Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.
I did quite a bit of thrifting during the week before Christmas, mainly at the thrift store in the town where I work.
It’s my favourite thrift store and it’s run by the local Cancer Support Services, so whatever I spend is going to a great cause. It’s run by volunteers and they always arrange items so nicely.
They had a lovely display of bird related items, including this 8″ tall vintage stained glass cardinal. I say vintage because while the glass is in excellent condition the frame does show some lovely aged patina.
Also in that bird display was this sweet cardinal salt and pepper set…
and this vintage Avon ceramic egg set of birds of the seasons. There’s a seasonal saying on the back of each egg.
This vintage Japan ESD donkey or mule salt and pepper set is unusual. I’ve never seen another one like it. The donkey head is a bobble head and he’s carrying the salt and pepper kegs on his back using a pink metal carrier.
I love finding cool teacups and this vintage 1950s Paragon teacup depicts the Coats of Arms and Emblems of Canada’s 10 provinces. It’s really beautiful.
Both the tea cup and saucer are marked – By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, China Potters, Paragon, Fine Bone China. England Reg’d.
I found these 2 vintage glass bell Christmas ornaments. The silver one is marked West Germany, and the roses one is marked with a K.
This 4″ glass vintage cabbage rose ornament is unmarked, but I’ve seem similar ones in my research that say they’re German. It’s a lovely ivory and is decorated with gold glitter.
I found more vintage Christmas ornaments that I’ll share later. I didn’t have time to take photos of everything.
I can never pass up vintage silverware, and I found these mismatched spoons and a fork…
and these 6 Rogers forks…
inside this vintage Made in Japan floral vase with 3D flowers. I’m not sure if it’s ceramic or porcelain, but it’s extremely light.
Some of these treasures are already in my etsy shop, and some will be heading there as soon as I do some research.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.