Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend 🙂 My sweet husband and I attended Parents’ Weekend at our daughter’s college, and we had a great time. So wonderful to see her, meet some of her new friends, and hear all about her first month of college.
You won’t be surprised to learn that, without even trying, we hit a garage sale, a Salvation Army, and a library jumble sale, LOL. Sweet daughter filled our $5.00 jumble box with 15 record albums (her interests are expanding due to her History of Rock class) and I filled the remaining space with lots of great junk. Of course, I’ll share those finds with you ASAP. Today’s vintage finds each fall into the “farmhouse” category, and I think you’re going to enjoy them.
This pocket watch is my “final fabulous find,” so you can read about it at the end of the post 🙂
Hall China Co., among other manufacturers, supplied Red Cliff with high quality ironstone, which they then decorated and distributed from their Chicago location from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.
An ironstone-style basin (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00). It’s the perfect size to hold a large bar of soap, a fistful of acorns, or a bracelet collection on your dresser.
A pair of “Provincial” pattern dinner plates and a salad plate, manufactured by Scio Pottery Company (1932-?), out of Scio, Ohio (cost: $1.00 each, value: $5-10.00 each).
A handsome, home-made chicken (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
A pair of plastic chicks, made in Hong Kong (cost: 25¢ each, value: $3-4.00 each). Their legs are spring mounted and inside their bodies a couple of golden eggs are rattling around. I think when you press down on the chicks, the eggs are supposed to come out, but the exit space is rather limited in size, so I’m not sure exactly how to make that work.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this stunning photograph at a local garage sale–still available at two in the afternoon (cost: $3.00, value: $50-75.00 with a better quality frame). See artwork I have for sale. See my art collection.
A wire basket filled with yarn balls (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30.00).
Its brown paint is chipping off nicely 🙂
A trio of antique wooden textile spools (cost: $5.00 for all, value: $20-25.00). Available.
A vintage spongeware dish (cost: 50¢, value $8.00-10.00). Find out a bit more about spongeware here.
This is the only mark on the bottom. Two companies still producing spongeware in the 21st century, RRP Co. (until 2005) and Bennington Pottery, both clearly mark(ed) their pieces, so I’m not sure of the manufacturer.
A pewter syrup pitcher (cost: $1.00, value: $18-20.00). Available.
Any idea what these wonderful, roosters-on-a-stick are for? The one with the fork-like end can be stuck in a plant or flower arrangement, while the other stands on its own, though it’s rather tippy (cost: 50¢ for both, value: $12-15.00 for both).
A half-pint Ball canning jar filled with candy molds (cost: $2.00, value: $15-18.00). Jar available.
Half of the molds came in these darling animal shapes, the others are simple, decorative designs (value: $12-15.00). I’m currently planning to use them for some Christmas crafting.
An antique tin “running” rabbit cookie cutter (cost: $1.00, value: $15-20.00). Available.
Final Fabulous Find: Can you believe I hesitated before buying this lovely old pocket watch? Yes, it’s clearly broken, but I look forward to decorating with it (cost: $2.00).
I’m sure I’ll have many opportunities in the days ahead. I hope you’ve had some vintage shopping success lately–thanks for stopping by, and as always, happy hunting!
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