Sunday, April 18, 2010
Weekend Finds-Lotsa Pottery!
Things are finally starting to look up in the thrifting/antiquing world! I found two pieces of pink pottery to add to my pink and white collection on top of my secretary hutch. A lovely cornucopia vase, on the left. And the pink flower-shaped one in the gold holder. It's my new love. Miramar Pottery. They began operations in 1952, and ceased to exist in the late 70s. Every bit as gorgeous as McCoy Pottery.
I also found a scotty planter. He looks a little surprised to be pinned back there by that kitty!
I found this creamy matte white cornucopia vase at a thrift store. It was marked $8, which I thought was outrageous, and thankfully one of the workers thought so too. She repriced it at $2 if I promised not to brag about it in the store. I'm assuming it's ok to brag about it here though!
Here's an old pink chenille bedspread that I found at that same thrift store, for $2. I'm either going to make a cushion for this bench with it, even though the squirrels ripped apart the last one I made. Or I can play it completely safe and put it on my daughter's bed while she is away at college. Hmmmm. That's a puzzler.
And finally, I found a Flatsy doll at a church rummage sale! I remember having one of these dolls when I was a little girl. Did you? She was naked when I chose her, but the lady who sold her to me let me take the clothes off of another one, which had only one shoe. The lady is a dealer in dolls, and will be at my local flea market this summer. She had all kinds of dolls from my childhood. I smell trouble.....
So what kind of treasures did YOU find this weekend?