This lovely 1920s (or possibly early-to-mid 1930s) design specimen lived at a little shop called Porch Light for a long time. I had a crush on it for close to a year. When Porch Light decided to combine their two locations and have a big moving sale, I was able to finally snatch it up at a discount before someone else beat me to the punch. The package is in incredible condition, employs one of my favorite design eras and color palettes, and has so much drool-worthy type.
Plus, it still has the original, unused bar of soap inside. In case you are curious, the soap kind of smells like band-aids.
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Over Spring Break Chas and I took a little day trip to Kalama, which is a big antiques destination spot on the I-5. Maybe the hype was too big in my mind—I’d been jonesin’ an antiques day trip to Kalama for over a decade—but I really wasn’t impressed. Most of the antique stores had a lot of junk*, and everything seemed way overpriced. However, amongst the sea of DQ Blazers tumblers from the early 90s and unfriendly price tags, we were able to find a few treasures that hit the sweet spot of awesome and affordable.
These old first aid mini-kits are so rad. Look at those amazing graphics! Both sets are complete with their contents untouched. The arm sling is still sealed inside with an aged paper wrapper, and the Eye Dressing Packet includes three packages of cotton gauze pads, three packages of adhesive strips, and three tiny tubes of boric acid. Everything smells very old and medicinal. I love it!
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Lastly, we couldn’t resist getting this silly practical joke to add to our collection of vintage gags and novelties.