Monday, January 18, 2016

Junkin' in Grannys' Garage 4

I've posted of my never ending quest to go through my multiple GRANNYS' leavings. My husband was rearranging in the garage and found a tote with some linens on the top that was very heavy--worried the local mice population would be interested if it were totally stuffed with linens, he brought the huge heavy tote in.

Honestly I couldn't even budge it, it was so heavy. Inside, wrapped in towels and linens, newspaper and paper were these treasures from my mom's china cabinet and diningroom closet. (I think?)

HOW DID MY MOM STORE THINGS:- IT IS ILLOGICAL--Spock would say!

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Fourteen OLD Royal Copenhagen dessert plates-these match our dinner service in my china cabinet post. I actually could have used a few of these at the last family get-together.

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A discolored (will pop this in the dishwasher--porcelain Julehjerte--or Christmas Heart by Royal Copenhagen -I think this is from the 1980's. I have one already---but will save them to go to my boys, someday. This item is quite collectible and I have seen them listed for $150.00.

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Here's an OLD little unmarked procelain teapot with cracked lid. Will probably REDO this in a mosaic assemblage for the garden. I have a whole box of broken porcelain I'm saving for a project. I don't remember this piece.


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A Pressed glass decanter---nice feel to this--with three matching glasses. I think I will slip a picture of the glasses into my purse and look for another one...this will be a great gift for family member.

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One thing about Chicago---we have screaming sunshine OR you need to use a flashlight to walk around your kitchen on the dark days...nothing inbetween. So the contrast is super hard on these photos.

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The tote also held some OLD metal treasures. The vase in the middle is actually Danish silverplate that has been polished to brass. It was my first grandmother's (circa 1920) and matches a tray, sugar, creamer, coffeepot, spooner and who knows what else I may find in that pattern...all those pieces were in different places in my mom's idea of storage. So many items have been separated from their mates---I don't do away with a single-- of anything now. THIS is where ILLOGICAL comes in.

The two brass candlesticks were my mom's and are probably from the 1940's with some nifty candle holder things in them to grab standard candles. So they are already approaching 70 years old. They don't take up much space so I will keep them for now.

Wow, my mom actually wrote a note on the back of the OLD brass platter. Denmark--and from my great grandparent's 25th anniversary in 1920.

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I love if you look at this closely (this is the backside)----all the noses have been rubbed off from polishing and are holes. I have another platter similar and larger---that was much older -early 1800's----that I gave to my son.


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Next to the beanpot and bank, is a small brass box...I forgot to get a closeup---it is turn of the century, hand-wrought and with a Scandinavian design adorning it. KEEPER!.

The cute silver teddybear bank in the center  is silverplate over some crude metal. Marked 'Leonard
on the bottom  in script---a small company that imported metal items from overseas and then silverplated them during the 1950-70's. Leonard Silver was absorbed into the International Silver family... the banks are listed for sale from $5 to $50 ???. I do remember her buying this at a church vintage sale in the 1980's.

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Here is the bottom---unusual screw closing that can be opened with a coin by twisting.


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Another bank with the key, I don't remember.

"Proclaim Liberty Through All the Land
and to all the inhabitants hereof LEVXXV 1Q  (Leviticus 25:10)
Freedom State Bank
Freedom, Wis."

and etched into the top of the bell and on the brass plate. This bank appaers to be bronze  or bronze plated if you can do that? The Freedom State Bank was in operation from 1916-83.

The wood at the top is real wood and it has been carefully crafted. Note on bottom says---Mabel's travels---pre 1976. So it wasnt' one of those things that was issued for the Bicentennial---thank you mom---cause this gives me a way to narrow it down a bit. CLUE is the patent pending---always look for the Patent.

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It's marked on bottom---bear with me, it's a long mark.

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LIBERTY BELL Pat.Ped. 18-1919 others patents pending 217
(then a fig of a liberty bell with "Trade (bell) Mark"
The Bankers S&C System Co.
Cleveland Ohio U.S.A.

Patent was accepted in 1922, so this bell was probably made between 1919-1922.

The slot on the bottom appears to be for bills. There must be a secret to opening it---the key turns a bit, but nothing happens...I will have to research this. I dont' believe any coins are in it--but my mom wanted to corner the silver certificate market in the 1970's...lol so who knows what she might have shoved in there. I may keep this as they don't go very high--the company made advertising banks for Banks. And there are a bunch floating around.

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This little collection of mish-mosh...the swan I made in grade school...the brown dish(kidney shaped modern) from jr. high. The Chef's Pie---was my son's project in my shop. The top half of a mini-milkglass chicken on a nest dish and a wooden scotty and a wooden hand carved cardinal---crazy bunch of stuff all together.

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This may be a sleeper...I'm guessing it is mid-century Scandinavian crystal with an etched sailfish on it. (I've eliminated Oreffors as it is not marked, nor did it have a label, and from the shape. Another piece I don't recall.

Very thick, it has a bit of calcium on it, which should come off. Estimated value $30 and up--depending if I can find the maker from the shape, this piece could go as high as $100?


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There were 4 more pieces of brilliant cut or press/cut glass---this is brilliant press/cut---very intricate---too fussy for me or to pass on---but I will research, as it may be European. (UPDATE_this is vintage Bohemian Queen's Lace crystal). PRICEY!

I couln't see if it was signed but the pattern is quite distinctive so I searched for it. My grandmother used to serve salads and desserts in these.

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Close-up of the pressed part of this bowl, a hobstar, the top edges are cut and beveled or called sawtooth.  I missed taking pictures of another large cut glass bowl..I'm keeping---very plain but gorgeous.

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Here is a strange one---similar pattern, again cut/press---in a tri-foil shape. Really lovely---but again very fussy for me. This one has hobstars and stars cut in, but a pressed sawtooth edge.

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Small cut crystal three-footed bowl-I have three others in different sizes of these, and I do use them. They are cut crystal circa 1950ish or older.They are actually quite beautiful and a handy size for condiments or candy. KEEPER!

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I do love this OLD mug (1970's---with scenes of my grandmother(2)'s hometown Frederickshavn, Denmark. Many of the images on there, I remember---as my family's home was in the old district along the sea and appears in the upper left corner--the first house, I believe. I will keep this for the memories. Probably from the 1970's or a gift to my father from one of my great aunts. KEEPER!

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The rock below---is from Skagen and marked 1975--in my great aunt Moster's handwriting.

Skagen is at the top tip of Denmark, where the Ocean-(North Sea) meets the Skattegutt(part of the Baltic between Denmark and Sweden). A phenomenom occurs there as the two bodies of water clash and at certain tides can reach many feet in the air.  You can see pictures of Skagen here.


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Here is a hand-thrown birdfeeder I made and gave to my mother in 1973, from the mark. She never used it, because it would involve putting strings in it, and finding a cork and hanging it. We lived 300 miles away at that time. To be honest, I totally forgot about it, as i haven't seen it for 44 years. My how time flies.

First thing this Spring it's going on my back porch. I made very few of these, because of production issues in throwing and drying. So I'm happy to use this, as I have few pieces from then I actually made===a definite REDO.

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Stoneware bird feeder-KEEPER!

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My mom collected glass baskets---and had a habbit of breaking them. I made her this one of stoneware sometime in the early 1970s, very early in my pottery career. The crooked handle happened from the unwinding process stoneware goes through in firing. I later made a gazillion baskets by offsetting the handles prior to firing and then they twisted into place during the firing. I often gave her the first one of anything I made.

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Lucky- this was wrapped up on top of the tote, in a bath towel. Amber cake plate perfect---and really a pretty one. This is from Indiana Glass and is called Teardrop made from the 1950-80's. I will probably list this in my shop.

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WOW! Great ANTIQUE stoneware beanpot with lid that isnt' broken---a rarity. Love the design on this---I actually do not remember this piece and from the dirt on it---my mom didn't have it out or use it. Probably as found...sometime in the 1970s. This has the Albany slip glaze on top and bare stoneware on the bottom. Inside is brown glaze, the lid is bare where it comes in contact with the kiln shelf.

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It's really in perfect condition---the brown on the bottom is from being on the stove shelves?

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Probably a midwest piece (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa or Illinois) from the early 20th century. I'm not having any luck on a quick search. I really love the molded marks on the side of this piece. I do think the handles were hand-pulled and applied, though since I couldn't find any with that shape or placement in an image search.


So what do ...brass, silverplate, crystal, cut glass, pressed glass, stoenware, wood and banks have in common?

It's ILLOGICAL, and nothing in common,  but they were ALL in my mom's china cabinet and closet.

Hope you enjoyed my Junkin' in Grannys' Garage. I will be happy to answer any questions, if I can and I always enjoy your comments. Now I have to get busy and find places to put some of this or list to sell.

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17 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi, what a wonderful collection of treasures. Love the blue and white and the amber cake plate. Everything is so special. I just love the cut glass too. Makes you wonderful how all these pretties were stored through the years. I am always rearranging and trying to make room for mine goodies.
    Thanks for sharing and all the great info. Have a nice week. xo

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  2. Dear Sandi:
    I so enjoyed seeing all these great treasures. It is such fun to see what others collect and how they display things!

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  3. So many lovely treasures, but my favourites are the blue and white plates.
    Liz

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  4. Sandi, what a great bin of treasures. I love how it is so eclectic. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

    Linda

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  5. Sandi, great finds! Have a great week

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  6. Oh My! Such wonderful treasures. How lucky you are to have inherited all of these beauties. I am so in love with the Dutch town mug, and it's especially nice for you since you have memories of the town.

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  7. Wow, what a treasure trove of beautiful old goodies. You sure know your stuff! Thanks for sharing everything at Talk of the Town.

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  8. What fun- those dessert plates are lovely! Thanks so much for linking up with "Let's Talk Vintage!" This week!

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  9. I adore blue and white transfer ware. Thank you for sharing it on SYC. Jo

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  10. Oh my Sandi, it looks like Christmas all over again! What treasures are lying in your garage. lol! Love the blue and white! Especially the mug with a scene of your grandmothers home town. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Sandi, you have such an array of treasures and I've enjoyed seeing every one! The mug is really special I think because it has your family home depicted on it. I found the rock interesting too because I collect rocks from around the world. My son brought me back rocks from Scandinavia when he was over there about five years ago. Thanks for your interesting post.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. My pleasure Sandi, always enjoy hearing from you---from...lol, Sandi

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  12. Your table wares are just lovely, Sandi--what a wonderful inheritance, along with all the other pieces. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Vintage Charm!

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    1. I wish I could keep it all...but just can't anymore. Thanks, Diana

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  13. You find the beast stuff! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. I just have to walk to the garage or the basement and dig. There was so much from my parent's house----that got hauled here with barely looking at. It's like Christmas everytime I do an excavation. Thanks for stopping by. Sandi

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  14. Fun to see the variety of things. My favorite is the pretty blue and white heart basket.

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And great to meet you, Sandi