Today I will be starting a new series called Tuesdays Treasures. Basically this will be a post on all the things I have thrifted or found at estate sales over the past week. This winter has been difficult to find vintage things so I hope to be able to post regularly as the temperatures get warmer.
Being in central New York, there hasn’t been much estate sale activity since early November. I was hoping thrift store shopping would be good in January, but sadly it has not been. I was just about to give up on thrift stores until summer when we decided to stop by one on Friday on the way back from dinner. This is what we found.
I just love these mid-century plates made by Steubenville Pottery Co. This company was in business in Ohio from 1879 – 1959. This pattern is called Fairlane and has the prettiest light blue and pink colored flowers. I paid $1.99 and hope to try and sell it for between $4-$5.
I can’t believe I actually found some Pyrex at the thrift store. That hasn’t happened in months. This is a 2-1/2 quart oval casserole in the butterfly gold pattern. It does need a little cleaning, but I didn’t notice any chips or cracks. It was marked $9.99, but I had a $5 reward certificate which dropped the price to $4.99. I’m going to ask between $15-$18.
This little solid wood drop leaf side table is very sturdy and quite heavy for it’s size. The two drawers appear to be maple with alder bottoms, but the table itself looks like cherry. Regardless of what kind of wood it is, it’s a solid piece and should be fairly easy to restore. The top has some water damage and one part of it has started to split, but that should be easy to repair. I’ve put this away waiting for better weather so I can completely strip it outside. It wasn’t marked when I saw it at the store and the clerk told me it had just come in and that she could sell it for $10. I had another $5 reward certificate to use so it only cost me $5 (my favorite price for small pieces of furniture).
Hubby found a paperback book and a wooden baseball bat made by the Adirondack Bat company.