2nd fl 8 School Street - Gorham - Maine

Monday, January 24, 2011

Papa's Study

2nd fl Thriftiques has so much more than vintage jewelry, Pyrex and McCoy. In "Papa's study" you will find books, bottles and other fun goodies. The selection is always changing.

Not only are there oodles of skeleton keys, there are vintage locks with keys.

I love these 2 Made in Japan Bears displayed with a 1948 Cub Scout Guide.

This sign would look great nailed on your smelt shack. Hey we live in Maine. The rivers and lakes are frozen .... let the Ice Fishing Derbies begin.

The sign offer some sage advice:
If you wish to be happy for an hour, get intoxicated.
If you wish to be happy for three days, get married.
If you wish to be happy for eight days, kill your pig and eat it.
If you wish to be happy forever, learn to hunt and fish.

The tobacco tins are a favorite.

Bottles are also fun collectibles, especially the local ones.

Casco drinks were produced in Portland Maine and the bottles have great graphics.

Why not make that gift of a tie for Dad or Husband, a vintage tie?

For the space enthusiasts, this great condition 1952 science fiction book is waiting to be read. (The oh-so cute astronaut has just sold)

And, If you are looking for that perfect gift or decorating piece that says, actually screams, that it will be one of a kind ..........

why not take Georgette home? An actual female skull for $50. Wouldn't she look lovely on your living room shelf?

Please be sure stop by for a visit and to say Hi to Georgette. She and I would both love to meet you. Thanks.


  1. I just found you while blog hopping. I go into portland off and on and will lokk for you.
    the heads a bit creepy. you should see if the show oddities on the history channel would buy it.

  2. We just love Georgette, since she moved in she's been the subject of several photo shoots.