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Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thrifty Vintage Thingies - Free to Me

It's THAT time again!!!!
Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville.

Be sure you click on both of the icons or links above to check out what everyone else is posting.

Today I'm sharing some things that were given to me, so that made them a really THRIFTY deal for me!!!

This glass paper weight was given to me by one of my students one year for Christmas.

I remember my parents had a glass paper weight and this one gives me that same nostalgic sensation, so even though it is not itself vintage, it is vintagesque.

This lead crystal footed fruit bowl was given to us as a wedding gift. Since our marriage is definitely vintage by now - - - I think that makes this dish qualify!!!

Shown here with a regulation size tea cup just to give size perspective.

What do you think THIS is??? My dad brought it home from an estate sale (I think) when I was a little girl, so it is definitely vintage, but vintage WHAT?

It's a knife holder to keep the carving knife up off of the tablecloth to keep the tablecloth clean. Pretty cool, huh? (Nope - - - my Cutco knife isn't vintage, CLASSIC maybe - - - vintage NO.)

Carnival Glass Tumbler

This tumbler came out of a box of soap powder back in the 50's. It was the only one like it we ever had. (And I've never seen another anywhere, even in thrift or antique shops.)

As a child it was my favorite, so a while back my parents gave it to me.

I haven't been able to find out if it has any value or not - - - but to me it is PRICELESS!!



Debby@Just Breathe said...

Nice treasures.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

haha, that knife stand totally looked like a crystal dumbbell. :) The carnival glass cup is really pretty, love that shade. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Kristin - The Goat said...

You have Cutco knives?!! My very favs. That footed bowl is giant against the regulation teacup :) Your marriage is vintage, huh? too funny.

Cindy said...

Great post! I have this ONE glass that I was 1/2 price of 25cents at an estate sale. No pricless sentimental value but, I LOVE it! I adore the footed crystal bowl...nice.
My friend cut her finger last week on her "cutco knife", so, that's what they look like!

KBeau said...

Good stuff, and yes, I knew what the knife rest was.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I. Am. In. LOVE.
with your carnival tumblers.
Sure the footed bowl had my attention, but the tumbler stole my heart!
And that knife sharpener? Wow! So pretty! I thought is was a high falootin baby rattle, HA!
I am baaack from vaca. But been "in discussion with you know who" (the man upstairs), and he listens. LOve you friend.
Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday, my friend!! Great finds!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Anonymous said...

Wow - a carnival glass tumbler in a box of soap powder - that's amazing! Lots of fun things - thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I'm not much for carnival glass, but yours is so different that I love it :) Lately I've become a fan of footed bowls, so love that and the crystal knife rest! I love VTT!

Lynn said...

Oh, I remember towels coming inside powdered laundry soap. They were thin and wimpy but as I recall they were the only towels we had.
Your wedding gift fruit bowl made me think...Do we have anything that we got aa
s a wedding gift???
I have to go talk with hubs bout that!
Right Now!

Sarah said...

I would say that your tumbler is priceless too! It is a beauty!!

Coloradolady said...

That glass is it. I would have guessed all day and not come up with the correct answer, that is one very neat piece of vintage goodness!!

Have a great VTT!

Nancy said...

I thought you were going to have a contest to guess the knife holder. Ooh, ooh, I knew the answer, but as I scrolled down, you gave it away. Mother had one just like the one pictured.

Love your vintage pieces.

I can't find my blog said...

Love, love, LOVE the fruit bowl!

Chandy said...

Each one is priceless even with just memories!

Tonja said...

I love your treasures! What makes them special, is that they are special to you and hold sweet memories in them!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is nice post! love the bowl and the tumbler.. i think they are both so pretty together! so precious! thanks for sharing

Old Time Cindy said...

Love your fruit bowl the best! Thanks for sharing.

Kammy said...

You have some very pretty vintage items ! Love that knife holder !!!

Lori E said...

A knife stand hmmm. Can't say that I have one of those. I eat with apes anyways so one more knife on the tablecloth won't make a difference. Do you have something to keep the food off the walls?

Kathy (Pearson) Troyer said...

One of our relatives had the crystal knife holders and individual salt/pepper shakers to match for her family dinners. Such a touch of elegance!

Susie's country cottage said...

That's a very ingenious thing that knife holder. I remember my grandmother having a lot of carnival glass bowls when I was a child. When she died a few years ago, we sorted her house out and they were nowhere to be seen. I don't think she appreciated vintage stuff and probably threw them all away!

Bea said...

Your footed fruit bowl is gorgeous! I've seen cloths that were made to place your dirty carving knife, but not a piece like that. It is very cool!

LV said...

You really did a super vintage post today. Sure brought back lots of memories. The best part is you have from family members that means a lot more to you. You did good!

xinex said...

Precious treasures, Keetha! Cool knife holder...Christine

Jewel said...

I love that Carnival glass; so pretty!! As for the crystal dumbell.. I can't imagine needing more than a few plates, bowls, glasses, and utencils!

Becky said...

My Mom has a fruit bowl much like yours but with glass prisms. I like yours better. Elegant but not fussy.

Thanks for sharing your treasures.


Lovely keepsakes, love the large
wedding gift fruit bowl stunning
on the table!

Kathi Fly said...

Love the carnival glass! Wish I could find one of those in my Tide!

moosh said...

I collect depression glass and a lot of came in soap powders orginaly. I love your tumbler.

susan said...

The knife holder is very interesting! I have never seen one of these!

Anonymous said...

ha that knife holder's a treat, it looks like a min crystal dumb-bell. I love that sweet little carnival glass tumbler, never seen one like it sure is priceless!

Martin LaBar said...

I don't think Wal-Mart carries those knife-holders.

Holly said...

That footed bowl is really something. Will you never run out of vintage things to show off? :)

Raise Them Up said...

I love your collection of vintage stuff!

My first thought about the knife holder was that it looked like the door knob my grandfather used to have on the door of his study. Cool looking! I had no idea there was such a thing as a knife holder.

But, I AM familiar with Cutco knives. I used to sell them. :)

Candace said...

I just adore all your vintage glass pieces! And finally - I always wondered what those knob ended pieces were! How clever!