Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Hunting and Gathering

I managed a few stops and gathered a little pile of treasures over the long weekend.  Looking at this picture I realize I left out a lace curtain that was soaking in the sink. When the gathering happens over several days, sometimes things slip away before they get a proper portrait.
The tall green vase is for my son.  The flowers next to it are old Lucite.  I pried the velvet-rimmed portrait out of a corroded and dented copper plate I scored at The Bins.
This horse show ribbon was my favorite find.  It is 1974 from the State of Jefferson.  For those of you who are not from 'round here, it is an area in northern California, just below the Oregon border, that has for years proclaimed themselves to not be part of California and be their own independent state.  Apparently they haven't had much success with that. 
I researched this very raggedy little pot and it is Staffordshire blue transfer ware.  It is apparently part of a child's tea set.  It is very worn but might be a nice little placeholder in someones collection.  I think it is sweet.
My son spotted this Dover book for me when I introduced him to The Bins.  He hasn't been out "junking" since he was a little boy and I think I might have hooked him - lol!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Did you hit the new bins? Have things quieted down since they opened? Your new lunch hour haunt?

Art and Sand said...

You never cease to amaze me with the odd bits you find. But, I realize you know what you are looking at. I wouldn't know Staffordshire china from Wedgewood.

Annette said...

Oh so many fun things. I spy a box of buttons in there too?? Love that shelf paper. Glad your son went with you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that little blue pot for dolls. I like to find odd pieces for my dollie tea party! I still like to play! lol Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You did it again with so many fun and interesting finds. I see that State of Jefferson sign on I5 every time I drive up that way, now I know the story. Those Lucite flowers are so darn cool!

Marrianna said...

So wonderful. I'm glad you are finding wonderful treasures.

BTW, I solved the mystery of an magazine article in Somerset Life and snipets. It was written by Ruth Krening. Close but at least now I know it wasn't you.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fun and exciting new treasures!! Love the ribbon too, I have almost all of mine from when I showed, they aren't vintage but I just love having them still. Reminds me of sweet memories too! :) Hugs, Holly

Annette said...

What a pretty vase and flowers. And how funny about the state of Jefferson. I didn't know that.
I wanted to go junking over the weekend but everyone had other ideas. I hope your son goes with you again!

Gail Thayer said...

Beautiful and intriguing usual!!!!!!!!
How do you do it??