Treasure Box Wednesday: The Colors of Fun


There's a lot of color in the Treasure Box this week, folks! And as August gives way to what may very well be a chilly fall, these warm, cheery colors seem to do a person good.

One of my favorite pieces of this week was a ruby carnival glass slipper made by the L.E. Smith Glass Company of Mount Pleasant, PA...
The company has been doing glass since the early 1900s, and continues the tradition today. This glass shoe has a newer mark. But I like it's antique styling. Because Mount Pleasant isn't far from where I live-- and where I bought this shoe, actually-- I tend to find quite a bit of it around. This was from the U.F.O. in Greensburg.

At the Goodwill thrift store, I got this handy-dandy pink, standing breakfast tray...

Someone had already embellished it with One Stroke flowers (nice job, whoever you may be!). And for $3 you really can't go wrong.

At another thrift store, I found this nifty two-tiered vintage bowl...

It's not jadite, though it may look it. It's just colored glass. But it was such a nice, vivid shade, I couldn't resist.

And lastly, as part of a half-off sale at the L&L Fleatique in Jeannette, I got this World War II souvenir pillow cover...

If you'd like to read the poem on it a bit closer, you can do so here...

And that's the whole spectrum of our Treasure Box this week.


If not, well, perhaps I'll have something new to tickle your fancy this coming Sunday!

11 comments:

Bethany said...

I love that two tiered bowl! I wouldn't be able to resist that either - the color is so great!

Jenn Thorson said...

Bethany- Just something about that color, isn't there? Thanks for visiting!

RecycleCindy said...

Love the WWII pillow and what a sweet and loving message. Very touching!

Wendy said...

That glass piece is just gorgeous!

Upon-Request.com said...

You found some great finds! I thought I had seen most of the red carnival glass - but the slipper is new and wonderful!

Down Pillow said...

I LOVE the two-tiered bowl - great find :)

The Stylish House said...

Hi Jenn,
I found you via Blog Catalog and love your site! I am going to explore some more.
Cathy

M.Bug said...

I found a breakfast tray like that at a yard sale in New Orleans while on vacation. It was yellow and also embellished with flowers.

Jenn Thorson said...

Cindy- They did say such nice things, didn't they? You just don't see souvenir items like that these days.

Wendy- Something about the color got me, too. :)

UponRequest- In our area, we don't see much red carnival glass, either. A lot of the marigold, but not red. It is fun.

DP- Thanks!

StylishHouse- Well, I'm glad you did! Welcome.

MBug- Hm-- now you have me wondering whether the decorations on it are as old as the tray! Thanks for sharing!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love that double tiered bowl, its really WOW! Just found you today!

Glad to find someone else who love thrift stores

Jenn Thorson said...

CrazySuburbanMom- Oh, there are a lot of us thrift store fans out there!!