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No. 152 ~ From the Post ~ Friday Thrifty Treasures No. 72  – Vintage Finds

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Vintage Fascination No. 129

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

I have a few fun finds to share with you this week.

These skates were on everyone’s Christmas list back in the day.  Still, in the original box, these Sears adjustable metal roller skates with red leather straps are just rusty enough to give them a great patina.  They fit girls size 10 to women’s size 6 or boys size 9 to men’s size 5.  The price of these skates when they were new was $5.99.

I’m not sure how old this piece is or what its purpose but it is pretty.  Made from metal it could be a grate of some sort.  The glossy black is ok but I plan to paint and repurpose this piece.

I don’t find wooden bowls very often so this one came home with me.

  The bottom stamp reads “Woodpecker Wood Ware Hand Made in Japan”.  It is an unusual design but I believe it is a salad bowl.  Has anyone seen one like it?   It is in excellent condition for a mid-century piece.

My daughter and I are planning a basket wall in her apartment so we are both on the lookout for interesting baskets.

So far I’ve found these two.  So the search goes on because we want a nice variety to work with.  These baskets aren’t truly vintage I know from collecting baskets for years but they are both perfect for our use.

That’s all for this week but come back next week to see what else I find.

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Vintage Collecting No. 7 ~ White Ironstone Platters

Today I’m sharing a few platters from my white ironstone platter collection with you.

I just never seem to be able to leave a nice white ironstone platter behind.  Some of my collection sold in my antique booth but many platters are still in my collection.

This ironstone platter is very special to me since it is in the shape of a leaf.  It is back stamped “Japan” with no other marking.

This platter is Fiesta by Homer Laughlin made in the USA.  It has the round embossed marking, so it is a newer piece.

This plain white English ironstone platter is a bit wonky

but this trademark dates the platter to the early 1880’s so it’s entitled to be a bit wonky.

This platter has a trademark but it is so faded I cannot read it.  It is pretty with a scallop design and lots of crazing.

This is a Buffalo restaurant ware platter.  It is heavy and feels like a workhorse. The markings on the bottom of the platter are Buffalo China, USA, a star (asterisk), and the number 72 so it is from the first quarter of 1972 based on Buffalo’s dating scheme.

This platter is Johnson Brothers Athena pattern, made in England.

This platter is White Dover Ironstone made in the USA.

This white ironstone platter in the Snowhite Regency pattern by Johnson Brothers was a happy find.  I have enough of this ironstone pattern to use every day.

Some of it is older like this platter but other pieces are newer and marked dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.  Johnson Brothers produced this white ironstone pattern from 1960 until 2003.

When I saw this tiny platter by Homer Laughlin I had to get it.  It is restaurant ware for serving a side dish.  It would look pretty grouped with other white platters on a wall.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my white ironstone platters.   Platters aren’t as plentiful as they were at one time, but I still enjoy looking for them.

See Vintage Collecting: Parts 1-6

Part 1~Misc.

Part 2~Misc.

Part 3~Misc.

Part 4~Misc.

Part 5~Blue Transferware

Part 6~Trophies

 

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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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Wordless Wednesday 147 ~ French Garden Crate

No. 147 ~ From the post-French Garden Crate

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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

Welcome to Vintage Fascination.

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.

Thanks for visiting today.

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Wordless Wednesday 141 ~ A Plate and Roses

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

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