Vintage Fascination No. 114

Welcome to the 114th edition of Vintage Fascination.  When you read this post I will be in South Florida visiting my younger daughter.

 I didn’t do a lot of thrifting last week since I was getting ready for my venture south; however, I have a few things to share.

This wooden bowl marked “Made in Occupied Japan” was a surprise find last week.  It is from the late 1940’s.  It has a small crack on the side but it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

 The items designated as “made in occupied Japan” were exports.

All packaged together was a sweet little tea set with a pine cone motif.  It was a bit of a mystery purchase because I couldn’t tell what pieces were in the package until I got it home and opened it.  Several pieces of the pretty little tea set are missing but it was just too pretty to pass up.


The remaining pieces of the tea set include teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with cover, four teacups, and three saucers. There is a larger plate has a repair.  Manufactured by Grantcrest of Japan this is a charming mid-20th-century toy tea set.

I walked away from this pretty hand embroidered dresser scarf (table runner) with crocheted blue edging because it had a hole near the middle.  Then I went back and grabbed it since a cute centerpiece or bowl would cover the little hole.  It has flower pots embroidered on it giving it a kind of outdoor vibe.  So I am going to use it on the table on my deck.

An adorable double handled baby cup was sitting right next to the Grantcrest toy tea set.  It was less than a dollar so you can see that I couldn’t pass it up.  Besides a new collection is beginning to take shape.

 It is Kirk Stieff pewter with a cow jumping over the moon on the bottom and clouds and stars on the side.  So sweet!

Thanks for joining me today.  Hoping the sun comes out soon here.

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  1. Oh my, love that baby cup! The tea set is really cute too. I am so overwhelmed with STUFF right now, Sharon, really I am. I’d love to clear it all out and…..start over, lol! As it is, I feel too guilty going shopping for ANYthing.

  2. Sharon, I love the tea set, and I definitely would have grabbed that lovely linen!

  3. Fonda Rush says:

    Why didn’t you get to look in the tea set box? When I am thrifting, and I want to look in a sealed box, I take it to the front and ask to look inside. Similarly, if I am going to purchase the item, no matter what, I unseal it and look inside. I want to know what I’m getting. I don’t need surprises. The little tea set is so darn cute. It would certainly make a nice winter vignette {not that we want to think about it as spring is trying really hard to make itself known!}.

  4. Love the table runner & baby cup! Surprised the wooden bowl is Occupied Japan. I don’t think of wooden items when I think Occupied Japan. Cool finds.

  5. Great finds, i love the tea set, grins, I’m jealous.

    thanks for sharing, Sandi

  6. What lovely items. Enjoy them! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the dresser scarf Sharon, and the baby cup is so adorable.

  8. Wow, some really great finds this week, Sharon–the bowl is marvelous and that tea set is just darling.

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Such fun stuff! Love that tea set. It’s perfect for winter. I am always attracted to baby cups and have picked up three, but how cute is that cow in the bottom? Glad you went back for the scarf. It’s super cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. kerryanne1964 says:

    All great finds this week Sharon. I really like the fall design on the little tea set… never seen one like that before. Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, grow & Gather this week.

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