Vintage Fascination No. 121

Welcome back for another edition of Vintage Fascination.  Yes, I missed the last week with my fun giveaway of an Aladdin Heritage Plaid Lunch kit.  If you entered the winner’s name is at the end of this post.

My daughter and I went thrifting last week and here is what I couldn’t come home without.

Couldn’t pass up this nice deep round basket with leather handles.  It probably isn’t vintage but I never leave behind a nice basket with great storage potential at a good price.

This pretty Knowles platter is joining my collection of pink themed platters. It features pink and white dogwood blossoms with taupe stems and leaves.

The pattern is Blossom Time.  Most Knowles dinnerware has a date code under their back stamp, where the first two numbers show the year of production.  So this platter made in the USA is from 1951. The Knowles factory was in West Virginia but closed in 1963.

My bedroom is undergoing a few changes and I am looking for white/neutral decor.  When I saw this kitschy white cat and kitten planter I just couldn’t resist.  I found two like it on ETSY for $12 but I paid about a dollar for mine at Goodwill.  It doesn’t have a maker’s mark that I can research but it is probably from the 60’s or 70’s.  Not sure how I’m going to use it in my bedroom, any suggestions?

While I was looking around I saw this sweet little Dutch boy and girl figurine.  I put in my cart thinking I probably wouldn’t buy it but it came home with me.  So it is joining my blue and white collection.  It does not have a trademark or country of origin.

You should never ever pass up a nice wooden cutting board in the thrift store.  They are a fraction of the cost you would pay regular retail.  Most of my wooden cutting boards are decor only but you can clean them up and use them too.

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The winner of the Aladdin Heritage Plaid Lunch Kit is Chelle and I have notified her via e-mail.

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  1. Love that pretty platter and the sweet little figurines!

  2. Fun finds with the cats and figurines. And that’s a nice cutting board. Most of the ones I see are small, cracked and coming apart. I’d have snatched that up in a heartbeat. 🙂

  3. Ooh, I like the vase & basket! Who cares if it isn’t vintage if you are going to make use of it? What are you doing to your bedroom Sharon?

    • After much debate with myself, I got a new bed. It is a tufted upholstered Chesterfield style oatmeal color so it is time to retire my blue and white toile bedding. I am going to try going with white bedding but with my grandkids around all the time, I just don’t know if white is going to work. I am going to share it when I at least have the bedding in place.

  4. Oh Sharon , can I come shopping with you some time? Except we’d be eyeing each other to see who got to a piece first. Love, love everything you found. Out of all love the platter the most, I look for platters that look like older patterns with pretty flowers. Have 6 platters on wall, two in plate rack hubs made for me in KY and two on plate hanger I got at designer store in Bowling Green. Got rid of couple of hangers which could kick myself for now. They were pretty and decorative as one is I kept.
    Are you going to show us soon what you’re up to in your room? Hope so. Love that little planter and boy/girl statue. If it’s old fashioned/vintage looking I love it.
    Hope you had wonderful Easter.

  5. Love that basket (and the flowers in it!). And the plate is so pretty. Wish I had found that cutting board:) xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

  6. Looking forward to seeing your bed & bedroom.

  7. Love your pretty pieces! So cute!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Sweet and simple finds! I love the basket as well!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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