Friday, September 17, 2010

Pink Saturday!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
While I was on vacation last week, I did a little antiquing. Normally I only do a little window shopping because the prices in most antique stores are not in my budget. Last week however; I scored several bargains! First, my girls and I were killing a little time so we went to one of those really big antique malls. You know, the kind that is in a former grocery store with lots of booths operated by different vendors. This place was so big we were there for an hour and a half and I only made it through 2 isles. I really wish I had taken my camera because at the front of the store were rows and rows of six foot tall glass cases filled with beautiful glassware all arranged by color. It was like looking at a crystal rainbow. Most of the pieces in these cases were depression glass, Fenton glass, Cambridge glass and pieces from similar manufacturers. And the Fiesta Ware, oh my! Every color imaginable in every type of plate, bowl, cup and serving piece you could possibly want. I have been wanting to collect a few pieces of Fiesta Ware so I thought I would see what was available, unfortunately, everything was way out of my budget. Then I spied these, a mismatched pair of salt and pepper shakers!

The price was right, $7.95 each, I think they were so cheap because they were mismatched, one yellow and one PINK and also because they were missing the stopper in the bottom. The best part, when I got to the register, they took another 20% off. I already had this little wire basket and they fit in it perfectly.

A few days later my sister and I were driving around Amish country and spied this big ole barn with a hand painted sign out front that read "Antiques and Old Things". We decided to check it out. They had some wonderful old furniture at really great prices. Oh how I wished I had an SUV to bring home just one of those pieces. Instead I found these two little matching PINK glass dishes.

I "think" they are Fenton glass and I have no idea what their intended use was but I'm going to put a tea light or maybe a votive candle in them. The best part, they were only $5.00 each!

On the last day of our vacation we stopped in this wonderful little antique store. There was so much to look at and the prices were great. If you read my post earlier in the week, I found three beautiful vintage childrens' books in the same store. My biggest bargain from this store was this little miniature planter. I love this little Pink squirrel, it is so precious. 

I can't imagine what you could possibly plant in it because it is only about four inches tall but at $5.00, I thought it was a steal. Here's a side view, isn't it sweet?

That's it for this PINK Saturday! Please stop by How Sweet the Sound and say HI to our host Miss Beverly!
Have a great weekend!  xxoo Nan


  1. Happy Early Pink Saturday Nan, Your Pink squirrel and pink glass is Great. The Pink Fiesta is retired for sure I'm not sure about the yellow as they have a couple of different shades! Great buys girl, way to go and glad you had fun! XOXO

  2. I love your little pink squirrel that is a score for sure. The Fiesta ware is pretty cheap at Penney's have you checked there? It runs only about 25.00 a place setting. I have a couple more colors I want but getting it shipped to Alaska is of course a problem so I guess I'd have to take another course of action. Nan

  3. Oh NanE Sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday and what beautiful items you found out shopping. I love the little Fiesta salt and pepper shakers and I really think they look precious in the little basket. You could even weave a little ribbon around it in the colors of the two shakers, and how precious is that?

    Now that little squirrel vase I love. I think I would add some of those little faux acorns in there. Just right for Fall decor.

    Looks like all around, you all had a wonderful time. I can just see you walking around and around looking at the glassware inside of the cases. Just like a kid in a candy store looking at the candy per pound.

    Have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  4. Happy Pink Saturday!! I love the salt shakers and the pink squirrel. Looking for treasures is so fun!!

  5. Great finds! Love the pink squirrel. I used to have a large vintage Fiesta collection (until I sold it!) and always love seeing it.


  6. Wow, some awesome pink finds! Love the dishes - they are oh so cute!

    Happy PS,

  7. My favorite is the pink squirrel planter. I have deer planter collection and I'm always looking for unique planters with an animal theme. Your squirrel is such a cutie.

    Also like the pink glassware and the salt and pepper.

    Happy PInk Saturday.

  8. Oh! That little squirrel planter is so cute! I love those salt and pepper shakers too. I just started collecting pink fiestaware. Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. G'day NanE ~ You scored beautifully ... the shakers look great, mismatched or not. That squirrel planter is adorable!

    Have a beautiful week, my friend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  10. Happy Pink Saturday! What incredible finds. I love the two sherbet style dishes. So pretty. That darling little squirrel is adorable too. I know, I went antiqueing while in Washington DC this week and the exact same spoon I got on the internet was 4 times more! Not going to be buying anything from them.

  11. Hi Nan! Can I tell you how JEALOUS I am over that pink squirrel??!! It's so stinkin' cute!! Next time you shop, take me pretty please!! (tee~hee!)

    I hope you had a wonderful vacation!!

  12. Love the pink dishes and the squirrel is soooo cute! I want to thank you for coming by my post on Pink Saturday. It was so fun getting to be showcased and meet some new bloggers. Debbie

  13. Hi Nan!
    Thank you so much for visiting my little blog today! I love your pinks, they're all so charming. My gosh that squirrel steals the show for me though, what a wonderful find!
    Happy Monday,


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