Treasure Box Wednesday: Rainy Days and Roses

On Saturday, the sky was a relentless gray and rain fell in a straight, half-hearted drizzle... but the insides of the thrift stores and antique malls were warmly lit and dry.

It would have been pleasure enough just to wander around the various aisles. But it turns out some great sales were on, and Lady Luck was in a giddy mood.

My favorite find for this week was this 1960s still-life rose painting from the L&L Fleatique-- which, in a fortunate half-off sale, was $20, framed...
The painting was originally from a gallery in southern Florida, where I rather doubt the painting sold for 20 clams the first time around!...

I'm particularly pleased the way the artist did the glossiness of that vase.

And speaking of vases, how about a little jadite?

Fans of jadite know it doesn't come especially cheap, given it's popularity. But at $9, I thought I could afford this one.

Speaking of both roses and vases, I found a Victorian transferware jug at the Salvation Army Thrift Store...
Okay, so, yes, they aren't roses printed on there... But you get the gist.

At fifty-cents a piece I got these framed tapestries at the Goodwill...

And last, a couple of collector's books on some American pottery of interest...

What's the price of knowledge? Well, apparently a fiver will do ya. :)


For the rest of you, I hope you enjoy a little sunshine this week, even if it's only the warm glow of a pleasant day.

10 comments:

slmpetersen said...

I love the Victorian jug! What a beautiful piece. You really find some great items in your travels.

Jenn Thorson said...

Simpetersen- Thank you-- it was a great weekend for thrifting. Funny how the bad weather often means better finds.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, lovely lovely things!

Jenn Thorson said...

Suburban Mom- (grin), many thanks... I'm looking forward to seeing the items in situ.

Anonymous said...

Sure wish that our SC thrift stores had the good stuff like yours has.

Ms. B said...

Oh yum! Hobnail and jadeite?! Couldn't be more perfect!

Jenn Thorson said...

Anonymous- I unfortunately haven't had the opportunity to check out the thrifting/antiquing in South Carolina.

Mrs. B- It was definitely lucky. A guy in the same booth actually got a laugh because he heard me squeak a little when I spied it. :)

Lois said...

Hi Jenn!
Great finds!
Doesn't it just make your day when that happens?
I love the Victorian vase. Very pretty!
Lois

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Jennifer said...

I am a painter, and can say for sure that the rose painting is very well done. Great find!