Treasure Box Wednesday: Carnival Ride and Thrifty Thrills


Well, this antiquing and thrifting adventure weekend certainly packed a punch! Twelve of them, even...


Yup, in a trip down my beloved Route 30, I had a veritable carnival ride of goodies. Like this lovely blue Indiana Glass carnival punch bowl in blue... complete with the original cups... hooks... and even a ladle!... All of it came as a set from the L&L Fleatique in Adamsburg. How I do love that place!


I can just see a nice sherbety beverage in there, or perhaps a mulled cider in fall! Care for a sip?

My other favorite thing of the day was this beautiful Victorian photo album cover...


The pages and binding, unfortunately, are long-gone... but the celluloid cover is in just amazing condition. Back and front are intact. I think I'll just display it as-is.

It came from Graham's Antique Mall in Ligonier. I was carrying it around the booths and radiating unbridled joy, I suppose, since an older lady smiled at me and commented, "Ohhh, somebody's found something they love."

Is it that obvious? Erm... yes. Yes, it is. :)

Then my other-other favorite thing of the day (and will probably be a fave of my fellow Pyrexics, too) is this nifty Pyrex holly and pine mixing bowl I found at the Salvation Army...


...In an orange-red, I think I'll fill this with goodies for my friend Scoobie's mom... She loves red, and can certainly use the bowl. I can hear her oohing and ahhing now! I've never seen this pattern before-- and I see a lot of Pyrex at the thrifts. So that was exciting.

I also got this cool 1940s Homer Laughlin mixing bowl in a pattern that's called Orange Tree...


I liked it because it reminds me of William Morris Tree-of-Life inspired wallpapers. It's a very small bowl-- perhaps only six inches across. It was a whopping $0.99!

And it was at a Salvation Army I found this nice purple vintage hanky...


And a Trixie Belden for $0.49! T'is the season for Trixie Beldens it seems. I wonder why we're spotting her all of a sudden like this?


Lastly-- and this is the thing that will hopefully end up being a present for you all, as well-- I found us some fun vintage cookbooks to look at in future posts! (See, I think of you folks when I go out...)


Well, it's time for me to put the lid back on the Treasure Box for another week! Thanks for joining me-- as always. I enjoy hearing from you all immensely.

If you didn't get a chance to see the "Bag of Old Papers" post from Sunday, that'll be tucked away here.

And otherwise-- hope you have spring in your step, and in your gardens, too!

20 comments:

Da Old Man said...

Nice score with the carnival glass.

Shiny stuff rocks.

VintageCrafter said...

Oh how I wish I had such amazing stores like yours around here. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your victorian album. It's my kind of treasure! Your punch bowl is wonderful too.
***smiles***
Carol

Linda B said...

That is an amazing haul for one weekend! I can't decide what I like best, but that red pyrex bowl is super.

Wendy said...

those bowls are fabulous!

Melanie said...

Wow, what an amazing bunch of stuff. I have a pyrex bowl with that exact same pattern that's been in the family for decades. I use mine for making bread.

Trixie Belden for 49¢!!! What a steal! I don't even see them around here and would love to find some to round out my collection (which my daughters better still have!)

tami said...

great scores! i HAVE FROM CHILDHOOD that trixie belden book !!! :)

love said...

The punch bowl with the cups are just lovely!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Da Old Man- Ya know, I never would have pegged you for a fellow shiny-object-appreciator. Glad to have a compadre in like of carnival glass. :)

Carol- Oh, thank you! Yes, the album absolutely made my day! We are lucky with the amount of stores we have like this, I have to say.

Linda- Red Pyrex isn't something you see very often, which seems strange to me, given red was so big in the 50s.

Wendy- Thanks much! It was a pretty bowl-intensive weekend.

Melanie- Oh, that bowl would be perfect for bread. Hm... Maybe I could give her breadmaking kit stuff for it-- even something simple, like muffin mix.

Tami- Ah, how cool! Trixie Beldens weren't even that easy to find when they were new. It's funny to be seeing them pop up now.

Love- I admit, I actually haven't put it away yet because I like looking at them. :)

Doris the Great said...

I love the little Homer Laughton bowl -- how sweet. Perfect for strawberries and cream!

Jenn Thorson said...

Doris- Mmm... now there's a yummy idea!

Janelle said...

Oh, the Homer Laughlin bowl! Oh, oh, oh! And 99 cents?!--you're killing me!

Wish I could come take a spin along Route 30 with you. Nice haul on the punch cups, too!

Gina Alfani said...

Love the red bowl . . . but OMG that carnival glass is gorgeous :)

Pricilla said...

My mother had the carnival glass in the orange..same sheen but orange. You brought me back some memories.

karen(karooch from scraps of mind) said...

What a sensational treasure trove!
You must have been floating above the ground when you went home. And that carnival glass is just mouth watering.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Janelle- Yeah, the $0.99 was mind-boggling. When you just look and something and think... "Um, this actually IS something, not your standard thrift..."

Gina- Oh, thank you-- the Carnival glass seems to have extra luster to it. It's exciting.

Priscilla- I bet it was lovely in orange, too. I don't normally care for orange as a color but in Carnival glass, it's usually gorgeous.

Karen- Oh, indeed. One of those days you come home and look at what you've found and just shake your head! :)

grunge-queen said...

Oooh, the punch set is BEAUTIFUL! Yes, the shiny factor is fab and the blue-purple swirls are so pretty! Don't save it for punch!

Annabelle said...

Lovely carnival glass and very interesting blog....I think I'll follow!
Hugs Annabelle

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

Hi Jenn.
I just love the Christmas themed pyrex bowl. Very nice!
Lois

Down Comforter said...

That hankie's such a great find - really pretty :)

mrphil5211 said...

The orange tree bowl is a rare find, especially if it is the smallest. They were a nested set of 5 bowls