Aren't these beautiful!? It reminds me of the trim my Grandma had on her pillowcases. It was actually my Grandpa who crocheted beautifully (he passed away when I was 7) and it's why I have such an appreciation of crocheted things :)
Melamine bowl with the three bears graphic and American Girl walking terrier pup w/leash. I can't find any information on the bowl which is a bummer because if it really is the three bears, maybe there's a whole set to include Goldilocks...and if there is, I want it - LOL! I have no reason for picking the little dog but I just couldn't leave him behind. It's like he ran off from his owner with his leash dangling like that. I am hoping to find him a forever home. ;)
If nothing else, my house will have the MOST Christmas decorations on the block. LOL! I am finding that I love the "old world" Santa a lot. This one is by Yankee Candle and it's ceramic with flocking and textured paint. It's pristinely (I made that word up) white and is perfect - no stains, chips, or cracks. The snowflakes are glittered-coated plastic. That does it for the outlet finds. Next we went to the "Family Thrift Shop" and here's what I found next: Silver crest milk glass compote (or comport as I have come to learn):
A Westmoreland Glass milk glass lace bowl:
I want to put shelves up on either side of the 1900s mantel and display my milk glass. It's on the "to do" list...we just have to start working the list :) After the outlet, we decided to head over to the nearby Salvation Army. Oh boy, am I glad we did! Lookie at this:
So, after the scarf, I figured I peaked for the day. How could I top that? Let me show you...
Next, we hit Class and Trash - an antique and thrift store. It's fast becoming one of my favorite places. It has all kinds of stuff - architecture salvage, furniture, glassware, etc. The prices are incredible. Here's what I couldn't leave without:
there's an inscription:
Hmmm, on December 25th 1881, Miss C.W. Branman was presented this lovely book of poems by her friend (what amazing handwriting!) but UH OH! OH SNAP, Miss Branman S-C-R-R-R-A-tched that name OUT! Victorian scandal! Oh if this book could talk! Seriously, my jaw hit the floor when I saw the date - 131 years old - and the price was $10 -- only 7 cents for each year this book has seen. Mine. mantel.
I have been looking at vintage (silver plate) silverware patterns online for awhile now. I want a set for special occasions but I hadn't decided on a pattern. I figured I would leave it to chance. Class and Trash had a couple jars full of silver plate utensils so I went through it all and I'm happy to show you what I've decided on. They were sorely tarnished and I polished them. Once I could see the design and mark, I looked them up. I paid $1 a piece:
1847 Rogers Bros. silver plate in the Louvain pattern (1918-1940). I'm pretty sure there was a fourth fork but at the counter, I only had 3. At the time, I really didn't want to go back through all of it again but I'm wishing I would have. Oh well, the hunt begins for other pieces, what's one more fork? Ha! Since we were in Ashland, we thought we'd go into the town as we had been told there were more antique/thrift stores. We found Ha'Penny antiques/vintage and popped in. I'm so glad we did.
I am loving the iridescent glassware from Federal Glass Company and this gorgeous snack set was only $18. I think it's 1960s.
That's all for the weekend finds but on Thursday night I popped into Two Times New and spied this treasure - a 1961 Holt Howard Cozy Kitten, salt shaker. It was $19. She is in very good condition, has the cork, but the little box inside to make a meow sound no longer works. OK, confession time. I couldn't bear her to be without her counterpart, so I spent an additional $13 and bought the pepper shaker from eBay. It's kind of cheating but I thought it was kismet that someone had only the boy shaker for sale when I only had the girl shaker - so I had to reunite them (yes, I tell myself anything I need to - LOL!)
I'm linking up with:
Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, No. 114
Hey What's for Dinner Mom, The Penny Worthy Project #11
Kathe With an E, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday #4
Cap Creations, Thrifty Love (link party #27)
What did you find?