This Week’s Vintage Finds #67

Hi everyone! It’s still pretty cold here in the Northeast. I hope wherever you are, you’re snug and warm. On Saturday I stopped at one estate sale that was less than a mile away, visited a nearby Goodwill, and shopped at a small flea market that just opened up. While I didn’t hit the mother lode, I walked away with a few vintage finds that make me smile.
This Week's Vintage Finds #67

The globe was a Goodwill score, discovered in the shopping cart of a staff person who was unloading goods onto the shelves. The web page, Dating Globes, helped me determine that my globe is rather new, probably dating only to 1995. The former USSR has dissolved into fifteen separate countries, so I knew it was newer than 1991. Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia have disolved into their separate countries (1992 and 1993), as well. It has a nice vintage look, though, so it will come in handy for something, I’m sure.

This Week's Vintage Finds #67

I bought the chippy wicker stool and the natural trunk from the same [sweet] vendor at the flea market. I plan to use the stool as a small table to hold a lamp next to an easy chair in our master bedroom, and it pleased me to get it for just $4.00. Same with the trunk.

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I think I’ll give the stool a coat of something to keep it from shedding. This helpful article about Preserving Wicker suggests a coat of shellac and/or wax.

 

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

 

I love the legs on the stool. There’s a name for this style that escapes me. If I weren’t keeping it, I’d list it for about $20.00, and the trunk for $25-30.00

 

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

I also picked up a ironstone-like restaurant plate (59 cents). I like the smallish size and the simple lines. I will add it to my corner cupboard that I’m filling with ironstone.

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

I have two ideas for this 79 cent tart pan. One, is to spray paint the removable bottom with chalk board paint, glue it to the scalloped rim, write a pithy saying, and then hang it on the wall. The other, is to glue the two pieces together and then glue it to a base of some sort (like a candlestick) and make [another] pedestal stand because I only have a few twenty or so of them. What should I do?

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart
I have plans for this ugly old 50 cent bread board–coming up soon.
This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

I couldn’t pass up this cute little globe pencil sharpener, especially given the current craze for globes.

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart
I think this hobnail-style pitcher was hand blown, although I’m not sure. I’d expect the bottom to have a pontil mark (they look a bit like broken glass) or a very smooth, obviously ground-down pontil mark, but it has neither. In any event, it’s a pretty piece, probably worth about $12.00.
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You can see that the handle was applied separately to the body of the pitcher. This is called an “applied handle.”

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Even though I already own this exact dish, I had to look the pattern up; it’s “Butterprint.” I have a lot to learn regarding Pyrex. I didn’t realize I already had this dish, but I’m not too bothered since I only spent $3, more than I’d like, but not the end of the world(!) If you’re like me and you need help identifying your Pyrex patterns, check out the Pyrex Love Pattern Reference for some assistance.

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Some of you may be able to guess who I bought these opera glasses for–my sweet daughter, of course (for fifty cents). She loves all things steam punk-ish and ocular. Her birthday is coming up in April. Total spent this week: $22.00.

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

 

Loving the colors and textures of some of my finds.

 

This Week's Vintage Finds #67 Adirondack Girl @ Heart

 

Hope you all had a nice week-end, whether you found material treasures,
Β or treasures in time spent with family and friends.
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  1. Good stuff, Diana. You're one of the few I know who can turn a winter's day into a honey hole. I sold a couple of Pyrex pieces in that same pattern and called it Amish Rooster. I didn't know its official pattern was Butterprint, but the link says it was also known by the names I used. I like the stool. I think I'd chalkboard paint the tin tart. I have a silverplate tray I did that too, and it makes for fun signage, at home and the booth space.

  2. You know I love that globe! Acually I love all your finds this week. Between the weather and keeping my grandkids I haven't done much thrifting but I did find a few things that I will share Thursday. Have a great week.

  3. The globe is my favorite for this week and I can't wait to see what you do with the bread board. My daughter did a nice cutting board project this week that I still need to blog about.

  4. Love your finds, Diana! I can't pass up a globe, and I love the stool and basket…so great when you can get things at a flea market for inexpensive prices!

  5. Awesome finds! Yes, globes are always in style (at least in my mind!)

    Love your tidbits and hints/advice. πŸ™‚

  6. I love the globe, and the website for dating them is a great resource. I was able to date one I have to around 1957-1961. Thanks!

  7. Hey, that globe is vintage according to Etsy standards so it's all good! Love all your treasures. The tart pan as a chalkboard is a fabulous idea!!

  8. The globe is vintage – it's just hard to believe the 90's are vintage now. Love the wicker stool.

  9. These are wonderful finds. I especially like the opera glasses and the turquoise butterprint. I've used that webpage several times to date globes. It's always fun to search the globe for the clues.

  10. Well I think you found some great items Diana! I love the wicker stool and I collect those wicker hampers. Have a stack in my entry. I have 3 pieces of aqua Butterprint Pyrex and it's my favorite. Globes are always a big hit and the tart would make another great stand, but the chalkboard might be cute for a change. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. Major score for you! The current globe trend is so intoxicating and I'd of sniped that pencil sharpener right away from you had I been there.

  12. Major score for you! The current globe trend is so intoxicating and I'd of sniped that pencil sharpener right away from you had I been there.

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