You see what I find when I go to the store on an unusual day? An insulator. An INSULATOR! how often are you lucky enough to find these at thrift stores? Maybe a yard sale, but not a thrift store. And a blue one too. Very awesome. I also scored some nice goblets. The blue one is really beautiful. I also picked up some very small and fragile cordial glasses. I have a decanter in that shade, so that makes a nice set now.
And yes. That is a pith helmet. It goes with the biography of Dr. Livingstone of course!