Thrill of the Hunt #132

March 11, 2023

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

MCM gold Homco candle sconce

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. 

vintage floral tureen with lid

The fact that I picked up this vintage covered vegetable dish back in December tells you how behind I am in sharing my vintage finds.

porcelain vegetable dish with gold trim

My family and I spent our yearly New Year's holiday in the mountains of Galena, Illinois, which is chock-full of vintage and antique shops (lucky me!). This year I did less shopping than usual, and came home with just this beauty.

floral transferware vegetable dish

I was thrilled to find it. My entire ironstone collection consists of  traditional plain white pieces. So to have this delicate floral-patterned covered vegetable dish to add to it brings my heart joy.

handle on vegetable dish lid

Gorgeous vintage dishes like this one can be proudly displayed on a dining room sideboard, an open kitchen shelf or just about anywhere in your home.

pink yellow blue floral porcelain

They can also actually be used for their intended purpose, of course. This will make a beautiful vegetable dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

Henry Alcock & Co Cobridge England makers mark

Henry Alcock & Co. originated in 1861 at the Elder Pottery in Cobridge England. General earthenwares were produced including white graniteware produced under the names "Ironstone China" and "Parisian porcelain," exclusively for American markets.

The firm continued at Cobridge until 1910, when the Clarence Works at Stoke were engaged. The firm then continued at Stoke under the name The Henry Alcock Pottery until 1935.

19th century Henry Alcock porcelain lidded vegetable dish

I believe this particular piece is from the 1880's.

dirty inside of copper sauce pot

Another thrifty find from last year is this hammered copper sauce pot I got at Goodwill for $9.99. Considering the astronomical price of copper cookware, that was a steal. When I brought it home it was in pretty bad shape, but I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty.

copper sauce pot copper pitcher moss ball

And after using my tried and true copper cleaning method it came out looking like this. 

sideboard and shelfdisplay copper collection ironstone soup tureens and creamers

It fit right in with my copper cookware collection. Despite its high price, you can sometimes find authentic copper cookware for reasonable prices at places like Goodwill, thrift stores and estate sales. But you have to move quickly! Also, it's perfectly fine to mix and match authentic vintage copper pieces with more modern, affordable copper kitchen wares like moscow mule mugs. It's all about using and displaying what you love.
distressed vintage shutter midcentury modern gold candle sconces

I got these vintage Homco midcentury modern sconces at a local vintage shop.

Homco made in USA copyright 1971

Their copyright is 1971.

gilded MCM candle sconces with white taper candles

While they're supposed to be Hollywood Regency style, I thought they were just intricate enough and gold enough to be romantically French-like.

distressed vintage shutter with two gold candle sconces and white tapers

I bought them with a specific DIY project in mind (my DIY Shutter Turned French-Inspired Candle Sconce), however, I ended up changing my mind and using something else in their place -- so these will be saved for another French-inspired home decor project. 

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about  

Thrill of the Hunt #132 

and that I've inspired you in some way.

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MCM gold Homco candle sconce

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Carol said...

Some very nice pieces

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing your vegetable tureen from Galena. That was my dad's home town, and we visited several times a year. That was back in the day, before Galena became widely known for it's antique shops. I also like the Homco candle sconces. I have a pair of those that my mom got at a neighbors garage sale. She always loved decor items with a French flair. I have them now, although they do not fit my decor. I will be interested in a different way that you might use them, to give me some ideas.

Debra@CommonGround said...

totally in love with that amazing transferware covered veggie tureen. beautiful! Have a great Sunday!

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Kathleen. You find the best stuff. Love the veggie dish. So pretty.

Colo Junkett said...

I love to thrift, what a great find the covered dish is beautiful! The copper pot was sure a diamond in the rough. I like your display of copper. The wall sconce are very pretty. I remember my Mom having a pair of sconces similar to your new treasures. Awesome post

Anonymous said...

Love the vegetable dish; a covered dish is great; I hate veggies so cold that the butter won't melt and I don't even want to think about cold mashed! I have a kitchen wall full of copper Jello molds that I just love. Still have my copper bottomed Revere Ware pans from '73! Kathy A

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