Thrill of the Hunt #97

February 8, 2020


ironstone creamer vase pine cone winter greens

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! 



Brass Candlestick





brass candlestick mantel decor

To think that I was SO finished with brass YEARS ago. For whatever reason, I have rebounded from my fear of brass and am now in search of vintage brass at whatever the cost. Okay, well, not at whatever the cost. I will always have my thrifty genes at work. But this past Christmas I was wooed by various bloggers' Christmas mantels covered in garlands, pine cones and brass candlesticks!


brass candlestick holder

For the next 11 months I will be actively looking for inexpensive brass candlesticks, in anticipation of Christmas mantel 2020. I think I might even have a brass candlestick we received as a wedding gift 25 years ago packed away somewhere. Woo-hoo.

candlestick bottom price tag made in India tag
Yes, $1.99 was just the right price. Let's see if I can find some brass candlesticks even cheaper throughout the coming year.



Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set   




vintage hobnail milk glass sugar bowl creamer

I received this set of vintage hobnail milk glass sugar bowl and creamer from my husband this past Christmas. He purchased it from a local vintage market.


white hobnail milk glass set


While I'd definitely classify it as hobnail, I noticed that the "bumps" on these pieces are more pointy than any I've ever seen on hobnail glass. The traditional bumps (at least in my experience) are usually round and smooth, unlike these which are more akin to metal studs.  

white pointy hobnail milkglass creamer

I did some research and was surprised to find that "pointy" hobnail is definitely a thing. And it looks like Fenton Glass Co. (a premiere hobnail glass manufacturer) did indeed make some pointy hobnail pieces. Many of the ones I found on Etsy list them as being from the 1950's through the 1960's.

vintage two-handled sugar bowl pointy hobnail milkglass

Despite the pointy dots on this vintage hobnail milk glass, I still love the look of this petite set. I'm going to display them alongside my treasured vintage hobnail milk glass collection.





Vintage Ironstone Creamer



white ironstone creamer pitcher

I am always amazed at how much vintage ironstone I find while out thrifting. Somehow I've started collecting mini vintage ironstone creamers. This one was all of 99 cents at Goodwill.    

scrolly handle ironstone pitcher

Many pieces are unremarkable but some, like this one, have beautiful curves and lines. What a magnificent handle!




vintage ironstone creamer makers mark


The underside of this creamer looks like the makers mark says"86." I did some research but came up empty-handed. If anyone has any info on this I'd love to hear from you.

winter greens white berries white ironstone creamer vase

I loved filling it with winter greens and white berries that are covered in faux snow and glitter. 

pine cones white ironstone pitcher mantel decor


mini creamer winter greens scrolly handle pine cones


You can do so much with vintage ironstone pieces in your every day decor. Whatever the season, they can always be filled with flowers or buds or stems of your choice.  


Well, that's it until next time, friends!
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Thrill of the Hunt #97!

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