9 #thriftscorethursday "Rare" German Shot Glasses

Thanks for being patient as I broke up this week and last week’s post. Although purchased at the a same yard sale, the items were so vastly different that they each deserved their own limelight. I hope you’re ready for the best day of the week… #thriftscorethursday

Welcome newbies!! Brynne from The Gathered Home and I (along with a new guest host each week) challenge anyone who loves Instagram and thrift stores as much as we do to look high and low for the perfect secondhand treasures (or #catchandrelease). Then throw the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on your photo. Looking for more details? I gotcha covered toward the end of the post.

#thriftscorethursday Week 31 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Guest Poster: Cassie from Primitive and Proper

Our lovely surprise guest host this week is none other than Cassie from Primitive and Proper. Her and her adorable blue-eyed family have this simply gorgeously decorated home—be sure to head over there for her finds + features at the end of this post.

And now for my features:
Now that’s a treasure! Tanya from Twelve O Eight scooped up this capiz beauty from her area Goodwill. Gotta love those quickie trips- you just never know what you might find!!

#thriftscorethursday Week 31 | Instagram user: triedandtrueblog shows off her gallery wall
Vanessa from Tried and True, shares her personality in this perfect mix of family, decor, and thrifted pieces. I don't know about you but that silver "B" had me at hello. And how sweet of her to incorporate those adorable Instagram shots?!

It was cruel of me to leave you with a teaser last week, but I hope these beauties will make up for it:
We purchased both the mixer and the German shot glasses from a man who owns this sweet German Guesthouse. After giving us a tour he mentioned a few of the shot glasses were rare and that they originated in Germany. Armed with this information, I set out to do a bit of research out of curiosity.

#thriftscorethursday Week 31 Altenkunstadt German Shot Glass Markings | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

According to this source, these particular ink markings show that they’re made by Altenkunstadt (Germany) and originate from the 1960’s.  The pen and ink style depictions are of German towns, some that no longer exist. The towns read: Benlbronn, Svlmas, Reutlingen, TV Bingen, Hall in Schwaben, and Stutgard.

#thriftscorethursday Week 31- Altenkunstadt German Shot Glass Markings | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

From all my digging, I only assume that generally they’re not as rare as he led me to believe (no biggie out of our pockets since they were ‘thrown in’ with the sale). This general style-- the black and white porcelain with the German town names and their cityscapes-- would probably be the American equivalent to collecting magnets or thimbles during travels.

I imagine, if these little collectible pottery glasses had a matching decanter, they’d come with a higher value. But again, I wasn’t attracted to them for their ‘rarity’ rather for their black and white appeal. And of course they add a little history, dating back to the Renaissance period, with all those castles, churches, and arched bridges.

Well that’s all for week 31, my dearies! Please tell me you’ll follow along with us?! It’s crazy easy to play along my friends:

  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Auctions etc).
  2. Share your photo with the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram (if your profile is public) and/or Twitter, any day of the week!
You could be featured next Thursday as your hosts Brynne and I (+a third surprise guest host) dish out our favorite scores every week.

I simply CANNOT wait to see what y'all found over the holiday weekend!

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Brynne & this week’s guest host Cassie to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).

#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Cassie’s treasures from Primitive and Proper
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Haha, German shot glasses. Love and they had a ton of them at the thrift store in Germany ;)

    1. I know what a lovely concept German + alcohol! I figured as such. Thanks for popping in Julia!!

  2. fabulous features!!! i love your shot glasses! they make me want to take shots, and that's saying a lot because i don't do liquor. but i would, if i could, out of those glasses.

    1. Kool-aid shots perhaps?! They are pretty dang swanky- I think they'll require the pinky out!

  3. Those are so freaking cute! I would have wanted them too, rare or not - love the black and white designs!

  4. Love the little shot glasses! And that trunk is super fancy :)

  5. Love those! Now when is the crazy party with all the shots taking place? Also what are we drinking?

    1. Anytime... and I'm a huge fan of "oatmeal cookies."

  6. LOL, I already live in Stuttgard - the spelling on the glasses is incorrect...

    But nice glasses!


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