I'll start off with this beauty I picked up at our Salvation Army for $1.30.
Let me say one word: Limoges. When I saw this Limoges porcelain bowl/candy dish I knew I had to have it. And the price was definitely right!
I instantly fell in love with this pattern! I searched and searched on the internet to try and pinpoint exactly what the pattern is called but I came up empty handed. It seems like there are almost too many Limoges patterns out there. I felt like I was looking for a needle in a haystack. I can say that I know I can probably get at least $10.00 for it, but any more than that? I don't know.
I love it's fluted shape all around, and its delicate feet.
Based on this mark it appears that the piece was probably manufactured sometime between 1944 and 1963. That's the best I can come up with.
Okay, so these are nowhere near as fancy schmancy as the Limoges bowl, but I had to get them just the same. I figure they're pretty kitschy and might just grab some collector's attention. And yes, my Salvation Army cost was 52 cents. I think I might be able to get $10.00 for them based on some similar ones I've seen on Etsy. Right now I don't know of any way to figure out their approximate age.
Do any of you recognize this shaker? This exact shaker was on my kitchen table growing up. (We had two, of course.) Besides bringing back memories, I have a plan for using this one next Christmas for the world's smallest snow globe display. Cost: 52 cents.
Speaking of snow globes, yes, I bought ANOTHER gumball machine! Since my gumball machine waterless snow globes were so well received this past Christmas, I just had to pick this one up! It will be put away until later in the year when I'll get back to work on Christmas ideas. My cost: $2.86.
I was thrilled to find some more vintage baking tins to add to my collection. I got 7 small tins for 92 cents and two larger ones for $1.82. I know the prices seem rather odd. I've yet to figure out the pricing strategy of my local Salvation Army. The larger spring form pan was $1.86 which in retrospect was probably too much. But I'm hoping to use it for a special project. I'm quite happy to use the smaller tins as additional vintage jewelry storage.
I collect mint julep cups of all sizes. This one's rather large so it will definitely be used as a vase.
There's something about the patina'd silver and the bead work trim that I love. This one cost 92 cents.
While this ugly brown three-dimensional ceramic "Z" doesn't look like much now, I have a cool idea as to how I can first paint it and then use it in my decor. I'm big on using letters to decorate in all kinds of ways. Cost: Goodwill $1.99.
I'd have to say that this week my absolute favorite is the Limoges footed bowl. How about you?
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