Monday, April 9, 2012

Thrifty Finds!

Hello All!  I hope your Easter was lovely!  Dan has been in Tallinn, Estonia all week and didn't get home until very late Saturday night.  That meant Saturday thrifting would be solo and it was...well...lonely.  I found great stuff --which is exactly why it was lonely because he wasn't there to share in the thrill of the find :)  I'm glad he's home and that the two-and-a-half hour ferry ride to Finland, the two-hour flight to Frankfurt, Germany, and the almost nine-hour flight home were uneventful!  We're looking forward to thrifting next weekend together.  Here is my haul:

I have mentioned before that I am a SUCKER for vintage glass and lo and behold, look at the INCREDIBLE pieces I found today!  The little blue hobnail ruffle dish is FENTON glass!!!!!  I am so stinkin' excited about that piece.  It was $10 but that's less than half of what I've seen it going for on eBay.  Here's the list of what I have here - Currier & Ives soup dish with handle ($1), blue Fenton dish ($10), 4 Anchor Hocking lace edge milk glass plates ($1 ea), Anchor Hocking lace edge milk glass bowl ($2), Doric lace edge (I'm hoping it's Westmoreland!) milk glass compote ($2), tulip candlestick holders ($2),  milk glass candlestick holder ($3),  tear drop milk glass vase ($3), Brody dimpled green glass vase ($1), two milk glass mugs - 1 with a faded letter "J" and the other has an Irish prayer, both were $1, silver plate dish ($2) and silver plate platter ($4), ceramic geese bowl ($2), stained glass & metal pineapple ($2), metal lantern with weather vane ($1), Ironstone bowl & lid ($1), and metal strainer ($1).

The shapes of the silver pieces are what caught my eye.  I cleaned both pieces; they were really heavily tarnished and my fingers are sore from polishing!  I want to make a wall collage with silver platters so I am always on the look-out for unique or pretty shapes.  The dish is Forbes Silver Company and I believe it's antique - total score!  The platter is a Crescent Silverware Manufacturing Company piece --possibly early 1960s? --but I adore those clean lines of it.  The ceramic geese is a vintage Holland mold.  It's unique and for $2 definitely has a place in my kitchen ;)

The stained glass pineapple must have been a lamp or lamp shade??  Not sure but I'd like to see it on a lighted base!  That beautiful glass HAS to be illuminated :) I have no idea what I'll do with the metal colander but it looks like summer to me so I'm sure I'll think of something.

Have you found anything great lately?


  1. Great finds! I love your blue dish too! I can see some ribbon threaded around the milk glass dishes! So happy your hubby is home safe and sound!
    dee dee

  2. those are some great finds. I wish that I could see them in person :-)

    1. I know - my photography stinks and doesn't do them justice! Especially the beautiful blue of the Fenton dish! ;)