Some Very Nice Collectibles


I’ve been wanting a Harker Hotoven rolling pin for a long time  and finally found one at an antique store in Lebanon, Ohio, for a reasonable price.


When I got it home, I realize I already had a pie plate in the same pattern.  It is quite discolored and crazed, which I don’t mind.  It shows that it has been used to bake a lot of pies.  My daughter found the rack at a thrift store for $4 and it’s perfect for displaying the two pieces.

Today, we visited a local thrift store and found a Universal water bottle with a beautiful marigold pattern.  I love these vintage patterns for china and pottery.


I also found a lovely pale pink and green Hull vase which is perfect for displaying while I’m waiting for spring to arrive.


These two items were only $15 each – a bargain even with a few imperfections.

To add to a week of very nice collectibles, my daughter gave me this darling 2-inch high pitcher for St. Patrick’s Day.


It was  a very good week for collectibles.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

14 thoughts on “Some Very Nice Collectibles”

  1. You accumulated some nice vintage collectibles this week. I am trying to imagine the little 2″ pitcher that your daughter gave you, so tiny, so nice. Love the pie pan, surely many yummy pies were served from that piece.

  2. Honestly, Lillian, I learn SO much from you! I had never heard of “Harker Hot Oven rolling pins or pie plates before this. I googled them & HOLY MOLY…they can be very expensive! I didn’t realize that they were to be filled up with water…I guess to add weight? Very interesting!

    Just look at some of these prices:

    Thanks for the education!!

    1. Retta, I believe the idea was to fill the rolling pins with cold water for ease in rolling out the dough. Years ago, I had a plastic one (Tupperware, I believe) but didn’t see any great value to having the cold water in it.

      The prices can be very high – I was lucky to get this one for $50.

  3. I like the universal water bottle vase. I too am waiting for spring, but alas, i woke up here in the Fingerlakes of NY this morning to 25* and lite snow. Have a good Sunday.

  4. You found some really nice things. I love that rolling pin because of the fruit on in. I have plates with fruit on display in my kitchen. I just love shopping for plates. Have you every been to Hole In the Wall? I drive by it on my way to work, but have not stopped it. It’s on Kellog on the left, going east (before the marina). Finding old plates is one of my favorite things to do.

    1. I haven’t been to Hole in the Wall lately. Sometime when we make the trip from Loveland to Eli’s BBQ on Eastern (Riverside), we’ll have to stop in.

  5. Wow; I must agree with everyone else. I have learned so much from you. I had to go check the pie plate I have on a display shelf in the kitchen and see if it was HARKER…. it wasn’t. 😦 But I still enjoy it. My hubby is a bit of a collector and enjoys many of the same type of pieces you have shown us. Thanks.

  6. Beautiful pieces. I’ve never heard of them either but I like them a lot. The holder was perfect for them. I love looking at your stuff. I collect a few things. I don’t know anything about antiques, I just buy what I like.

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