I had big plans to head to an amazing out of town flea market this morning but was hindered by a visit from Hanna. How can I say no when she wakes me up and begs me to stay home and drink coffee with her in the morning before she leaves? What an awesome sister I must be to choose her over the promise of vintage treasures. So needless to say, I stayed home. Oh well, there will be other flea markets, right?
Maddie and I spent the afternoon trolling through some of our local antique malls. I found some great stuff but haven't unpacked or photographed it yet so that will have to wait until next time. For now, I will show you some of the other amazing things I've been picking up here and there.
I found the 9" Fire King Swirl Jadeite bow for a ridiculously low price at a local antique mall. I turned it over and over in my hands looking for something wrong with it. It's perfect. Even the cashier thought the tag may be a misprint.
Ta-Dah!! It just so happened to be the bowl I needed to complete my set.
At the same shop, I also found another Hazel Atlas striped tumbler and what I thought was the smallest Fire King Dots bowl. I was wrong! I recently found out that there were only 4 bowls in the set. I always thought there were 5 but guess what? This is actually the grease jar without the lid!
I just so happened to have the grease jar already. Brian bought it for me for Christmas last year but the dots were pretty faded out. So I just swapped out it's lid with the new bottom piece. Voila!
So I took the faded out polka dot bowl and added it to my set. Looks pretty good next to my Tulip set, don't you think? Oh, and look. I also have the Tulip grease bowl, minus the lid! I love learning new info about the things I collect.
I'm working on putting together the all white Butterprint Cinderella bowl set. I was super excited to find the 444. Only two more to go!
I have lots of the turquoise and white Snowflake pieces, but I have decided I want to mix in some of the black with them. The 045 looks like a good place to start.
Maybe missing out on the flea market this morning was a good thing! Maybe I should take a break from treasure hunting? Yeah, right! Brian was just telling me the other day that he is amazed at the way that I can always find a spot for the things I bring home. I guess that's my hidden talent. I better not try to suppress it!
Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Have a great week!