Treasure Box Wednesday: Adventure! Excitement! Thrills!

"Well, Mistah Allnut, what shall we thrift today?"

Okay, so, maybe Kate and Bogie weren't loading up the African Queen, about to go on their most exciting thrifting adventure, but of the three of us, at least one of us did this week. A three-day weekend was a prime time for antiquey-thrifty fun, so one of my shopping buds and I hit Route 250 to New Philadelphia, Ohio and uncovered some treasure.

One of my very favorite pieces was from the Route 250 Antique Mall-- this excellent McCoy teapot.
As you can see (or may remember) I found the matching creamer at the Salvation Army just a few weeks ago, and hadn't had a lot of hope to find one of the other pieces so soon. Usually these items are found as a part of a set. So finding the teapot solo was amazing.

It was filthy and tucked on a bench partially under a table, but it still called to me. A little soap and water and it's good as new.

At the same place, I also found this unmarked McCoy pink butterfly planter...

It never hurts to look through collectible books and note items you wouldn't mind finding someday. They stick in your brain so when you come across and unmarked version-- voila!-- a great piece at a good price!

At the Riverfront Antique Mall in New Philadelphia, I got these terrific framed African Queen movie promo cards...
I'm not sure how old they are, but I chose two of about seven that were there depicting stills of the movie...Longtime readers may recall, I've gotten a chance to see the actual African Queen boat down in the Florida Keys, and have decorated my office at work with photos and some artwork related to this theme, so these cards will add to that grouping.

The only other item I picked up at the Riverfront Antique Mall was this Homer Laughlin tree-printed mixing bowl...

I'd thrifted a much smaller one of these about six months ago, and loved the Arts & Crafts style to it. I may fill it with fruit and display it in my livingroom along with my more green and leafy McCoy pottery.

And last, this came from the Salvation Army a week or two back, but I forgot to take photos...
My friend Scoobie spotted these moonstone Anchor Hocking sherbet dishes. I'm lucky to have a shopping bud who actually remembers some of the stuff I'm interested in-- because these totally would have escaped my sight.

So that about docks this voyage of Treasure Box Wednesday. And happy sailing to you through this week! May your metaphorical waters be calm and clear. (And without leeches.)

6 comments:

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, my husband would LOVE one of those African Queen prints. That's one of his favorite movies. And we've been to Key West many times and never knew about the boat there!

LOVE the sherbet dish. Love everything.

Linda said...

Love the pink butterfly planter!!!

Colleen said...

Once again, your fabulous field-trips leave me in awe! Had to Google the location of New Philadelphia - It's 1hr 26mins away from me. A little far, but do-able. The Fiesta warehouse is still at the top of my list, though. I just had a 'new hip,' shall we say,'installed' 2 months ago, so I'm just about ready to hit the road with my doc's permission. Look out everyone on Route 2, here I come! :)

Jenn Thorson said...

JD- The African Queen isn't actually as far down as Key West. It's on Key Largo, in the marina by the Key Largo Holiday Inn. And inside the Holiday Inn itself is one of the original boilers from the boat, used in the film. Check it out if you're down there sometime-- your husband will probably flip!

Linda- Hey thank you-- have a great week.

Colleen- So that hip was made for walkin' eh? I hope you do get a chance to visit the Fiesta outlet at least. I think you'll have a blast.

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

Awesome finds! Sounds like fun. We're headed to a church leaders conference on the Illinois/Iowa border....Quad Cities. Hopefully, I can get Hubby to the Goodwill while there. I may have to take one of the dog leashes and pull him there! LOL

Jenn Thorson said...

Andrea- Oh, I hope you have a great trip. (And that your husband finds a little fun in between the thrifty walkies. :) )