Treasure Box Thursday: Luster, Lamps and Other Lovelies

This past week or so has been a happy time... for my curio cabinet. See, it has received the bulk of my thrifted treasures lately, in some scores that have brought both shine and good cheer.

One of my favorite items from last Saturday was this remarkable little teacup from the Monroeville Goodwill Thrift Store...
It's a hand-painted porcelain piece which isn't old, but certainly harkens back to Art Nouveau pieces. It was new with a tag, and the designer is Kathy Ireland. I knew Kathy did home furnishings-- English-inspired rugs and sofas-- but I didn't know she'd included porcelain in her line.

Here's a closeup on the saucer. I'm really happy with the quality and detail...
Another fave find was this hand-painted vintage lamp from the Salvation Army thrift store...
I know regular readers will be wondering why on earth I, of all people, need another lamp. The answer to that is, 1.) Lamp addition does not yet have a 12-step program. And 2.) I'm actually downsizing some lamps, and have given a few away to my friend Scoobie's home, so I will no longer be tripping over the, um, lights fantastic.

Here you can see a closer view on those lovely handpainted roses.
Yum!

What I also found to be "yum," was this little lusterware creamer with cherubs on it which I got for $0.99 at the Salvation Army Superstore...
This shiny type of porcelain always makes me happy because it reflects light in what would otherwise be a rather dark house.

And lastly, I netted myself two sparkly souvenir sandcastles, treating my Inner Child to some playful magic...
I wasn't allowed to buy these as souvenirs growing up-- my mother thought it was a waste of money-- so as an adult, I'm really defiantly enjoying picking them up for pennies now. I think they work pretty well with the lusterware and Victoriana...
The Victorians, after all, were all for decorating with interesting souvenir items.

So, that about washes away the contents of this Treasure Box. I hope you all are enjoying a week of the things that lift your spirits.

10 comments:

Peggy said...

Oooooh! I love the 'hand-painted vintage lamp from the Salvation Army thrift store'!! Wish I could find good things around here at thrift stores.

If you ever decide to rid yourself of this particular lamp, it would go very well in my redecorated bedroom (see the link below), although this room already has its share of lamps!

http://threemakesacollection.blogspot.com/2010/04/family-treasures.html

Jenn Thorson said...

Peg- Heh, well, it WOULD go in your room, yes... But I need to enjoy it in my room for a while, I think. :) I do love that room of yours. And I have that same pink rug you have, but in my spare room.

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

What?!? Getting rid of lamps! LOL
I went to an auction this week and literally had to hold my hand down not to bid on a lamp or two. Seems that some other ladies that were there wanted them more than I did. When I go to these auctions, I see that there is a nationwide fixation with lamps. There should be a Lamp-lovers Club. I think that your newest lamp is gorgeous. Your little sandcastles are sweet and I can see why you grabbed those too.
Have a great weekend. It's rummage sale time in Central Illinois!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

Holy awesomeness. These are such amazing finds. I really LOVE the hand-painted porcelain cup and saucer.

meleah rebeccah said...

hey...where did my comment go?

Rose Mary said...

Hi Jenn~the lamp is gorgeous! What a great find!

I love the cup and saucer and those little castles are adorable. I enjoy buying little quirky things at the flea market and thrift stores. They don't cost much, so one does not have to feel guilty about the money, and they are such fun to have around--great conversation starters:).

titancia said...

I love your sandcastles!! I live near the ocean so whenever we'd go to the wharf growing up I would look at them, which we, too, were not allowed to buy and when I got older it was too much to spend my allowance on. I love coming across things like that when I'm thrifting, though. I feel like adding those touches makes my space feel more "me."

Susan Rawlings said...

I love these pieces.

Mandi said...

*gasp* i love the swan cup!
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Jim said...

How lovely! Great finds!!