Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vintage Finds

It's been a while since I've showcased any of the treasures I've come across during my thrifting excursions, so I'm here today with a few funky things I've fallen in love with lately.  First up are a set of Fred Roberts pedestal mugs in a rainbow wave pattern.  Many cups of warm tea have been sipped from these lovelies since I scored a set of three for $2 a few weeks ago.

Vintage Pedestal Mugs

I'm rather proud of this adorable score, especially considering my mild obsession with squirrels. This vintage squirrel planter is so beloved, in fact, that I have yet to even plant anything in it because I want to find the perfect little plant to do it justice.


Although I don't even use liquid creamer, this vintage Pyrex creamer dish (in a snowflake pattern) came to live in my kitchen recently.  Maybe I can use it to serve dressing at dinnertime or honey at teatime...

Vintage Pyrex Creamer

The final treasure I have to show is this photo, dated 1946, of a lovely young lady wearing a pink blouse, pearls, and a flower in her hair.

1946 Mystery Girl

I saw this photo at an estate sale and knew I had to have it. I collect old-timey photos of people I don't know. I can't save every unclaimed picture in the world, but I have a small stash of photos that, for whatever reason, drifted away from the person who kept them and into the hands of sentimental fools like myself. I'm especially drawn to images of children, fashions that are representative of the era, and people with kind faces. I was glad to add this little lady to my collection. Isn't she darling?

1946 Mystery Girl
What collections do you have?

15 comments:

Clara Turbay said...

love the colors and designs!

JustMe said...

I would have picked up those mugs two. I LOVE VINTAGE!

Affordable vintage, that is.

JustMe said...

TWO? I meant *TOO.

Jesus. Must be Friday.

Claire said...

Amazing finds!
And I'm totally in love with those mugs! And only $2?!!! Amazing!

alexkeller said...

what great find! i love the mugs :) i haven't been thrifting lately, but i have collected quite a bit of vintage glassware. think Mad Men! now i just need to have a party :)

Stela said...

These are some great finds!! I really love the rainbow wave mugs! So awesome!!

FashionCherry said...

you have such a good eye for cool vintage finds - i am also totally a fool for dinky vintage collectibles - with a retro feel :) love those mugs - epic

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Bonnie said...

Those mugs are so cute! I like the fun colors.

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Lemon Shortbread said...

what a score for those mugs!!

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

cool :D

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DancingMooney ♥ said...

Love those mugs, and of course you couldn't pass up that squirrel planter! so cute! :)

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Hey Holly! I was at Noveau the other day in BA and saw your little cute clay items! :)

Also, I just wanted to let you know that I noticed that you were following @thefancyteacup on Instagram...wasn't sure if you were really following them or if you thought it was me? My Instagram name is @_thefancyteacup, the other person is not me :)

Have a lovely rest of the week, girl!

xo, Jamie

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I seriously adore those zig zag mugs!

Erin said...

Catching up on my blog reading. Those mugs are soooooo amazing. I love them.