Posted by Jenn Thorson at 2:00 AM Labels: figural clock, girl on swing, hazel atlas, lamb, moderntone, platonite, sheep
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.