The trend of finding as many thrifty finds as vintage ones continues.
So I am sharing both again this week.
The frame on the counted cross stitch piece needs replacing but the friendship sentiment is so lovely. The sentiment is one I believe because my best friend and I met through a mutual friend at a random get together. We could have lived two miles apart and never met but for this chance introduction. I feel that angels guided us together so that we could forge a lifelong friendship. I wish this cross stitch had a date on it but based on the backing, frame, and colors it is probably from the 80’s.
I try not to pick up milk glass unless it is an unusual piece or one not in my collection. When I saw this Fenton hobnail basket I searched my memory bank and decided that no, I didn’t have one like it so it came home with me.
Fenton’s website states that: “Attaching basket handles requires a great deal of skill. There’s less than 30 seconds to attach and shape a handle before the glass cools down and is no longer workable. In the 1950’s, company President Frank M. Fenton and his brother Bill Fenton, Vice-President, decided that each Fenton basket handler should have a distinctive mark so collectors could identify the artisan who created their basket. These marks are impressed at the base of each side of the basket handle.”
From the information on the website my best interpretation of the mark on my basket handle indicates that an apprentice employee of Fenton attached the handle.
This bisque nativity set caught my eye. It is missing one piece and wouldn’t you know it the little lamb was not in the box. Even with the missing lamb it is a beautiful set. It is marked World Bazaar which hasn’t been around in these parts for around thirty years or more so I’m dating this set in the 80’s.
This pretty little pale yellow cream and sugar bowl set has USA 94 on the bottom. The creamer has light crazing on the bottom. My grandmother had a similar set when I was a kid. I believe they are from the 50’s.
Now for the thrifty.
Vase filler from Target for less than $2.
It is perfect for winter decor.
Eight blue and white check napkins with fringe in perfect condition were less than $2.
Who could resist this pink ball fringe still on the bolt, also less than $2. I don’t sew but I glue with the best of them.
A small white enamel bucket with blue trim around the top definitely has a vintage vibe but it isn’t old. It was less than a dollar. I suspect it was part of someone’s summer decor since it had a printed ribbon with a sea shell tied around the top. With its farmhouse look my plan is to use it as a small planter.
Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party is open until 8:00 AM EST Monday, January 25th, so come join the fun.
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