Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vintage Finds Made in Japan and a Super Score!

We were out all day with the rest of the world.  Day after tomorrow is Thanksgiving so we headed out in the morning and got all the food stuff we need for the holiday weekend.  After that it was the thrifts, we won't go for the next two days and hubby is free today, so we hoofed it all over the place! (And boy are my dogs howling).  I'm sitting here taking a break, trying to recuperate a little.  Anyway...here's what we found!

We look for vintage ceramics made in Japan.  The snowman is a music box.  The napkin holder has no marks/labels, I'll see if I can find one on line.  The other items are labeled Japan.
I'm always on the hunt for mini glass balls.  Decided to pick up some bead strands as well.
I was absolutely stunned to find Franciscan Oasis at the thrift.  I've never seen it at a thrift before.  Even my husband was shocked.  For those who don't know, these dishes are highly desirable and ebay prices have skyrocketed--I paid 89 cents a piece.  I have a service for 8, so happy to have these extras for my set.



  1. Love vintage Christmas, you found some great things!

  2. Wow! I love the Oasis pieces! All the JAPAN pieces are so cute too. Especially the Santa napkin holder. Great stuff!
    Evie, I will be emailing you. I'm sorry I've been in a bit of a rush the past couple of days.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Erica:)

  3. I collect Franciscan Oasis-I have never, ever seen it in a thrift. 89 cents a piece, what a deal!!!! I pick it up at yard sales, and Ebay when I can get a good deal. Unfortunately I think people who love Starburst are now going over to Oasis, and driving up the prices.

    1. A fellow Oasis lover! I know Maureen, I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a cup! I knew after the cups I needed to scour the plates and bowls! I got my set before the prices went up--thankfully! I watched how it went from few listings of Oasis to many with high prices.


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