Saturday, July 21, 2012

What I Found- July 21

We are taking a trip back east for 10 days early next week, so we didn't plan to go to that many sales.   We are already sitting on too much inventory that I'm waiting to list once we get back, so I really shouldn't have gone out today.  But I did, and brought home a few treasures to add to the queue.   These are the things I found.

I love this Blendo Glass set.  I spent more than I should, but man oh man if that orange isn't fantastic!

Orange Blendo Pitcher and Glasses

One of the better aspects of getting up at an early hour on the weekends is that my husband is gleefully right by my side, ready to go.  He loves searching out the vinyl at sales while I'm scouring for what I look for, and he usually comes home with a few gems.  These records are his, but that fantastic mid-century LP rack is all mine.

A few pieces of Mexican pottery.  A fun Stoneware decanter and and Tonala bird.

I love this! I don't have a clue what you would properly call it, so I'm sticking with a squat pitcher.

This was my favorite favorite favorite find of today.  It is a Mexican Folk Art Tree of Life. Look closely and you will see Eve tempting Adam with an apple and the snake wrapping itself around the tree.  It is so bright and colorful and I am going to work overtime to find it a home in my house- much to the dismay of my husband.

A beautifully crewel embroidered tablecloth.  The stitching on it is flawless, but there are a few minor age stains I'll need to work on and try to lift out.   Any suggestions on spot stain removal for old linens?

So that's it!  How'd you do this week?

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  1. Love that squat pitcher. I don't know what it is other than a beauty. All the best.

  2. I LOVE Mexican folk art and the Tree of Life artwork you found is wonderful!

  3. Nice finds! My favorites are the orange Blendo and that gorgeous tablecloth.

  4. I think I just fell in love with that Blendo pitcher and glasses set ... and how fun that your husband joins you on your weekend early AM thrifting adventures!



  5. Love the Orange Pitcher Set! Have a great and safe trip! :)

  6. I love that pitcher and glasses set. You called it a Blendo, but it looks like Fenton glass to me. My mom has a similar pitcher with juice glasses. Great finds.

  7. How funny - I just picked up a trio of yellow Blendo juice glasses this morning. I'd not seen them before and now here you go and show me some more!

  8. that tree of life is the BEST. great find!

  9. Try borax on those old stains. Mix 1/2 cup borax per gallon of water, let soak for 10-30 minutes. Rinse & repeat, if needed. Hope it helps!

  10. Those Blendo glasses are beautiful! My mother has a purple set that belonged to her grandmother. I absolutely love it.

  11. Swooning here over all of your finds!

  12. i have some Blendo pitchers. they are the best! and that tree of life is fantastic. great finds!

  13. I am sure this is not the recommended method of lifting stains, but it worked for me - I had a vintage crewel piece with what appeared to be tiny rust stains in one corner. I dabbed the stains with a q-tip dipped in hydrogen peroxide and the stains disappeared. Later sold the piece on Etsy. By the way, I love your shop photography on Etsy!

    Susan in San Antonio