July 17, 2011

Thrift Treasures

What beautiful weather I had this weekend for finding treasures. I found wonderful items up for sale but decided to purchase only what I could use and what I loved. 

My first purchase was made for my sweet sister when she comes to visits me.  For some reason, she prefers to drink from thin rimmed cups and glasses. She tells me all the time "Things just taste better when the rim is thin."

I might have gasped when I saw these on the table, at 50¢ each 
I just couldn't pass them up. I love everything about them 
the shape, etched design and the pattern on the stem. 

I love this pattern that surrounds the bowl of the glass.

The stem of the glass is very intricate.  

When my friend popped over she noticed the glasses on the counter and commented what pretty Fostoria glasses they were. Could these be Fostoria? Any Fostoria experts that can confirm or deny?

My family didn't like these ice tea glasses. 

Yep, a revolving trivet, pink and black, in the original box for 25¢.

They didn't like this either :-((

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  1. Awesome glasses!!!! I love the tray!

  2. Those goblets are gorgeous! I prefer to drink and eat from glass myself. I know it would be a treat to drink from these. Your sister will love them.

  3. The goblets are NOT my style but beautiful none the less. The revolving trivet would be so helpful in my house!! You should start a little etsy shop to sell the cool things you find but use.

  4. Wonderful Finds! LOVE THEM!
    Fosteria designs are common and can be misidentified easily. The less desirable may fetch $20 but original Fosteria set (usually 5pcs) can go upwards of $100.
    Hits on how to find real Fosteria:
    1. Look for colorless glass. Most pieces in the Fostoria American pattern are clear with few exceptions. Pieces in the Cube pattern are frequently pink or green.

    2. Check for a fire polished surface. Fostoria American glass has a smooth finish because pieces were returned to the furnace to soften the edges. Whitehall Indiana glass has a rough finish because the pieces were not fire polished.

    3. Count at least three mould marks. The majority of Fostoria American glass has three seams with a few rare exceptions. Whitehall usually has two seams.

    4. Identify Fostoria American glass by the ground bottom. Feel for a flat, level base as opposed to a pressed bottom.

    5. Look for clarity as an indicator of quality. Fostoria American is Elegant glass, meaning it was more costly to produce and always considered quality glass. Jeanette Cube glass is Depression-era glass, meaning it was cheaper to make and originally considered to be glass of lesser quality. So hold the piece up, if it is transparent, then it's Fostoria. If wavy lines are visible, it's Jeanette.

  5. I love all your fabulous vintage finds, even the ice tea glasses with their wild design. I think tea would taste better out of those beauties. You did good!

  6. You have comments everywhere. How does it feel to be so popular?

  7. I think the pink and black tray and the crazy glasses are the best!! Those are amazing!