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:

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
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:
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!


Elena said...

LOVE the tin and the Fire King bowl! Nice finds!

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 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 :)