“Those stores smell bad.”
“…You’re going to stare at some antique chair for so long the buttons are going to seem interesting.”
That whole exchange made me laugh. I’ll wager the majority of us who love rummaging around antique & thrift stores has had a similar conversation with a poor, unfortunate friend you’ve dragged along for the “adventure”. In those shops, I count myself blessed to have a very poor sense of smell.
Hey look, Pyrex! I don’t know if I haven’t been paying attention, but this was the first episode where I noticed the vintage cookware. The Pyrex snowflake cinderella dish is pretty recognizable and at the moment easily found on etsy. The sugar bowl is a Fire King pattern and the matching coffee & custard cups are also available on etsy.
You know you want a pair of aviators just like Don.
Natasha Vargas-Cooper of the Footnotes of Mad Men (which you are reading, right? ‘Cause it is made of awesome) wrote a bit about the Madison Square Garden issue, the Patio campaign & Wallenda throw-away reference in a post over at The Awl. An interesting read for those of us who weren’t even a glimmer in our parents eyes (or so the saying goes) in 1963 and perhaps didn’t feel like spending our entire evening on wikipedia or trolling through flickr & google searches. Hey, I’m just being honest here.
I leave you with one of my favorite moments from this episode.
“You’re not fat anymore.”
Oh Harry, I do love you so.