Sunday, March 6, 2016

Silver and Crystal

Spring is teasing us this weekend with brilliant blue skies, temps in the 50-60s and sunkissed afternoons.  I couldn't wait to race home after my errands and just hang outback on the deck with sweet Gynness and enjoying the Vitamin D that Mother Nature gifted us.

So I did a mad run for treasure Saturday morning and was home by noon to enjoy the day.  The hunt is always an interesting one as you never know what you will find.

It was silver and glass pieces from both thrift stores I visited.  

A stunning, and huge, cut crystal vase.  Some chipping around the top lip but a gorgeous pieces just the same.  It throws mad rainbows.

Steklarna Rogaška is one of the leading producers of crystal ware in the world and the Rogaška trademark is at the highest level in terms of price, quality and design innovation in its branch of industry.  This pair of fine cut crystal high ball glasses has the etched Rogaska mark on the bottom.  Book price:  $110 for the pair.

Just when I thought I couldn't top the two items above, I find this rare Heisey, Orchid nut dish.  Lovely Elegant Depression piece produced from 1940-1957. has it priced at:  $140.00.

I adore these EAPG domed butter dishes for so many reasons, but mostly because they are fun to serve sandwiches and other luncheon treats to my grandchildren.  The girls feel like they are true princesses when served lunch under a glass dome.

Pretty cut crystal toothpick holder is just too cha cha for words.

Sweet Art Deco brides basket server.  These silverplated pieces are highly collectible and are marvelous decorative elements.  Circa 1940s

Lovely Silver Plated Leaf Shape Serving Dish Tray with Handle. The Sheffield Silver Co Made in USA  Circa 1960s

 Superb, pair of late Victorian wine goblets.  Rogers Smith Co Meridian CT. Circa 1900s

Sterling Silver weighted glass lined salt and pepper shakers.  Circa 1960s

Grover Cronin Department Store,Ten to quarter century club award gavel.  Presented to Clarence J. Hansberry, President, 1952. Beautiful wood with silverplate band.  Grover Cronin Department stores began in 1912 in Waltham, MA.

Spring is when I move the most Bavarian porcelain pieces so I filled my Victorian space with a few of these beauties.

Beautiful antique RS Germany porcelain serving bowl with handles and square shape.  White roses with lovely color palette.  Circa 1900s

Darling Victorian child’s wicker, rush and wood rocker.  Perfect for displaying antique dolls.  Circa 1880s

Spring calls for sassy spring hats and this pretty straw hat with red ribbon is similar to the hat worn by Anne in Anne of Green Gables. Not old, this is a Laura Ashley offering but still looks marvelous with the antique, calico dress.

So looking forward to turning the clocks ahead next Sunday, I cannot wait for those longer evenings where the sun shines down on us.  Wishing all a marvelous week and blessings to you and those you love. SeaWitch

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