Treasure Box Wednesday: Queens, Crystal and Cool Containers

Some weeks, thrifting seems to form a theme. Whether it's because the ol' brain has honed in on a certain idea and sends messages to the eyes to seek and find.... Or whether it's simply the serendipity of the hunt.

But this week, my finds seemed to follow no pattern, went down no particular path. The only thing in common they had?

Well.. cheap.

But hey, that's good, too. When I popped by Century III Mall for a haircut, I had to stop by the Salvation Army Superstore, as well. I mean, it was right there!

And that's when I came across these fun pressed-glass candy dishes...


The amber luster caught my eye first... Then I spied the green... Then the icy blue... In moments, I had quite a little set. And at $0.99 a piece, it seemed to be a great deal. I think I'll use them with my Carnival glass on my Halloween table.

Now, this little lady, she wasn't a thrift store find-- she was a T.J. Maxx trophy. But I thought you all might enjoy seeing her, anyway...


I believe, based on the strategically-placed snake, that she may very well be Cleopatra-- prior to that fateful pain from her asp...


What I thought was interesting is how this was probably based on, or cast from, some Victorian art nouveau bust. I mean, the features, the tendrils of hair, the expression... it has all the feel of an antique, except for the price.

This is another excellent reason to really know you're buying an antique when you're antiquing... really look over your purchases and know something about what you collect. With great items like this at places like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, it becomes all too easy to mistake new for old.

Now here's a piece I could actually use help from you all on...


I got this little pottery planter at a different Salvation Army a couple of weeks back. I liked it because it had a McCoy feel to it. But look at the mark below...


Do any of you recognize the mark? I'm not familiar with it, and am not precisely sure where even to start looking to find out. If anybody has any inklings and could let me know, I'd be really delighted.

And last, you folks know my Lamp Love.... Well, given that, I could hardly pass up this pink vintage Aladdin shade...


And not so much as a chip on it!

That's all for today, my dearies! If you missed Getting Bossed Around by 1,003 Household Hints and Time Savers (including corn starching your bathing cap, and painting your shoes!) click here.

Otherwise, I'll see you Sunday, perhaps? Have a great one!

17 comments:

Sher said...

I believe that is Franklin Pottery's mark...
Hugs,
Sher

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Sher- Thanks! I will go read up on them. Woo-hoo! See, I knew someone here would know! :)

Carrie said...

Very nice finds...I was at TJ Maxx recently but didn't notice that type of statuary. The pottery dish is very attractive.

Da Old Man said...

Those candy dishes are a nice find. I especially liked the icy blue.

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Carrie- There was only the one in my TJ Maxx, so maybe they're just putting them out only a few at a time. I'm happy with the pottery myself, it's in good condition.

DaOldMan- Funny they came in so many different colors!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Great finds....I also love going to TJ Maxx and Marshalls!

chyna said...

How about California Pottery? Excuse me if someone already mentioned it but I had to hurry up and type it before I forgot. LOL If so they are pretty collectible also.

I love the head, is that the one that was sporting the Pirate hat, um fancy hat a few weeks ago?

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh My all I can see is a big whopping ducks foot in the middle of her head :)
I love the candy dishes too! :)

Patzee said...

I remember having candy dishes like that when I was small. We always served peanuts in them!

MSBABY said...

I had a friend that did a wall arrangement using similar dishes on her dining room walls. She started out using wire plate hangers but ended up using adhesive hangers and the results were fantastic!

Jan from Funny Kids Gifts, Toys and Other Fun Stuff

Lana Gramlich said...

I don't know nuthin bout no pottery marks. I do know I need to go garage sailing again, & STAT!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Kim- Can't you just find some amazing stuff there if you look? (And fight off the hoards. :))

Chyna- No, she's a different one. She's much teenier-- she'd disappear under your average hat. :)

Evie- Heh, and now I can't unsee it. Thanks! :) hehehehe

Patzee- I can see peanuts working really well in them. (And suddenly now I'm kinda hungry!)

MSBaby- I can imagine that probably caught the light really nicely. They must have looked like they were just levitating there.

Lana- Funny how the yardsaling/thrifting bug gets a hold of you. I think I'm going to hit some fleamarkets and thrift stores tomorrow.

Rose Mary said...

Great finds, Jenn. You live in a wonderful place to find antiques. I really love the pink lamp shade. Guess I've been in a pink mood lately!

Hope your having a great fall.

R~Mary

Susan Cooke said...

Hi Jenn,

I've tagged you with the 6 Things You Don't Know About Me meme. Tell us 6 new things about you then tag some other friends.

You can read my post at:
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/2008/10/here-goes-meme-post.html

This ought to be fun!

Susan

k said...

i thought you might like to see what the original cleopatre bust looks like that yours was modeled on. here's one on ebay :http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/P-RIGUAL-ART-NOUVEAU-BUST-CLEOPATRE-BUST-FRANCE-c-190_W0QQitemZ310083913215QQihZ021QQcategoryZ1212QQcmdZViewItem

Anonymous said...

The bust is definitely CLEOPATRA (spelled CLEOPATRE - French) on the base of the original. It's a copy of an Art Nouveau bronze original piece dating to 1910-15 by Pedro Jose Ramon Rigual.

If you do a google search for "P. Rigual" and "Art Nouveau" you'll find lots of work done by this Spanish-born-to-French-parents, Parisian artist.

Frank

Jessica said...

You can find such amazing things at thrift stores and yard sales. I love the glass candy dishes you found. They remind me of a dish I have of my grandmothers.