Posted 4 years ago
It really pays to get there right when a store opens because I managed to score some very nice pieces today, all from our fairly new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. Things were just being put out and Christy just kept pointing to things and I kept buying...lol. First up This 12" "Firebird" figure by California Originals. It's done in an intense orange lava glaze with streaks of black and yellow. Still has it's original label too ! It matches a gondola console bowl I already have. Just need to find the other one and I'll have the set.
Heirlooms of Tomorrow was founded in the 1940s by William Bailey. The pottery was first located in Manhattan Beach, but in the '50s was moved to Torrance, California and renamed California Originals. It is believed that California Originals closed their doors sometime around 1980. Their vases, ashtrays, lazy susans, bowls and serving trays were produced in great numbers, and are typically found in beautiful (often bright) colors accented with gold decoration.