Hi!! How is everybody? I have missed you all terribly.
I must apologize for the tardiness of posting. I can hardly believe that I haven’t posted since the beginning of February. I have to give mad props to all the ladies who can manage to post multiple times per week. I don’t know how you all make it happen. You must all be superwomen =)
A few weeks ago, I thought I was going to have some time to get some posts done, but again life got in the way. I’ve spent the last two weeks running back and forth to the hospital (3 hour drive round-trip) to be with my mom as she awaited open-heart surgery. After a couple false-starts, she finally got the double bypass and aortic valve replacement that she desperately needed and should be coming home today! If she hadn’t gone for cardiac clearance to get a knee replacement she might not be here today. Obviously, she failed that test, miserably.
While I generally don’t try to preach, I will say…Please, if you are having shortness of breath and dizziness…Please, Please, Please…see your doctor!!! Don’t assume anything. Just get yourself checked, PRONTO! Mom attributed her symptoms to just being overweight. If was far, far worse. She literally was a heart attack waiting to happen. Ok, now I’ll get off my soapbox. I just felt it was necessary to say something. If one person’s life is saved from my experience then it is worth it.
On to much more fun stuff. As I promised in my last post, I got my Etsy shop opened and quite a few items added. I still have some things I’ve gotten in the last few days to add but I wanted to share some of the things I’ve already added that you haven’t seen. So without further ado….
This is a 50th Anniversary commemorative plate for Port Columbus airport. Since we live only an hour from Columbus and always fly out of Port Columbus when we travel, I just couldn’t resist picking it up. On the back, it is #57 of 3000 plates and lists the two planes that left on the first flight in 1929.
I think this would be a neat gift for a pilot, air traffic controller or for someone who travels out of Port Columbus quite often.
This is my third piece of Pyrex. A lot of the bowls I’ve seen on Etsy are just 3 cups but this is twice that with a 6 cup capacity.
I seem to have great luck finding awesome pottery pieces, like this Frankoma organic shaped planter. It has the number 234 inscribed on the bottom. My research turned up 5 or 6 but none in this color. I would call it white or maybe a really pale gray. I actually found this at my local Goodwill.
This beautiful piece of carnival glass was made by Imperial Glass. The plate’s pattern name is Homestead. It shows a little cabin scene with a woman standing next to a well. There is also a wooden bridge and ducks floating on the water. Around the scalloped rim is a Greek key pattern. The original stickers are still attached.
I also seem to have a lot of luck finding FTD planters. This one is dated 1978. Again, I’ve seen a few of these but none in this pretty pale blue. The pattern is called Oakleaf.
This is a piece of Hull pottery in a goblet shape. The pattern number on the bottom is F5. It is a lovely peach color and would look nice on someone’s desk with a little bit of ivy dangling over the side.
Here is an Anchor Hocking Early American Prescut Crystal lidded candy dish in the Star of David pattern. This is the smaller version at 5 1/2″ wide. I recently found the larger version also. These were made in the 1960′s and 1970′s.
Does anyone see my fascination with glass yet? This set of three Federal Bavarian Beer Garden steins shows a woman serving two men steins of beer. The men are sitting on seats that look like chunks of logs. I love the opalescent look on the milk glass. These are marked on the bottom with the F inside a shield.
I still can’t believe I found two of these Indiana Glass lidded candy dishes. One is light amber and the other is dark amber. The pattern is called Kings Crown or Thumbprint.
These were handmade by someone named Joy in May of 1967. They would look awesome in shabby chic or french country cottage decor. I did see another set, almost identical, on Etsy but they didn’t have the lip at the top.
This has to be my most favorite item I’ve found so far….
I passed this up twice. The third time I saw it, I figured it must be waiting for me. While it was pretty, after I brought it home and gave it a good washing with plain ol’ dish soap and water, it became absolutely stunning! The decanter and six shot glasses all show the pontil mark on the bottom. The stopper is very heavy. Some of the gold rings have a little wear, consistent with being used.
All of these items are available for sale now in the Oasis Accents shop on Etsy. There are multiple pictures and more information on each item listed. I will be adding more items in the next few days as I get things washed up and photographed. As soon as that is done, I will do another post to share those items. Hopefully, my research will be helpful to you as well. Also, if you have any questions regarding these items, feel free to ask in the comments below.
Thanks for sticking around and Happy Thrifting!