Posted by Jenn Thorson at 6:06 AM Labels: fleatique, good samaritan, greensburg, hazel atlas, mccoy, milk glass, moderntone, pyrex, thrift store
Ah, the graceful lines of vintage pottery in soothing creams and pinks... what could be more timeless... more elegant... more... five dollars?
Yes, the McCoy cornicopia was a whopping five smackeroos at the L&L Fleatique in Adamsburg. The "As Is" marked there was because of a minor crack at the top of the piece, causing the vase to lose so much its resale value-- and really none of its looks, as far as I'm concerned. I intend to put it, and its pottery cousins, on my mantle as part of a post-Easter display...
The unmarked cream vase in the middle was from the Salvation Army in Greensburg, and that was $1.99. But one expects to pay more for McCoy, you know. (Hysterical laughter here.)
The deco dinner plates below were finds from the U.F.O. in Greensburg. At $1.00 a piece, I couldn't resist, and not only will their sherbety good looks work well with the pottery vases as a part of a diningroom do-up, they'll coordinate with the jadeite I already have. After doing a bit of research, it appears they're Hazel Atlas Moderntone pieces, from the Pastels collection, and were made in the 40s and 50s.
The Pyrex pink gooseberry bowl below has been on my wish-list for a long while. My mother had a set of these, which is surprising because she was not a pink girl by any means. But she was a fabulous cook and used her pink Pyrex for mixing a wondrous array of delectables-- from cookie dough to Italian meatballs...
I see this pattern and think how many amazing dinners I'd enjoyed, due to my mother's remarkable culinary skills. And those past flavors somehow seem more tangible when represented by that lovely pink Pyrex bowl. Yes, this bowl is a metaphor now, for meatbally memories. So at less than $3 at the U.F.O., I cheerfully recaptured it.
This Lefton bunny planter from the Good Samaritan thrift store is sadly out-numbered by the sheep...
That must be why he looks a little nervous, he's worried about being mugged by those roving flocks of wooly marauders! (Er, or maybe because I keep referring to it as "he" and he has a pink bow in his hair... Oops-- sorry, fellah.)
The table cloth below was also from the Good Samaritan. I already have my table set the way I'd like for this Easter, but for next year, this will be a really nice addition.
And what thrifting weekend would be complete without adding to the milkglass gift basket I want to give my family friend for Christmas? Two saucers and a goblet are a nice way to expand the collection. And at $1 each, with an additional 20% off, it's hard to go wrong.
So what's coming up next time on The Thrift Shop Romantic? Hmmmm, I think I'll unveil a couple more retro recipe books and we'll see just why using whole vegetables as candle holders for a romantic dinner might not set quite the tone one hopes for.
For those who missed Sunday's post, where Marshmallow Peeps became entwined in vintage-style carousel crafting, click here.
Otherwise, wishing you a day filled with the little joys that make life interesting, and keep you in the pink!