Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Junkin' Finds: July/August 2016

In the middle of a very hot summer and a major remodeling, I haven't had that much time for perusing thrift stores or garage sales. The last couple of weeks I have found what I call interesting bits and pieces.

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I have been on the lookout for OLD picnic baskets in great condition for storage in my craft room REDO. Ha, the before pictures will be humiliating, but I promise to post them. The top basket is vintage Baskerville, from Putney, Vermont. Split Oak, these baskets usually go for $25.00-$40.00 in great condition and are no longer made in the USA. Many different styles are on the secondary market now. I snagged this one for $3.99 at GoodWill.

The bottom basket I got at a thrift store and is a Redmon picnic basket made in Peru, Indiana. These were popular in the 1930's to the 70's I believe. Very good quality and stable, they go for $12-$50 now depending on size, condition and the style woven pattern on the side. I think I have picked up maybe 5 of them over the last year, for $6.99 and under to use for craft storage.

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The next item in the vignette here is the sheer drape at the bottom---which is a netting of some sort/poly probably from the 90's...it's a scarf very long maybe 20 feet long and 60" wide with the most adorable embroidered rosebuds sprinkled across. 

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I think this will end up in my grand's bedroom at sometime--and was only $3.00 at a thrift store. This scarf washed beautifully. 

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Here's an unusual cutwork on sheer organdy in blue (hard to find) and a white chainstitch decorations. It has the look of the late 1940's or early 50's. This was in very good condition and washed out nicely. I have to press it though before I can display this. Cost-$.50.

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This is my favorite find. A wonderful very OLD ironstone pitcher. Crazed or not, I snagged this so fast before I even looked to see what the condition was. Cost---$6.99. Can you believe that, no chips or cracks--crazed but who cares, only adds to the gorgeousness of this piece.


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I could have taken a hundred pictures of this-from every angle it was just superb. It has what I call raised flourishes and curly-cues under the clear glaze. I just love it, the size is about the size of a medium washbowl set.


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Marked WARRANTEED 
over  a crowned Lion and a crowned Unicorn with shield in the middle 
Princess (pattern)
So many pottery marks are similar, best guess, attributed to Empire Pottery of Trenton NJ. This company was in business from 1863 - 1884. IThe bottom has a "Lion and Unicorn" mark and reads Princess (which I assume is the name of the pattern line), 
White graniteware or ironstone was produced by many Trenton, New Jersey potteries. The lion and unicorn was a common mark, and several companies used variations of this. Anyway I love it and it was a steal at $6.99.

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Not so old is this spatterware cheese crock, maybe as old as the 1980s. Which I love and it was $1.99. The NEW ladybug clothespins for holding a banner or whatever were $.50 and in their original packaging.

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On top of the baskets is a gorgeous old square tin. I soo love the colors in this.



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The embossed patterns are quite intricate, the tin box is in good shape and has a domed embossed double thick lid.

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I can't even guess how OLD it is, but it is marked "Container Made in England".
In excellent condition, I can't even hazard a guess at the date or who made this with no further markings. I did find one other on the Internet, but also with no information.

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This was only $1.99. I think the sticky spot to the right held a label of some sort. No doubt it was a candy box.

The weather has been too hot to do garage sales for an old lady, lol. Air-conditioned thrift store are the only way to go---or your side table in your bedroom.


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I found these seven in my sewing table of my grandmother's. And they are very Old, very fine mending threads with their original labels and an old wooden spool of purple thread.


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Not very many items for a whole month, but they are all going to be perfect 
for my bedroom, grand's room, or craftshop REDO.

Thanks always for visiting. 
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21 comments:

  1. Lots of cute items here! I always love linens! The clothespins are very handy in the kitchen - desk, etc.

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  2. What great finds...love picnic baskets...and the white pitcher is really nice.

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  3. Great finds, love the baskets. Such an unusual tin, so pretty. I use baskets for storage also, even sewing baskets work for the craft room. Agree, too hot here for yard sales,, indoor thrifting only.

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  4. We could shop together! Love the picnic baskets. The rosebud netting is so pretty. My favorite is the ironstone pitcher - crazy for crazing.

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  5. I love the netting material with the little roses on it. I just adore vintage material like that

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  6. Hi Sandi! We share a love of many of the same things. Linens are my favorite finds from thrift stores. And I feel like you that they should be collected just to preserve them. I have the very same pitcher! It is my favorite of all. It just takes my breath away that you could find it for that price. Wonderful!

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  7. love your finds especially your candy box so cool thanks for sharing have a great day

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  8. Sandi, you definitely found some great things! The picnic baskets will be great storage in your room. I have one like the bottom one. Snagged it at a thrift and love it! I never run across ironstone. What a score my friend! I also found that same splatter wear crock. Thought it was too cute to leave behind! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Oh my, you have snagged some gorgeous finds. Those baskets are so cool; they will look great in your sewing room. I love that tin and the pitcher is lovely. Very wise to visit air conditioned thrift stores in that yukky hot weather. =)

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  10. I think I have replied to everyone above through my gmail, so thanks for all who commented, Sandi

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  11. Sandi... can we go shopping together? You find the best things. I am in LOVE with that white pitcher. Good luck with your kitchen renovation. Can't wait to see it!

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  12. Wow! Love all your found treasures! The baskets and the drape and scarf are wonderful. Love the ironstone pitcher too! My daughter would love those ladybug clothespins.

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  13. My goodness, you have surely hit the treasures jackpot! The white ironstone pitcher is really special, and I love the baskets, too!

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  14. Great finds, Sandi! I'm giving you a feature today for "Let's Talk Vintage!" Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks so much Jillian, love putting your new logo up on the side of my blog. Thanks again, Sandi

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  15. Hi Sandi, Your finds are incredible. Love the picnic baskets. I just sold one a week or so ago. The pitcher is a treasure for sure. I collect them too and that is a beauty. The lady bug clothes pins are adorable.
    Have a great week. xo

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    1. Love the ladybugs too, don't have a bit of anywhere to use them at the moment. I'm going to Michaels to get some poster board for a new project and I will see if I can get inspired there. Thanks Celeste and have a great week, too. Sandi

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  16. Sandi I thing you found some wo derful things I love the bottom picnic basket and the big piece oc material you found I have a shower curtain and a pillow sham with that. I dound years ago at a thrift store. I have always loved its sweet lace and rose buds. Love the lovely pitcher tin and the sweet lady bug pins.. Really nice finds have a wonderful evening. With love Janice, thanks for your visit.

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  17. Love your picnic baskets, Sandi, but that ironstone pitcher is too die for :) Thanks for sharing your finds with us at Vintage Charm!

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  18. You found some great things! I especially love the picnic baskets. The embroidery is so pretty also. Good luck with your kitchen, I am sure you are anxious to get it finished! Have a great weekend, Lynn

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And great to meet you, Sandi