Vintage Finds

August 23, 2012
I am so in-between-seasons here! It was about 87 degrees here in northern Minnesota yesterday, but my daughter leaves for college tomorrow and I see fall posts all over blogland and pinterest. What's a girl to do?


What were my vintage finds for this week?

A vintage oval pheasant platter marked "made in England for Brooks Brother Est 1818". I think this was a premium for Brooks Brothers clothing. I thought it would work for my fall decorating with pheasants and burgundy edging. Not cheap $15 at the consignment shop.

Four dinner plates marked "American Heritage Millennium Collection" Churchill, Made in England. Great US landmarks in cobalt blue on yellow edging. $3 for four plates with no damage. They will mingle nicely with my Churchill Blue Willow!

Enesco Prayer Lady toothpick holder. What makes this extra special is that I just found the pink prayer lady napkin holder earlier this summer. $1 at the consignment shop, no damage.

If you follow my blog you know that I found two wind-up, vintage clocks this summer, and I was looking to make it a collection with three. This purchase for $11, a gold tone, Elgin, West Germany. I searched this clock on the internet and couldn't find it. Not sure if it was really rare or what. But look at the top! Is something missing?

I purchased this thermos for fall vignettes. Brown and orange. $3, vintage 1970's Thermos!

If you follow my blog regularly, you know I collect small, vintage bibles and religious books. This little book was calling out my name, and a fall colored book, "Prayers for Girls" by Elisabeth Robinson Scovil, Printed 1957 Thomas Nelson and Sons, copyright 1927. $2.

$3 for three Franklin W Dixon, Hardy Boys' mysteries. 1938 Dunlap and Grosset!

And lastly, "Kennedy" by Theodore C. Sorensen. First Edition, 1965. $1. I have a burgeoning collection of presidential collectibles! I will show you soon!

Next week, some autumn vignettes coming!


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  1. The Hardy Boys, I read every one! and of course Nancy Drew. That brings back good memories. I love all your vintage finds, have a great weekend, Hugs, Lynn

  2. Great finds! Love the prayer girl. My dad had that Kennedy book, he was a real Kennedy fan. The pheasant platter is a beauty. xo

  3. Thanks for coming by. I never did read Hardy Boys, but I certainly read Nancy Drew mysteries. You have some wonderful finds.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  4. Is it bad of me as a hostess to say I am jealous of those fantastic vintage books? I would have snatched each of those up in a heartbeat! I am not a big collector of figurines, but that little girl toothpick holder would have made it home with me too! It is so precious! Great finds again Carlene! thanks for sharing them with us at TTF.

  5. Oh boy!
    You really found some great finds!
    I'm so happy for you!

    Love those old books, and the platter is a bit pricey for a thrift store... but, it's so worth it.
    You will enjoy it for years to come.

    Smiles :)

  6. Okay, I'm going to nip this right in the bud Miss Carlene! It is NOT Fall yet LOL! You may purchase Fall items (and what beautiful, incredible pieces you found again! Loving the Churchill dishes and the little girl toothpick holder!!!) but, it is too soon to be setting up displays LOL!! Fall here means snow soon and I am just not ready for that yet :-(

  7. Love the Hardy books. They have awesome titles. The pheasant platter is cool too and platters are always pricey for me too. xoxo, Olive

  8. Hi Carlene: Great finds, love the old books and that phesant platter will be perfect for the autumn holidays..Happy Thursday..Judy

  9. Thanks, Carlene, for sharing your nifty vintage finds at Potpourri Friday!

  10. Carlene you really found some great vintage items this week! I love all the old books but my favorites are those dinner plates!

    hugs, Linda

  11. Oh I love the hunt! You found some sweet things. That pheasant dish is perfect for fall!

  12. The platter is gorgeous and will look so pretty in a fall vignette. Is the clock missing bells on the top? No matter, it's still charming!

  13. Do you have the complete collection of Vintage Spoon? You can find it all here!

  14. Love your yellow and blue dishes...and the clock caught my eye, too. :)
    I am not anywhere close to wanting to decorate for fall but, I might be, by this weekend. :)

  15. Your scored some great vintage finds - I am so into plates lately and love the ones your found. I am also a big "mystery" reader would of picked those books up in a flash! Glad you like my stenciled wall!

  16. I enjoy seeing your weekly finds, Carlene. You have some good ones this week! The platter is very pretty and will be so nice for vignettes or simply to use for serving food. Tomorrow I am going to one of my favorite places to see what kind of cute things I can find. Hope I get lucky and find a few nice things at a bargain price. Enjoy your weekend!--------- Shannon

  17. Wow, you really hit the jackpot! Love those plates, especially the one you'll use in your fall decor along with the thermos. Thanks so much for sharing:-)

  18. Hi Carlene! Wow you pulled in lots of treasures! I love that beautiful platter you found. The little praying girl - I have a set of salt and peppers like this but their little dresses have blue on them.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Love the pheasant platter! Will be perfect for fall! I'm with you, it's been 90 degrees here. I can't pull out the fall decor until it cools down...if it ever does.


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