Quite the little bounty this week.....thanks in part to my favorite G'Willy clerk, Ginger!
First off...before Ginger assisted...I found these little beauties.
I love the really colorful Mexican pottery...and have a little planter with this same sunflower motif, so for .99 this little canister had a new home!
And a nice Pfaltzgraff little dish/plate...
I love these to set on a stack of books to collect my scissors as I stitch or my thimble or rings etc.
How about the color on this piece?? WOW!
Made in Japan and with those lovely poppies AND the cobalt edging...thank you very much I will glady pay a dollar to bring you home. Another nice little dish to catch little what-nots.
And THIS great pair of old old old bowls
I'm hoping someone can maybe help me identify the maker. If you click the pic below...hopefully you can KIND OF make out an imprint from the larger bowl.
I'd love to know the history...the maker...anything. They definitely have age. And yes...they were a buck a piece.
And now...kudos to Ginger! At my G'Willy's....they haul out grocery carts full of goodies....with a big bath towel laying over the top. They USED to let you just help yourself and paw thru the carts before they got things out on the shelves. They must have had some 'altercations' though, and thus stopped letting people paw thru the carts.
I found this out because I spied something right away at the bottom of such a cart. And Ginger was there...emptying another cart...when I touched the sacred towel and asked if I could get something out of the cart. That's when she told me that customers were not allowed to pilfer any longer...she whispered to me...out the side of her mouth.."Just tell me what it is you want and I will get it out and sit it right here and then you take it." She was really trying to be sure she wasn't heard by anyone. It was kinda humorous. So I slyly lifted the towel and spied quite a FEW things I wanted! WOOHOOO!
Look at THIS!
It's HUGE....it's HEAVY...and it goes with the other two I have found on thrifting adventures. Lovely glass paperweight...bigger than a grapefruit and $4. Sold!
Then....imagine my surprise when I saw THIS!
My word! A bag of billiard balls!! Another $4...and another cha-ching--SOLD! I haven't come across billiard balls for a very very long time. Always excited to find them!
Ah Ginger.....you are too good to me..letting me have first dibs!
And to think it all started because I spotted these in the bottom of that cart...
Ball/Mason jar bonanza!! Some with zinc lids...a buck a piece! I don't know what I'm going to do with them...YET. I already have several holding buttons etc in the quilting den. So not sure what these will end up. Well...I kind of do. At she-who-carries-my-first-grandchild's (aka Amber) baby shower...one of her very cool friends brought her a gift...mason jars filled with pebbles and tulips.....in an old canner insert...the wire part that you lift out of the canner...it was VERY cool...and you just sit that whole canner insert right on your picnic table or outside table. It was just so casual and I loved it! So of course I need to now be on the hunt for a canner insert! It just never ends. But hey...cheap entertainment!
Yes...it was a great haul this past week folks! AND..Saturday...I'm venturing out with my friend, Blogless Kimm, for another junkin' jaunt! Can't wait!!!