Remember the song "Looking for love in all the wrong places"? That was my estate and thrift shop experience this weekend. I was pretty excited for these sales. The ads sounded great!Friday's sale advertised that the original owner collected glass and was a painter. I didn't get a picture of this one because the glass was in a tiny, stifling hot garage with poor lighting. They had a big variety of depression glass, some carnival Indiana goblets from the 1970s and a gorgeous etched candy jar. Unfortunately the glass was dirty, most was chipped and priced too high. The beautiful candy was chipped. I could see some interesting paintings behind a bunch of stuff, but you could not get to half the garage because there was stuff stacked in front of it. The non-glass was also slim pickings and dirty. Disappointing, but what the heck. It's always fun to see glass. Saturday's sale was a living estate, advertised with lots of glass. They had some interesting pieces. The picture at the beginning on the post was the glass and here's a closer picture. The white pieces with clear rims are Fenton Silver Crest. Ruffled iridescent bowls are Iris and Herringbone depression glass (actually the iridescent was made after depression). They had a couple other pieces of Iris on a different table but they were chipped. The crystal candle holder in the upper right is Tiffin with a cutting, nice pieces. They were a bit pricey though. The vase in front is Ring, but with an iridescent treatment that would date it to the 1970s. I didn't recognize the amber center handled server; it had a cutting and was a pretty piece. The clear one is Candlewick. You can't see them in the close up but there are a Heisey Waverly big bowl (scratched) and a few pieces of more contemporary glass like the blue pressed cheese dish. Some pieces were worn and all were pretty dirty. It's hard to tell whether glass is dirty or scratched without wiping it off. This Madrid plate was in good condition but not a pattern I'm after. This muffin plate was a fun piece! A bit too expensive for me to buy to resell at $15 but I like the pattern, Fostoria Willowmere on my favorite Coronet shape and muffin plates are great. I'm not buying as much glass now as in past years. We have quite a bit and I want to sell most of it before buying more. It's always fun to look though, and sometimes you find just that one piece you simply must have! If you like to go to estate sales too, please leave a comment with your favorite finds.
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