Treasure Box Wednesday: Teapots and Other Temptations


While I spent most of Memorial Day weekend with my fingers tap-tap-tapping over my word processor, eyes roving over the ol' novel manuscript, I did take time Saturday for a bit of thrifting. And so while this Treasure Box Wednesday is a short one, it's also rather sweet.

Sweet, perhaps, like this cute Humpty Dumpty teapot I found at the Salvation Army thrift store...


Regular readers know my fondness for Alice in Wonderland, and somehow this just seemed right. He looks a bit more mild-mannered that Alice's eggman, who if you'll recall had a certain attitude. But it still makes me smile.

At the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store I uncovered this tablecloth...


Pinks, greens, burgundies and grey-blue morning glories make it perfect for my diningroom.

At the same St. Vincent de Paul, I also uncovered this cute Depression-glass-green goblet covered in flowers...


And this nifty shell pink milk glass candy dish...

And while I remember, and since we have fewer thrifted goodies this week, I thought you all would appreciate seeing the little bit of decor I'd found in the Giant Eagle grocery store of all places!

Around St. Paddy's Day, we'd had some decorative holiday items there in the "Iggle." Not needing anything immediately, I waited until the items went on sale and nabbed my faves...

Like this cute tea canister...


And this framed print...

What I liked about it in particular was how much it looked like the images on my Victorian postcards for the holiday...


Well, that about puts the lid on this Treasure Box Wednesday!


Have a thrifty, nifty week, my friends!

8 comments:

AngelMc said...

Did you hear that sound? That was me going aaahhhh when I saw the tea pot, it is sooo sweeeettttt!

Serena said...

Love the Humpty Dumpty teapot!! Now if only I could find a Humpty Dumpty cookie jar! I know they exist!

Tami said...

fantastic "haul". i am gonna steal that teapot!!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Holy cow- looking at the post I wholly overused the word "cute"-- Ack! Forgive me folks. I do have some other adjectives rattling around in the brain... really.

Angel- Ah! So that explains that sound... yes, I was wondering. I was worried you were injured. :) But it was just teapot joy.

Serena- Hm... I haven't seen anything like that, but that's not to say it doesn't lurk somewhere. That's usually when I end up checking out Ebay.

Tami- Oh no, let's hope Mr. Dumpty doesn't have a fall over this sort of competitive behavior! :) (He's very sensitive.)

Lois said...

Hi Jenn.
I like the teapot. When I was a little girl, about a zillion years ago, my grams had one just like it.
She never used it. She just kept it up in the cupboards with the glass front doors in the kitchen. It was the first thing that you saw when you came in from outside.
I haven't thought about that teapot in a long time. So thanks for bringing back a nice childhood memory for me.
Have a good week and don't get cramped fingers from typing too much.
Lois

Ianny said...

Nice finds.. they really will set your decor back in time. Very nostalgic.

Keely said...

Hi. I was looking for something else completely, when one of your pictures came up on the image gallery. It's the one of the green goblet that you called depression glass.

I believe that goblet to have come from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. My grandmother and mom have a huge collection of them, which come from the coffee shop at the infamous inn.

Here is the link: http://www.madonnainn.com/store/c-2-goblets.aspx

Regards,
Keely

Jenn Thorson said...

Keely- How neat is that?! Thanks so much for taking the time to share that info with me. Funny, they seem to have made those goblets in virtually every vintage style of glass they could come up with-- Carnival styled glass, that green that was so popular during the Depression era and everything!

Thanks so much for the link. It would really explain why I couldn't find the pattern in my Depression glass books.

I knew of the hotel because of its eccentric decorating, so this makes it extra fun to me.