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My Sour Cream Glasses

Martha Stewart is ruining eBay for me. Every weekend, I take a moment to relax and execute two searches: 1) Sour Cream Glass and 2) Sour Cream Glasses. (For some strange reason, these searches don’t yield the same results.) These glasses are generally vintage glasses that sour cream manufacturers used to package their sour cream in as a freebie gift, like jelly jars. They come in pint and half-pint sizes; I’m definitely partial to the half-pint glasses. Over the years, I’ve found some great buys on these gorgeous little glasses that we use in our home everyday. They’re perfect for wine, juice, or a quick glass of water. I never worried about breaking these glasses because they were so ubiquitous. Sometimes, I even found the glasses at thrift stores priced at $.50 or $1.00. I fear this will never again be the case. My Sour Cream Glasses

Martha Stewart’s magazine recently featured sour cream glasses in its, “Our Finds,” section. (PS they have a new section of the same name on their website.) Martha Stewart's Sour Cream GlassesSuffice it to say, the prices for sour cream glasses are skyrocketing on eBay. I’m thinking maybe I should start selling my collection, but I’m too in love with all the patterns. Oh well, maybe this trend will die down soon, and I can go back to scoring them for a reasonable price (or at least less than $10.00 per glass)!

Saturday Thrifted Finds: 11/20

This past Saturday morning thrift shopping took me to Calabash, Ocean Isle, and Shallotte, North Carolina. I found some cute things, although I’m not sure how I’ll use all of them!
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Habitat Lamp

Thrifty Find

Here’s the cool lamp I got at the Habitat Thrift Store in Ocean Isle, NC this weekend (for a pricey $10.00). It needs a new shade, but I’m totally in love with this one. Now–just have to find a place to put it.

Now Collecting…Franciscan Radiance

I love going thrifting on a Saturday morning. Junk stores, thrift shops, yard sales, and flea markets hold the promise of treasure, and most of the fun is had during the hunt. Up until now, my main collections have been owls and tacky landscapes. Alas, my apartment is full of both of these items, and until Rob and I actually get house for a home (with more than 3 rooms), these collections have been put on temporary non-expansion orders. Now I’m going to collect a set of dishes.

China 1

China

These dishes are from Franciscan’s family china collection; the pattern is called Radiance, and it was produced from 1958-1961. I’m shooting for an eight piece set, and so far, my favorite piece is the crescent-shaped salad plate (see above). My current inventory includes: 6 bread & butter plates, 1 creamer, 1 sugar bowl, 1 salad plate, 1 relish tray, 6 small bowls, and 2 cups with saucers. I have a lot to collect! And if you’re ever out thrifting & see a relatively inexpensive piece of this china, buy it for me! I will reimburse you!

Thrifted Chair

My New Chair

The town of Calabash, NC is locally famous for two things: Calabash Seafood & Great Thrift Stores. On a recent sojourn to the area, I came across this great new chair. (I got it for a steal–only $28!)

It’s very 80’s, very brown, & very cool. I bought a great new brown/gold/orange rug to help coordinate the 80s chair with the 70’s brown/gold/orange couch that I already had. I used to hate brown, but I’m definitely loving it these days.

Embroidered Landscape

Embroidered Landscape

This weekend, I was finally able to finish an embroidery I’ve been working on forever!

Over a year ago, I bought a barely started cottage embroidery scene at the bi-monthly Lutheran Sale at the church near my house. I was thinking about starting a new embroidery that I bought at another flea market, and then realized the cottage was still incomplete. I was able to practice a lots of lazy daisies and french knots.

I think it came out pretty well; it’s a perfect addition to my tacky landscape collection.