Friday, March 18, 2011
Got Up Early This Morning to Pick Up a Cool Table And Stopped By the Salvation Army St. Chuck. Status: Always Something Good!
Found this Amazing setting for Four of Franciscan Duet this morning. I'm not a morning person but I guess it pays to get up early! I snatched this set up, but there's plenty of cool goodies left for the picking. See more inside!
Ain't it pretty? Franciscan Duet is the pattern. I poked around on eBay and it's
considerably cheaper to collect than the Franciscan Starburst but uses the same
shaped pieces (as far as I can tell). I've never seen this pattern in real life and
only in passing on the internet but was immediately smitten by it when I saw it
sitting there on that shelf. Two roses...get it? Duet! All the pieces look to be in
great condition and there is a full setting for four plus a chop plate, serving platter,
covered butter dish, gravy boat and an ashtray. Not a bad haul. I'll have a full
posting on it later.
I know that the pattern on this Davenport / Hide-a-bed might be kinda off putting
for some but it might just work for someone with a sense of Retro Adventure! It's in
great condition and at just $50 it's an excellent candidate for re-upholstery or a
slip cover. I almost picked it up myself!
Also spotted was a great little nightstand or side table / lamp table by Dixie. I know
a guy in New Orleans who has a matching dresser to this. I tried to call him when I
spotted this, since I'm headed there this weekend, but I couldn't find him. So if you
hurry, this might still be there too.
Then there were a couple of other strange and wonderful smalls that caught my
eye and I thought you might like to ponder.
I've never been a fan of the Mustard color but surely someone can show some
love for these vintage dishes! And I've never seen plastic cup / saucers like these
before. I'm not sure what to make of them. They look kinda cool and are made in
the USA. The Girlfriend tells me the glass teapot is for steeping loose leaf tea. It's
a weird piece but it has a cool shape and I love the handle. The blue and white
coffee / cocoa set was unmarked but didn't strike me as "homemade" like you
sometimes see...you know, with someone's name or initials and a date scratched
into the bottom.