I found this great vintage thermos today at the treasure trove that is Community Thrift. I always pick up little pieces like this one when I get the chance, not only because I'm a collector by nature, but because of how easily they can be reused as something decorative. This thermos will look bitchin on almost any surface in the house. A nice tall and functional artifact from 60+ years ago is way cooler on bookshelf then anything you'll find at Homegoods. Decorate with things that are real, things that evoke nostalgia and have stories dating back before they fell into your possession. Odds are, if you're searching in the right places, almost everything you find will be way cheaper than a repro. You will also start collecting your own stories of how all this cool stuff found its way into your home. Start collecting and decorating with what you find. Some things, like this classic Stewart Plaid Vacuum Bottle, will never go out of style.