Vintage Fascination No. 134

Welcome friends to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  A quick trip to take some things to Goodwill ended up being my first thrifting trip of the week.

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Here are the Vintage goodies I found.

Milk Glass Bowl

You know I cannot resist milk glass and when I saw this large vintage milk glass bowl into my buggy it went.   It is oval with a scalloped top and four tapered legs.

Milk Glass Bowl Bottom

 The pretty fruit design on the sides and bottom makes this bowl truly a lovely piece of milk glass.  This Indiana Glass bowl from the 1960’s in their Fruit Garland design is in excellent vintage condition.  The milk glass is vibrantly white.

Vintage Alum Bowl

Next is a vintage West Bend shallow aluminum bowl.  From the 1950’s this aluminum bowl has a grape and ivy motif with a crackle vein textured finish on the inside with a rolled edge rim.  Made in the USA aluminum bowls were very popular after WWII.  It measures about 14 inches in diameter and is about 3 1/4 inches in height.

Vintage LGBs

Last Christmas my daughter wanted to collect enough books to read a holiday themed book every night to her kids until December 24th when she would read the Night Before Christmas.  Of course, she wanted to accomplish this without  breaking the bank so she enlisted my help.  Well, we never met our goal last year but this year is looking better.  I made a big dent this week at Goodwill.  We have 10 books from last year’s collection efforts so we just need a few more.

vintage basket

I found another basket for the wall.  Just a couple more baskets and I’ll have enough to do a wall in the kitchen.

vintage copper mold
Copper molds are classic and I just couldn’t pass on this one.  It is in great shape but it doesn’t have a makers mark.  Similar ones on Etsy are around $25.

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  1. I love milk glass, too. Your find is exceptional! How sweet about the Christmas books, maybe you’ll get enough this year? (I used to read The Night Before Christmas every year, but now that the kids are older we watch The Polar Express together after Christmas Eve mass). The aluminum bowl is also very cool.
    xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

  2. JaneEllen says:

    Such a gorgeous bowl, so great you found that. It’s so special, oval shape how unusual.
    Is hard to find milk glass in good condition here that I can afford. The thrift shops all seem to know how popular milk glass is so charge antique store prices.
    Found covered pedestal fruit embossed milk glass bowl with chip on edge. Running out of room on my l/r shelves so decided to pass on the covered bowl. even at $1.99. Did find white chenille spread with fringe. Couldn’t resist it but had to put back couple other things to stretch my available funds.
    Not sure what size chenille spread is, need to spread it out on our king sized bedo determine, first time have seen chenille spread here at any of the thrift shops in years that was affordable, $7.99.
    How incredible you keep finding those little Golden books for Christmas for your daughter, meant for you to find them.
    I find those baskets like you showed often here. ave couple myself,make good lttle faux trays.
    Have wonderful days

  3. Such pretty bowls–I love them both 😉 Great find on the Little Golden books too!

  4. Great finds, Sharon! That copper mold is beautiful–great find 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend —

  5. Up here in Maine, milk glass doesn’t seem to be as appreciated which is good caz I love almost every piece I found: treated myself to a large Fenton hobnail bride’s basket on our last gallivant @ an expensive booth in an antique mall. $15. Little dresser tray in GW for $1. It was a good day out!!! I have a collection of copper molds; discovered that polenta sets up quickly and boy, it looks nice coming out of a mold. It’s not just for Jello in this household!

  6. I’ve never been that drawn to milk glass, but the bowl you found is gorgeous. The copper mold is beautiful, too. Did you have to do a lot of cleaning to get it that shiney? Or was it already so bright?

    I have so, so many Little Golden Books and I love them. I pick them up wherever I find them unless they are in too poor a condition. The ones you scored look to be in excellent condition. I like your daughter’s idea of reading a Christmas story each night of December ’til the 25th. I might try that with my grandsons since they will probably be living with me with their mother at that time.

    Thanks for the show and tell Sharon!

  7. Yay!! I love the two milk glass bowls that you found. Score!
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  8. Sharon, my daughter does this with my grandson, too 😉 I pinned your fabulous finds ~ thank you for sharing them at Vintage Charm!

  9. I love the idea of reading all of the Christmas stories. Nice finds.

  10. Jann Olson says:

    Milk glass is a beautiful classic that can be used for so man things. We have been setting up for our next estate sale and found a few pieces of milk glass. I am resisting. 🙂 I just can’t buy everything! lol! Great score on the darling Christmas books. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. I love the little books, and the milk glass bowl is a lovely find.

  12. kerryanne1964 says:

    Those Christmas books bring back so many memories of my little ones Sharon. Well done on a great find. Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.

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