I have always loved this glassware pattern but never found them in the wild until now. This is the Madeira pattern by Tiffin's Franciscan line, ca. 1960s-70s. The color is "cornsilk" - the most beautiful, citrusy yellow. They may be the heaviest goblets I've ever encountered - even for lead crystal. The set weighs five pounds!
This cocktail pitcher isn't he most exciting find in the world, but it's a bit of a mystery. The gold designs look very Georges Briard-like, but the pitcher is marked "PAVL" in the tinest letters possible. In fact, I'm not entirely sure PAVL is correct -- could be PAUL or DAVE or who-knows-what. But after staring at it under a magnifying glass, I think it's PAVL. Anyone have any info? Mysteries like this have the potential to drive me crazy. :)
I mainly bought this vintage brass letter (or napkin?) holder for the feet. I love the little gargoyle-esque clawed toes. Apropos to share as we approach Halloween season, right?
I just love these crazy Baroque-looking brass switch plate covers. I have so far resisted installing them in my own home, but I can't promise anything.
You guys know how much I love a humongous brass animal! (Hello, life-sized brass peocock who is still taking up way too much space in my bedroom: I'm talkin' to you!) I was excited to pick up this giant brass elephant for a great price. The question: to polish, or not to polish? It has loads of patina and tarnish. Usually I'm very decisive about these things, but I can't decide on this one. Or maybe I'm just being lazy (?).
And now for my favorite find of the week:
A set of two 60's-era abstract bamboo art pieces! They're just soooo cool in person. They're a nice size (13" x 10") and they have built-in hangers on the back, but also cool built-in stands:
It was love at first sight as I snatched them off the "just arrived" cart at a nearby Goodwill over the weekend.
That's unfortunately all I have time to share today - more to come soon!. I hope everyone else had a productive week with lots of cool vintage/thrifted treasures!
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