Monday, 5 March 2012

Teal and White Thrift Store Finds


While running some errands on Friday after yoga made us get out of the house at the unearthly hour of 7:45 AM, we made a stop at the tiny Hope Mission Thrift Store.  While the kids played in the toy section, I looked for treasures.  I didn't realise until I got home that all my treasures are the same colour!


I found a pretty teal book, The White and the Gold by Thomas B. Costain, published in 1954.  I rarely buy non-fiction vintage books, but this one was too pretty to pass up.  I probably won't keep the dust jacket.  I may even read it one day!  I like history...but I like pretty vintage books even better!


I also found a little cream jug.  I have no idea whether it's ceramic, porcelain, or ironstone, and it has no markings.  I needed a bigger creamer that would coordinate with my sugar bowl, since my little cow creamer is too tiny to use for more than two people, as adorable/creepy as it is.  This one is the perfect size. And it's the third jug I've found at this particular thrift store!  See the others here and here.


The teal transferware plate is an antique.  I'm pretty sure of it anyway, based on the design of the marking on the bottom.  But it's too worn, and I can't make out anything to determine the company that made it, or its age.  Do you recognise the logo?  I'll have to spend some time checking.  This plate was on the high side of what I usually pay for my treasures at this store: $4.99.  The cream jug was $0.99, and the book was $1.99.






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12 comments:

  1. beautiful! i gravite towards those colors myself. :o) GREAT book find! i'm jealous!!

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  2. Very pretty finds! I love when I find treasures at the thrift store! My latest was a milk glass cup and saucer, a reminder of a set my grandmother had. I may need to post a picture of it on my blog.

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    1. Cary, I love milk glass! I was tempted by a little milk glass loaf-pan-shaped dish at the same store.

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  3. I love your finds! I'm getting ready to paint an antique chest those colors and hope to start on it today. I have passed on an award to you! If you could please visit my site you will see the award!

    http://inspiremedesigns.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for the award, Diane! I can't wait to see your teal and white chest! I still love the bit of surprise I get when I open my little white cabinet and see the teal inside.

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  4. Very pretty finds! My mom has read several Thomas Costain books and likes him... right now, I can't remember if I've also read anything by him, but I have read other books about the French regime in Canada that I've found interesting. If you do read it, make sure you review it for us! :)

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    1. Possibly! I still need to finish reading the Booksneeze e-book and write that review. I'd rather read my vintage books than an e-book.

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  5. What pretty delicate items... the jug would look lovely with a handful of fresh cut white flowers!

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    1. Oh, yes, you're right! I can't wait 'til the chammomile blooms.

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  6. I love finding pretty hardback books at thrift stores! You found a great one!

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