Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving wishes

Wishing you and yours a bountiful Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

More Pyrex and pottery

I've found more Pyrex in the garage!  
These bowls (#401-403), in excellent condition, are the Butterfly Gold 1 pattern.  
The #404 bowl is missing.  I will use one or two bowls on the Thanksgiving table- the colors are perfect.

This green ashtray was also in the garage.  I am finding so many forgotten treasures!
On the back it says Made in America, but no specific maker.  Although I love this shade of green, I will reluctantly place this in the "sell" pile.

I just love this simple, matte white planter.  It has no identifying marks.  This little piece will stay with me- more white pottery for my collection.

This 6-inch x 3-inch planter was only .49 cents at Goodwill!  I just had to add it to my collection.  It is marked Miramar of California, with the number 150 visible (there is other info that I can't make out).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Other found treasures

Haeger USA 0303, medium-sized, medium green planter, in great condition.  This goes in the "sell" pile.

Medium green, three-footed planter, 402-USA, no manufacturer, in very nice condition.  
Also, going in the "sell"pile.

Unmarked, deep green, lovely shape- this goes into my collection!

Isn't this a silly piece?  This olive green jalopy planter is marked 532 Floraline USA. 
I am NOT keeping this!

Small, unmarked cream planter with raised floral design.  
This might end up in my white pottery collection.

I must really like this gravy boat because I already have one in my china cabinet- duh!
The emblem reads Veterans Administration 1930.  
On the bottom:  Shenango China, New Castle, PA 

An 8-inch oval plate with gold flowers and leaves.  Marked:  Edwin M. Knowles #477.
Going in the "sell" pile.

And then there were three...  I bought FOUR of these glasses at the flea market.  
Unfortunately, the fourth glass either broke in transit or in my garage pile mess.  The flea market vendor had 7 of these glasses and I picked the most pristine 4 to buy- in hindsight, I wish I had grabbed a fifth glass as an extra.  The design features profiles of all the U.S. Presidents up to Dwight D. Eisenhower- so patriotic!

Here's SOME of my green pottery (using the pool table as a sorting surface).  
I kept most of these, but did part with a few pieces.  

Pyrex bowls

I picked up these 3 pieces of Pyrex from my favorite vendor at the local flea market.  The mixing bowls, which are in great condition, are the "Forest Fancies" pattern, bowls #401/402/403.  Unfortunately, the largest bowl (#404) was not with the set.

This year at Thanksgiving, I am not using my formal china and will set my table with autumn colors.  I plan on using one of the larger bowls for my stuffing.  I was able to pick up 4 stoneware plates in a more seasonal color (brownish-rust) at the local Goodwill.  I'll also use some of my Pyrex casseroles for the other veggies/sides.  I can't wait to see how my table looks!

This one's for me!

When I saw this planter at the flea market, I had to hold myself back.  You see, our basement has a blue and orange color scheme.  The walls are white, the couches are a medium blue ultrasuede and I had the painters add a wide stripe of orange around the whole room for some punch.

This planter originally sold for $6.99 at Montgomery Ward.  It was made in California (Los Angeles).  I'm assuming that the line of the product is "gardenware", not sure who the original manufacturer is, though.

I love this piece!

A confession

I've decided to come clean- this is what my garage looks like.  My treasures are piled high in bags and boxes.  Despite the obvious chaos, I usually remember to drop a detailed note in each bag/box that outlines what I paid for each item.  My husband is gone for the day and I've decided to tackle the mess (if he's home I don't get anything done).  I've opened some bags, cleaned items, decided what to keep for myself/what to sell.  I even went through some plastic tubs that held my pottery and purged some pieces that just weren't the right color green.  Hopefully, I'm on a roll- wish me luck!  

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Thanks to bargainhuntingandtreasureseeking for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  I have grand illusions of creating an interesting and timely blog.  I will try to be more attentive to my junk AND blog and truly earn this award.  This pretty, informative and creative blog was one of the first that I found, and I loved it immediately!  If only I could be so efficient and creative with my blog. Sigh.....