April 16, 2009Recent Thrift Booty – Atomic Teacups and Rio Grand Ware
Ugh! I realized I had been slouching a little in the thrifted finds department. Not that I have slacked on thrifting at all, oh no. That is going juuuuuuuust fine. I have just been remiss on posting pictures of my booty!
This is a totally GORGEOUS vintage snack set on a lazy suzan that Hubs and I picked up for $7.50 at a recent auction. For those of you that were hoping this would make it into my store, I say to you: Tough luck. This pristine beauty is going to be used right here in our house.
It looks as if it was hardly used, and there is not a single scratch or chip on anything.
And check out this mark on the bottom! Rio Grande Ware from Dallas. Every piece of the set has this on the bottom. I did a little searching online for similar pieces, which I found in mostly pink and gray, but nothing exactly like this.
Here is the hand-painted wooden lazy susan that the tray pieces sit on. The feathers are silver and bronze, which I adore. There are a couple spots on the tray where the paint has chipped or worn off, but for the most part it is in excellent vintage condition.
The only sad part is that it doesn’t match the kitchen. Of course, a pink and gray set would have looked better there, but this looks pretty good on the three season porch and in the basement bar. Can’t wait to have a dinner party to try it out!
Here are some great tea cups I picked up recently at the local Goodwill. The were having a sale, and I picked up these cups and a mug for $1. They are a really neat atomic pattern. They say USA on the bottom, and I would be happy if anyone could identify this for me. I really need to get a book or something so I can get better at identifying patterns and makers!
Well, that is all I have taken pictures of right now, but I will be sure to keep you guys updated when I take some more!
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