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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stetson Marcrest Birthday Quest

It all started with one little bowl that belonged to my Granny and a desire to reclaim some of the things I had let fall away in the "busy" of our lives. 
When I was in high school Mom and I started antiquing together. There was always a budget and always a quest. Back then I was collecting green Fiesta ware and things with the Statue of Liberty on them. When we hit the antique stores we were looking for very specific things...it was a Quest. 

For my birthday this year, I requested a day of antique Questing. Mom granted my wish and gave me $50. The Quest today was to find Stetson Marcrest Swiss Chalet pieces. We were halfway through a big antique mall (Benbrook) when I spotted three plates, three bowls, and three glasses.  (The price was right AND they were on sale).

Our next stop was a HUGE mall (Lone Star Antique Mall in Haltom City).....no Stetson Marcrest to be had. We left without buying a thing....that is how a Quest works.

I wasn't ready to give up on the Quest just yet, so we hit one of our favs. Montgomery Street Antique Mall. We were moving fast, only looking at dishes. I found the loaf pan on the very bottom of a junky booth with two other things on top of it. BINGO!

I'm always on the look-out for Fiesta that is cheap. I got this little blue creamer for less than $2.00 (chipped on the bottom and on sale)

Recently, I've begun collecting glass chicken dishes....silly I know, but I like them. They have to meet my criteria: this one was cheap ($2.95) and white. BINGO!

It feels good to goof off for most of a day, to seek out things that make me happy. I do way too little of that these days. 

If you had $50 and a whole day to look what would you look for?


Monica said...

What cute dishes! It sounds like you and your mom had a great time. I love roaming through antique shops. I think if I did this I'd be looking for vintage tableclothes and antique buttons.

When I was a kid my dad took me to a shop that sold mason jars filled with old buttons...really COOL buttons. He bought a couple jars and I'll tell you something. Those buttons kept me entertained for years...playing with them.

Jocelyn said...

Milk glass, milk glass, milk glass. I LOVE it! Or old linens. Probably milk glass, though.

I love antiquing. Also love garage saling, because I love to dig. That $50 hunt would be a great day for me. You never know what treasure lies inside a good pile of stuff!