Vintage Fascination No. 118

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Here is what I found last week that I just couldn’t leave behind.

A whole bag of buttons for less than $2, now who could pass that up.  Many of them are vintage but some are not.  I’m sure I can find a use for them.

This creamer and open sugar bowl are Mayer China Company made in the USA.  They are a pinkish beige color with a gray rim.  I believe this set is restaurant ware from the late 1970’s.

When I saw this small sealed apothecary jar with a Christmas scene inside I could immediately tell the Santa was vintage.  I cleaned the outside of the jar a bit so I could see what all was in the jar.  The greenery with tiny pinecones and red berries also appears vintage.  This mid-century Santa has a flocked suit and a rubber face with very pink cheeks.  He is absolutely adorable.  I wish the jar wasn’t sealed.

Do you remember the Sunbeam-Oster Osterizer blenders?  These little 8-ounce glass jars with lids were accessories for the Osterizer blender.  You could both blend and store in the mini jars.

The mini blend and store jars have yellow lids with great retro graphics.  They will make cute storage in my office/craft room.

I forgot to tell you my decision about the brush and mirror I found at Scott’s Antique Market last weekend.  The dealer originally priced the set at $50.  I walked away but the set stayed on my mind all afternoon.  When we were ready to leave I decided to go make the dealer an offer of $30.

Much to my surprise, she accepted.  She had an outside booth and was ready to pack up to go home due to heavy rain expected here on Sunday.  I photographed them in a vintage platter with complimentary colors since I don’t have a vanity tray large enough for the mirror.  So a larger vanity tray is on my list of items to look for while thrifting.

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Vintage Fascination No. 117

Welcome to the 117th edition of Vintage Fascination.

Here is what I found this week.

You know that blue and white always catches my eye.  So when I spotted this little blue and white souvenir plate for a Georgia landmark, I just had to get it.  It commemorates Meadow Garden the Augusta home of George Walton (1749–1804), one of Georgia’s three signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

 He served Georgia as a Governor, Chief Justice, and as a United States Senator.  He lived at Meadow Garden from 1791 until his death in 1804.

Even though these are not truly vintage, I just couldn’t resist the two matching sets of Hallmark turkey salt and pepper shakers.  I don’t think they have ever been used and are still in the original box.

Mixed in with the flatware, I found a silver plated candle snuffer.

 The trademark is the Silver Guild – Kirk’s LTD, Toledo Works Sheffield, England.  The trademark indicates that it is from the mid 20th century.  The candle snuffer is A1 silver plate made in England.  English electroplaters used letter codes for plated wares to show the quality of plating.  A1 is the highest quality silver plating.

A miniature painting resembling a Currier and Ives lithograph came home with me.  After some research, I determined the inspiration for this little painting is an 1868 Currier & Ives lithograph named American Homestead Winter.  The little painting is very appealing and in a nice frame.  The frame may need a slight makeover.

I fell in love with this patriotic red, white and blue brooch.  It is a wonderful vintage find.  This charming enamel brooch is about three inches wide.  It is from the 1960’s.  My Mom had a similar brooch made in shades of green.

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Vintage Fascination No. 116

Welcome to the 116th edition of Vintage Fascination.

My best friend and I got in a couple of hours of thrifting and antiquing on Saturday afternoon and I have a few things to share with you.

No way I was passing up this large white enamel basin edged with red around the rim.  It has quite a few bumps and bruises but it is perfect for my purposes.   It is 24 inches in diameter.

My Mom had these type baking pan when I was a mid-century kid.  The cake pans measure 9 inches across.  Made by Bake King bakeware they have metal slides to get under the cake for easy removal.  These pans bring back fond memories of cakes baked by my Mom.

A Fire King creamer and sugar bowl in the Anchor Hocking Fire-King Swirl-Golden Shell pattern will match some other pieces I bought about a year ago.  This creamer and sugar bowl included a cup but I didn’t picture it here.  The whole set is in excellent condition and I have a saucer to match the cut.   Anchor Hocking Fire-King made this pattern from the period 1965 – 1976.

This re-web kit for lawn chairs brings back memories.  Not so much of re-webbing chairs but of the chairs themselves.  My parents had chairs like the ones on the package where they sat in the evening after dinner and watch the neighborhood kids play until dark.  My sister and I were among those playing kids.  It was such an innocent time in our lives.  I digress.  I have a little project in mind for this webbing but I’m not sure it will work.  I’ll share it with you if it works out.
 I picked up three Little Golden Books.  Old Mother Hubbard, The Fuzzy Ducking, and The Jolly Barnyard.  They are so sweet and unless valuable they are great for crafting.   My friend Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart recently wrote about collecting Little Golden Books.  She gives you the skinny on how to see if you have a first edition or valuable LGB.

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Vintage Fascination No. 115

Welcome to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

With limited thrifting time these days I don’t have much to share with your this week; however, I did get out for a little while yesterday morning.

This wooden hanger set me back ta whopping twenty-five cents.  It has splendid vintage typography advertising the Sheraton Hotels & Motor Inns U.S.A., Hawaii, Canada & Overseas.  It has a lovely patina from age.  Since Hawaii is separately listed as if it isn’t a part of the USA, I believe that this hanger predates 1959, the year Hawaii became the 50th state.

These lights are vintage-ish.  I think they are older but probably produced in a vintage style and not truly vintage.  What I thought was G40 style bulbs were actually just light covers.  I plan to use the bulbs covers for craft projects.

Can you believe I found another silver baby cup?  It is the third one in three weeks.  I have to ask myself did I just not see them before?  The mark on this one is very difficult to read.  It is a circle inside a shield.  There are some markings inside the circle but I cannot make them out.  I even tried the tracing method to see the mark with no luck.  My baby cup collection continues to grow.

Counted cross stitch seems to be a lost art but I just couldn’t pass up this pretty little tea towel for only a dollar.  Someone put a lot of work into making a plain white tea towel into something special.  I used to do counted cross stitch (when I could see better) and have a fondness for old samplers and other examples of needlework.

Do you remember when these metal tissue covers were popular in the 60’s?   When I got home the rose embellishment had dislodged itself from the tissue box.  The metal is very dirty so a good cleaning is a must before any painting or repair can take place.  So it goes in the to-do pile.

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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.

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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!

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Vintage Fascination No. 113

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

My daughter and I did a bit of thrifting last week and I want to show you what we found.

This wicker briefcase is from the 1960’s.  It has a leather handle and a leather strip across the bottom with little brass feet.  It has brass locks, but unfortunately, there isn’t a key.

 It is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez.

Yes, I found this thermos twice before.  One I sold and the other is in my collection but I bought this one anyway.  For now, there are two in my collection since they make such cute twins.

A Oneida Georgian Scroll silver-plate water pitcher was just sitting there on the shelf.  I picked it up and put it back, I picked it up I put it back.  Ok, you get the picture I was a little undecided.  Finally, I put it in my cart.  Then I decided to put it back on the shelf went around the corner changed my mind again and bought it.  Now I’m, glad I did.

I can’t believe that I found another Florida souvenir plate. This one is in vibrant colors with flowers and fruits on the border with little scenes from Florida.  The scenes are Cypress Gardens (now closed due to flood damage near Winter Haven), Silver Springs (State Park near Ocala), Singing Tower (Bok Tower Gardens – National Historic Site near Lake Whales), Marine Studios (Marineland near St. Augustine), Sunshine Skyway (Tampa Bay Bridge)and Miami Beach.  A couple of these I’ve never heard of so I did a bit of research and noted where they are in Florida.

Jewelry boxes that I find at the thrift store normally aren’t as nice as this one  The inside is pristine but the finish is dark and chipped.

 So a paint makeover is definitely in order.  It is large with lots of storage even little side doors for necklaces.  Now I just have to keep my daughter from claiming it.

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Vintage Fascination No. 112

Thanks for joining me for this week’s vintage finds.

Thrifting is sooooo much fun, I just can’t help myself.

My fun find of the week is this Florida souvenir plate.  My daughter moved to Florida last summer so this is for her.  I think it is going to be adorable in her kitchen.

Cast iron receipt holders/spindles have been on my wanted list for a while.  Finding this set of two tickled me pink.  The larger spindle has a green ornate iron base.  It measures 6 1/2 inches in height with as 2 1/2 inch base marked “Made in USA”.  The smaller spindle is 5 1/4 inches tall with a bronze color base.

 I often pick up orphan creamers and sugar bowls when they are pretty and inexpensive.  My orphans are perfect receptacles for little bouquets, small house plants, pin cushions, candy dishes, etc.  All of which make adorable little gifts.  When I saw this orphan sugar bowl by Diana China Company of Germany.   Marked Registered US Pat., Rosalind with a small 20 in gold paint near the bottom rim.

This pretty creamer by Pope-Bosser China was very inexpensive so no way I could pass it up.   Marked “Made in USA” Clementine 1126 based on information I read on Ruby Lane my creamer is from the late 1920’s through the early 1930’s.

I love this vintage milk glass Jergen’s Lotion pump bottle.  It is decorated with delicate pink roses and gold stems.  It is a charming piece with a gold pump top.

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Vintage Fascination No. 111

Welcome to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  So glad you stopped by today.

Since I’m closing my booth I’m not thrifting as much these days but…..

This charming tin is a basket style tin with handles and a Victorian scene on the top.  The graphics are beautiful in shades of pink with honeycomb covering the body of the tin.  The tin has no maker’s mark on it.

A True Value Hardware 1947 Dodge Canopy Delivery truck die-cast replica still in the original box is too good to pass up.  This ERTL 1/25 scale model truck collectible is only 18 years old issued in 1999 so not really vintage but with a lot of potential in vintage vignettes. It is a Limited Edition Metal Bank.  According to Wikipedia “The ERTL Company is an American toy company best known for its die-cast metal alloy collectible replicas (or scale models) of farm equipment and vehicles. The company based in Dyersville, Iowa, is home to the National Farm Toy Museum.”

Don’t you want to know what I plan to do with a dark blue speckled enamel ware roasting pan that is slightly rusty and crusty?  It is getting cleaned up then put to work on my deck as a planter this spring.  I can hardly wait.

This sweet little silver baby cup caught my eye.  This sweet little silver plated baby cup made by Oneida Community Silver is Tudor Plate.  This Oneida mark was in use from 1902 to 1935 (when Oneida changed its name to Oneida Ltd.).

I picked up this North Carolina souvenir tray for less than a dollar.  A few more of these state souvenir trays remain in my booth so they are coming home with me this week.  I am toying with the idea of hanging them on the wall in the stairwell to the basement.

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Vintage Fascination No. 110

Welcome back to a Friday edition of Vintage Fascination.  My friend Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction asked a question.  Do other folks go thrifting the week between Christmas and New Year?  Well, my answers is a resounding YES.

Here is what I found on my quick shopping adventure to two thrift stores.

Store Number One

The colors on this vintage first aid kit caught my eye before I even realized what it was.  It is an Industrial 25 Curity kit with hooks for hanging on the wall. It was made by the Kendall Company, Bauer & Black Division, Chicago, Illinois, Made in USA.

 Inside the top is a list of the contents.  The contents are no longer in the kit with the exception of two wood splints.

When I saw this faded pink tin on the shelf there was no resisting it.  It is a Louis Sherry Canco tin candy box, which would have been a lavender color, but faded to a pale pink over time.  It is oh so shabby chic.  Louis Sherry was a well-known restaurateur, caterer, confectioner, and hotelier. During prohibition, Sherry closed his restaurant and concentrated his efforts on candies and pastries, until his death in 1927.  The candy company is still in business today and their candy is still sold in lovely tins.

This is a chopping block plaque kit by Demis Manufacturing Company in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  They have been in the craft product business since 1975 and have since moved their operation to nearby Lithonia.  Based on the condition of the kit it is from the late 70’s or early 80’s.  I don’t intend to complete the kit as the instructions state but go with another idea I have.

Store Number Two

I see these crocheted tablecloths from time to time but they usually have stains that I’m afraid will not come out.   This one is in perfect condition.  It is round and approximately 60 inches in diameter.

Another find I just couldn’t resist is this pair of Laura Ashley pillow shams.   This lovely pair of pillow shams works well in a shabby chic or french country bedroom setting.   The tag reads the Laura Ashley Collection, A Revman Product, made in the U.S.A.  Laura Ashley is only one iconic brand that has been with Revman since the company’s founding in 1988.

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Vintage Fascination No. 109

Last week I dropped into one of my favorite thrift stores in between stops during some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Boy, I’m glad that I did.  Here’s what I found.

Loved this crusty bread box on sight.  The green graphic looks like the quilt squares that people paint on barns.  I’m not sure how I’m going to put it to use, but for now, it is joining my bread box and picnic basket collection in the sunroom.

Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spied this Wedgwood cup and saucer.  It is blue embossed ivy Queen’s Ware.  The bottom of each piece has the Wedgwood trademark printed in color.

Wedgwood starting using this circular mark in 1940 indicating that the piece is Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston Embossed Queen’s Ware, made in England.  They added a circled R in 1974 to show that the name Wedgwood is a registered trademark.  Since the circled R isn’t on my teacup or saucer it predates 1974.

Then on the same shelf, I saw this Anchor Hocking snack set still in the original box.  A while back, I went to a bridal shower where the hostess served us on a classic snack plate with a teacup.

It isn’t uncommon for a bridal shower or tea party hostess in the south to use these time-honored pressed glass sets.  The hostesses mother loaned her several sets for the shower. This grape motif Serva-Snack set appears to be unused.

 I couldn’t pass up these mid-century handmade pink crocheted drinking glass coasters.  Takes me back to simpler times when people sat on the porch with some lemonade or sweet ice tea with a little drinking glass coaster or doily slipped onto the glass to keep it from sweating on your hand or the furniture.

For 95 cents this wooden box with a French graphic just had to come home with me.  It is not vintage but such a bargain that I will find a use for it.

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