Treasure Box Wednesday: Art Nouveau Niceties

It's been a good long time since I had such luck on my thrifty adventuring. Some of it has been because of me; I just don't need a lot of stuff, so the things I come across need to really catch the eye and be for a great price.

Such was this weekend, though, as my friend Scoobie and I antiqued our way through Eastern Ohio. We hit the Fiesta Outlet in Newell, Ohio and learned that the Saturday flea market we'd stumbled upon once before, in the parking lot in front of the Homer Laughlin outlet is actually a weekly endeavor running through September.

Scoobie got a nice elaborate corner shelf for two or three bucks. I didn't find anything, but loved the hunt.

Then we crossed the river to East Liverpool, Ohio, and hit Pottery City, a multi-floor treasure hunting mecca. There I got... well... pottery. In the form of this Victorian vase turned into a lamp...
It's transformation seemed to have been long ago, given the lamp part has pull-chain capabilities and has fittings that have seen some age. I had been giving this lamp the eye for many months now-- possibly more. But this week the lamp was down to $30 with 10% off...

I couldn't resist.

I also picked up two bisque spill vases, similar to the one that was my Grandmother's which had initially sparked my interest in this style of bisque piece...
This one here isn't marked, but stylistically, seems to be made by the same folks who did my Grandmother's vase.
It's got a real art nouveau feel.

A couple of decorative books called to me along the way. Bright, vivid chromolithograph illustrations line the pages of this "Boys King Arthur" and this "Joan of Arc"...
And last, a side trip to Columbiana, Ohio turned up this turn-of-the-1900s Warwick pottery vase. It has some cracks, but it's still as beautiful as ever. And you will never believe the price...
Okay, it's a little blurry. But I think you can still make it out.
Yup, $3.00.

But hey, that's the beauty of treasure hunting. You never know what's out there until you begin the search.

Have a great week, folks!


Lisa said...

I have found myself to be more selective these days when out hunting too. I just have so much at home and in my shop so I only buy if I LOVE it. I LOVE the lamp!

Lois said...

Hi JEnn!
I really like the Warwick vase. The colour is really interesting isn't it?
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love the bisque spill jars! My grandmother used to have a bisque spill jar - it was a little boy with a wicker basket on his back and the spills went in the basket. However, she wasn't the most careful of dusters, and I dread to think how many times his head got glued back on!