Saturday, July 24, 2010
Pink Saturday - July 24 - Antique fair finds
For something different this time around, I show you some pink items found today at a local Antique Fair.
The first stand I came to had a piece of "Mum's Pattern" - Hocking Glass Company - Mayfair. You can see the small pink dessert bowl here (second bowl from the left). I was tempted to pick it up, as today would have been Mum's 80th birthday, but as I already have 12 of these bowls, decided to leave it to another collector. The little pink bowl to the very left, I believe to be Australian Crown Crystal. You can just see the difference between Australian Pink and American Pink glass. The American Pink Depression Glass is more a watermelon pink, where the Aussie Pink has a slight peachy tone. (Don't you just love the blue comport with a pink tassel? The green jar is also cute, but I have to now be very particular what I purchase. If I gave in to everything that was pretty, my house would be bulging at the seams!)
I also love the epergne found at the next table, certainly way out of my price range, but isn't it pretty? I would be having caniptions every time somebody walked past the table it was on, or if the cat would ever jump onto the cabinet it was set on. (The lady who was selling it said I could take the photo, and asked that I mention her name on my blog: Oscar Brown's in Surrey Hills Vic. If you are in the market for such an epergne, leave me a message and I'll put you in contact with her)
On one of the next stalls, I found this small selection of Clarice Cliff -
I am not sure what the pattern is called, possibly Delicia Fruit? Please let me know if I'm right or wrong!
My mother in law has a big fruit bowl in this pattern - she used to throw her car keys into it (shudder) I like the little trio (shhh I may have found her Christmas present! hehe!)
I hope you enjoyed the bit of pink I found today on my travels.