I was drawn to these pieces because of their soft pastel hue and Art Deco lines. A little research revealed my thrift shop find has a fascinating history!
Abingdon Sanitary Company produced plumbing fixtures. The economy went down the toilet after the stock market crashed in 1929 and the construction sector came to a standstill. The company changes its business strategy and began to produce decorative pottery, which helped it survive the Great Depression.
Here’s some lessons we can all learn from Abingdon:
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Have you made any amazing finds lately? Please share your experiences and keep on thrifting, Milwaukee!
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