Sunday, August 14, 2016
The Olympics are in full swing and if there were medals for thrifting, I'd would so participate in those events. We had another oppressively hot weekend and most retail stores were empty. However, the movie theaters were filled to capacity and the venue of choice for folks wanting cool air conditioned comfort for a few hours.
Me, I went hunting for treasure at a few of my favorite haunts and although the pickin's were slim (like the crowds) I still found some neat pieces.
I adore American basketry and this faboosh apple gathering basket is a winner. Just a few splints with issues, it is perfect for holding hand spun yarn and it looks marvelous next to my spinning wheels.
Oh, how I adore Goodwill. A scarce, highly collectible, 1920s Lancaster Glass Company ”Poppy Red Lustre” stretch glass flared compote with three hand-painted enamel blue flowers with green foliage. As with all antique stretch glass, this piece has an iridescence that shimmers with colors of pink, purple, gold, blue, and green depending on how the light hits it.
One is good but two is even better. Another highly collectible, 1920s Lancaster Glass Company ”Cream Lustre” stretch glass deep compote with three hand-painted enamel orange flowers with green foliage and blue lined trim.
A thrift store find, pretty Art Deco silverplated compote. These are always in demand for holiday tables. Fill with homemade candies and cookies.
Found this lovely & unusual size, vintage footed server with etching on front and back, roped edge and pierced inner edge. Hallmarks for W. S. Blackinton, Meridian CT silver company. Circa 1940s
Very heavy little cut glass tray. This baby throws lots of rainbows.
Found a bag full of odds and end and these vintage political campaign buttons were at the bottom. The Goldwater button is 5 inches in width, it's a big boy.
The Nesting Spot at Vintage Village offered these sweet, soft pumpkins repurposed from old sweaters. My little girl, Gynness, loved them and kept hiding them in her crate.
Found this pretty little flow blue luncheon plate at the Queen of Hearts. I always do a little shopping after I fluff up my booth spaces. Speaking of spaces, I realized I have been selling for 28 years now so I decided to have a 30% sales on selected items throughout my booth spaces to celebrate.
Scattered throughout both spaces are bright orange tags with the 30% discount on those items.
Lots of pretty things to choose from in my Victorian space.
My main space is also filled with 30% off sale tags.
Filled to the brim with lots of goodness, there is something for every one in my main space. I will be running the 30% sale through September in prep for the fall and winter holidays. Hard to believe that August is half way over and the year will end in 4 1/2 months. So blessings to you and those you love. SeaWitch