Monday, March 12, 2012

In Which We Spend Some Dollars

This weekend, on a weird little tour of our area estate sales with Miss Kate, we found this Fire King bowl:
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the likes of which we hadn't ever seen before. There was another with blue circles that I bought as well. This one is signed "Fred Press," and though I can find other things with the signature, I can't seem to match this pattern.
I also acquired
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A California Original brown bowl with a bright orange glaze inside. I don't know a lot about it, and I just started looking up info on the Interwebs about this company. There doesn't seem to be a lot of hardcore collectors or guides.
I've been picking up a lot of planters in anticipation of spring and buying a new house. I got this one:
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with no markings on the bottom. It is a yellowish green and has handpainted cherry blossoms or dogwood branches on it. I thought it was really pretty, and I think I paid four bucks for it.
Of course I picked up some tins! This one, made in England, is in more perfect shape than any I have ever bought before! I paid seven dollars from a store, but it was worth it! IMG_2091

I also got a kitchsy jewelry box that I thought I could clean up, but I don't know if that's really going to happen. Life lesson: Some things can't be cleaned... IMG_2076

It doesn't look so bad here, but it's a mess underneath. hmmm.

Well, that's just a TASTE of all the cool stuff I got with Miss Kate this weekend! She bought vintage hats - they were only five bucks a piece! And they were super intricate and fancy with lace and flowers!

8 comments:

Elena said...

LOVE the tin and the Fire King bowl! Nice finds!
~Elena
http://acasarella.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Great finds! The jewelry box is sweet even if it wont clean up well. :)

Julia@a-living-space said...

I love the pattern on that Fire King bowl! Great finds!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Never seen that pattern on a Fire King bowl - very neat.

Nells Vintage House said...

Cool finds! Loving the Jewelry box. :)

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

I've never seen that Fire King before either..cool score!

drollgirl said...

i am jealous of your fab finds! especially bowl #1!

Arielle-HumblePieVintage said...

I have a tin like that same shape but different designs and it's one of my favorite thrifted items! Such beautiful finds! You have a great taste :)