The Gods of Vintage were pretty kind to me this week. I didn't buy a ton of things - which is good, as I'm still swimming in inventory - but the things I found were different and cool--in my opinion, at least!
This planter dish is fairly large and appears to be antique, though it's always hard to tell for sure! It has some irregular crazing and its organic shape leads me to think it's hand thrown. I was most attracted to the geometric border and the amazing crane illustration (which is repeated all the way around with slight variations). If anyone knows anything about this piece, please share!
I have decanters coming out of my ears right now, but these were too special not to bring home. I found them in a Goodwill a couple of weeks ago, and they were, remarkably, TOGETHER and UNDAMAGED. They are the thinnest glass and they are marked with old "Romania" stickers on the bases. You can't really tell from the photo but they are also huge - about 18" tall with their stoppers. I love them; don't they look like oversized antique perfume bottles?
My mom actually picked up this piece for me. It's also *huge* and has the coolest trumpet shape. I usually like to polish old brass to within an inch of its life, but in this case I really love the hammered finish and heavy patina. Yay for moms with good taste!
I love old pottery lamps, and when they're in my favorite shade of jadite-esque green, I'm a goner!
I'm thinking it dates from the 1960s, but it could be earlier. It had a great finial, too; always a plus!
Does anyone else like old glass electrical insulators? I know they're not rare, but I think they're a charming nod to the past and have a industrial chic about them. Plus they're really heavy and make great paperweights and bookends! I've found a bunch in our local thrifts lately--not sure if someone unloaded a collection, or what -- but I've been snapping them up whenever I see them for a good price.
Those were the highlights of my thrifting this week. I hope you all have a fabulous week full of lots of vintage and thrifted finds!
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