Weekend Finds: Magic Salvation Army

We made a trek home to visit my parents, and of course had to take a fifteen minute detour to a Salvation Army in a small town. I call it Magic Salvation Army. I’ve always found something there, they have a great selection of vintage. This time did not disappoint and I found a lot of smalls.

Pottery Craft AshtrayI found this Pottery Craft ashtray pretty much right when I walked in. There are no chips and I love the colors.


These cockateels are made out of sand and sequins. I don’t know the technical craft term, so if someone wants to help me out please leave a comment and let me know. It has everything the old grandma in me is drawn to: sequins, birds, yellow…except I knew what my husband’s response would be the minute he saw it.

CockateelsApparently the Salvation Army pricers felt the same way about it as my husband did. It was dirt cheap.

DecantersSomeone must have donated their entire decanter collection. I only purchased these three, but there were several others there. I couldn’t put them down. Maybe because they’re glass and bakelite, or maybe because of the designs on them. I’m on the fence about keeping them, but think they’d look great displayed in a kitchen.


Decanter_DavidDouglasThis little guy is designed by David Douglas. Not too much is known about him, but hopefully I can find more. Especially this genie server below!


Image from objectplastic.com

Plenty of smalls, but I wish my little Civic could squeeze in some furniture with the luggage. I’m thinking it’s time for a size upgrade!

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    Posted August 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Angela, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that picture of the cockateels, in 1969 I made that exact “work of art” for my mother, and I also did a peacock picture for myself. I remember spending hours placing each little stone in its place- of course I thought that is was beautiful and very excited to give it to mom for Christmas. I don’t know what happened to the picture, I guess I felt the same way as your husband. Who knows, you may be the proud owner of that wonderful piece of art, congratulations!!!!!! By the way I still have the peacock picture, for some reason I can’t seem to get rid of it, memories I guess. And I still love peacocks, Tammy’s mom can attest to that, I still have peacocks setting around the house and I do a ” peacock christmas tree. Thanks for the memories.

    • Angela
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Linda! That’s always what I think about when I find them is how much time went into them. I would love to see a peacock rendition, I bet it’s awesome. I looked on the back and it’s not signed by anyone, so it could definitely be yours :) If you’d like one I know where you could find one… 😉

      • LINDA RIES
        Posted August 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

        Hi Angela,
        Thanks for the offer, I enjoyed the picture but that was then and my tastes have gone to a more modern sometimes asian theme. It was fun to see it though. I have really enjoyed your blog.

        • Angela
          Posted August 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

          So glad you enjoy it Linda! :)

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