad. The thermos is from 1971. I like the spoon and fork modern graphic, more of a 1960's inspiration. The brown and yellow color is an introduction of more to come from the 1970's.
The underside of the kooler lid:
Here are a few vintage ads featuring the Kooler in action:
Even Bob Hope approves!
Here is a bit of history about the kooler. I love when a thrift store trip turns into a learning experience:
In 1951, Hamilton Metal Products hired New York designer Petra Cabot to create a cylindrical cooler and launch a line of products that rolled out of Hamilton until 1970.