Thrill of the Hunt #84

March 31, 2019

Another week, another great haul consisting of some fabulous thrift store finds. With the weather turning warmer and spring really taking off soon here in the midwest (fingers crossed), we'll start to see more garage sales and estate sales in my neck of the woods. I'm really looking forward to it. How about you? Today, though, I have some thrift store finds to share so let's get started. 

Isn't she darling? First up is a holy water font, or stoup, (Roman Catholics also call it a benetier) that certainly brings back memories for me. We had one hanging on the wall in my bedroom right next to the door while I was growing up. 

For those of you not familiar with this, it's a small basin for holy water that you can then dip your hand into and bless yourself with when entering or leaving a room. They're used in the Roman Catholic church as well as in the Anglican and Lutheran churches.

I love the detail on the basin, and the gilding.

Made of resin, it has a wire permanently affixed to the a back so that you can use it to hang on the wall. Vintage resin angel holy water font is SOLD.

I have always loved hobnail milk glass and this thrifty find is no exception. The jadeite hobnail milk glass votive holder was a gift from my oldest daughter. I love it. If only that showed up in my Goodwill searches. It's nearly impossible to date this piece, seeing as hobnail milk glass has been around since before the turn of the century. 

For all of $1.97 I got to bring home a blast from the past that will serve me well as decor, especially for plants as shown here. My faux boxwood ball fit perfectly inside it and I think it was a match made in heaven. I can't decide if I'm going to keep this or sell it in my shop. But I'm leaning toward keeping it.

These salt and pepper shakers are definitely not my style but I could tell they were probably collectibles so I snatched them up.

On the bottom it says: 

 © Mary Hughes 
All rights reserved 
Licensee Enesco 
Made in China 

I struck out in my research with this one, leaving me with no idea as to the approximate year they were produced. I couldn't even find a pattern name. I'm hoping I have better luck after a bit more research. If anyone knows anything about them I'm all ears.

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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