Sunday, April 18, 2010
We spent all morning at the thrifts and little was turning up...tragic! But at our fourth stop, this metal tray straight outta Great Britain caught my eye. The pattern is crazy! I love it. We're known to use trays around this house, especially when we dine al fresco. Can't wait to use it!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I can't remember how much we spent on this, but a) we've been using it for our bureau for a couple of years now and b) we love it. Very solid and made very well! After a long week of rearranging the house to make way for George, we decided he should have it. It looks good in his room, which Steve (husband) painted blue!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Although I found these two pieces at two different thrift shops, I really think they go together!
I'll start with the grey platter on the left as I have a thing for grey American-made ceramics and because I know a little bit about it! This is Homer Laughlin "Rhythm" (more info here). I knew I found something special because I noticed three telling sagger pin marks on the underside of the platter (I blogged about this once before here). I bought it for $2, brought it home, gave it a bath and researched the date code (according to which, this was glazed the old fashioned way in July 1953). Besides knowing its history, I simply love it for its color and shape.
I know far less about the history of the pink teapot. It too was $2 and it's Waechtersbach (the same brand as my beloved Christmas score from last week)! It has significant chunk so I know it will keep my tea nice and hot!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Pyrex, I love you. But gol dang, you've gotten so hard to find!
I'd all but given up thrifting for rare Pyrex and then this turns up...I'm renewed! You don't know how long I've been searching for this color combo in the snowflake pattern! A long time; in fact, years! Since I started collecting Pyrex in 2006, I've been in love with the snowflakes, but the striking white on black has been a long chase and I'm so thrilled to have finally scored it!
I'm having a lot of luck lately with the wintery goop. Must be due to some spring cleaning? Whatever the case, I hope it continues...