Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

 Oh goodness, I've been gone so long, it's hard to get back in the swing...
It's Thursday already and that means it's time for Vintage Thingie Thursday over at Colorado Lady's place.
You all know I just got back from the longest yard sale, well it was a disappointment in a way, but I did find a few peices of my Halls. so today I just have to show them to you.
The first piece is a Westinghouse Refrigerator Water pot made by Halls. Isn't she a beauty. She is in perfect condition, no chips, cracks or even wear. They were asking $50. for it but I talked them down to $40.00 wouldn't go any lower but I know it's worth more, so I paid it.
This is a picture of 4 Hall's items.... 2 cream pitchers that match my Autumn Left pattern. I found these 2 at different places and both cost about the same. 
The large pepper shaker also matches my dishes and they were asking $7.00 but I got it for $5.00 paid 2 times that for the one I already have.
The little white Hall's one cup pot was a bargin at 5.00...they had wanted $15.00....
The bowl is not a Hall's but is Noratake and I really liked it. It cost $6.00.
This is a Hall's refrigerator bowl, they were asking $2.00 but when I told her the lid was broke she gave it to me for .50 cents.

This is a nice Hall's crock bowl in the wild rose pattern, I have the 3 piece stack set to match it. I paid $6.00 for this cause the lid was missing. Still a nice usable bowl.
 These are 2 McCormick Tea pots made by Hall's. ! I paid $30. for 1 and the other I paid $3.00 for.
Can you see why, one had the defuser in it and the other didn't. It is hard to find pots with the defuser still with it.
But now Let me tell you about my last find...Late the first evening we had gotten tired and decided to just skip the rest of the markets and head to Fort Payne for the night...we passed a long string of tents set up and Charles asked "do you see anything you want to stop for" and as I scanned the tables from the car window, this item cought my eye and I said "yea, I think so let me out here and I'll check it out", he did and then went to find a park.  The closer I got to the table the faster my heart beat...when I realized it was what I thought it was, my heart started to haven't felt that way in a while. I think I was another lady was picking it up, I wanted to scream at her, "I saw that first, put it down now" must have read my mind or could I have said it out loud...I don't think so but not ways she set it down gave me a sweet smile and moved along.
I did nearly pass out when I saw $15.00 on the tag..well I didn't even try to talk the man down cause it was dirt cheap already....
Here is the item
Isn't she a beauty, it is rare to find a coffee pot with the metal drip basket still in tack, and for 15.00 is in perfect condition.
This is just a few of my Flea Market finds. Will show more at a later date.


  1. did good buisiness ! I love all you got but the McCormick Tea pots are my favourite ones.
    Hugs from Italy,

  2. gosh.. looks like you hit a jackpot! all so lovely! i really like the bowl! thanks for sharing.. have a great day!

  3. Molly,
    I'm so pleased with your finds!! We're Hall People, as well, with a lot of the old Hall Green teapots and quite a few other pieces, but the McCormicks were your best buys, to me.

    I have the same Eggplant Aladdin with the infuser, and have been looking for YEARS for the short, regular pot to match. I'd like to find one like this, since Sis got the real one:

  4. I'm discovering that I don't know much about coffee pots. That's the second unusual one that I've seen today on VTT.

  5. You always seem to show us the prettiest items ever. :)
    You really scored on your trip!

  6. Wow! I want to shop with you and learn from the best. I am so timid when it comes to bargaining.

  7. It looks like you had a successful day!! I have always wanted to go to that sale...but I don't know how I would get my haul home....after seeing this post....I may have to rethink that. Great, great things you found, the coffee pot was most interesting...great eye from the car!!

    Have a great VTT!

  8. Hi Molly! Looks to me like the longest yard sale WAS a succeses for you.

    I don't really know anything about Halls - - - but that little creamer, sugar, and salt shaker look like they have the Jewel T print on them. Do you know, is that Jewel T?

  9. Well, I just wonder what you could have found that would have made the trip less disappointing!! LOL Love the post. I'll have to hunt up my Hall's teapot. Really love the coffee pot. Unusual. :)

  10. Oh my did better than great. I love all your finds..I think little bowl with no lid is my favorite. It's lovely. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Wow - your had a great day! I love the refrigerator pot - I've never seen one like that! I have a friend who over the years has collected an entire 12 piece set, including servers, of Hall's autumn leaf! Yours are wonderful!

  12. MOLLY I just knew you'd be showing off some of your great finds today... you do not disappoint. Stay cool... heading to CA next week myself for some cool mountain air(and hopefully no forest fires!)

  13. Wow, you sharp-eyed gal! Bargains galore! You sure got some prize Hall's there!!!

  14. WOW! I'm so glad you found that coffee pot. It is lovely.

  15. I really LOVE those Red Tea Pots!!!

    Best To You...Marilyn

  16. You're not the first to say that they were a little disappointed in the longest yard sale. Several said that everything was pricey. I'm so glad for you that you found lots of your beloved Hall pieces! My Mom has several Autumn Leaf pieces, that I grew up looking at every day. I didn't care for it then, but I have a few pieces myself now! Love that water pot, and I'm glad that lady read your mind and put down that coffee pot for you! Great story!

  17. Looks like you had some great finds there! You got quite a few things! Good for you!

    Loved your comment on my Faithful Fridays...thanks so much!

    Have a great evening, Ms. Molly!

  18. Well golly, it looks to me like you got lots of pretty things! And ya know what the best part is?
    Your negotiating skills my dear. You done us all proud.

  19. The end of your story was so exciting! I'm glad it had a happy end. The red teapots are my favourites.

  20. The ending of your story made the entire adventure worth while for you - what an interesting item - I have never seen one like that. You certainly must have quite the collection of neat things! Have a great weekend!

  21. I love ALL that stuff!!!
    My ex-sis in law always made coffee in a pot like the last item pictured. With fresh cream from their dairy cows. die for!

  22. I adore the coffee pot! Lucky lucky you!!! Thanks for coming by often. I enjoy reading your comments!

  23. The first blue refrigerator piece is my fav along with the Jewel Tea pieces. I think you
    did quite well on your flea market adventure!


Little sweet memories whispered..