Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Egg Cups



Displaying decorative eggs in wire baskets and mixing bowls is very popular right now.



But how about displaying your eggs in small containers uniquely made for them……..egg cups! Amass several of these little jewels and you have a collection that is not only practical but doesn’t take up a lot of display territory.

The following vintage egg cups are part of a small collection that I bought last year. I’ve sold several pieces of the collection already and I thought I would show some of the others to you before putting them in my booth for Easter.

There’s a Delft egg cup from Holland.......



Cups with painted faces from Japan.......



Airline and railroad egg cups are cross collectibles......



Roosters adorn double egg cups from Japan......



Egg cups are made in materials other than ceramic. These pewter cups are from Sweden.....



Pastel stripes adorn these two cups marked Chantilly.......



A group of miscellaneous egg cups include a wooden one with ceramic basket weave liner, a tall stemmed milk glass cup and the small one in front is marked Occupied Japan.



They can come in sets like these elegant cobalt blue/white egg cups from Germany.



Major kitchenware manufacturers sold egg cups. The milk glass cup was made by Hazel-Atlas, the blue chalaine cup is by McKee Glass…. Both circa 1930s.



But my favorite (because it’s so cute) is the chick egg cup in Opalex glass from France....



If you would like to know more about egg cups, click here for a short history at Replacements.com. If you do a search at Replacements or Ebay, you’ll find hundreds of designs to choose from. They range in price from a few dollars for a simple glass cup to hundreds for a popular china pattern like vintage Fiesta.

Do you have any egg cups?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Newbie Party Reunion at Debbiedoo’s
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sweet Finds!



Even though the weekend weather was gorgeous, there were only a couple of yard sales. My finds were not numerous, but they sure were sweet……!

This small chintz plate features beautiful pink and red roses!



“Rose Garden” is the pattern of this beautiful Wawal plate from Poland. I also found 6 tea napkins edged in blue embroidery.



I haven’t been able to find the pattern of this sweet little creamer by Crown Potteries. Do you know?



And I saved the sweetest finds until last.......


Can’t you picture a child sitting in this little chair reading
a Little Golden Book?



I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Tuesday Vintage Party at Knick of Time

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I'm All Ears!

It's the Easter season, but I'm not talking about bunny ears….!


I'm not talking about human ears….....!



I’m talking about ears.........of corn!

I found this vintage ceramic corn-on-the-cob set at an estate sale last weekend.


It’s marked “Made in Japan.”


There’s a large rectangular platter and 6 individual servers for the “ears” of corn. It reminds me of majolica....Could that be?



Have you ever heard of a special set just for serving
corn-on-the-cob?



I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Monday, March 19, 2012

“Haulin’ in” the HALL!


Just a couple of posts ago, I told you about a beautiful set of Hall salt and pepper shakers in the Rose Parade pattern that I found at a local estate sale.


Well, this must be the month to “haul in” the Hall China, because this weekend I found not one, not two, but three more pieces of Hall.


First, I found a casserole in the Blue Bouquet pattern.


The matching salad bowl was sitting close by.




Third, and my favorite, was a Hall refrigerator dish with fin-handle lid. This unusual piece was made for Westinghouse in fabulous delphinium blue. I love the retro lines of this large 5 x 9 ceramic piece.



But that’s not all I hauled, y’all!!!


This pink Mayfair Open Rose cookie jar will be going in the booth today.



And I also grabbed a Mississippi souvenir plate, a small EAPC (Star of David) bowl and an old pattern glass spooner.


So what did you “haul in” this weekend?



I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Tuesday Vintage Party at Knick of Time

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Irish Belleek



Way back in high school, I worked at Burton’s Jewelers in downtown Laurel. Not only did they sell beautiful jewelry, but they were the go-to business in town for the local bridal registry. I learned a lot about fine china, crystal, silverware and giftware back then. That knowledge still serves me well to this day.


One of the giftware lines that always fascinated me was Irish Belleek china. The tiny pieces of ivory-colored porcelain were feather-light and ultra-translucent. Many of the pieces even had little shamrocks hand-painted on them. So in the 1980’s when Mom decided to take a trip to Ireland and asked me if there was anything I would like for her to bring back, it was a no-brainer to ask for a piece of Irish Belleek.  


She actually came back with two pieces of Belleek for me, a small shell with teeny-tiny feet and the beautiful swan shown above.


This is the mark on the bottom of the swan. The shell is marked the same but is harder to photograph.


Belleek is perfect for a vanity vignette; the swan is shown here with a vintage vanity set (mirror, comb and brush) in green, of course, and a doily of Irish lace.


I could never part with my Belleek so they are not for sale; however, the vanity set and doily are.

If you would like to read a short history about Irish Belleek porcelain, click here. If you have a piece of Irish Belleek and would like to check its date mark, click here.

Are you lucky enough to own a piece of Irish Belleek?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Clickity-Clack



Can’t you just hear the clacking of these old typewriter keys as they hit the paper?


I can only wonder if this old Royal was used by some famous writer.


I found it at an estate sale and just had to buy it.


I know several of you are HUGE typewriter fans and I couldn’t wait to show it to you.



But a typewriter wasn’t the only thing I found that made a clicking noise.


I was glad to find these old cameras…..I had sold all the others I had and I needed to replenish my supply.


It was a good weekend!


I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Colorful Weekend Plunder



Spring has almost sprung here in South Mississippi and seasonal pastel colors are popping out everywhere; but, it was RED that caught my eye at the estate sale last weekend. Red just has a special way of standing out in the palette of many colors at a vintage sale.

I brought home a basketful of reds…….



A red/white plaid dishtowel made it into the basket as well as a red plastic Lustro-ware recipe box.



That box would have been even better if it had been full of old handwritten recipes, but it’s OK. I found several vintage cookbooks!

Look at this old 1955 cookbook from an Electric Cooperative in Floydada, Texas….



I also bought the popular River Road Cookbooks from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Louisiana…..


Is red your favorite color?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Rednesday at It’s a Very Cherry World!
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage