Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What a Weekend!

Mick, his girlfriend Patricia, and two of their friends came up to Missouri last weekend for another visit.  It was a quick trip, really, but one filled with good times.  We spent quite a bit of time on Saturday going to thrift stores and flea markets / antique stores.  I scored several fun finds, but I think that my favorite two finds came from an auction I was able to attend for about 20 minutes Sunday afternoon after our family decorated graves and went out to eat.

My auction finds?  These great star shaped Harvin brass wall sconces and a pair of mid-century brass candle-holders.  I paid $5 per pair for them.

My finds with Mick, Patricia, and company?  Well, of course some Pyrex!  I picked up this 404 bowl, which is two tone brown.  It's the same colors as the Old Orchard set I have but doesn't have the graphic on them.  Is this part of the Old Orchard series?  I also picked up a blue Tulip 1.5 quart casserole with lid, a Pyrex Flameware teapot and a Sandalwood bowl that I needed to complete my set.

I was also pleased to pick up this green anodized aluminum ice bucket for $3, an anodized aluminum blue tumbler for $1, a space themed glass which matches another that I already have for $1, a chrome Lincoln Beautyware canister for $1.50, a large platter for $2, and a soup bowl that matches a partial set I have and the ones that my mom and grandma have for $2.50.  I wouldn't have paid this much for it if it wasn't part of the set I already have.

Mick also brought me this great vintage mailbox to replace mine which is long past it's prime.  A little clean up, a coat of paint, and it will be on the house!

It was a great time!


  1. Yes, your bowl belongs to the Old Orchard line.

    Here's a link to an old ad -

  2. Gee, I wonder what the house number was where that mailbox came from... :)

  3. I was thinking the same thing as SusieQT. Those folks must have been fed up with misdelivered mail! LOL

  4. Yes the 2 tone brown bowl is part of the old orchard set. What size is it or what number is it? From what I see it looks like a 404.

    The set ran 401 with the pattern, 402 without, 403 with and 404 without.
    I have an Old Orchard 3 bowl set, so the plain one is the 402.

    Hope that helps :)
    I love your Tulip casserole.

    1. Yes, it's a 404. After I posted this, I started going through my collection and realized that I already had the 4 bowl Old Orchard set stuffed away and forgotten (this only confirmed that my collection is getting out of hand, lol). So, now I have a duplicate bowl. Thankfully, I only paid $4 for this one, so I'm not out much on my duplication!

  5. I like the brass candleholders. Hope you have just the place for them.


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