Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thrifty Tuesday..... Another Star Passes...

Gentle Friends, "Thrifty Tuesday" has much less impact than "Thrifty Thursday" the alliteration is so much better for the "TH" when its Thursday, but since this is a short week I need to make do with whats at hand!

The Hillsborough Antique Show was a nice way to start off the weekend, I love just going to look and see what's out there and what's "hot."  The show itself was not as big as in years past and more than once both of us overheard dealers saying that is was a much smaller crowd staring off.  Now, it could have been the rain that was keeping folks away, but we were there on the first day, and usually the last day is the big day for deals and crowds, so who knows.  I saw lots of things I would have liked to have gotten, but very few "deals."  

After perusing the show I did find a piece to bring home.  It was actually in one of the first Booths we visited, and we had to back track through the rows to find it....  it had a lot going for it....  so it came home with me. The dealer apologized for it not being polished but I told her not a problem......  here it is pre-polish...

...and post-polish...

... I think it's a super piece, made by Shreve & Co, it's a 9" bright cut piece of glass with a sterling pierced rim serving plate.  The price was great and it is in perfect condition and it combines two of my favorite things, cut glass and sterling silver.  

On Saturday we did the usual Thrifting, even in the rain I still enjoy the chase!  Here's a snap of all the fun purchases from the weekend......

....  I found some fun DVD's and I picked up a copy of the newish Blu Ray release of "From Here to Eternity" - 1953 -  a really great film in my opinion.  I really enjoy films where actors stretch a bit and play against type, and both Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed do a superlative job playing "against type."  I also found a great blue Japserware bowl by Wedgwood, date marked 1968, I can only find it called the sacrifice center bowl, it a beautiful piece in super condition, and again there's my great old serving plate from the antique show!!

I also wanted to mention a  loss yesterday of a Star from classic Hollywood,

Shirley Jane Temple Black - 1928-2014

A wonderfully multi-talented child actor she single-handedly saved 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy during the depression, passed away last night.  You can read a great write up about her life HERE on Wikipedia.   

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. I used to watch all Shirley Temple films with my dad who really loved American Cinema! I know most of the older generation stars from him!AriadnefromGreece!

  2. How Cool!!! ( no pun intended) for a snow movie while it's snowing. I live in North Ga and we are getting hit pretty hard with this until Thursday morning.
    Yes, Sad about Shirley Temple. Will never forget her. She was so talented.
    Stay warm and cozy.
    Feathers in the Nest

  3. Great finds. I too was sorry to hear of Shirley Temple's death. I loved her bit with Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. you know " You remind me of a man, what man? the man with the power What power? ....my children were fond of this annoying bit.

  4. You had some really great finds!! Love the bowl.

    I adore Shirley Temple. I had the same curls when I was little and of course learned "Good Ship Lollipop". =) She is a loss for sure.

  5. I avoid the TV and news programs most days so I didn't know about Shirley. She was a treasure.

  6. Great finds Edgar! I heard about Shirley Temple this morning. I didn't know she lived locally but I spent weekend mornings watching whatever movies of hers were playing on the tv. I just loved her!

  7. So sad to lose another great star. Your before and after polishing photo really is remarkable. What a difference you made with the polish and some elbow grease! Beautiful. The Wedgewood bowl makes me think of my mom, as she used to collect them. Sounds, and looks, like you had a great time!

  8. Oh I love Jasperware(Wedgewood)! So pretty! Love all your finds. I was sad to hear about Shirley Temple's passing. But she had a long and wonderful life.

  9. Such a beautiful plate!! Reading a bit about Shirley Temple Black, she was quite a woman!

  10. Hi Edgar, How are you? What wonderful treasures you found this week. I love the glass and silver piece. It's so different and beautiful!
    I didn't know about Shirley either. My daughter will be sad, as she has been studying the Great Depression in her class at school. They watched a Shirley Temple movie as a reward around Christmas. Thanks for sharing that info. I probably would not have known.
    I hope all is well. I have been wanting to take a trip to SF sometime this Spring, and I told my daughter if we go, I would love to introduce her to my friend Edgar. It would be fun to meet up! Take Care and many Hugz!

  11. Very pretty and unique serving dish. Can definitely see why you went back for it.