I'm thrilled to report that I have some awesome thrifting finds to share with you all today, so let's get started shall we? First up is a 5 quart monogrammed Friedman Silver Company Pilgrim solid pewter pitcher I picked up at Salvation Army. I always love it when I find something that has what I like to call a pedigree on it. You can call it a maker's mark, but pedigree sounds so much more impressive, don't you think?
Here's the pedigree.
I knew I'd hit the jackpot when I saw the price tag on this one: $4.68. Although a high price for a thrift store find (for me), I went ahead with it because I found it on ebay for $42.00. Have you ever done that? Googled something right then and there in the middle of the store to see if it's a great find and/or steal? I have to say that sometimes it's the google search that puts me over the edge and helps me justify the purchase.
I loved the shape of the handle as well as the spout.
And I couldn't properly show it off without filling it with some spring blooms, now could I?
These lovely, vibrantly colored daffodils came from our yard.
I wonder what the "S" stands for? I also wonder what it was used for, whether it was a wedding or anniversary gift, and how old it really is. I know the Friedman Silver Company went into business in 1908 and continued until 1960 when they were bought out by Gorham. I guess that means it would have to be somewhere between 108 and 56 years old.
I also picked up this lidded basket for $3.00. It's an exact duplicate of a larger version I already have, also from Goodwill a number of years ago. I thought they'd look nice stacked on top of each other. I'm a sucker for any basket with leather straps on it.
On a crafting note I also picked up these three new Craftsmart paint brushes for $3.00 -- score! I normally buy synthetic Dollar Store brushes (pretty impressive, huh?) but these felt like they were made out of absolute silk. Their bristles were so soft and pliable, I really can't wait to use them on an upcoming project.
I picked up two other awesome finds but I'm saving them for another Thrill of the Hunt. I can't wait to share them but I want to make sure that I get some good photos of them before I do. They were a very special find for me and I'm soooo happy I found them! Okay, no more talking about them until next time.
What's your weekend looking like? I'm happy to be coming off of a full week of my daughters' high school play practice affectionately called "Tech Week" (read: full practice runs every night for a week until 10:30 p.m.) and a weekend of cheer tryouts as well as three play performances. The upcoming weekend will be blissfully uneventful, or at least I can hope, right? And spring seems to have really sprung in my neck of the midwest. And that, my friends, makes me very, very happy. Whatever you have going I hope you all have a great weekend!
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