I think I'm going to start a new "Share Your Stuff" kind of day. So Fridays will be "Freakin' Fabbo Friday". It's not like we don't share our goodies every day but this makes it official for me. Just me. Y'all can do whatever you want of course. But if you want to play along, COOL!!!!
First off, I found this Siamese cat planter and even though he has a crack down his hiney he reminds me of all the Siamese my mother used to raise back in California. Her first Siamese, Mildred, was an offspring of Pyewacket, the cat in the Kim Novak movie "Bell, Book & Candle" (Pyewacket was Kim's actual cat). At one time we had over 30 Siamese running all over the place, and even though these were fairly valuable registered cats my father forced my mother to keep them outside, so every once in awhile someone would come to visit and if they left their car windows open the cats would jump in. Most of the time we'd get the cat back, but not always. All of our cats were sweet and were always surprising people who thought Siamese were evil mean hellcats. They were also "appleheads", or the traditional old school round headed Siamese, unlike the ones nowadays that look like they've had one facelift too many.
Found this guy recently at an antique mall--he's a wall pocket/planter and I think he's quite studly despite being pink.
These vases are fun to collect--they're usually not too expensive even in antique malls and they're definitely vintage. These were labeled "Table Vases" in Anchor-Hocking catalogs but the Fire-King book says collectors call them "Deco". They come in either crystal with fired-on colors or Vitrock fired-on. I also have one in Tangerine and am DYING to find one in jade-ite. There's one at my antique mall but she wants way too much money for it.
Hazel-Atlas Moderntone Platonite in dreamy pastel colors. I like to mix and match with these and they all go together nicely.
Y'all know how much I love my Pyrex and the way I like collecting it is to find one piece here and one piece there. Besides, an entire set of primary color mixing bowls on eBay or Etsy is ridiculously expensive and the shipping (I mean, this is heavy glass) is understandably high. I've been looking for the green bowl for quite some time and found it just last weekend, sitting in the back of a flea market, covered with dust and begging me to take it home and wash it. Which is EXACTLY what I did.
Finally, my pride and joy. Every time I see a Fire-King "Tulips" grease jar it's without the lid or I determine that it's a mixing bowl. I've seen a couple grease jars WITH the lid but also WITH a very high price since in the Fire-King book they're listed at between $60-75! So even factoring in the "considering today's economy" statement that the appraisers use all the time now on "Antiques Roadshow", I still think I got a pretty good deal on this one for $18. Of course now I'm going to hear from one of you who found this same grease jar at a yard sale for 50 cents. Yeah, yeah, yadda yadda yadda.