Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I may not have won Mega Millions but...

I sure hit the thrifty lotto this weekend!  Look at this MEGA vintage glass haul I found on Saturday:

This collection, with the exception of the lamps, all came from the same thrift shop with prices for the milk glass ranging from $.50 to $2 and the carnival glass was $3 for each piece.  I was delighted to find such an array of shapes and sizes!  Here's a closer look:

Look at all that milky goodness ;)  The iridescent lamp caught my eye because it's opaque white and shimmery.  It's both milk glass AND carnival glass!  It also works!  It has a three-way switch so the first turn  illuminates the base, the second just the bulb and the third lights both the base and the bulb.  AWESOME and only $10.  Here's a closer look:

I'm not sure what kind of shade will compliment it.  Any suggestions?  The hobnail milk glass lamps will need a little makeover.  

It looks like the finish has come off the metal or maybe someone tried to repaint them...not sure but they both work and I love their style :)    I also scored the matching cups for my vintage Anchor Hocking Star of David punch bowl.  I have pieced this set together and it all began when I picked up the pedestal --although at the time I didn't know it was a punch bowl pedestal (see it here).  And in the weeks following, I have now accumulated THIS:

I so wish I would have had this for Rhonda's bridal shower!  And the relish tray!  How cool is that!?  For $2 it needed to come home with me.  The cups (16 of them!) ranged in price from 25 to 59 cents and the punch bowl was $10.  Now I need to have a party just so I can use it ;) 

So my last find this weekend was a signed/dated painting.  It caught my eye for two reasons - the colors are fantastic and look great in my dining room and it is dated the year Dan was born - 1966.  

Unfortunately, I'm no photographer and my lighting really washes out it out but it looks lovely against my teal walls!  This tag was attached to the back:

The title of the painting is "Mood of a Sunday Afternoon."  LOVE IT.   Here's the signature:

So that's the whole haul!  I hope you have a wonderful week!
<3 Lisa


  1. Lisa,
    You did score big! Love the little hobnob lamps. And the piece of original artwork... great find! time to throw some parties!
    dee dee

  2. Wow what fabulous finds. Thanks for sharing.