Antique Shopping Treasures

Antique Finds ~gardenmatter.com

A favorite past-time of my friends and I is shopping at antique malls and local gift shops. Recently we went away for the weekend and spent the good part of the afternoon on the first day shopping. Here are some of the purchases I made in addition to some really good chocolate covered pretzels and potato chips.

Red transferware ~gardenmatter.comRed transferware ~gardenmatter.com

I’ve slowly been collecting red transferware plates. Usually they are quite expensive. This one was not and I’m sure reason for the price was that it is not an antique. The bottom says microwave and dishwasher safe, a sure sign that it is relatively new. Still for only $6 I thought it was a pretty pattern so I bought it. Don’t you think a group of these would look great at Christmas dinner or Valentine’s Day?

Blue Mason Jar ~gardenmatter.com

I also picked up this blue quart sized Ball Mason Jar for $5. Again, I’m sure that it is a reproduction but I love the color and I think it would make a great flower vase.

Green Glasses ~gardenmatter.com

These glasses were marked at $10 each but I was able to purchase them for $8 each. The owner she said she thought they might be Jeannette Depression Glass. I tried looking them up online and it seems like they may be Jeannette glass from their Windsor line. I just really liked their shape and color.

McCoy Bowl ~gardenmatter.com

McCoy stamp on bowl ~gardenmatter.com

My final treasure was this cream-colored bowl/vase. It was $15 and marked McCoy USA on the bottom. McCoy is a well-known pottery manufacturer from Ohio. This piece does not seem very old and it may be a fake. However, when I did a little digging online I noticed that the additional mark in the middle indicated that it was made after 1974, when the Lancaster Colony Corporation purchased one of the McCoy divisions. I liked it because of the shape. It will be a perfect container for holding lower-sized arrangement our the dining table.

That’s all I bought on this trip. I’m already looking forward to the next one.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. My eye caught your green glasses/goblets. They reminded me of when my Mom had me buy 13? In case I broke one!! Of these goblets in end of 1976 to beginning of 1977 because they resembled Fostoria which at that time was about $10 a goblet and my knock offs , although purchased at a nice store, were only $2 a goblet. I looked at the inflation calculator. That today would be $8.25!!! So I’d say you did quite well

    • Hi Gwen,
      I love your story. I like them even more now that I have them at home. There were 8 there and I regret not buying them all.
      Thanks Gwen. I really appreciate your comment.
      Have a great day!
      Patti

    • Agree with Gwen. I have my mother’s Fostoria, American pattern in clear — but I really like the green. This looks like the American pattern or maybe even Cubist.

      • Hi Cathy,
        How nice to have a pattern passed on to you from your mother. That makes them extra special.
        Thanks for the info and for stopping by,
        Patti

  2. Love your purchases! I’ve started hunting for shire milk glass. As much as I love Target for accent pieces, with older items, you know you won’t see the same items at a friend’s house!

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