Vintage Fascination No. 128

Welcome to a Florida edition of Vintage Fascination.  I’m visiting my daughter this week and I plan to do some thrifting while I’m here.  I’ll share whatever I find next week.

Not too many treasures this week but I had a haircut on Thursday, luckily there is a Goodwill nearby.  So I dropped in for a few minutes.

This European-inspired beer stein is charming.

This one has German inscribed on it!

They both have JAPAN stamped on the bottom

and probably were imported sometime after 1952.  My daughters may fight over these.

This cheese cloche made by Dolphin is still in the original box and has never been opened.  Well, that’s about to change.

Dolphin is well-known for their wonderful teak wood kitchen treasures.  The Delft blue tile is  “Danube Onion” design.

I won these last two finds in an online auction.   Jadeite is favorite of mine and I have a small collection but rarely find it in my neck of the woods.  A jadeite cup and saucer in the Jane Ray pattern by Fire King arrived in perfect condition.

The small jadeite plates are also in the Jane Ray pattern.  They are in lovely condition for their age.  These salad plates measure 7 inches in diameter.  Produced from 1945 until discontinued in 1963 the Jane Ray pattern seems to be the most plentiful.  So I stalk online sellers for it at reasonable prices.

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Vintage Fascination No. 127

Welcome to Vintage Fascination.  Summers are always hard for me to find the time to go thrifting.

So I only have one vintage find to share this week, a tin globe with astrological signs on base.

It is a mid-century Ohio Art Company metal astrological globe.

My new to me tin globe joins the globes in my collection.  Here are a few of them:

I love the muted colors on this globe.

Look at some of the country names on this globe.  So many have changed since this globe was current.

This light aqua globe is one of my favorites but it isn’t in the best shape.

This is a newer globe but it is going to get a makeover soon.

I even made a globe bowl.

This is another Ohio Art globe and it is a bank too!  Here I was using it on my ladder Christmas tree back in 2014.

I even have a tiny globe key chain.  This little globe was on my junky Christmas tree also in 2014.

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Vintage Fascination No. 126

Welcome to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  We enjoyed the holiday weekend and I hope you and your family did too.

Today I’m sharing some vintage jewelry and a few other niceties.  I didn’t find it all last week but accumulated it over time.

A small black lacquered hand mirror handcrafted by Otagiri Originals of Japan found its way into my cart.   After some research, my mirror is one part of a nesting mirror set.  The other part of the nesting mirror set would have some pretty artwork.  It was less than a dollar so I really can’t complain.  A trademark for “Hand Crafted Otagiri Original” label was registered in February 1979.  Trademark information indicates this was first used in 1970.

In fact, this bracelet was a find last summer while we were on Tybee Island.  I didn’t find any thrift stores on the island but a Goodwill was close on Johnny Mercer Blvd.   In comparison to the Goodwill stores near me, it was small.  Naturally, I was able to find a couple of things.  This NRT Silver tone double link chain bracelet caught my eye.  I loved it immediately.  So it came home with me and is a nice souvenir of the trip.

I have a thing for rhinestone brooches.  This one just spoke to me at my favorite local thrift store.  So I added it to my jewelry collection.  The bonus is that it is also a pendant though I probably will never use it as one.  Unfortunately, it does not have a trademark.

My daughter found this porcelain and gold tone metal pill-box.  The top is porcelain accented with painted flowers and the bottom is lightly textured marked “Made in Japan”.  The gold-tone case has a secure snap closure.  It is a very pretty piece.

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers so when I saw this enamel daisy brooch it was love at first sight.  It is a Weiss gold tone brooch of white daisies with a yellow center in the shape of three interlocking circles.  Albert Weiss founded his costume jewelry company in 1942. Weiss excelled at floral and figural brooches and earrings.  Though much of  Weiss’s work was with rhinestone collectors prize the company’s work in enamel too.

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Vintage Fascination No. 125

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I didn’t have a lot of time for thrifting this week but happy with what I found.  I’ve never found state plates in this size.  They are about five inches in diameter.  They were all together at the thrift store so they were mostly donated together.  Makes me wonder if they are from a trip long ago to all these states at one time.  It is always fun to me to imagine how things came together in a lifetime and ended up donated.  There are four plates.  They are:

Ohio ~ Mother of Presidents

I love that Ohio calls itself the Mother of Presidents and that the state bird is a Cardinal.

Minnesota ~ Headwaters of the Mississippi

Home to the Mayo Clinic and Pipestone National Park.

Pennsylvania ~ The Keystone State

Known for its steel mills and Independence Hall.

Michigan ~ Fisherman’s Paradise

Known for Tulip Time in Holland Michigan.

I’ve seen calendar plates before but never one this old.  It is from 1964.  It would make a cool gift for someone born that year holds a special memory or event.  This beautiful collectors plate is a creamy ivory with gold gilt design, numbers, and letters.  It features graphics of golfers, swimmers, and hunters.

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Vintage Fascination No. 124

Welcome to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

I found a couple of things in Florida and a few more back home.

Flordia find number one was this salt and pepper shaker set.  The glass of the shakers is crackled.  Original stickers on the bottom of the shakers are blue with raised silver writing “I.W. Rice & Co. Inc. Made in Japan, An I rice Import.  Paid $1.50 for the set.

Florida find number two is a 9-inch enamelware bowl.  This is a very nice white enamelware bowl with red trim.  It is in good shape with only a little wear.  Measures 9 inches across and about 3 inches high.  Great vintage farmhouse decor.  Paid $1.00 for the bowl.

This “patio snack set” produced by the Federal Glass Company in the 1950’s includes four milk glass plates but only three cups.  Each piece has a pastel leaf and flower design in aqua, pink, yellow and black. The cup has a twisted rope design handle.  Paid $3.7  for the 7 piece set.

This is a 1-1/2 quart Fire King white glass 437 casserole dish.  Manufactured by Anchor Hocking from 1967 until 1972 for the Fire King collection this casserole has a blue and gold abstract star design like a glowing candle.  The pattern is appropriately named Candle Glow. Paid $2.00

Isn’t this a charming vintage aluminum measuring cup set?  They definitely have a farmhouse vibe.   The four piece set nests together beautifully.  I collect aluminum kitchen utensils so I am adding this to my collection.  Paid $.75  for the set.

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Vintage Fascination 123

This latest edition of Vintage Fascination is coming to you from Florida where I’ve visited another lighthouse that I want to share with you.

It is Hillsboro Inlet Light.

This historic marker tells the story of Hillsboro Inlet Light Station.  The US congress approved a light in 1901 to fill a 90-mile void between Jupiter and the Cape of Florida.

Manufactured in Detroit, Michigan the light went into service in 1907.

This commemorates all the light keepers through 1998.

The skeletal lighthouse is 142 feet tall with 175 stairs leading to the 9 feet diameter Fresnel lens.

This drawbridge operates every 15 minutes allowing access from the intercostal waterway through the inlet to the Atlantic ocean.  This drawbridge spans the narrow part of the inlet between Pompano and Hillsboro Beaches.

My daughter remarked that the Pelicans look like a prehistoric bird.

These lovely condos are across the inlet from the lighthouse.  What a beautiful view they must have of the ocean and lighthouse!

There is a lighthouse museum at the inlet park in Pompano Beach.

To find out more about the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station visit Hillsboro Lighthouse Organization.

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Wordless Wednesday 141 ~ A Plate and Roses

No. 141 – From the post – Vintage Fascination No. 78

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Vintage Fascination No. 122

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  This find is from a couple of months ago but I am just now getting it unpacked and ready for use.

As my daughter and I walked into our local Goodwill I spotted a huge lot of milk glass in the display case.  I hustled over to check it out.  It is a luncheon service for eight with lots of extras to go with it in Imperial Glass’s  Vintage Grape pattern. The price was good and it was senior day with 25% off so how could I not take all this milk glass goodness home with me.

 Imperial Glass Corporation founded in 1901 was located in Bellaire, Ohio.  It became a subsidiary of Lenox, Inc., in 1973 and sold to Arthur R. Lorch in 1981 eventually going bankrupt in 1984.  Imperial Glass produced this pattern from 1950 until 1980.

First up are the luncheon plates with an all over grape pattern.  The plates are 8 inches wide.  The bread and butter plates are identical to the luncheon plates but only 6 3/4 inches wide.  With an all over pattern, they are simply stunning.

The saucers have an embossed grape leaf in the center

and the footed cups are so sweet.

The set includes eight Champagne/Tall Sherbet glasses.  Won’t they be perfect to serve something pretty and pink?

The set also includes eight 5 3/8 inch water goblets.

The extras include:

 Quarter Pound Covered Butter Dish

16-ounce Pitcher

Footed Creamer and  Open Sugar

 Salt and Pepper Shakers

Pickle Dish

Fruit Bowl

I wonder if originally the set included dinner plates or maybe it was always just a luncheon set.  I can’t wait to do a tablescape with these dishes so be looking for it soon.

By purchasing the set, each piece cost me less than fifty cents.   Of course, my daughters just roll their eyes at me and remind me that I already have too many dishes and it’s true.

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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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Vintage Fascination No. 120

Welcome to Vintage Fascination from Delray Beach Florida.

Yesterday, my daughter and I drove up the coast to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

We took the slow route up A1A  right by the beach.  The ocean was a lovely azure blue.

Sadly, we took so long to drive up the coast that we arrived too late to go up the lighthouse but I was able to make a few photos.

Congress provided $35,000 in 1853 for establishing a lighthouse at Jupiter inlet, to mark the dangerous shoals lying off that point, and to guide vessels along the coast.

Built on top a hill at an elevation of forty-six feet the lighthouse rises an additional 105 feet.

The mound where the lighthouse sits is surrounded by flat land making the elevation of the hill unusual. The lighthouse was built on a hill once thought to be an Indian shell or burial mound but is now determined to be a natural parabolic sand dune.

After spending $60,859.98, almost twice the original appropriation, the lighthouse finally began operation on July 10, 1860.

We had a wonderful dinner across the inlet from the lighthouse.

Then, we drove back on A1A until it became too dark to see the ocean.  Then we took a less scenic route down I-95 for a few miles.

The lighthouse has an extraordinary and remarkable history, read more about it at Lighthouse Friends.

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