Thrill of the Hunt #93

September 30, 2019

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!

engraved silver cup trophy

A few months ago a new vintage mall opened up right near my home. Recently my oldest daughter and I visited it and I brought home a treasure. I'm always drawn to tarnished silver pieces, and this one really spoke to me in all its patina'd goodness.  

tarnished silver trophy cup goblet

At first I thought it was a goblet, or some kind of brandy snifter. But upon closer inspection I realized that it's actually a trophy! I know it's hard to see the engraving in this photo, but here's what it says:

Jerry Lewis
Muscular Dystrophy 
Celebrity Pro-Am

deconstructed book bundles goblet tarnished silver

Over forty years old! I love that it looks especially loved, and that it's so tarnished it almost looks like mercury glass! Right now it's filled with faux boxwood and is sitting on my living room mantel. So am I ever going to polish it you ask? Nope. I think it's perfect just the way it is.

Colby glass ball Christmas tree ornaments box

I'm always on the look out for vintage Christmas ornaments at my local Goodwill, especially vintage glass ones. And recently I hit the jackpot. I found two boxes of Coby glass ornaments for 99 cents a box. They reminded me of ornaments we had when I was growing up.

Coby Glass Products Woonsocket Rhode Island red box

Apparently they were made by Coby Glass Products Company in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Can't say that I've ever heard of Woonsocket -- have you?

red box glass Coby Christmas tree ornament half dozen

gold green blue red glass ornaments

I think the two boxes together offer a great sampling of colors, and you can bet that they'll be on our tree come December.

teardrop shaped glass Christmas ornaments

I was lucky enough to find this box of vintage glass ornaments as well on the same Goodwill trip. For $1.99 I did the happy dance -- each ornament is perfect. 

Six long boxed vintage glass Christmas ornament

I especially loved the colors -- so vibrant and funky. And the shape is also quite unique. 

It looks like they were made in Poland for a manufacturing company in New York.

red blue triangle Christmas tree Poland

Santa Land ornament box bottom number 1974 manufacture

These numbers were stamped on the bottom of the box. I did a little research and it looks like, based on the numbers, the ornaments were made in 1974 -- forty-five years old. I can't wait to use them this year.

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My thrift store addiction said...

I love your silver find and those ornaments are a treasure!

Kathy said...

Love your ornaments. I agree with you about the 1974; I had some similar ones in my "hope chest" that I bought around '69 and boxes are similar! Poland has a lot of Christmas ornament makers. I'm not sure, but I think the Christopher Radkco ornaments are Polish. Since kids are grown and gone--and I gave them their ornaments to take with them, I am slowly upgrading my ornaments to more blown glass--old, new, and clearance (ofthen thrifted!) as I really enjoy them.

Unknown said...

I lived and worked in Woonsocket RI and worked for Coby glass works for 15years almost every teen worked at Coby for there first job

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