VintBuys

In the past week or so, I’ve had good luck in finding five vintage pieces to add to my ever-growing collections.  The first was from eBay – a 1930s era paper fan with artwork by Fern Bisel Peat (1893-1971).  I collect vintage scottie pieces and this one is in near-mint condition.

ScottieFan (2)

The back shows an advertisement for Triena children’s laxative (Allied Drug Products of Chattanooga) that was for sale by Farmers Mercantile in Nelagoney, Oklahoma.

ScottieFan (1)

I found three wonderful items in antique malls – a Homer Laughlin gravyboat ….

HL-gravy

….a Jadeite bowl with lip ….

Jadeite-lipbwl

…. and a set of chubby pre-WWII made-in-Japan bird salt/pepper shakers.  I’m particularly drawn to these birds which were sold in dime stores in the 1930s.

BluebrdSP

The last item, and the biggest bargain, was found in a Goodwill thrift store for less than $3.00.  This Roseville child’s plate is well worn and faded, obviously used a lot, which I prefer in my pieces.  There was one in almost identical condition selling on eBay for $25.

Rosev-sunbonnet

It’s unusual for me to buy this many pieces in a short period of time, even at good prices, but when I see them, I grab them.

 

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