Sunday, March 4, 2012

Red Alarm! Finds and Booth Additions

Being on the road a lot last week meant many opportunities to do some looking in resale and thrift shops. So of course I looked. And found. Here's some of what I found last week:

A good, but not yard-sale good, price on these white swirl mixing bowls. I have wanted some of these for a long time and finally found some in my price range. I've sorted through my other mixing bowls to make space for these two. I have this memory, perhaps from childhood, perhaps not, of applesauce spicy and warm in a bowl like this and have wanted to have one to put applesauce in ever since. Now I have two.

This cutting board intrigued me. I found it in Morgantown, WV. I suppose someone brought it home from Germany? Or is it Swiss? Or maybe it came from the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Isn't this bowl gorgeous? Found this one in Sistersville last weekend. The color is rich and the quality of the glass is excellent. I wonder if it's Blenko? I searched for one like it online but did not find anything. If you know who the maker might be, let me know.

I just loved this red Baby Ben travel alarm clock. It works great. It's in perfect condition, just needs a bit of cleaning up. At less than $1, I felt like I'd won a major score with this one.

These platters were my real deal of the week, I believe. This pattern seems to be rare and popular. Made by a company called Tepco, it's restaurantware and quite heavy. The bowls are a pattern called pretzel and aren't really valuable but I have several pieces and plan to put them all in my booth as a set. The platters are on eBay and two have already sold at my rather high (I thought) Buy It Now price.

Bright and cheerful Lemon Heritage items were sold by Sears as part of a dinnerware set. I was tempted to keep them but went ahead and listed them because honestly, I have nowhere to put them. I do love yellow, though.

I found this Anchor Hocking bubble pattern berry set for a real song. The luster of the marigold iridized finish is really something. I've listed this on eBay but it may end up in my booth if it doesn't sell.

In my booth, green has sprouted. I stopped in today on my way home and it seemed like a few of these things were gone from the display. I added rabbits here and there along with the green to add a touch of springtime.
I made a few other changes in my booth too--I carried in 3 boxes full of stuff and there is still room for more. In this area the additions were the aqua kerosene lamp with a clear shade that has gold flowers in it, a lot of jewelry and a stack of plates, along with the Air Force clock and the amber hanging candle holder and a small oval braided rug.  Several things were gone when I stopped today so I rearranged again. I'll go back later this week to add new items.

That's a bit of what I found. How about you? Anything interesting this week?

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10 comments:

Leah said...

I love green glass, great finds!

momalizzie said...

I happen to know somebody that would LOVE that "blue" bowl! I was out junking yesterday and found a cobalt blue eyewash (with a little pedestal), haven't done the research on it yet, but it was too cute to pass up for $3.00. We were down in Ruckersville again, and the old Antique Store has changed...alot! Hate to see that happen, but it was nice being recognized by the woman that runs the place. She actually asked me where were my sisters!!! Good finds, Granny Sue!!

Jenny said...

Oh I would love to visit your booth. I would have a hard time getting rid of the yellow set too. I just love dishes anyway & have a hard time resisting the thrift sales.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for the update especially on your booth. I am adding more green tomorrow and pulling green pieces together to make a bigger impact as well. I added rabbits last week and the last of them this week. I don't have much St. Patricks so I am working on Spring/Easter as well.
Joy

Granny Sue said...

I love green glass too Leah--red, green and amber are my favorites, along with crystal.

Granny Sue said...

My husband gets a despairing look when he sees me with more dishes in my cart at the thrift stores, Leah! Now he's a little more tolerant since I'm selling some of them :)

Granny Sue said...

Joy, I am thinking that I will bring in a big basket and put all the smaller ones in it, along with some (packaged) Easter grass, to suggest them as options for Easter baskets. Sometime this week I'll be back over there to add a few more things, too.

Mamabug said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot! Love those white mixing bowls; they remind me of some my granny had years ago. Love the beautiful blue bowl too.

Rowan said...

You got some nice things, I love that blue dish! Sounds as though your booth is doing well, it must feel good when you can see things are selling:)

Marie said...

Wonderful finds! Wish I could stop by your booth some time! :-) A little too far to drive...

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