Just when I think I've seen everything at the thrift shop, I turn around and am awed once more. Some of my forum friends online have already shared in my joy in this, but I believe some of you still haven't seen this yet. This was my find of last Wednesday-- a Victorian portrait vase with the beehive mark of Royal Vienna.
Now, I do know a number of companies of the era ended up using this beehive mark, who were not actually Royal Vienna. But judging by the quality of the vase, the handpainted details on the decal and the overall feel of it, it's a real possibility.
Either way, it was wonderful to me. I'd been having kind of a rough day at work when I'd determined to take myself on a thrifting respite at lunch... And that's when I came across this.
And also this...
...A 50s aluminum tea canister. I was happy enough with this for $0.99, but then the vase came along and my day was absolutely made.
Then over the weekend at the Goodwill in Monroeville, I came across these pink Depression glass plates...
I haven't been able to find the pattern name in my Depression glass books, but at $0.50 a piece, they were a good buy.
Lastly, I got this vintage tablecloth for $1.50 at the St. Vincent DePaul in Monroeville...
They were having a half-off sale, so that was an extra special surprise. And WOW, you should have seen the people there. It was amazing to witness the sort of things people were discovering.
I'm afraid that closes the Treasure Box for this week. If you'd like to take a peek at Sunday's post on Fourth of July postcards-- and a special postcard download for you-- click here.
I'd mentioned earlier, I have one of my friends paying her annual Fourth of July visit this weekend-- yay!- so I might be a little delayed with the Sunday post. But I promise, I'll get to it. I might just be a little slower in posting.
Happy Fourth of July, folkses!!