Thrill of the Hunt #107

January 9, 2021

blue galss hen on nest container thrill of the Hunt #107

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you. Today it's all about olive buckets, cheese crocks and hens on nests! So let's get started.

 mini rusty olive bucket baby boo pumpkin

Vintage olive buckets are a great flea market or barn sale find. I think you can even find some on Etsy. While I've never had a true blue vintage olive bucket due to high prices, I do have two faux vintage olive buckets from -- wait for it -- WalMart. And I love them! I've used them for many things, including Christmas tree stands.    

Most olive buckets are pretty large, but copy cat home decor olive buckets of all sizes have sprung up everywhere, especially in the farmhouse decor market. I really didn't expect to find one at my favorite seasonal pop-up estate sale. But I did and it was only $2.00. 

hobnail milk glass candlesticks olive bucket pumpkins

I loved the price, but I also loved the patina. This thing looked like the real deal! (Vintage olive buckets are usually rusty in spots.)

amber glass fall floral picks olive bucket pumpkins

I had fun filling it with baby boo and heirloom pumpkins for a mantel vignette with some thrift store amber glass vases. (Okay so I got it in the fall and it's taken me a while to post about it.)

amber glass vase faux pomegranate pumpkins

I look forward to filling it with spring and summer flowers as well as pine cones and greens come Christmas season.
original kaukauna klub cheese crock Wisconsin
Does this cute little crock look familiar? I first introduced them in my DIY Vintage-Inspired Advertising Crocks post.

cheese crock lid rubber ring Kaukauna Klub
This particular "brand" of cheese crock from Wisconsin is fairly easily found in this area of northeast Illinois. I paid $1.99.
I buy these crocks so that I can "stamp" the blank sides to make them look like vintage advertising cheese crocks.

vintage blue glass hen on nest with lid

This blue glass hen on nest was a fabulous find at my town's local church yearly rummage sale.

blue glass hen face

I have become enamored with vintage hens on nests this past year. Whether it be an amber/carnival glass hen on nest, a milk glass hen on nest or a mini porcelain hen on nest, I'm in love with them all. 

blue glass hen tail

I get caught up in the delicate details of each one, like this tail.

blue glass hen nest

The bowl's basket weave pattern is one of my favorites.

$2.00 blue glass hen on nest

And I got it for only $2.00. I saw it on one website being offered for $60. I also saw where it sold for $50 (Idaho Auction Barn). It's hard to know how much it's really worth but I'm happy to have it right here as part of my collection. 
Well, that's it until next time, friends!
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Ann said...

You found some great things at amazing prices, Kathleen. I always tell my husband, it's the thrill of the hunt!

My thrift store addiction said...

Great scores, Kathleen! I love that blue hen!

Kathy said...

Great treasures. I covet your blue HON. I have several milk glass ones in different sizes, but only a tiny (salt?) cobalt one. I love MG and cobalt glass and they mix together so nicely--with a touch of red thrown in for patriotic holidays! I enjoy how your treasures can be used for so many different things; you definitely get a big bang for your thrifting buck!

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