I share weekly thrift store and landfill finds in my Instagram stories, but this recent landfill haul was too good not to share in a blog post as well! It actually got me thinking: I’d like to bring back my Treasure Hunting Report (here’s an example and here’s an old one from my townhouse days)! Before Instagram, I used to share every treasure I found (from thrift store, yard sales, and yes, even the landfill or side of the road) in a blog post. Now I share these finds in my Instagram stories, because Instagram is instant – which is fun! But I’m going to make an effort to share more of these finds here for you!
In a recent trip to the landfill, I scooped a vintage (made in Canada) serving platter with turquoise design. I see sharks, what do you see? I believe it’s vintage Restaurant ware – here’s a set of cups in a different pattern from the same manufacturer. I’m obsessed with the aqua on cream:
I also grabbed this lidded dish, with a pretty pearl glaze:
Plus this snowflake shaped glass votive holder, which I’m sure is just Party Light, but it was too pretty to leave behind:
I also grabbed this glass bowl and drinking glasses for my beach glass project (I’m making beach glass in my rock tumbler, using glassware destined for the landfill)
My final find was this pretty dishware (four plates and one bowl). I almost left them behind because it was a bit random to have just the five pieces, but the pattern and color palette were too pretty to resist. The design is Ridgway Ironstone Blue Vista – you can buy whole place settings on Etsy.
The next week, I found four more plates, so now I have a total of eight plates! Maybe I’ll end up finding more when I thrift – not that I needed more dishware, lol. It just makes me happy to save these beautiful things from being thrown away.
When I found the other four plates, I also found this pretty green divided dish. I found it on Etsy and it’s the divided Fairfield serving dish with scalloped edge from Anchor Hocking. It also came in aqua (and it’s gorgeous).
If you’d like to see (almost) everything I’ve brought home from the landfill, I have all of the stories saved in two different Instagram story highlights, called “Landfill Finds” and “Trash Finds 2“. Those story highlight share almost everything I’ve found at our local landfill since moving here – except for a few early finds, like a McCoy planter and butterprint Pyrex bowl.
Some of My Favorite Past Landfill Finds:
- TWO sets of vintage Cesca chairs (above; see photo collage below for second set)
- Pottery plate by local artist whose work I collect (see collage)
- Retro amber colored daisy glasses (see collage)
- Sea shells
- Vintage RS associates teak coffee table
- Alcohol ink craft supplies
- Green pottery bowl (used as a chick prop here)
- Bakelite flatware
- Mini house hippo figurines
- Vintage Cobalt blue champagne glasses
- Crystal decanter
- Vintage Figgjo gravy boat (see collage)
- Vintage Poultry Production book (1960s)
- Blue enamel fondue set
- Butterprint Pyrex bowl
- Yellow basketweave McCoy planter
Have you found any great vintage lately?