May 2, 2008

Show & Tell Antiques!

Last Friday my husband and I decided we needed a break. We both enjoy antiquing so we went to an antique mall we hadn't visited in several years. It was a fun - and very successful shopping day!! Here are my finds:

No one in the shop seemed to know what this clear green glass vintage Italian jar is. It has a narrow opening at the top with a decorative stopper and the bottom is open with a well inside at the bottom of the jar. It looks to me like one of those wasp and bee traps. Does anyone know what this is? - $12.00

This is such a sweet little wall plaque. It is hand painted with roses and the "Marriage Creed". - $4.00

Just a pretty little white porcelain pitcher - $3.00

Depression Glass cake plate and aluminum cover with wooden knob - $6.00.

An aluminum chafing dish with glass insert - love it! $14.00

Aluminum trays. We've collected aluminum serving pieces for years - $6.00 and $3.00.

Two silver butter knives - $2.50.

A round, wood and plaster frame. I plan to repair one small break on the edge and then paint it off white to use in my new guest room $5.00.

Two little blue birds of happiness to add to my collection - $4.00 and $3.00.

A pretty little pink dish with roses $3.00.

This sweet little jam pot is hand painted with leaves, berries, and roses.My husband pointed out to me that we rarely serve jam in such a way, but then when do you need a logical reason to buy a pretty little jam pot at a good price? - $3.75

This plate is about 6 inches across and is hand painted with roses in greens, whites, and pinks . It's signed by the artist and I paid $3.25 for it!

This darling little leaf shaped plate is embellished with a tiny butterfly and ladybug. It's so cute!
Another leaf shaped dish - very small, about 4 inches across and about 5 inches long.

I have always wanted a calendar plate from the year of my birth. I found this one and only paid $6.00

These pretty plates are all hand painted with roses. The top two are lavender, which I plan to use in my guest room. $3.25 each!


Renna said...

My heart palpitated when I saw the little birds. I'd be skipping for joy if I ran across a deal like that. They are adorable! Of course, I'm batty over anything birds.

I have no idea what that unidentified bottle is.

You're so blessed to have a hubby who likes antiquing! :-)

Penless Thoughts said...

WOW!!! You really did find a lot of treasures. Thanks for showing them all to us.

Gattina said...

Nice things you bought there ! I would love to help you with the Italian vase but the pictures are too small to say anything about it.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love to go antiquing too! I love to spend hours just browsing. And you made some fantastic purchases. I especially love the rose plate.

Happy Show n Telling ---
Happy Friday.

A Hint of Home said...

Wow! You really made out on that shopping trip. Great finds. I love the chafing dish. I'm glad you two had a nice getaway. Have a good weekend.

Denise said...

Good Morning, Kathy! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

I really enjoyed getting to look at all your treasures. My, but you had a succesful trip! The calendar plate was so meaningful and all the pretty little dishes, Wow!

Thank you for sharing all the yummy tea drink recipes. I'm having a Mother-Daughter Garden Tea here on the 20th and I've been looking for some tea related drinks that even the non-tea drinkers would enjoy.

Have a wonderful day!

Constance said...

Holy Smokes! Did you need a trailer to bring all of your treasures home? Just kidding! It looks like you hit the jackpot! I'm always in the mood to go antiquing after Friday S&T's!

Jean said...

Great treasures. The bottle sounds like a bee trap to me. Love the birds and the last 2 hand painted plates!

Kelli said...

You found so many wonderful things, Kathy! I love the vintage jar, the beautiful floral plates and the sweet birds! Have a great weekend!

Wanita said...

What beautiful treasures you found. I especially liked the marriage creed plaque. Thanks for sharing.

MammyT said...

The prices you paid for your finds was really very reasonable. I haven't been antiquing in a while but there is a mall close by. You've whet my appetite.

Tiffany said...

I espcially love the bluebirds of happiness:)

Linda said...

I would say that it was a successful shopping day - love all your treasures and the prices were fabulous! Love the depression glass cake plate and top -reminds me of my own "Mimi". Great post, Kathy!

ivoryspring said...


Love your all your finds!!!

Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog. That got me curious about what other people write in their Bibles now! :) We should just trade our Bibles for a day, and see what each other writes in there?! :)

Have a God-blessed weekend!

Marye said...

what great finds! I miss antiquing with marc..the shops are so crowded wheelchairs can't get through safely..but when he is well then we'll go!

Linda said...

What great finds! I love the birdies and the calendar plate is so cool. I enjoyed seeing all your treasures. Linda

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you had a very successful day shopping. You got some great items. The birds are precious.

celestina marie said...

Kathy wow did you find some great treasures at great prices. I want to shop with you! I do believe the first item is in fact a wasp or bee trap. I have two, not antiques but replicas of this design in clear glass. They are lovely sitting around for a conversation piece.
Love all your metal finds too. These are the treasures I hunt for to redesign and paint!! Thank you for sharing your new treasures!

La Rea Rose

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a haul! I love the cake plate.

TJ said...

Amazing finds! I think I've seen a bottle like that before... but can't remember what it is for. Everything you bought was beautiful!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

Oh I absolutely love your grren dishes. That shade of green is my favorite. like your blog and thanks for the comment!!

Sharon said...

Oh don't you love a successful day of shopping like that? Wonderful finds, I especially love the little leaf dish with the lady bug.

Rue said...

Hi Kathy :)

Thank you so much for coming by!

I think I need to go shopping at your antique store ;) You found some wonderful things and I love the marriage creed.

Have a beautiful day,

Ann said...

They are beautiful treasures. Ann

Hummingbird Chats said...

I love all your new treasures. I also collect green depression glass as well as pink, and plates that have roses on them are the best!!! I call your glass jar a bug trap. Like Celestina Marie I have several, you can't beat the bug control they have, the flies in the south can get mean.hehehe

Carrie said...

What a wonderful shopping trip! You really found many treasures.