Thrill of the Hunt #83

March 18, 2019



Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty vintage finds with you. I'm excited to get started so here goes!


Great Yarmouth porcelain souvenir


I found this teeny tiny porcelain basket (for lack of a better word) at Goodwill for 50 cents. I was intrigued by the crest/coat of arms and the Latin words on the front so I brought it home. It says "Rex et Nostra Jura" which translates to "The King and Our Rights." It also says "Great Yarmouth." Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort town in Norfolk England (since 1760) that became famous for its fishing industry. 




It's stamped on the bottom with what looks like "* Foreign" but I can't be sure. It's very similar to vintage W.H. Goss crested ware, or crested china. Goss manufactured these collectible seaside resort town souvenirs (among others) from 1858 to 1939. I'm thinking mine is possibly from the 1920's. 



I love what I'm going to call the herringbone detail on the handle.



I also love the gilded accents.


But even after all my research I still can't figure out what it's supposed to be used for. Any ideas? 

vintage Nancy Calhoun white creamer ironstone pitcher

Never one to turn down a piece of ironstone, I just had to bring home this lovely little porcelain/ironstone creamer from Goodwill for $1.99.


Nancy Calhoun White Japan porcelain creamer

The maker's mark on the bottom says Nancy Calhoun, White, Japan. In my online search for some background information I've come across this same vintage creamer in Vanilla and Rose but not white. A matching sugar bowl with lid would complete the set. I can't be sure but I think it's from the late 1980's or the 1990's.



I constantly use the small creamers and pitchers from my ironstone collection as vases scattered all around the house. These burlap-wrapped purple flowers came from the Dollar Tree a few years ago. Don't they look darling in my creamer?


Sage Farm Seed Co. wooden box stenciled balusters

Last but not least I'm sharing a DIY stenciled wooden box filled with white birch logs and my collection of architectural salvage pieces a.k.a. balusters! I've always been enamored of them and literally become giddy when I come across affordable ones, especially the chippy, shabby ones!  


chipped vintage salvaged balusters white birch  logs

Just look at that chippy goodness! Whenever I come across these particular pieces of architectural salvage I always wonder what the original houses and staircase were like. 



Mr. OHH and I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee in December for our 23rd wedding anniversary. While there we visited the Vintage Market Days of Nashville event at The Fairgrounds, Nashville. I recommend it highly. One of the first things I glommed onto was a vintage, chippy, shabby white baluster. I snagged it up in a heartbeat and made darn sure that I was able to fit it in my suitcase for the flight home! I picked up two other white balusters and a large brown one at an estate sale and a local resale shop respectively. Do you collect architectural salvage? There's just something about those pieces that always speaks to me.


Well, that's it for today's hunt! I hope you've been inspired to get
 out there and find a few thrifty vintage finds of your own!

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My thrift store addiction said...

I love the box of balusters! Such a fun way to display them!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Yep you are so right you can never pass up a sweet piece of ironstone. Love your stenciled box with the old chippy pieces inside. Happy Wednesday.
Hugs,
Kris

Kathy said...

I liked the little English basket; I often use them for faux flower arrangements. The balusters and birch logs were a great combination. I love to look at the woodwork when I go into old homes/buildings including the bannisters!

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