Thrill of the Hunt #134

July 10, 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 in my home.  

chinoiserie mantel decor ginger jar paprika shaker

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. 

Have you ever just fallen in love with something in a thrift store or at an estate sale, knowing full well that you really had no need for it -- yet you had to have it anyway?  

blue and white porcelain paprika shaker

Enter an adorable blue and white porcelain Paprika shaker. Blue and white porcelain of any kind is a real weakness of mine. 

So where does paprika come from? According to Food Adventura:

Paprika is made from various types of dried peppers. It's made from the dried red fruits of various species of Capsicum annuum plants. The most common variety used for making paprika is the tomato pepper, sometimes with the addition of chilli pepper or cayenne pepper.

chinoiserie ginger jar paprika shaker mantel decor

I paid $2.00 for it at a pop-up estate sale. I mean, for $2.00, how could I go wrong? 
Not much can be found about it online but I've seen it for sale on Etsy and eBay for $6.00 and $8.00 respectively. I also believe it was made in Japan.

I may never use it for an actual paprika shaker, but that's okay. Maybe I'll fill it with powdered sugar to shake onto baked breakfast treats like waffles or even fried dough -- yum! I'm very happy to add it to my collection of blue and white "smalls."

blue and white Churchill English creamer

Not that I don't already have a number of chinoiserie creamers, but I just couldn't say no to this one.

close up blue white creamer pagoda

creamer makers mark Staffordshire England

The maker's mark says "Fine English Tableware Churchill Made in Staffordshire England." I'm doubting that it's vintage since it also says it's microwave and dishwasher safe.

blue pattern creamer handle

It was $10.00, which is steep for me, but I had a gift certificate to the local antique mall -- making it a no brainer.

I can't wait to fill it with garden flowers later in the summer. Using vintage creamers is one of my absolute favorite ways to display flowers. They really showcase small bouquets beautifully. 

Delft small blue white dinner bell

My last "find" was actually a gift from one of my daughters who knows me and my collections very well. 
She picked it up at a local vintage warehouse.

hand painted DAIC Delft dinner bell

The makers mark on this blue and white earthenware clay (not porcelain) bell says "Handpainted Delft Blue DAIC." Delft pottery was first produced in Delft in the Netherlands in the 17th century.  

It's another example of a blue and white "small" that I'm happy to add to my collection. And it's all the more special because it was a gift from my daughter!



Well, that's it for today, friends! 
I hope you've enjoyed reading about  
 Thrill of the Hunt #134 
 and that I've inspired you in some way.  

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Tanya Derrey Bingham said...

What beautiful finds Kathleen!

Colo Junkett said...

Great find Kathleen, Lovely blue and white pitcher, looks nice with your other pieces. Vicki

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