Weekend wrap up

Boston Pear 1950's original.  Mid 60's to early 70's reproduced had R
Madrid pieces in the yellow (amber) were never created in reproductions

On my way to work yesterday, I stopped into Heartland Antiques in Sevierville, TN. There is a lady who has a corner booth and puts everything in it a yard sale prices instead of antique prices. I found two pieces I fell in love with and decided to get them. I love glassware and if they turn out to be vintage that is awesome. But if they are reproductions I am fine with that as well. The reproductions were made in the 1970's so that is 48 years ago so it is still vintage. 

The first thing that caught my eye was this gorgeous creamer. I had never seen this pattern on anything in my antiquing years. Since it was just $2.00, I bought it. I didn't care if it was just made yesterday. Turns out it was a pattern that the Jeanette Glass Company came out with in the 1950's. It is called Boston Pear pattern. This is the original design. The "knock offs" don't have a ridge feel at the top of the pear. The Indiana Glass Company brought the pattern back in the late 60's/early 70's and called it their Recollection line. You can tell the difference because under the left pair, in the leaf pattern is a small R. Mine does not have R but it does have the ridges. Scored an original for a bargain.

The next piece that caught my eye that came home with me was this Depression Glass Madrid pattern (same pattern as the saucer I showed you last week). This is in the yellow which I believe they call amber. This one is harder to tell if it is real or reproduction. From comparison pictures I saw, I think this is the real thing. The pattern matches my original piece perfectly. And the one site that talked about the ridges around the outside showed some close ups of a reproduction ridge and it isn't like what I got. So I picked this up for $1.00. SCORE!

I made a quick stop at Dollar Tree to pick up my favorite stain remover, Totally Awesome Laundry Pre-Wash. While I was there, I decided to make a quick browse around to see what they had new. If you follow my blog regularly, you will remember I want to get a few artificial succulents for the house. Walmart they are $3.87 and I haven't been able to find them again since the first time I spotted them. But on the end cap of an aisle in Dollar Tree, there sat the exact ones I saw at Walmart. So I picked me out three of them. Three at Walmart would have been $11.61. So I saved $8.61. 

Now I have to go back to Pinterest to find that cute idea I found on how to display them. Have a great day!

1 comment:

Terri D said...

You are such a lucky (and very smart) shopper!! Good finds!