Friday, February 26, 2010

Thrifty Finds

I always say a little prayer to the Pyrex/Retro/Vintage gods when I head out on a thrifting expedition. And I've added : Please help me recognise treasures big and small. I never know what I might find...
This week I jumped on my trusty bike, that was really a bad idea because of all the snow and rain and I was sliding all over the place. It was real scary!

So this is what I found:

  A folding fruit basket, a small atomic fruit salad dish and a black bracelet.

The basket is made of bamboo and it seems this kind of thing was amongst the first imported here after the second world war. The dish comes from France. It was manufactured by Faienceries Continentales and the name of the pattern is Étoiles (stars). I'm guessing this was made in the 50's.
The bracelet looks like plastic but it's not. It stragely ressembles a bracelet my mother had that was from the 50's. I didn't look for it yet. If I find it it will make a nice set and I'm sure my Dad will be able to tell me about the material it's made of.

Here's a close up of the delicious dish!  
 . How cute is that?

Have a great day and keep on thrifting! :)

12 comments:

thasnifty said...

that bowl is great. I recently found a large atomic oval plate and I love it but goes with nothing in my house lol. Mine isn't marked though :(

Oh well, wouldn't be the first time I bought something cause I just couldn't leave it at the store.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

THAT PLATE? YOU DID NOT FIND THAT PLATE... TELL ME ITS NOT THIS...

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&pwst=1&nfpr=1&resnum=0&q=franciscan+starburst&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=h-eHS5a4M4eXtgfcy_3pBA&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQrQQwAA

because that is what I want to find ...more than pyrex. more than anything really... OMG.

I have to go vomit now.

Linda said...

I love that basket and of course the little bowl is so 50's!!!

Mick said...

LOVE that salad bowl! Why do they not still make these pattersns? I mean I would buy a set for 8! Im sure most everyone in our bloggin community would! The Gods smiled on you!

Maureen said...

I was going to warn you about Tracy but I'm too late! Great finds. I finally scored yesterday too!

Patrice said...

Cant wait to see if that bowl will end up in your auction...
NEED it to eat my Frankenberry cereal in the morning. What a lovely way it would be to start a day.
That bowl screams: "BOOOOOOONJOUR!"

Vonlipi said...

Tracy! are you feeling better? It's the same pattern but not the same company. Which came first? It might be an egg-hen thing. I hope I get to find other pieces!

Mick, I would so buy a set for 8 too!

Patrice, I didn't know you had such a small mouth...it's a small bowl....It's on my dresser right now.(I didn't know you ate solid foods for breakie,oops!)

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely treasures, love the design's spacy feel.
YOU WON MY CHARM BRACELET!
please email me at lemondropvintage@gmail.com with your address.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

oh man, okay, i love that...that was actually the starburst I used in my old header :) lol dont know if you noticed. i look all over for that and never find it except retail.

concretenprimroses said...

My dh talked me out of buying a set of atomic ware at a yard sale 10 or so years ago. Maybe 15. One more thrifting regret! Your bowl is very cute!
Kathy

天氣的 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical.........................................

Janet said...

I have a small collection of those Faienceries Continentales Les Etoiles dinner plates (4), luncheon plates (4), cups and saucers (3 of each). If anyone wants to buy, call me 201-617-1316 (NJ). Love them!!