Thursday, February 24, 2011

JUNKIN FINDS FRIDAY #17

Welcome to Junkin Finds Friday!
We had so much fun last week with 58 of you sharing your junkin finds!  Thank so much!!
This week I must say I haven't had much luck, the three stores I visited I left empty handed...yes it happened...
nothing, nada, zip, zero! 
Yikes! 
So I'm sharing a post from last February 

Hope you enjoy my post about Depression glass

 
I am by no means any kind of an expert on Depression Glass but I do love it and have collected a few pieces.  My first love was the cobalt blue and I found this piece on ebay
 

This is a candy dish in the Mt. Pleasant or "Double Shield" pattern
Made by L.E. Smith Glass Co 1920's -1934 


This plate is also in the same pattern  along with this creamer
 

This piece has a silver band but has faded with time
 

The pattern of the above creamer & sugar is called MODERNTONE made by Hazel-Atlas Glass Co 1934-1942 & late 1940's - early 1950's.  This pattern seems to have some of the most reasonable prices maybe due to it's simple style.
 

These pink & one green pieces are random thrift store finds
I believe they are all depression glass and not reproductions, but I am not sure.  Like I said NOT an expert or even all that knowledgeable.
  
 I love the edge of this compote
 
A couple of glasses with different patterns
 

One piece of green again found in a thrift shop

Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression GlassI have not had the time to research all the patterns of the pink and green glass but when I do I will use this book.  I got mine from Amazon.com and there is a newer addition now.  I have found this to be an amazing resource.  There are so many patterns and colors to learn about.

I hope some of you have had better luck this week.  If not feel free to share any past junkin finds!  

Remember to link up you post not just your blog.  Please include a link in your post back to this party!  That's it.

Happy Junkin,
Linda




  

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY

One of the things I love about blogging is how we learn from one another.  The other day Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage had a post about Shawnee miniatures.   As I'm reading it and falling in love with these cuties, I realize I have a couple of these! 
I know one is a swan vase but not sure about the other
 They do have the USA mark
I also have this miniature but I'm not sure who made it 
It does not have USA on the bottom
But does have a similar glaze

I love my miniatures...funny how they are all yellow!

I'm joining Suzanne
Check out all the other fun vintage finds!
Happy Junkin,
Linda

WHATS UP WEDNESDAY 2-23-11

It has been a beautiful week here!  The weather has been glorious, sunshine and temps in the 60's...what more could you ask for?  How about meeting a new friend. Not just any friend, a blogging friend!  Sherry from Back 2 Vintage and her sweet husband were on their way to North Carolina and made a stop just so we could meet!  Her husband took this quick photo of us!
Sherry is the sweetest lady and I was excited to meet her face to face! 
of course as bloggers do we had little gifts for each other
Sherry had some lids for some of my Pyrex casseroles and brought those to me and included these sweet hand crocheted wash cloths
(which I love)! 

But that's not all....
She also brought me a gift for my soon to be born Grandson!  How sweet is that!
Here is a little peek  but I can't show you what is inside since I want my daughter to be surprised and she reads my blog...but know the gifts are adorable!
I promise pics after Sara opens them! 

Thank you so much Sherry and a big hug to your Hubby for stopping so we could meet.  They only had a few minutes as they had to get on the other side of Atlanta before rush hour.  We know we will meet up again and have a junkin trip somewhere!  Sherry has a great booth in an antique mall in Laurel, MS and she is so knowledgeable about antiques.  She posts often about her great finds and is a faithful Junkin Finds Friday partier!  I hope you will visit her blog and get to know this wonderful lady!  

Happy Junkin, 
Linda





Sunday, February 20, 2011

MY HEART FOUND YOU...

Today I set a special table for Mr ALC and myself to celebrate a just because  I Heart you Day
I choose beige, brown and red
I used a thrift store plate with a ruffled edge, added a brown transferware salad plate and topped it with a red heart bowl
The brown transferware plates were different on each setting
I kept the centerpiece simple
A red candle on a thrifted holder
and my sweet Valentine card from Mr ALC
We may have been late having our special meal but as the card says...

Happy Heart Day to all of you!

Linda

Thursday, February 17, 2011

JUNKIN FINDS FRIDAY #16

It's Friday and time to show us your favorite thrifty bargains!
Last week we had a wonderful time with 48 of you joining the party! 

This week I have a couple of wonderful thrifty finds to share
I found this Pyrex teapot for $2.60
It is in wonderful condition and a great addition to my collection

I got this "Taskets" basket for 60 cents
Not as well know as Longaberger baskets these are also hand made, I have found several and use them often
This is a loaf/bread basket
The cloth liner was in it but the plastic protector was not...still in wonderful condition

These black stemmed wine glasses were 99 cents each...these have been on my 'want list' for awhile...they will be seen in a tablescape soon


These 3 rice bowls were $1.51 at the Goodwill.  
The color, shape and design are perfect for another tablescape I'm planning

I'm happy with my junkin finds this week.  Can't wait to see what all of you have found to share!

Please link up your post and not just your blog.  Be sure to include a link in your post back to this party so others can join in.  

Thanks to all of you who join in each week, I appreciate it so much!

Happy Junkin,

Linda


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WHATS UP WEDNESDAY

Welcome to my first
'Whats up Wednesday'! 
I have been in a slump here lately.  Blog wise and life wise.  I don't know where my mojo has gone but I want it back.  I feel like my blog has gotten a little stale and me along with it.  I had this idea and think it's exactly what I need....a day where I just share whats up with me.  Not junkin, although maybe some of that, but whats up in my life. 
So here goes...

My word for 2011 is 'organization'...so how am I doing?  Not as well as I hoped by Feb 16th but some progress has been made.  When I last posted about this subject I was going to take the extra time to organize my Christmas decorations.  I did it!!  Yay for me.  It went from this...

So much Christmas stuff
 A big unorganized mess 
to....

 Labeled bins 
Stacked neatly in one corner of the basement! 

This makes me so happy!  
My next area to organize down in the basement
More bins with holiday decor 
This large hutch was bought on 1/2 price day at the thrift store for $15 and will be used to organize more dishes and tablescaping items


Today I'm heading to the basement with my Valentine's day bin all labled and ready for next year!  I'll be bringing up the St Patrick's day box. 

What are you up to today?

Linda

~~~For those of you interested in my daughter's baby shower, check out my other blog Here~~~



 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A DAY LATE

A big Thank you to all who voted for the different place settings for Valentine's Day.... the votes were fairly even with one taking the lead.. #4
So which table setting did I choose???


None of them!  Sigh.....I wasn't feeling so well yesterday and Mr ALC and I ended up with trays in front of the TV using our regular everyday white dishes.  I think next week I will do a "just because I heart you" table...you'll have to come back to see how that turns out! 
Meanwhile just a little Happy Valentine's wish to all of you...
yep a day late!  
Hugs,
Linda

Saturday, February 12, 2011

VALENTINE TABLES, OH MY!

I started working on my table setting for Valentine Day.  Nothing was making me happy.  I kept playing with my dishes and finally came up with four place settings.  Now I need your help.  Which one do you like??  

Valentine #1
I do love Pink and these layers on a heart printed place mat is soft and sweet

Valentine #2
Traditional Red & White


Valentine #3
How Pink is too pink?

Valentine #4
A little more non-traditional


So let me know which place setting you would choose?  

I'm linking up to these fun parties!
At Laurie's fun Valentine Party

and 

and a new to me party
 with Sherry

Happy Junkin,

Linda