Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday: A touch of Red

Hello Everyone! Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday.

Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone.

If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
All you have to do is:
(1) do a post about something vintage.
(2) Visit all the participates and leave a comment.
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This week, I want to continue with some purchases made at the same estate sale I talked about last week. Remember the pink milk glass? Well, here is another set of white milk glass. Both sets are unusual and I am very pleased with finding them.

The description on this set said "VERY RARE - I don't know why" HUH?? What kind of description is that?? Are they really wanting to sell this or what? Rare, but you don't know why? Well, it was priced to be a very rare piece. I passed on the first day.

But I kept thinking about the delicate red flowers on the white milk glass and decided to go back on the last day of the sale, when everything was discounted and see if the set was still there. I guess you can figure out that it was within price range on the last day!

Here is a really great set of red striped salt and pepper shakers from the same sale. These are glass with red plastic tops. I guess I could have cleaned them up a bit before they had their photo shoot, but you get the idea....they are a yummy red. And a bargain for $3.00.

Yes, I am glad I made the trip back over to the sale to see if this little set was still waiting for a new home. I still don't get the RARE part of the description nor the remark about I DON'T KNOW WHY part either.

Do you have any idea why someone would put a description like that on a piece they are trying to sell? Do any of you professionals out there really think this is a rare set? If so, why? All I know, I like the set and I am glad I brought it home with me.

Oh, and the pretty little white and red stripe kitchen towel in the photos. That is from the same sale. It was not white, however. It was a faded yellow and rusty red when I brought this home. And with a good soaking I told you about here, really makes this little towel look new again.

Have a great week everyone! There are lots of estate sales in my area this weekend, so you know I will busy in between working and sleeping......but it is just so much fun to explore other people's treasures, I don't mind sacrificing a little sleep!

Vintage Thingie Thursday Participants
1. i luv retro things
2. CC
3. SueLovesCherries - My Secret Garden
4. Paula - Cup from Occupied Japan
5. Marjorie
6. Bea
7. TLee
8. Anne Fannie
9. fitty
10. Roslyn
11. Barbara Jean
12. Rechelle
13. Miri
14. Susan
15. Elizabeth
16. Elizabeth-correct link
17. mannequin
18. Ulla
19. bj
20. Dawn
21. Cheryl
22. Erika
23. Jeanne
24. ClassyChassy
25. Ann-Marie
26. Pammie Jo
27. Stuff for the bedroom
28. gin
29. Carolyn
30. Little Pink Houses
31. Kelly
32. Mary - Mi Vida Azar
33. marian

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  1. yay I love VTT and I am loving your finds :-)

  2. Oooooo, I love the set, and the salt and pepper. Love that bright red. Happy VTT..have a lovely day..

  3. I can't believe I'm up and blogging at midnight! Suzanne, you know what you can do with your red items, don't you? (hint, hint) I'll send you my address, LOL! They're awesome!

  4. I really like the salt and pepper set and the milk glass set ain't no slouch either.

  5. I have no clue about the strange message, either. But, it makes for a good story to go with the milk glasses. Have a great VTT!

  6. Hi Suzanne, I love your find! I love the red colors and the little flowers and you did a great job matching that salt and pepper shakers to this set!
    Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday! What fun!

  7. I can't believe the plethora of vintage thingies, it is a real education every week! Why your little set is so rare is anybody's guess!
    I am so envious of your estate sales, I am looking for a vintage Missouri Daisy quilt top- no sales around here though!
    Thanks for keeping VTT going Suzanne it's the highlight of the blog week!

  8. I am loving these! They would be perfect in my kitchen! :0)
    Enjoy your day!!!

  9. white milk glass with red flowers, just stunning.. love the effect of red on white.. and what a bargain..

    Happy VTT and thanks for hosting this party..
    Have a good week!

  10. Oh, lucky you! Wonderful finds last week and now more estate sales this week-end.

    I love red vintage ware...something about the red then that just sings!

  11. Very pretty red flower. I have no idea why it's rare. Both items are a very nice red.

  12. oh you lucky girl! How delicate and red and ...rare.
    Those are truly lovely, wonder why I never see any sales like that.

  13. Morning girl...Happy Vintage Thursday!!! I love the 'treasures' you got! I wouldn't care if they were rare or just from the dollar store....they are just so vintage and it!!!!

  14. Red is my favorite color, so these items get two thumbs up from me...very pretty, Suzanne!

  15. Ah, these would look so good in MY red kitchen...!! They are precious..

  16. These are lovely! I guess they marked it rare to justify the price they were trying to charge for it.

  17. Some people don't have the correct words to describe something that will cause a buyer to spend, spend, spend. lol

  18. ooo--delicious, delightful, yummy red--what a great find--aren't you so glad you returned to the sale! And have a wonderful time visiting estate sales this weekend. We are supposed to have a blizzard so I guess I will be staying home!

  19. Great Stuff,and RED is so fun in the kitchen, brings that little POP into the color scheme.

  20. Those are really neat items - I can tell you are a gal who knows what is 'in' to collect! Great set! And they look wonderful together!

  21. Thanks for hosting. I love anything red so I really like your new Vintage Thingies! PAM

  22. Woohoo...I'm back and have a post!!! I love your red pretty!!!

  23. Very cute sets. I'm with you about those estate sales. I love looking and buying others treasures.

  24. Oh this looks like great fun and I love looking at everyone's items. Just signed up and will start next week!

  25. Hi Suzanne, I came over to enjoy the vintage posts. I am going to join in next week. I LOVE anything vintage and always have. I do have a houseful of things to share.

    Your milk glass is pretty and I haven't seen that pattern. The S&P's look like the 40's or 50's but I really do not know for sure. I think they are great. the description on them is silly. ???

    Have a great day.


  26. Love your "rare" dishes!! I have the same salt and peppers!

    Have a great day, Denise

  27. I love the little red flowers...something about the way those look just grabs me..and I'm not even a "dish lady"

  28. Suzanne,
    thanks for coming by.
    This is really fun, and i'm already finding things i can post for next time!!

    Thank you for hosting.

    Barbara Jean

  29. I love the little red flowers and the salt and pepper are darling.

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  30. just found ya! Love this blog! And would you know I just found out YESTERDAY that I will be moving to COLORADO! Yeehaaa!

    Its a little late today but I am ON BOARD for the next VTT!


  31. Those dishes are great! I'm particularly fond of the salt and pepper shakers!

  32. THese are great finds; so "you"! Once again a great job cleaning your linens!

  33. Love your red items. Do you think someone painted the flowers on the milk glass? It looks almost like Gay Fad even though that was Fire King.

  34. Hi Suzanne...once again you got some great finds at the estate sale...too funny about the's always fun to come by & see what's on your Vintage Thingie Thursday! Happy weekend, ;-) Bo

  35. lucky you to find them when you went back again...lovely treasures :)

  36. Those are so pretty. I have just discovered milk glass and have only 1 piece I bought at a thrift store. A very tall vase for $2. I saw the same thing at an antique store last week for $15 so I felt I got a good deal. They had ALOT of milk glass at this antique store so I see myself going back.

    Thanks for VTT I've enjoyed seeing things that I have packed away that others have as well.

  37. Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne. I've got more thinking to do about how to transform my 'thing' into a china cabinet, but I am more determined than ever now!

    Oh, I am definitely going to have to participate in your 'Vintage Thingie' very soon. Your thingies are very nice! (ohmy, maybe that didn't come out quite right).

  38. That's beautiful milk glass! What good luck that they were there for you on the last day. I picked up a bargain for you that way once too. It was meant to be.

  39. Where have these little darlings been all my life!!!!!

    Hope to link back with you this week. Have missed VTT very much!


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