Thrill of the Hunt #86

April 22, 2019

faux greenery boxwood herb cloche topiary mantel decor

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

Three cheers for the seasonal pop-up estate sale that I absolutely love --  and can not wait for -- that "popped up" the first week in April. Per usual, I came away with some really great finds that I was thrilled to have scored. But before I show you the goods I want to show you the place. I've talked about it on the blog for a few years now but never really got into any detail. So here it is.


storefront old Coca-Cola sign Easter Sale antiques The Little Store

Don't you just love it? Heck, I want that sign. It's held in what was once a small convenience store situated on the side of a somewhat major road in town. "The Little Store" went out of business a few years ago and then it just sat vacant. Happily, someone with an entrepreneurial spirit decided to use the space periodically as an estate sale haven. And I've been reaping the benefits ever since.


black flower pot faux herb cloche herb tin tag

First up is a lovely potted faux herb plant encased in a mini-cloche. 

faux greenery boxwood herb cloche topiary mantel decor

Ironically, I bought the tall boxwood topiary behind the cloche from the same Little Store a few years ago.

galvanized tray plant herb cloche clay pot
   
I have to be honest and admit that when I first saw it I thought the plant was alive and wondered if I could keep it that way with my brown thumb. Doesn't it look real?

chippy white farmhouse pig statue herb cloche

Here it is sitting pretty with my recent Dollar General find -- a chippy, shabby farmhouse pig! (For $3.00.)

herb cloche stamped tin tag faux greenery

Gotta love the stamped tin tag that just says "Herb."




It is just so lifelike and I absolutely love it! It was $5.00 which is a splurge for me but I know I'll be happy with it for a long time.

chippy shabby farmhouse candlestick boxwood wreath topiary vintage window sheep weather vane

I truly did a happy dance when  I came upon this tall, chippy, shabby farmhouse candlestick. Another $5.00 purchase.


vintage chippy rustic candlestick base

large moss ball decor vintage candlestick

I love adding moss ball accents to vintage candlesticks.  


The distressing was perfect. 


And at 20 inches tall, it stands in a grand way wherever I place it. 

K. T. & K. semi-vitreous china G.D.P. white lidded bowl soup tureen

Last but not least is a vintage, lidded ironstone bowl/soup tureen. 





It was manufactured by a company called Knowles, Taylor & Knowles in East Liverpool, Ohio. They made pottery from 1854 to 1931. The makers mark stamped on the bottom says K. T. & K. S -V (semi-vitreous) China R.D.G.. (I have yet to figure out what the R.D.G. stands for.) So at its youngest it would be 88 years old!


I paid all of $5.00 for it. Through my research I've discovered that its probably worth around $15.00 or more. But I'm not selling it! For how old it is I was surprised to learn how little it's actually worth. I guess there must be a lot of Knowles, Taylor & Knowles china pieces still around so the price is relatively low.   


I love the feminine, delicate lines of this pattern.



Here it is with a small vintage dish (thrift store find) that I'll be sharing in a later post. 

Well, that's it for today, friends!
 I hope I've inspired you in some way and that 
you've enjoyed reading Thrill of the Hunt #86!


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My thrift store addiction said...

Great finds! Love them all! (I thought the plant WAS real!)

handmade by amalia said...

You did well! I especially like the mini-cloche.
Amalia
xo

https://www.vintagesouthernpicks.com said...

Nice finds. Love that pig & candlestick!

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