My husband thinks the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning is hitting garage sales. I don’t mind because I enjoy being with him and there are more expensive hobbies he could have than refurbishing old stereo equipment. And every now and then I find some lovely things.
Take this week, at the Brighton Drill team yard sale, in the freebie box I saw this.
It reminded me of a dish I got from my grandmother, similar yellow drip glaze, similar weight but in a planter shape instead of a bowl. After I got in the car, I checked it out and it’s a Jenkins Ceramics planter. It’s worth about $15 on ebay. The bowl from my grandma is a Judy of California yellow bowl and the fun thing is it’s just like the example of the Judy marks on the American Pottery Marks page.
A few weeks ago, I found a lead crystal candy dish for $2 and at the same house I got a really cool Dutch Masters style tin painting in a frame. The lady said the painting had been in her mother’s house when she bought it in the 40’s and I would say that the 30’s or 40’s is the approximate age of the frame. I really like the painting, it’s an illuminist at his desk. My husband wants to spray it with a shellac for photographs to make the colors pop. I want to check with someone before we do that.