Posts tagged thrift store
Posts tagged thrift store
Sanko Ware ‘country flowers’ porcelain enameled steel oven-to-table cookware
I found an 8” pan at a local thrift store a week or so ago and then I found this 1.5qt pot at goodwill last night. The pot is unused, the handle was still wrapped up and unattached.
I should sell these since I have a relatively new set of SS cook ware but they’re so tacky I love them!
Takahashi coaster set, ca 1974, found at goodwill yesterday
Butterfly needlework $30 at antique shop
Bronze plates with enamel designs $15 at antique shop
Fish (koi i think) book ends $15 at antique shop
Misc daguerreotypes $10 at antique shop
Giraffes $1 ea Goodwill
Ceramic owl $3 Goodwill
Abalone $3 Goodwill
Misc sea shells and sea urchins $5 at antique shop
"F" $2 at Goodwill (and yes it means what you think it means LOL)
Now i just need to find a dresser i like so i can get rid of that piece of shit walmart wobbly one
Today at the Goodwill in Flagstaff, Arizona I bought an owl shaped cookie jar for $3.99.
I know, how painfully Portlandia, right? I already have (a different) one that I found at a flea market in Tucson ($3) and my ass doesn’t even make cookies…so my attraction to this particular type of item confounds me.
Having two seems so strange and probably the official definition of a collection since it’s so weirdly specific, but I just couldn’t resist it. I really want to try and NOT turn this into a hobby, really.
And then I got it home, and it’s value took an interesting turn.
I turned it over to Google it (because the last one I bought was made in the 40’s, is pewter and made by a company called Olde Tankardware and was easy to find online being sold on eBay and Etsy, so a somewhat common piece)…but lo and behold! This particular jar was handmade, therefore presumably the only one that exists in the whole world.
There is an inscription on the bottom, too:
“To Ray & Evelyn
Love, Rain (?)
Well, to Rain: your cookie jar is wonderful and in good hands in a loving home.
To Ray and Evelyn: you have made a grave mistake, assuming you are alive.
My deer skull, goodwill frame, goodwill shelfette with various corked bottles (and two 1920’s apothecary bottles) containing misc nature related stuff. mostly bones. some of my parrots’ feathers. a rat skull, a mouse skull, a guinea pig skull, two parakeet skulls, and a cockatiel skull (all defleshed by me, yes i need some beetles)
i will add some closeups later
the aliens are here
My finished living room (by majestic dork)
Scowly owly. Goodwill $3.99