Treasure Box Wednesday: Time for Unique Finds


After a few thrift-less weekends, this weekend it was nice to put on the ol' comfy shoes, grab my tape measure and keys, and hit my favorite thrift and antiques haunts.

One of my favorite finds of the day came from the L&L Fleatique-- this 1930s Bakelite clock, featuring a little girl on a swing.

I was instantly charmed by the teeny Alice in Wonderland type girl perched in front of a white, very 30s picket fence, and a Thompson-styled cottage print.

The clock mechanism needs a bit of work I haven't been able to dedicate to it yet. Perhaps I can get it running, and perhaps not. But either way, I really love it's style.

My other favorite purchase of the day was at Graham's Antique Mall in Ligonier. And it was a whole luncheon set of 36 pieces of the Hazel Atlas Modertone Platonite I collect, all for $32. There are cups and saucers (none of which I had yet), a creamer, sugar bowl and 12 dinner plates in excellent condition. As I kept bringing stack after stack up to the counter, and had confirmation on the surprising price for the lot, well, I was one happy gal!


At the Good Samaritain thrift store, I uncovered this nifty pink omelette maker. Now I'll never have excuses for sloppy looking omelettes-- plus, the pink sorta made it more fun, to me.


I also found this 50s/60s pink printed glass with various bon-bon trays and kitchen scenes on it. I've seen these in black before, but never in pink. I was on a roll, pink-wise, I guess.


And finally, there was this teeny lost lamb... Lost, largely because after such a busy day, I don't really remember where I found the little fellow. Possibly the Salvation Army...


Of course, I also located a few fun craft and decorating books of the 70s at the Salvation Army. I believe many of you might be familiar with them, as one helped me tell the tale of Marge and the Maniacal Trash-to-Treasure Decor this last Sunday.

Next Sunday, I'll show you a couple of t-to-t ideas from that same book which I thought were actually quite clever!

PS-- Marge will not be joining us, so I hope you'll feel free to pop on by.

11 comments:

Da Old Man said...

Some nice finds. BTW, for what it's worth, I read a few years ago, that it is rare that an older clock needs anything more than WD-40. It was in an article by some guy who restored old clocks.
Good luck with it.

Carrie said...

Great finds -- especially all those dishes for just $34.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

You find such beautiful items! I just adore the clock :)

Amy said...

I love the tea set - you always seem to find some great stuff :-)

Virginia said...

Wish I can go shopping with you, great finds. And so much fun finding them. Many Blessings, Virginia

welsh girls allotment said...

Wow, that clock is amazing, we call thrift stores charity shops in the UK, and I have never found anything that beautiful !

ZinniaRose said...

Just found your blog. I love it!

I see you have found some wonderful and amazing finds.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

DaOldMan- Well, I will definitely keep the WD-40 in mind! :)

Carrie- I really didn't believe the dishes were marked with the right price. In my guides to this sort of glass, the cups are around $5 a piece. So this was really exciting.

Evie/VampyVictor- Oh, thanks for sharing in the fun of that one-- it was one of those finds that made my day.

Amy- It's exciting-- you know yourself what the thrill of the hunt is like! :)

Virginia- Thanks so much-- yes, it always is a ton of fun-- perhaps TOO much! :)

WelshGirlsAllotment- This place where I got the clock was sort of an indoor flea market. There's a mixture of things there, and the merchandise moves quickly, so you never really know what you'll find.

ZinniaRose- Glad you found the blog-- and welcome!!

Sujatha said...

Hi Jenn,

Do take a break from thrifting to give us a rundown on what you have on your walls: You're tagged!

Betty said...

I am a clock collector! I have never seen a clock like that one. I LOVE it!!! Great find!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Sujatha- Oh my! Talking about my walls might take a while. :) I'll have to check it out.

Betty- Hey wow! A clock collector-- Now that IS interesting. I saw a clock similar to this piece recently which had a bird instead of a little girl. But I rather like the girl on the swing better, I think. It's amazing what's out there.