Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flea Market Finds


I have a handed-down op shop find to show today...

While mum was moving house earlier this week, she was getting rid of this sweet little butter dish. I remember this always being around from the time that I was a littlie, so I grabbed it to keep.


It was apparently found in an op shop in Penshurst some time in the 1970's. It was lovingly used by us for years and years (as you can tell from the crazing).


After doing a minute amount of internet research, I've found that it was manufactured between 1951 and 1952. Now it's going straght to the pool room treasure shelf.

For more Flea Market Finds, pop on over to Sophie.

14 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

It's a beautiful butter dish. There's always something so welcoming & comforting about a table all set & complete with a butter dish...reminds me of family gatherings when my Nan was still around...

beccasauras said...

Wow, a real antique! And your mum was chucking it? You scored!

sewing the seeds of love said...

Sweet butter dish..ome mum's junk is a daughters traesure.
I "scored"this weekend too...love church fetes!
Pop over and have a look.
x PJ x

sewing the seeds of love said...

or treasure ( typo) !!

Jennie said...

I love the shape! And I haven't seen one with the picture continued on the bottom plate before!

Knicky Knacks said...

Great find. Love butter dishes. Don't have one yet but on the lookout. Thanks for sharing.

sue said...

That is great - a secong generation op-shop find! I have long suspected that op-shopping is an inherited trait ... Definitely deserves to go staright to the pool room - er I mean treasure shelf!

moose and bird said...

It's lovely to keep things like this that you remember from your childhood. It has been well loved hasn't it! xo

Christy said...

very cute!

Tracey said...

I loved the crackled glaze!

Steph said...

That is so lovely! And great you could find some details about it :)

teddybearswednesday said...

total Score!! It's gorgeous, and didn't cost you a pennyxo

clare's craftroom said...

It's beautiful , lucky you !

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

What a beautiful butter dish, one of those objects I wish was still a part of my table setting. Just lovely.
Sophie x