Yes, the AH Wexford water goblets, Mad Men tumblers, ghost light and terracotta pumpkin came from the outlet. The set-up in the Richmond outlet is wayyyy better (at least from a glass-junkie's perspective) versus the GW outlet in Fredericksburg ("ours"). Richmond puts their housewares in shallow, heavy duty plastic bins that are lined up (side-by-side) on long tables. The stacking within the bins is minimal since they are shallow and they do try to group things --plates on plates, cups on cups, etc. Our GW outlet has their housewares in shopping carts and since the carts are much deeper, there is balancing acts going on in there. Still, I have pulled some amazing things out of those Jenga-like stacked carts :)
***Unfortunately, this week our outlet was kind of a bust. I did manage to find this green satin glass compote (by Indiana Glass). Even though I didn't find a lot, I liked this piece because they look great mixed in with my milk glass collection. So, after paying pennies for the compote, it was time to head over to the retail side of GW *and* little did I know...
I was about to score the oldest piece glass I have found to date...
(cue dramatic music: DUN DUN DUN...)
Look at this beauty:
A Bryce Brothers, Higbee & Company, CIRCA 1890, glass vase, in the hard-to-find pattern called, "opposing pyramids." Woo-freakin'-hoooo!!! Look at the bubbles!:
*LoVe* Isn't it awesome? It's so heavy; I can see how it's survived 100+ years. It was $1.99. Crazy. Cool. Find. For a glass geek anyway :)
This next piece is antique also!
This is a 1907 Indiana Glass compote in a pattern called "Okay" (it's also referred to as "snowflake base"). Here's why:
The pattern is only in the bottom of the bowl - isn't it simple and pretty? That's why I liked it. It was also $1.99.
Call me quirky, but this next vintage find is just so funny and cute:
He's a thermal carafe! See his handle?
Hee hee...That's adorable. Thermal Penguin carafe by Metrokane (1980), $3. He housed my coffee from this morning until I could grab a cup. He did a very admirable job :) I would like to host a tea party with this dapper little fellow. He'll serve the tea and I will serve... - wait for it - **** Hostess Sno balls **** get it? 'cause he's a penguin and lives in snow-covered, cold places... anyone with me? LOL! I warned you I was quirky. ~moving on~
I had to get crafty with my next sweet find. A 1961 Holt Howard Christmas angel AT GOODWILL! I just can't get over it.
You can tell the right wing is a little thicker than the other but look at that sweet face! I love that she holds a match AND a candle!
Isn't she darling!?
I found a couple more cute vintage things at GW. A metal mail/key holder (79 cents) which will get a makeover and go in the study:
and a 1950s pink (plastic) powder dish (99 cents) which is going to sit on my vanity. I'm going to get a pretty and luxuriously poufy powder puff for it too :)
Is this a Pyrex pattern? The dish doesn't have any markings :( It does look brand new though and the colors are fantastic for my kitchen ($2).
I see these a lot but never in such beautiful condition ($2.50). They were only slightly tarnished and no pitting or scratches! They were actually simple to polish compared to some of the silver plate I've brought home. They were made by Leonard Silver Company.
I have finally succumbed to the starburst decoration phenomenon. I've seen them everywhere - EVERY WHERE and all. over. Pinterest. But Salvo had this vintage metal mirror on a stand for $3 which made resistance futile:
I got my DIY on again since one of the rods fell out and 2 were missing. I heated up the ol' hot glue gun, cut a couple wooden shish kabob skewers to size:
glued them in and now it's ready for some paint:
I first thought I would spray it ORB but now I'm thinking silver...I will have to decide once the shelves are up in the study.
Another piece of vintage glassware:
Duncan Miller divided nut dish, "teardrop" line introduced in 1936 and produced until 1955 for $1. And finally - this awesome jar:
I love the wire and bail on it and the bubbles! I'm hoping this is antique too but I haven't finished reading about how to date it (this website, Historic Bottle Resource, is really informative). So those are my treasures this week :)
I'm linking up:
Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, No. 117
Hey What's for Dinner Mom, The Penny Worthy Project
Kathe With an E, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday #7
Cap Creations, Thrifty Love
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Just one final little tidbit - kind of a "sneak peek" ;) I have been working on invitations for a 3 year-old's Minnie Mouse Birthday party and here is what I've made for the invitations:
I used my Cricut and the Mickey & Friends cartridge. I'll share more deets when I've finished all the invites (they are due next week!). I'm making a banner and party favors too but have a few more weeks to work on those but the invites have to go out ahead of time.
Have a great week! <3 Lisa