As you know I was on a hiatus of sorts in the Spring but never-the-less i present my April, May, June thrift store finds. Life can really suck some time guys. For anyone dealing with anything, I feel you. Press on, talk to people, deal with the suck (I got that from the Option B book – read it) and then move on. It could take weeks, months or years but the sooner you can start to deal with everything, the sooner you can heal.
I know that has nothing to do with my Spring thrift store finds, but just wanted everyone to know that I am OK and that you are too. One thing that helped me was getting back into thrifting. I know that’s weird, but it’s my weird. Hunting for antique and vintage finds at amazing prices – how could that not be fun!? Let’s see what I picked up from goodwill then!
1954 four seasons pink calendar plate $2.99
1953 zodiac blue calendar plates $2.99
The 1954 four seasons pink calendar plate by Homer Laughlin is so cute. I don’t really have pale anything decorating my house so I knew that it was weird of me to pick it up, but it’s so kitschy and cute. It has four scenes depicting the seasons and each month’s calendars.
The 1953 zodiac blue calendar plates by Homer Laughlin were sitting right next to the pink one so how could I pass it up? And ya know what I just realized? My parents were born in 1953 and 1954! So I have plates from both of their birth years. Now they are even cooler!
I didn’t pick up the shingles from a goodwill. We were in downtown LA roaming around at antique stores when we remembered they have great salvage places too. We picked it up at Silverado Salvage & Design in Vernon. It’s a great place for salvage wood, chairs, pulls, all kinds of random stuff. We plan on fixing the large one up by using the shingles from the other one. I think we’ll paint it too. We’re not 100 percent sure how we’ll style it, it’s going in Colette’s room and we are super excited to take this project on. By the way, you also need to go salvage places!
70-esq flower vase $1.99
Chair by Stewartstown Furniture $7.99
Antique bells $25
The 70-esq flower vase has no markings. I, of course, thought it was cute and cheap so I grabbed it.
The antique chair has a wonderful tag on it with the coolest postage stamp. Let’s start with the tag though. The main points let me know that it’s made by Stewartstown Furniture in Stewartstown, Pennslyvania. It also states the breakdown of material which is cotton linter felt and excelsior, registry 1553. When I googled the company I found out that they’re awesome. They make some wonderful furniture and awesome chairs but I have no idea what year this chair was made or any further information on it. I couldn’t find it anywhere. My guess is 1920’s since it has those sleek, art deco legs.
Now onto the stamp. It says State of New York Department of Labor, Inspection Stamp Division of Bedding 1 cent. I just really like the stamp and the style of the stamp and I had no idea stamps used to come on furniture. You learn something new everyday.
OK, another rogue item. The antique bells were picked up at an antique store that was closing in Riverside. The set of four bells do make a wonderful sounds, each one a different tone. The large bell doesn’t have a clapper inside, so no noise, but it still looks pretty.
Green mug .99 cents
Nesting snack bowls $3.99
Temminks Roller by J. G. Keulemans bird print in a reverse painted frame $6.99
I always see a ton of cute mugs and pass them up because I have a mug problem – for which my husband makes fun of me. So I do my very best to avoid picking up mugs but come on, this guy is so cute! It doesn’t have markings, so no further information beside I love drinking coffee out of it.
Vintage, mid-century modern, nesting snack bowls – set of three. I’m not going to lie here, I thought these bowls were from the seventies. So imagine my surprise when I came home and googled them, then my subsequent go figure, that I would pick a mid-century modern piece. The only thing on these snack bowls is a Japan sticker but that was very helpful when it came to figure out more on the bowls. They each are labeled on the outside: potato chips, pretzels, snacks. I guess they couldn’t think of any more snacks? These bowls call for a party!
I think I might be able to get more information on the picture, maybe, if I take the backing off but I don’t want to. It’s so nicely framed up. However, the print does tells me a lot: Temminks Roller by J. G. Keulemans from the 1890’s. There are hand colored prints, I’m not convinced mine is one of them. Not only do I love the print, but the frame is amazing! It took me some digging to figure out it is a reversed paint picture frame. From what I gathered those frames were popular from the 1900 – 1920’s, but I can’t be certain it’s from that time. What am I certain about? That this is easily, one of my favorite thrift store finds!