Treasure Box Wednesday: Garden of the Queen of Hearts


You know, it's funny. Some weeks of thrifting, it seems like all the finds are disparate little bits-n-bobs with stories of their own. And then some weeks, treasure after treasure, it feels like an overarching theme seems to come together, straight out of the bag.

This last week, the thrifting really did seem to be of one big tale. One of red roses, loves won and lost, and a young lady down a very curious rabbit hole.

Let's start with those roses here. With this pretty rose-printed, vintage pitcher...


The pitcher was a find from the Christian Layman Thrift Store in Greensburg. And amusingly, the glass came from the Goodwill in Greensburg... they're a pretty close match, no?


I've seen glasses in thrifts that match this pitcher, but I've never picked them up before, because I know I don't really need them. But then when the pitcher showed up, for only a couple of bucks and in such good shape, I just couldn't say "no."

Unlike the poor, penniless pierrot here...


...Who is leaving against the wishes of the ballerina with the vise-like grip on him. You can see this a little closer here...


He has no money to support her. She doesn't care. Ah, tragedy! (As if her ballet career wouldn't be lucrative enough for the both of 'em. :) ) The print is done by an artist I'm not familiar with, named Webster. And based on the frame and general style, I'm guessing it's from the mid 1930s. This came from the L&L Fleatique in Jeannette. I liked it in particular because I've seen a lot of deco prints like this with nymphs in them, but never a couple.

Then, amusingly enough, this decorative box was uncovered at the Goodwill...


Now this couple seems to be having a much more positive time of things! The box was originally from TJ Maxx-- in fact, the sticker's still on it! And not only can you look into your heart-- literally-- but also see the big picture inside...


I just thought that was fun.

And lastly, when you think the Queen of Hearts, what else comes to mind? (Well, that old Juice Newton song is going through my head, and probably yours, too, now.... )

(Sorry!..)

(But no, that wasn't really what I was going for... )

At the Good Samaritan thrift store, I found this Disney Alice in Wonderland plate...


Sitting there in the garden of chatty flowers, Alice has a brief respite from the Queen of Hearts and her violent demands. I like how the plate has a watercolor look to it. It indicates on the back, it was produced in the 90s...


So-- not old, but a pleasant curio curiosity.

Anyway, that's the thrift for this week, friends!


Otherwise, hope your week is filled with its own wonders, and perhaps I'll see you again on Sunday!

14 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

The pitcher is great and Alice's plate as well. Good shopping!

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, I love them all, especially the heart shadowbox.

PLEASE come and add this to my REDnesday post, too! Thanks!

Jenn Thorson said...

Sandy/Doris- Hey, thanks! :)

Sue- I'll have to see how to do that. I won't have access to the original photo until this evening, if that's what's needed. :)

SueLovesCherries said...

Thank you!:)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh dear dear dear. I had not thought of that dreadful song in years, thank you, and now it is going 'round and 'round and 'round in my poor olde head. THANKS SO MUCH, DEARIE!!!

But you make up for it by showing off that wonderful pitcher!!!

nicolette said...

That box looks like a chocolate box, and it looks really amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

chyna said...

What a delightful plate, love the chatty flowers. Seems so summer-y and well appropriate for this weeks big finds.

Jenn Thorson said...

Dame Penniwig- Apologies for the Juice Newton brain infiltration... If it's any consolation, it's been in mine too. Maybe we can pass it along to someone else! :)

Nicolette- I think it's a gift box, as it's a bit deep for chocolates... but then again, how could having something THAT deep with chocolates be a bad thing? :)

Chyna- It was funny how things seemed to tie together this week... At least in my brain it did. We know things are a bit different in there, though. :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the glass pitcher looks pretty and thanks for sharing!

happy rednesday & have a great day too!

Jenn Thorson said...

Pinky- Happy Rednesday to you, too! (To think, I have enough trouble usually spelling Wednesday... heh, now I'll never get it right!)

Cheryl B. said...

" When I write or share something about one of my friends in a posting, I always make sure I send them a copy of it, so they know what was said about them. Today I included information about you and your blog site in my posting, so I thought I should let you know about it as well."

The above paragraph is the first paragraph in an email I sent out today, to all of the owners of blogs whom host "theme days", that I could find email addresses for. But the email I sent to you got returned. The rest of the email is what I posted today on our blog. Go to: www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt to read it for yourself.

Hopefully, it will then clarify of all of this for you ;-}

Cheryl B.

Lois said...

Hi Jenn!
I like the pitcher and the Alice plate BUT I really like the heart box. It is very unique looking. Great finds!
Lois

Bird said...

Oh I love the heart shaped box and the Alice plate is lovely! And am I going nuts or does Pierrot's ballerina love resemble Princess Leia from Star Wars?

Jenn Thorson said...

Cheryl- Hi, I have no problem your including Treasure Box Wednesday into your list of bloggers doing theme posts- I'm glad you enjoy it. Thanks for the info! :)

Lois- Hey, thank you-- I hope you have a great week.

Bird- I think you may be on to something there. Is that a bagel-ear hairstyle we see? :)