Monday, February 14, 2011
I Picked Up This Great Set of Metlox Poppytrail "Navajo" for a Song at the South County Antique Mall Last Weekend. Status: Matchy Matchy!
I love the Metlox Poppytrail lines. The finish is great. It has a real organic look to it with the sorta matte finish. Metlox Poppytrail has lots of great patterns.
Some are coveted more than others but I think the Navajo pattern, with it's spirals
of aqua blue, is right out of the Mod '50s. I fell for the pattern well before I knew
anything about it. I think it might have even been at the South County antique mall
where I first spotted a piece of this.
I got these four pieces for just $24. That's a pretty great deal from an antique mall.
I do agree that antique malls can be pricey but c'mon, they gotta pay the booth
rental and they buy at auctions, estate sales, thrift stores for prices for prices that
are consummate with those places. They gotta make a buck, right? It's not Always
about finding a killer deal, sometimes it can be about finding a great piece that
you might not find again...like the Black Lighted Globe.
So now I have a pair of the long console dishes! Nothing like having a spare. Eh,
we put candy, nuts, pretzels and stuff out when we have parties so having extra
pieces is a bonus. I might sell these though. I really want a set of the Metlox
Poppytrail California Mobile!