Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Fridays: To the Max-well

This week's Free Friday Find comes from my Twitter pal Brini Maxwell, a delightful design and entertaining maven who if you haven't met, go introduce yourself right now, and be certain take a peak at The Vidcast that inspires this post.

While prepping for a move to a new apartment, Brini rediscovered this heartwarming cardboard flag from Longacre Dairy designed for customers to colorfully and cleverly communicate with their milkmen.

"Hang it on the door, and pull up the flags that indicate what you'd like your milk man to leave for you -- one quart, two quarts, buttermilk, eggs, even orange juice and cottage cheese. It's in remarkable condition considering its age," Brini writes. "The colors are bright and clear, the cardboard isn't dog-eared, and all the flags are in tact. I had the good fortune...and eyesight to spot it on the street here in New York some years ago. I picked it up, and have had it ever since. Such a fun piece of the past."

Thank you, Brini Maxwell, for sharing this wholesome, Grade-A discovery!

Do you have something that you found and that cost you absolutely nothing. Did your eagle eye spot a little something in the middle of the sidewalk or on a street corner that warms your heart or makes you giggle?

Send me a picture and your story to

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

1 comment:

  1. I think I'd have to look through my collection of scavenged junk (ur...treasure, that is!) to find the right item and story to share. Brini Maxwell's milk man flag is the find thrifters dream about- free- and filled with so much history. A beautiful design doesn't hurt, either! Thanks for sharing!



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