Monday, January 16, 2012

Slow Saturday but Full of Finds

 Linking to Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures . Be sure to visit them to see what other people found over the weekend!

Larry and I decided to take a slow day Saturday and visit a few local junk shops we hadn't been to for a while. We came home with a nice haul:

Let's see, where to start?

How about with this recipe box? You know what attracted me the most? Not the neat graphics or the gingham pattern,

or the cool little medallion on top, but this:

Recipes inside! and all neatly cut out and glued to cards. There were even two glue sticks in the box. I can imagine this lady's oh-so-tidy kitchen with little curtains with dancing coffeepots on them and daisies. Maybe this pretty gingham apron also belonged to her? There is some nice hand-smocking on it.

One place we went into--well two places, actually, had no heat at all and it was a cold, cold day. Only the most determined junkers toughed it out. So of course we were in these two for well over an hour. I was frozen solid, I swear, but it was worth the cold.

 I think this amethyst plate with its gold trim is an underplate for a mayonnaise bowl. It has a raised lip around the center. Beautiful deep purple color. The gilt edged tray underneath is larger than others I've found and in very good condition.

This beauty sold in less than a day on eBay. It's probably from the late 1800's and in almost perfect condition, fairly large at 14 inches by 9 inches. I bought it Saturday, listed it late Saturday night and it was gone by Sunday evening. That sale paid for almost everything we bought.

Amethyst heart inside a Fostoria American Clear bowl on top of the gilt tray. The little heart would be a nice Valentine's gift for someone.

This interesting bowl was actually displayed upside down in the shop. I don't think they realized it was a console bowl and was intended to have the large rim turning downward. So it was only $2.

Lovely Hazel Atlas "Beehive" sugar bowl was also a nice find. This pattern was made from the late 1930's to the 1950's. I had a milk glass sugar bowl like this once but didn't know what it was at the time.I like the clear glass better.

That's just some of what we brought home. How did you do this weekend?


  1. I did good with a couple of vintage rug hooks...and a nice pewter child's cup for 1/2 off! I love antiquing. Your finds are wonderful!

  2. Vintage rug hooks? Now that sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. You did very well - a reward for braving the cold:)

  4. I did real good too, Sue. I worked 36 hours and didn't spend anything! How do you bring yourself to part with such beautiful items?

  5. You picked up some good 'stuff.'

  6. Wow, you had a good day. I love junkin' and we have lots of stores here. I always go to one store on Wednesday if I'm not working because they put out new stuff on Wednesday.
    We were recycling before it was cool! :)

  7. I did that the past two days, John--well, I didn't work 36 hours, though! Those are some long hours, cousin.

    But the past two days I've been a homebody, canning beans and vegetable soup, and working on grants.

    Parting with things is easy for me for the most part. Sometimes I feel a twinge but my house is full and I don't want to be overwhelmed by stuff so I sell. I can rotate things in and out too--it makes a change.

  8. Helen, the little apron is a keeper. Yellow is my favorite color and yellow gingham reminds me of my first little house--I made yellow-checked curtains for it and they were so pretty in the windows. Wish I still had them.

  9. You're a pretty good picker yourself, Janet :)

    I know, Wanda--ragpickers of the olded times were the original recyclers, weren't they? We're carrying on a fine tradition!

  10. You have such an eye for beauty! Thanks for sharing the finds!

  11. Really nice finds! Love the amethyst glass!


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