Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lots of Glasswares and Others

While I was attending my mother's 94th birthday celebration in Illinois, John was shopping at an estate sale back home. He texted me some pictures of what was available and I told him I like the red orange gravy glass but look at what he got in addition to it, lol. And you all thought I was the shopper? The hardest thing for me now is deciding what to keep and which ones to sell at the store. I am definitely keeping the red orange glassware and also the ice lipped pitcher and the 2 apothecary jars. These are very heavy glass, a lot of them are marked Fostoria.

You think this is a lot? Wait, there's more!

A close up of my favorite.
 I am keeping these too.
 I am not very familiar with Fostoria or other glassware and I have no idea what to tag them when I take them to the store. The price that you see are the original tags at the estate sale. I would appreciate any advice from any experts out there.

There are 2 punch bowl sets and I am thinking of keeping this. It has a really nice glass ladle and I like the 16 pedestal cups.

Any idea on how much I can sell these? Just like I said, they are very heavy. They still need some washing.

Three divided relish trays and a smaller tray, vase, 2 drinking glasses and Christmas mugs still in boxes.

He bought all these too except for the plates in racks, which we have had for sometime. They are Fall colored dishes with a rooster. Maybe I will create a Fall tablescape with them first before I sell them.

I already tagged these teacups and I am taking them to the store.

John also bought these 2 raspberry glass lamps and he told me to keep them.

and this Father's night cap glass

What about this lamp, glass trays and tankards? I have no idea how much to sell them.

His van was full of boxes, including this which is full of dolls. I hope I can recover what he paid for all these. He said he paid $600 for all and he really thinks he got a very good deal. Do you agree?.

Ok, now I am done with what John bought. It's my turn to share what I bought mostly from Destin.
This is a majolica cupid vase that I got from an antique shop for $24.95. It is hard to tell from the picture but those are cupid heads on top.

A Le Creuset paella pan from the Premium Outlet Mall in Destin. I can't wait to try heavy! I have other Le Creuset pots and pans which I like using.

I found these Bon Appetit napkin rings and a matching butter dome from Williams Sonoma. I also bought a matching plateau which you will see in the next photo, all from their clearance table.

Here is the plateau. The tea set I hand carried from my Illinois trip. There are more pieces but I'll show them after I take pictures of my tea party which I am having on Saturday. One of our Filipino friends here is moving to KY to take her Ph.D. in Education so we are giving her and her husband a despedida party.

John and I went to one antique mall in Destin and everything was so expensive. John went back to the car but I kept browsing. Then I found a booth who is having a 50% off moving sale and saw these Italian plates, 10 dinner plates and 9 salad plates. After checking the price from the sales clerk who had to call the owner, I grabbed them. I got them all for a total of $15.00 and I was so happy, less than $1 each. It pays to be patient! I already own a set of these but these will just make my set bigger and I paid a lot more than that on what I already have.

I also bought these 4 Blue Willow divided plates from the next booth for $16 each less 10%. Other booths were selling them for $26 each.

John bought the cone shells from another antique store and I bought this toile cup and saucer from Marshall's for $5.

When we got home, a package containing this tea set was waiting for me. I ordered it from Annie's Tea Time where I usually order my Whittard of Chelsea instant teas.

Thanks so much for visiting.

I would like to link with:

Kathleen's Let's Dish
Kathy's Home and garden
Susan's Tablescape Thurs
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday

Thanks for hosting, lovely ladies!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Happy Happy birthday to your Sweet Mom"!!!
You really did get LOTS of goodies. Your Hubby is SO GOOD to you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the REDish/Orangish glass pitcher you picked as your favorite! I ALSO loved the two matching lamps your Hubby wants you to keep(he wouldn't have had to tell ME that twice, LOVE THEM)! I don't have a clue about glassware and their values. I just buy what I love...Good luck on your pricing them. I NOW have to go back and look closer at all your goodies.
Have a wonderful week,

Linda said...

Wow...Christine, what a bargain.
Your husband is quite the shopper.
I love that orange and yellow gravy dish. Those Italian plates are gorgeous. I would grab those too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really do some checking before you price your things. I know Fostoria use to be on the high end - have no clue what the market is now.
You have a lot of work ahead of you. :)

Alycia Nichols said...

We're going to have to crown John as husband of the year! Wow...he went above and beyond in a BIG way!!! My husband would be so flustered and freaked out!!! Way to go, John! That red-orange glass is beautiful! Good eye! All the other pieces are great, too. I don't know a lot about Fostoria. I know that Bill from Affordable Accoutrements does, though. GREAT SCORE on the Italian dishes!!! Man! That HAD to have made your day! Love the napkin rings, too! Your booth is going to really be jumpin' with all the cool new stuff!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I said booth...I meant "store"!!!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Christine, I never imagined that you had partner who also liked collecting tablescape treasures! The Italian plates are wonderful. You were right to add to your collection.

Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my Bay View cottages post.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Christine what a great hubby and what great finds! I LOVE the majolica vase!!


Oh yeah, John even does better than Alejandro, cause when my hubs goes shopping he does, but nothing like your Mr. Wright!! I love it all Chris, and your orange gravy boat is so pretty, love the color too!! I have a great big punch bowl like those and I haven't used it in so long, when the girls were teens. Loving the plates, the mugs, the lamp, the Le Cruet pot and all your loot. Great shopping!!!!!!!

Entertaining Women said...

Hope that your Mom had a blessed birthday surrounded by family and friends. Wow...that quite a haul. I'd keep those milk glass tankards....I can see a great table for a guy...or they'd be neat marching down the center of a talbe filled with flowers. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Shelia said...

Lord have mercy! Oh, my look at all of the things John found for you! I love it. Now I have some vintage Fostoria that my aunt left me when she passed away. I don't know a lot about it, but love it.
What fun!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marlis said...

I don't know how to price Fostoria.. some around is very inexpensive and some very expensive. Wow John gets a prize.. what a haul. Love the orange glass.. and the raspberry lamps. Belated Happy Birthday to your mom. Both of you did so well.. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Christine, it's nice that John is looking out for you. Looks like the cupboards are going to be full as well as some nice pieces to go to your shop.

kitty said...

Wow, Christine, what a shopper your John is!! He sure looks out for you with all that great assortment. I love all your pretty. Can't wait to see how you use some of these in your tables settings.

bj said... and John are shoppers deluxe.
That's a lot of nice things for the money.
Enjoy them...:)

Bernadine said...

My favorite are the two rose colored glass lamps. They are beautiful and will add a nice warm glow to any room. I also love the tea set you carried from Illinois. I always enjoy your tablescapes and look forward to seeing what you create.

PAT said...

Well now Christine...what can I saw after I say WOW!

Great job John!!

I bought the fromage tray from WS, last month, online clearance. Absolutely love it.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Score on all the glassware! I have a crystal punch bowl and cup set that was my grandmother's... I use it all the time and love it!

Anonymous said...

OMGosh... can I come play at your house?
What a haul! Well Done, John!!!

Check for seam lines---Fostoria has three(3) and American Whitehall usually has two(2). The feel of the glass is different, too. Fostoria is smooth, Whitehall by Indiana Glass is rougher and sharper because the pieces were not fire-polished. Fostoria is supposed to glow yellow under a black light.

I think molds used by Fostoria were purchased by Indiana glass.

True Fostoria pieces are worth more - better quality. Although most dealers try to pass off "everything" as Fostoria that has that cubist shape... and it's not.

Have fun!

Marigene said...

Wow, you are lucky that you have a husband that shops for dishes...there are some beauties here. Love those Blue Willow grill plates.

Dawna said...

Christine, I believe an Italian dish fairy was sitting on your shoulder to get the Italian plates. You are blessed to have a husband who loves the hunt.

Anonymous said...

What a haul! My mother had the American fostoria, and I am so happy to have ended up with some of it. You will find that prices are all over the place.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a deal on the Italian plates. Both you and your husband did great on your haul! I'm sure you'll be able to sell it all. Where is your store?

Elaine said...

I am in awe of all the wonderful bargains you and your husband found! The Italian plates have to be my favorite!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Now that is one load of glassware!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
I'm back...just had to look at everything again. :-)
The 3 vases ~ the one in the middle is Anchor Hocking. The name of the pattern is Wexford.

Kathleen said...

You get the crown this week, King and Queen of dish shoppers!

I can't believe all that you bought, or should say John bough! Amazing. I have no idea on the prices, but there must be some gals out there who do, I hope they help you!

Thanks for linking your treasure trove to Let's Dish!

Traci said...

WOW! John got a lot of stuff!! I love your tea seat you brought home from Illinois.

The French Hutch said...

Wow Christine, John sure knows how to shop! I know you having a grand time celebrating your mom's birthday while you were away. How blessed you are to still have her. I'm drooling over the set from Williams Sonoma. Be glad I missed this sale while I was there or you would have missed it! Great deals, the glassware you ask about is very collectible and it's usually not inexpensive. Hope that helps. Happy Pink Saturday.

The French Hutch

Lady Linda said...

AMAZING! I think my favorite is the reddish orange piece as I love the color.
My husband loves to go to estate sales too. I have had to train him as to what to buy when I can't go with!

mississippi artist said...

od heavens, ya'll have been shopping fools! Fostoria is very collectible, and if it is marked that is even better. I think you should invest in a small black light-very useful or a lot of glassware I am told.

Giancarlo said...

Quante stupende cose trovo sempre nelle tue fotografie!!Per me oggi iniziano le vacanze!! felici vacanze a te...ciao

GinaBVictorian said...

Oh my goodness! Your hubby was quite the shopper! Love the lamps with the cranberry swirled shades! Have fun!

Susan Herin said...

Wow, you found some amazing deals, Christine! Love those Italian plates...what a steal!

Sherry said...

That Fostoria is a great but. My grandmother collects that pattern something "block". It is very collectible and expensive. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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