I had a couple of opportunities to stop in at two of our local Goodwill stores last week. I usually have a plan when I go in. Specifically I am looking for hurricane globes for my sister who is collecting them for her daughter's "one day" wedding, a Pfaltzgraff pattern that I am collecting, silver plate items, white ironstone and old serving platters with pink floral borders.
Here's what I found
|Photos were taken in the kitchen under the glare of overhead lighting. Ugh!|
The white ironstone bowl is not a pattern that I already own so I was excited about that. It is Johnson Brother's and was made in England. It isn't old but I was happy that it wasn't made in China. I don't buy white ironstone unless it is English or American made. The silver box is made of some kind of ratty wood with a horrible grain. For 98 cents - it will do. It still had the original instructions for the placement of the silver. The butter dish is made by Princess House and not a ding or chip. I thought it was delicate and sweet so it came home with me.
Once again there is nothing that a can of spray paint and an antiquing glaze cannot cure.
|I think it might need a pretty wooden decal on the top and another coat of glazing but it looks a heck of a lot better than the original wood!|
|And, yes, I am cheesy and did not paint the inner edges.|