Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Homer Laughlin, California Pottery, "French Room", Spone Bob and TV Rabbit Ears!

I recently posted this very smart 40's "French Room" Merrival by Merrimac Felt Ladies Hat with Pheasant Feathers. Check it out here:

The inside hat has a "The Dayton Co" label in it : Dayton's was a long time family owned department store, in Minnesota, which sold out in the 1980's. They were high end, comparible to Macy's.

Also posted is this unusual collector plate by Homer Laughlin of the Firs Chalet in Washington covered in snow. This souvenir has lots of neat history labeled o the back of it and other markings...see here: Homer Laughlin Firs Chalet collectors Plate OPEN LINK!

There is also a hand written note on a piece of tape on the back that says the architects name, William A. Trimble, could it be this was written by the architect himself?

Last but not least is this lovely California pottery Rice or Vegetable Bowl, that may or may not have been intended to go together. But it sure works together...California USA Rice Bowl OPEN LINK!

It was sold to me together. I think it is the perfect size for a rice bowl or vegetable bowl. and in perfect condition!

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Ok so off to post more items...I love this...I have soooo many more, at least 3 storage sheds full of more cool items! All from days gone by!

Oh yeah, I went to a garage sale the other day and bought a beautiful ALL CEDAR Lane Hope Chest that still had it's original "Moth Insurance" Contract in it and other tags from 1945 for $25! It is a lovely looking albeit, some scratches here and there, piece that is working out very well for storage and working from as I photo and post items instead of boxes sitting on the kitchen chair!

It is amazing to me to think about this piece being made before I was even a twinkle in my Dad's eyes, yet somehow it has made its way all these years to my living is more ways than one!

As you go about your day, buying new things and throwing out old things...think vintage...think about future collectibles, date them and store them or give them up to someone to hold onto...even Sponge Bob will be a collectible someday! Have you thought about todays TV rabbit ears?

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