Monday, October 29, 2012

Oktoberfest or Octoberfabulous?

This is one of the things I love about small towns - they always celebrate in quaint style and the spirit of community is evident. At the 4-way stop in my adopted German-rooted hometown, presently this greets visitors and residents alike. So festive and fun! In early November, the Christmas swagger will go up with lighted symbols of the season on nearly every lamp post on the main road. As a self-professed city girl, this small town has captured my heart. What a lucky find for us!

October has also been lucky for finds of the vintage kind. After an intolerable summer, the fall has been gorgeous and the thrift gods have been kind. Here are several pieces from recent hauls:

My green Haeger pottery collection is growing. The piece on the left
 is one of the largest I have found in any color.
Another Haeger piece - this vase is nearly 13" tall and
will be perfect for some holiday decorating.
And more Haeger. I have never found candle holders before - love them!
I've had a run on vases - this time it's McCoy...
and Stangl Pottery vase from the Antique Gold line of the 1950's.
Here is a beautiful Sascha Brastoff vase with a peacock design.
Teapot made by Desiree of Denmark in the Selandia pattern.
A glossy black pitcher from Arabia of Finland. I have not been able to
identify the pattern but do know it was made from 1971 to 1975.
Santa Anita Ware plate in the Del Mar pattern - Made in California.
Vintage glass container with cork lid.

I apologize for the lack of verbiage but I had several pieces I wanted to share. As you can see, it has been Octoberfabulous for me. How is your autumn thrifting going?

Linking to A Living Space's The Nifty Thrifty and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.


  1. I love the black McCoy vase and the black Arabia pitcher. And I know what you mean about small town celebrations. My hometown celebrates the lowly yam at the annual Yamboree. :)

  2. Those two pieces are probably my favorites and I found them on the same day in the same antique mall for really, really good prices. I am definitely keeping the McCoy vase and am waffling on the Arabia pitcher right now. Yamboree just sounds fantastic!

  3. Love the peacock vase! Great find!