Hi everyone! Hope your week has gotten off to a good start. On Thursday nights I start checking Craigslist, estatesale.net, and my local paper for garage, moving, and estate sales. This past Thursday, there was not one single sale anywhere near me (within 30 minutes). I decided I’d just have to visit some thrift shops instead. Here are some of the vintage items I picked up:
A fun restaurant plate (Shenango China) in aqua and grey–worth about $8.00, resting on a vintage towel–worth about $3.00. I’m keeping both for now. They kinda match the aqua Pyrex I’ve been picking up.
Miscellaneous unpainted items–a piece of trim I have in mind for a project, a solid wood frame that I’m planning on painting, and a small shelf to paint and use for display.
The Albany Restore always has a collection of cabinet doors for sale at reasonable prices. The door in the back is constructed of bead-board, and I think it will make a nice background for photographs ($4.00). The other two, both painted in cream, have a nice vintage vibe. I plan to remove the hardware and and perhaps turn them into signs or use them as the backdrops for vintage “somethings” by attaching the “something” to the center panel ($3.00 each).
The two globes came from the Restore, and while I love their sculptural quality, I plan to use them as concrete molds to create some orbs for my garden ($2.00 each). The plates on either end are c.1970s ironstone, and the Syracuse China platter in the center was made for Schneilhorst’s, a German restaurant, which opened in St. Louis in 1917 and closed in 2002. It has a wonderful weight and color, but is worth only about $10.00.
The Johnson Brothers backstamp on the two dinner plates was used from 1974-2002. Lighter in body than antique ironstone, they are worth about $10-15.00 each. Johnson Brothers are best known for their transferware dishes, but these ironstone pieces are popular as well.
This little foot stool was an impulse buy. My grandmother kept a very similar version in her kitchen. Priced at just $1.00, I didn’t think too hard about it, just brought it home with me.
Another vintage globe, made by Replogle in 1971–an Apollo Celestial Globe, worth about $40.00.
Bye for now,