Hi there! How was your weekend? Mine was full, but not too full, if you know what I mean. We spent time with friends, which is always a blessings, and I had the chance to restock my new, larger booth at the Grist Mill Antique Center on Friday. I’ll share some photos, soon.
Saturday, before dinner with friends, we took a ride out in the country. Do you follow me on Instagram? I posted a photo from our drive–pop on over and we can be Instagram friends 🙂
Today I have some Easter vintage finds to share with you. Let’s take a look.
Vintage Bunnies & a Lamb
Nothing says “Easter” louder than bunnies, right? I’ve already seen several hopping around my yard, even though it’s still completely covered with snow(!). These darling bunny salt and pepper shakers likely date to just the 1990’s, but I think their cuteness warranted a rescue from the thrift store shelf (cost: 50¢, value: $5-6.00).
This handsome fellow, made of resin, must have been holding something in his paws. An Easter basket perhaps? (cost: 25¢, value: $2-3.00) I’ll give him something to hold before decorating with him.
Made to appear like a foil-wrapped bunny, this little resin guy is lovely in pastel purple (cost: 25¢, value: $2-4.00).
A bit on the gaudy side, but nonetheless exhibiting some vintage charm, this bunny was languishing at a nearby thrift store (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
I just found this lamb-shaped cake pan at a thrift store last week at 50% off (cost: $1.99, value: $15-20.00). It dates to the 1950’s and has the original paperwork inside.
A sweet friend from church used a similar pan to make a cake for my son’s baby shower. It was spectacularly covered with flowers–such a talented lady.
Vintage Children’s Books
I purchased a stack of Little Golden Books (LGB’s) at a sale this fall and pulled out all of the bunny-related ones (and one about a duckling, too) for this Easter post. I love the bunny covers and think they are perfect for Easter decorating.
LGB’s illustrated by famous artists, like Richard Scarry, as The Bunny Book is, are sought after. However, it’s a later, 5th printing of a 1975 edition, making it less desirable (cost: 25¢, value: $2-3.00).
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Scarry both wrote and illustrated this LGB, Rabbit and His Friends, in 1953; however, this is the 2nd printing of a 1973 edition (cost: 25¢, value: $3-5).
The beloved author, Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) wrote The Golden Egg Book, putting it into the desirable category, but again, this is a 7th printing of a later edition (1974) (cost: 25¢, value: $3-5).
The Fuzzy Duckling, on the other hand, is a 1949, 1st edition, albeit in not very good condition (cost: 25¢, value $1.00). If in excellent condition, it would be worth $15-20.00.
There’s not really a market for these Elf books, but the pink patterned Bunny Tales title clinched the deal for me (cost: 25¢, value: $1.00).
Vintage Pink Floral China
Pastels and Easter go hand in hand, so I thought I’d share a few recent pink floral finds, like this pretty butter pat (cost: $1.00, value: $3-5.00).
It’s “Schwarzburg” mark indicates that it was made in central Germany, where the Schwarzburg Dynasty had its seat of power until the creation of the German state in 1918. The L. Straus & Sons of NYC imported it into this country in the 1920’s.
I spoke to my sweet friend, Rita at Panoply about this plate a while back, but have since forgotten what she told me about it, LOL. I had thought it was Quimper, which she collects, but she said she thought not. [Maybe she’ll read this and fill us all in!]
I’ve not been able to find out much about it, but I think it may date to the 1940’s. In any event, it’s a pretty dish, perfect to serve an appetizer or dainty dessert on (cost: $1.50, value: $15-25.00).
The mark on the back reads something like, “S’element France.”
UPDATE: As several of my sweet readers pointed out in the comments below, and as Rita had told me many months ago, this mark actually reads, “St. Clement”.
You guys are going to think I’m crazy, but I wrote about a matching plate a few months ago. Yes, if you’re wondering, I have lost my mind, LOL. I must have bought two and somehow they were stored in separate locations. Until I read my comments, below however, I had not remembered that I had already written about it.
It’s made of earthenware by the St. Clement pottery, which has been in operation since the mid-1700’s, though this plate likely dates to the 1920’s.
Final Fabulous Find: This small-ish red transferware vase is one of my favorite recent discoveries (cost: $2.00, value: $20-25.00). It’s perfect for holding some snowdrops on a side table or bathroom counter.
F. Winkle & Co. were in business in Stoke-on-Trent (the pottery center of England in Staffordshire County) from about 1890 to 1931.
That’s it for today. With Easter coming upon us early this year, I thought the timing good for taking a look at some bunnies and pretty china. Thanks for taking a gander! Tell me, how are your holiday plans coming along?
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