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August 17, 2010

Vintage Glassware Treasures

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 2:13 AM

I wanted to start showing you my National Garage Sale Day loot with something out of the ordinary for  me.  You other bloggers are having an influence on things I now notice when out yard and charity thrift saling.

Before this I would pick up ratty old towels and preowned litterboxes to use for the animals I care for, transport and foster.  I am always on the lookout for OUIJA Boards and Tarot cards,  cat or dog figurines and of course books.
I used to gravitate towards trivia games and gumball machines.  Anything unusual, colorful and fun.  Oh-  of course Halloween decorations and novelties,  plus I have brought home many a table and unmatched chair.

Did I mention anything with a Smiley Face?
That is a different post.

I have been influenced by items other bloggers find attractive and exciting.  Things with a little more finesse…   pizazz…   maturity?
 Things now considered Vintage, that I grew up with and used daily.

1960s vintage flower juice glasses.
Unmarked, at least Libbey quality, and they came in the white wire basket, less than 10 cents each.

A very beautiful and cheerful Golden Yellow Fire King soup mug.

In real life it looks larger than it does in this photo.

I wish there had been more than one but now I can either look for more or not feel bad sending it along to someone  who needs a replacement.


This before-my-time  early  1970s  vintage carnival glass candy dish.  Comparing them offered on ebay, would you describe it as leaf shape or flower shape?
How about  butterfly or clover?  
EDIT:  I was advised by Kathy of  Cat Lady Kate’s  Elegant & Depression Glass  (much more informed than I will ever be) that my iridescent little dish is part of the Doric pattern, early 1970s, by Jeannette Glass. They made this same shape in opaque blue, pink or teal during the depression than then re-issued it with the carnival finish.
Thank you Kathy for sharing your knowledge.
I enjoy learning from readers and bloggers.   A little more research calls it Clover leaf shape.

One of my favorite finds of the weekend  (also one of my favorite colors)


another unusual shaped candy or side dish  which I believe to be older than I am.


Again I compared it to others listed on ebay and am very pleased with what I paid.
  OK- I am ecstatic.  The church ladies holding this sale were very good to me. 
As for prices,  my van was over half  filled with boxes and bags and I had change from my $20 bill,  well I did before I bought the home made peanut squares.   No regrets there.

This was the first of  several  posts I will do from one wonderful weekend.

I am linking up to Vintage Thingee Thursday
Thrifty Thursday
Friday Pretties 
Trinkets and Treasures
Tickled Pink
Just For The Joy

Thrift Share  at ATG
Thrifty Treasures

Today we are Finding Beauty on Dipity Road,  sharing the Finer Things with Amy, and Show and Tell (ing) at My Romantic Home. To see more Friday Fabulousness  visit Minky.


  1. Love the purple candy dish! Is it Depression Glass? I remember Fire King!

    Comment by Kathy — August 17, 2010 @ 2:59 AM

    • I think it is Depression Glass. I am sure it was donated by an elderly church member or more likely a son who did not appreciate it.
      And before blogging I never gave fire King a second thought for its name.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 17, 2010 @ 8:12 AM

  2. What a great weekend you had treasure hunting! You did very well!

    Comment by drulzelot — August 17, 2010 @ 6:53 AM

    • I had fun and it was worth bearing the heat.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 17, 2010 @ 8:14 AM

  3. I am also at the age where things I grew up with are now vintage! Those flower juice glasses are cute. It’s great that you got so many of them, I have only seen them in singles when I’m out. Great finds.

    Comment by Pam — August 17, 2010 @ 7:08 AM

    • Now I will have to pay attention and see if I see more and if single or grouped.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 17, 2010 @ 8:15 AM

  4. What a great bunch of treasures.I pick up pretty juice glasses whenever I see them so the children can have them at lunchtime rather than soulless plastic. Never found any as pretty as yours.

    Comment by Barbara — August 17, 2010 @ 7:22 AM

    • Thank you. I am hoping pretty glassware will encourage me to think more properly about food. OK- I just like color!

      Comment by dogsmom — August 17, 2010 @ 8:16 AM

  5. Ha! I struggle not to bring more stuff home, and here you are sabotaging my efforts! Great finds!

    Comment by cyndi — August 17, 2010 @ 7:30 AM

    • I have decided lots of stuff has to go. It will now be about the thrill of the hunt and then passing along the treasure to others to appreciate.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 17, 2010 @ 8:18 AM

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  7. Love the juice glasses! :o)

    Comment by Leah — August 17, 2010 @ 1:43 PM

  8. I love the juice glasses. They are so pretty and bright…I can just see orange juice in them!! Thanks for sharing your awsome finds!!!

    Comment by Amy@ The Butcher The Baker & The Craft Maker — August 17, 2010 @ 2:28 PM

  9. What fun! It’s always lots of fun to go to the garage sales or flea market and find such pretty things. You got some good finds. I especially like the little juice glasses.

    Your iridescent little dish is part of the Doric pattern, early 1970s, by Jeannette Glass. They made this same shape in opaque blue, pink or teal during the depression than then re-issued it with the carnival finish.

    Comment by Kathy Eickholt — August 17, 2010 @ 9:58 PM

    • Thank you so much for this information.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 18, 2010 @ 7:53 PM

  10. OK…serious SCORE! LOVE the purple candy dish thing and those juice glasses. I am so jealous of all the find other bloggers get for a steal…people here are nuts…we went garage saling this weekend – $50 bowls, $12 5 x 7 picture frames – get the picture…CRAZY! Enjoy your finds!

    Comment by Holly L — August 18, 2010 @ 12:14 AM

  11. Looks like your outing was a big success!

    Comment by Elizabeth — August 18, 2010 @ 5:35 AM

  12. I love the juice glasses and the rack to hold them. They remind me of some that my grandmother had that we all liked to use. Your van was half full for under $20. You must have found a great sale.

    Comment by Sherry — August 18, 2010 @ 5:13 PM

  13. Wonderful vintage glass. I also love that purple dish you found, but my favs are the decorated drinking glasses.

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — August 18, 2010 @ 6:54 PM

  14. My favorites are the decorated drinking glasses. I have had problems trying to find a good soup cup or bowl because almost all of them are too small for a whole can of soup.

    Comment by postcardy — August 18, 2010 @ 6:58 PM

  15. I would love to go to that miles and miles of garage sales in some state. I would have to rent a u-haul and come back broke. I really enjoyed seeing all the neat things you picked up.

    Comment by LaVoice — August 18, 2010 @ 7:19 PM

  16. Lovin’ your juice glasses! I’d call your carnival glass a flower shape and very pretty-enjoy:@)

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — August 18, 2010 @ 7:25 PM

  17. Very pretty glassware. Love the mug 🙂


    Comment by Jocelyn — August 18, 2010 @ 7:29 PM

  18. Love all your goodies! You did great! 🙂 Thanks for linking to Treasures and Trinkets, you know I always love to see you! 🙂

    Comment by Missy — August 18, 2010 @ 8:00 PM

    • Thank you for hosting. I always have a good time at your blog.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 18, 2010 @ 9:44 PM

  19. Looks like you got some great treasures here. Love the glasses. I would say the dish looks like a flower.


    Comment by Debbie — August 18, 2010 @ 9:59 PM

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  21. Cool finds! I love that purple dish!

    Comment by Olivia — August 19, 2010 @ 2:29 PM

  22. Oooh, such treasures! I love the juice glasses too…I hate the plastic stuff and don’t have any in the house that I use on a regular basis..If I break a glass, so be it! Milk and juice taste sooo much better in real glass!

    Thanks for sharing!!


    Comment by Barb Boyack — August 19, 2010 @ 8:37 PM

  23. I’m always looking for glasses like that…but never find some.

    Love the purple dish also! happy VTT!

    Comment by Vonlipi — August 19, 2010 @ 8:57 PM

  24. I love the vintage juice glasses. Everything you got was awesome (and yes, before our time…but that’s ok 🙂 Vintage Thursday is so fun to participate in…I’m learning a lot! Strange how they don’t think my Rainbow Brite sheets from 1985 can be considered vintage. Ha!

    Happy VTT! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    ***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***

    Comment by Sarah — August 20, 2010 @ 1:31 AM

  25. Oh, good thrifting! I love the set of juice glasses. I have one, yes just one. LOL And that purple dish (my favorite color too) is wonderful!!

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — August 20, 2010 @ 9:50 AM

  26. …Love the tiny juice tumblers!

    Comment by Colleen Sawatsky — August 20, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  27. Those flower juice glasses are really beautiful! Perfect for fall bbq’s outside. I never seen anything like that. I have seen those Fire King bowls before but never in yellow, how pretty! Great finds!

    Comment by Halima — August 20, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

  28. I came by way of Tickled Pink! :> We’ve come home with some really fantastic finds from yard sale’ing. I like the yellow mug & purple glass dish…I’m pretty sure I’m responding to the colors! :>

    Comment by Karen G — August 20, 2010 @ 8:13 PM

  29. I love those glasses! And the purple candy dish! I wonder what I will find out thrifting/yard saling tomorrow!I wonder if our local shelter or rescue could use carriers and litter boxes. I see them all the time out thrifting…I’ll have to ask. Thank you so much for linking up!!

    Comment by Minky {moo} — August 20, 2010 @ 10:53 PM

    • I made the litterbox score Friday. 3 good as new (how can they be used and still look so good!) and 1 never used, all covered boxes, under $10 total. A cat rescuer’s dream! (plus thrown in some litter mats, etc.)

      Comment by dogsmom — August 21, 2010 @ 6:44 AM

  30. I shouldn’t be allowed to read posts like this. I’m in the middle of getting RID of things at my home. 😉

    Comment by Amy @ Finer Things — August 21, 2010 @ 10:51 AM

  31. people get rid of interesting stuff

    Comment by david michel — August 23, 2010 @ 11:20 PM

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