Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone.
Last week we spent some time at our cabin in Colorado, high in the mountains. Most of the time, we spent working, making the cabin ready for guest staying there during the summer. That usually is the way of our visits to the mountains.
Sometimes, we take a little time for ourselves, and hike or drive to hike on nearby BLM land and enjoy a bit of nature. This time, we came across an abandoned cabin of yesterday, with the door propped open, just offering us (me) an invite to have a peek inside.
Guess who ventured in, yep you got it.....none other than myself. Steve thought it not too wise...as the place was a mess....looked to be a cozy spot for wildlife for years and years.
But beneath the rubble and mess, I found a few treasures that had been long forgotten. And much to Steve's protest...I scooped them up and they were cleaned up, soaked in bleach water and are back to all their original glory.
This is the first thing that caught my eye, with the cabinet doors torn off the cabinets revealed a lovely green milk glass (I believe) loaf pan. It could be a refrigerator dish, but it looks more like a loaf pan to me. There were a few glasses in the cabinet but this was the main thing that caught my eye. I left the glasses for the next big adventurer who stumbles across this cabin.
When you hold this up to the light, the glass looks translucent and you can see the light thru the glass, this may be jadeite, I am not sure. No markings of any kind are on this piece.
Imagine my delight when I spotted two green glass plates. This is the dinner plate, and in my excitement, I managed to break the smaller plate. I was not happy. These were the only two in the place, I am sure all the others were destroyed or taken years ago.
This pretty restaurant plate was so dirty, you could not even tell it was anything other than brown. I could tell through the muck, that it was a jewel of a plate. Steve....not so much.
Here is a closeup of the details of the plate. This is stamped RimRol Shenango China New Castle, Pa. Pat. No. 2.178.274. I love the colors and how this one cleaned up.
Now, I so would not advise taking off in the woods and dragging found treasures out of abandoned cabins. I learned from a friend that rodents and such that is left behind by these critters carry deadly disease and is often found in the muck of such abandoned cabins. Who knew... well, we probably knew this, but I was not even thinking about that sort of thing when my eyes were fixed on treasures......believe me, Steve has had a fit over that. I have heard "I told you so..." only about a 100 times.
However, with a little research when I got home from the Internet, I think we are fine.....but I think that will be the end of my treasure hunting in the like for awhile....that is some scary stuff....but it is so hard not to love the feeling at finding a treasure long forgotten years ago and knowing they can once again shine like new. I love that, right or wrong.
Next week, I will show you the rest of my found goodies.....
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