Thrill of the Hunt #118

September 24, 2021

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you.


Thrill of the Hunt #118 I. Godinger creamers blue white tureens

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.

There's nothing like getting a text (with photos) from your daughter (away at college) who is out thrifting, asking if you want her to buy some great vintage finds that she just knows you would love!

Delft blue willow tea cups thrift store

Um, yes, please. These Blue Willow pattern tea cups were $2.99 each. So of course I had her buy two.

Blue Willow tea cup pagoda blue white

I just love the detail, and the color is still quite vibrant. 

Johnson Bros. England 1883 makers mark

After a bit of research I found out that this maker's mark indicates they were made in China, not England. It also means that they're probably not vintage. Perhaps they were made somewhere between 2000 and 2010?

two Blue Willow tea cups

Regardless, I still love them and would still buy them, especially for that price.

Blue Willow tea cup tower

I love how they look stacked one inside the other. And the pattern matches the Blue Willow patterned plate I picked up for $2.00. The plate, however, was made by North Staffordshire Pottery Co., Ltd., in England.

blue white tureens vintage ironstone tureen I. Godinger creamers

Next up are a pair of lovely creamers. I already own a full-sized I. Godinger pitcher so I was excited when I saw these two mini I. Godinger creamers at my local seasonal pop-up estate sale. They were only $2.00 each.

I. Godinger & Co. makers mark creamer

 I believe they're from the 1980's. 

delicate I. Godinger creamer

I initially used one of them as a bud vase to display some of my summer garden zinnias.


I think the detail is just so beautiful on these creamers.

pink velvet pumpkins creamer bud vase zinnias
 

I. Godinger creamer

And here's the other one up close.


 I think these details on this one are exquisite as well.
 

  And they really do compliment each other beautifully.

They also fit in well with my vintage ironstone collection. It's a win-win.

Delft set $14.95 thrift store shelf display

In case you were wondering what the other thrift store finds my daughter had for me were, here they are. This is her text picture to me. I mean, how could I say no?

 blue white canisters sailboat windmill nesting tray

These two Delft blue canisters with removable lids stole my blue and white porcelain-loving heart. One side showed a windmill and the other side depicted a sailboat.

blue white porcelain nesting tray platter
And I loved that the Delft canisters came with their own porcelain nesting tray.

Blau Delft hand painted made in holland porcelain

Both the tray and the canisters each had the words "Blauw Delft hand painted made in holland" on them. Who knew that "blauw" means blue in Danish?

Blue Delft porcelain canisters lid nesting tray

 Even the lids were a painted work of art.

One side was painted with a floral pattern.

glass door corner cabinet ironstone Delft blue canisters

And I just love the ubiquitous Dutch windmills.

Right now the pair is sitting on the top shelf of my farmhouse corner cabinet. I'm not sure exactly what they're made for, but I'm sure I'll find a use for them. What would you use them for?

While $14.95 is a lot for me to spend on a typical vintage find, I've seen this set selling on Etsy and Ebay for $25.00 and more. Plus, it was special because of my daughter's kindness in thinking of me, and her knowledge of what her mamma loves! So how could I say no?

 Well, that's it for today, friends!

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Thrill of the Hunt#118

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Annemarie's Haakblog said...

That is so cute! It's from the town I live in (Delft). xxx Annemarie

Junkchiccottage said...

Very cute. Have a great day. xoxo

Kathy said...

I only have a few Delft pieces (so far!), but I love them, too. I think those jars would be great for jams/jellies for a company breakfast--or even for just family!!! I notices one of your b/w lidded dishes; I found just the bottom thrifting and thought I would use it for a flower arrangement. The Godinger pieces are lovely; they have such a quality feel to them. Your daughter was so thoughtful to think of you. I would have saved them for a Christmas gift. My favorite Covid mask says, "Christmas shopping is my cardio." Haven't worn it much this summer, but the time is coming--I C shop year round!

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