Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Latest Frankoma Score. Nuthin' Like A Great Weekend Thrift Haul. Status: One Broken Handle...Sniffle Sniff.
This little lot is the haul from Unique Thrift a couple weekend back. It's kinda rare to find a really good deal on a piece of Frankoma at the thrift store. Even rarer is the opportunity to pick up multiple pieces, all priced nicely and at the same thrift store!
But of course there were some other pretty cool items to snatch up while there. I was really
hoping that those weird white animal bookend thingies were still there but it was not to be. Their
big creepy eyes had kinda grown on me!
So I got "schooled" while checking out at the thrift store by the clerk. I'd seen this piece for sale
at antique malls before but always just assumed it was a candy dish or a shallow planter or
something. The young lady who checked me out (heh heh...right) stated that this was the shape
of a chili relleno. Right! Exactly! Great...now I'm hungry. Can you imagine this filled with like
four or five big stuffed peppers? Mmmm...
Then there was this very nice covered bean pot or casserole dish. Another great bargain. If
I had an antique mall spot I could do so great on the smalls like this. I've got another very
similar to this in size but it's in the Aztec pattern. Ever find a great deal on something only to
find you've already got the same thing at home? I'd love to have a catalog of all the stuff I
already have but It would look like a phone book!
I also have another piece very similar to this but in green / brown and with different handles.
My other piece also has it's lid. This one is missing a lid but it was just to cheap to leave
behind. I'm sure a lid will show up sooner or later. I'll just have to somehow remember that
I need one!
Here's the story about the broken handle. It was fine at the store...fine in the bag all the way
home...fine when I lifted it out of the bag. When I washed it, it just fell apart...like it was
"glued" together with sugar! WTF? Oh well, it's a clean break and it's all there and I'm sure
I can "fix" it with a little epoxy.
You can't really see it in these photographs but these are a very iridescent orange. They
look like an oil film on water in the sunlight. Very pretty. It's called Carnival Glass.
Probably reproduction pieces but still very nice if you like the style. I've got a buddy who
is into this stuff. I'll probably wrap these up for his X-mas present. Good thing he's not into
the vintage modern and doesn't read my blog!
Say Cheese!!! What a great mod cheese / cracker plate. This will get some use soon.
Thinking about having a Halloween party soon. Gotta clean this dump up first though.
Nobody wants to climb over disassembled danish chairs and have to squeeze past a half
dozen retro lamps to get to the cheese and crackers...no matter how cool the serving pieces
are! They will for shots though...trust me.