Friday, January 25, 2019

$10 Thriftshop Challenge ~ A Couple of New Pieces



Today is  another $10 thriftshop challenge day here at French Ethereal and as you probably already know I love heading out and seeing what's out there at the thrift stores!



This week  I found this lovely cut glass bowl with beautiful deep carvings and a lovely serrated and  scalloped edge for a mere $4.00. I think I may have shared this story before but it's worth sharing again.

My great-grandmother Julia Foley collected lots of cut-glass back in the early 1900's ~ during the time when Americans were taxed on how many things they owned {or on certain things they owned, I'm not entirely sure on this point).

Julia ended up having to sell all but four of her cut-glass pieces to pay the taxes. She kept one for each of her children to have later on. A bigger bowl similar to this one was handed down to my grandmother Helen, who handed it down to my mother Ginny sometime in the late1960's or early 1970's.



It always held blown and dyed eggs during Easter and pinecones or colorful glass ornaments at Christmas each year. It was just part of my memories of home as far back as I can remember.

Love the swirls and little star cuts in this glass bowl!


 Mom then handed it down to me back during one of my visits to their last home in Connecticut in the mid-1990's sometime. I have loved it ever since and I think both of them will look lovely this next Christmas holding colorful vintage ornaments,
don't you?
;)

Trying out different plates and bowls while at Twice As Nice thriftstore.


The second piece I found was really the first found ~ this lovely silverplate chafing dish made by Raimond Silver Manufacturing Company  The company began manufacturing silverplate wares in the early 1960's and later was "acquired by W. and S. Blackington, Co." in 1966.



The Raimond hallmark is plainly seen on this leg. This pretty chafing dish is in mint condition with no scratches and little tarnishing on it. I believe it may have a lacquer coating on it to protect the finish.

This silver dish cost only $6.00 and I thought the two pieces were good bargains!  I plan to use the two together and separately.  My first thought was to use this silver chafing dish in our new master bathroom to hold towels rolled up between the two lavatory bowls...



Until then... these two thriftshop finds will grace our Prairie Home and decorate our window quite nicely!


Joining a merry band of goodies looking beautiful
for Valentine's...



Day or night.
:)




What fun thriftshop finds have come home
with you lately?



Sharing with
Sweet Inspiration ~ The Boondock's Blog





Happy weekend,

15 comments:

  1. The bowl and chafing dish are lovely - great finds!

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    1. Hello Jackie! Thank you, I am enjoying them. So glad you came over to my blog, thank you. <3

      Hugs and blessings to you all. Say hello to Eric for me!
      Barb :)

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  2. These are so pretty Barbara! Can't wait to see how they look in your new home! Have a great one! Love and hugs!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Benita! One more week until we officially sign the papers... ;) Move in day is Feb. 28th... Only boxes until we get stuff outa storage.

      Hugs back at you,
      Barb :)

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  3. Nice pieces! I came home from an estate sale yesterday with a somewhat broken and glued back together tall Royal Doulton mug in the shape of Winston Churchill. I painted in the chips where the white porcelain showed through and I'm good with it for its new intended purses -- holding tall paint brushes or colored pencils!

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    1. Hi Jeanie! I read your post but didn't realize you had written here first, Lol! Those Royal Doulton mugs are really cool. Hope you are getting a lot of painting done!!!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. Wonderful and pretty finds. Love the story of the pieces your great grandmother very touching. I can see these looking pretty filled for Christmas.

    Enjoy your treasures

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! I thought about Christmas, too, with these two thrift store finds. Heading over your way to read your post on your pottery pieces in your bookcase... <3

      Hugs and happy collecting,
      Barb :)

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  5. I love it when I find nice pieces at the thrift stores or garage sales. These are really pretty and I love your story.

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    1. Hello Michelle, thank you! I appreciate your sweet comments and yes, it's a small obsession... Thriftstore Annonymous... Lol! ;) No, I do try to be good and head out once a month or so. Except we may be needing furniture for the new house, so... might be out a bit more.

      Happy thrifting,
      Barb :)

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  6. Beautiful. I think these are gorgeous. and I love pieces like this in unexpected places. Your bathroom will be perfect.

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    1. Hi Katie, I know I answered online but thought I'd say I am looking forward to playing with these pieces in our new master bath, too, while I am here.

      Hope you are having a great week,
      Barb :)

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  7. Beautiful finds Barbara. I always enjoy thrifting and finding treasures that are hidden.

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    1. Isn't that the best part, Mary? I love scouting out a good find. I always hear of other bloggers finding the best stuff while thrifting! Hope you are staying warm up there in New York.

      Are you getting any signs of spring yet? Hope so!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. Nice finds! I love to go see what is available at the local thrift shops.

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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