Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Treasures Begins

I did not mean to be gone for a week, but life was a little crazy this last few days. I have actually spent alot of the week researching so many items I found when I unpacked my boxes from my father-in-law's attic. I have decided to start a new series of posts on Monday's called Monday's Treasures. Not only do I have these things from my father-in-laws attic, but of course still go thrifting on the weekends, so why not show them off on Mondays? Maybe one day I will start a linky party to have you all share your treasures as well. What do you think? So today, I will start with some of the goodies I have unpacked from the attic boxes. Actually, here is a picture of my pool table covered in treasures. It is almost overwhelming to have this all in front of me at once.
Sorry, not a great pic, but I think you get the idea. I also have a table and counters covered in my kitchen. And even my hearth as you can see here, this is a partial set of Franciscan Starburst Pottery. My husband remembers eating on these dishes everyday as a child. When his grandmother died, it went in the attic and they started using her dishes, which his dad still uses today.
A close up of the platter. I would definitely call this mid century modern. And it is bringing a pretty decent price on e-bay. There is alot of it missing and I am sure there must be more back in the attic, so I will probably pack it back up until I can get the whole set together.
This is a four piece set (sorry, the plates are in the other room) of cobalt blue glassware. I identified it as a product of the Hazel-Atlas glass company from the 1940's and 50's.
Now onto thrifting over the weekend, we thought we would hit a couple of garage sales and ran across this bedroom set from the 1930's. I was pretty excited to hear it was only $100 for the whole set. The vanity has a piece of trim missing above the drawer on the left, so I will have to see if I can find something close, or replace the trim on the whole thing.
I loooove the round mirror that goes over the vanity. It shows its age, but i think that gives it character. The trim over the top is beautiful.
The bed is a full size and was complete with the footboard, headboard and side rails.
I can't wait to get to work painting her. I think she will look beautiful in an off white. And last but not least is the tall chest. I am not crazy about the handles, so I will have to find a set that will be suitable. Hobby Lobby here I come! Watch for this at the antique mall.
My last treasure for the weekend was another garage sale that we hit on our lunch hour on Friday. I bought a chair and a few other small things and when I was paying I spotted this box full of lanterns buy the door. $5.00 for the whole box!!! Do those look Pottery Barn like or what?
They are a little dirty, but I can clean them up pretty easy! Bonus!!! Oh and there is also a spoon rack in the box. I have a project in mind for it that I saw on blogland.
Thanks for looking!
Linking to the following parties: Apron Thrift GirlA Marvelous Messsouthern hospitality


  1. The franciscan starburst set is amazing!! The fact that it was used daily is even better!

  2. you got some great buys and some great treasures from your family...looks like you will be busy for a while!

  3. You have some great family treasures there. And you seem to have a knack at finding some great buys. Can't wait to see what you do with everything.

  4. Nothing like family treasures Ann. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  5. excellent finds!!!! Love the lanterns!!

  6. I'm visiting from Debbiedoos! I am now officially obsessed with that Franciscan Starburst Pottery, those are my favorite colors, they're lovely.

    I can't wait to see what you do with that tall chest!

  7. I love all of your treasures, but my favorite is the cobalt glass. I love cobalt blue glass! Thanks for sharing.