Friday, June 16, 2017

Robin's Egg Blue Metal Stool

Sometimes you just can't resist the most simplest things!  This metal stool is different.  I'm calling it a stool, but it could be used as a plant stand, or side table.  After a good cleanup, hopefully some of the light rusty issues on the top will calm down a bit.  It only has three legs and I love the turned tips on the legs.  Had to have it!

You really need to put our city---Alton, Illinois in your travel plans.  We are smack dab in the middle of the United States--almost! Lots to see and do.  We are open everyday!  Hope to see you soon,
Until next time, 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Is White a Color

I love ironstone and couldn't resist these molds.  I thought they looked perfect with these little white shoes.  And yes...those candies are "Mary Janes"! I got started putting Mary Janes in my booth at shows because they were old fashioned candy, but more importantly the red and mustard color matched the display.  So now I always set out Mary Janes.  Even when the items don't sell, I can at least tell that customers are looking because the candy disappears.  Just a fun little thing to do!  Have a wonderful day.  I plan too.
Until next time,

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Heartland Antique Show was a good one!

We just returned from the Heartland Antiques Show in Richmond, Indiana.  The travel was great, the show was great and now it's good to be home.  I have alot to redo at the shop.  Exciting changes so check back.  Here are some pictures of our booth--

It turned out nice!  It was only a 16 ft booth so we had to cram a bit!
Keep checking back--I have more pictures of my favorite things at the show.
Until next time, 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Love the Small Stuff!

I love collections and groups of small stuff.  There is something about rooting through a box of ---well---anything that is so fun!  That's when antiquing in a real store is so much better than online shopping.  There's something about touching and feeling and smelling what you are looking for!

Box of buttons
Stack of tins
                                                              Basket of baby shoes
Tub of children's dishes.

You really need to put Alton Illinois on your list of places to go.  We would love to see you!  Lots to see and do in Alton--like shopping at Country Meadows!
Until next time, 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vintage Christmas--Love It!

I love the cover of this old book.  It would be great framed...its nice and flat because pages are missing!

This tinsel is reproduction but looks really great like the old tinsel.  Perfect for craft projects,

 The white tree is only about two feet tall.  Perfect for a table top.  Probably from the 60's. Then of course the vintage paper mache boot---they are getting harder to find.

Love the little bone china figurines.  Only about two inches tall.

Happy holiday shopping!
Until next time,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy Holidays to All of You!

Well as you know, it's been forever since I posted.  I find that when I have trouble loading pictures--or anything else for that matter, I just give up.  I think a New Year's resolution for me will be--don't give up, or at least try not to give up.  I used to have so much fun posting pictures and blogging but ran into trouble and gave up!  We have had many wonderful antiques come and go from the shop this year, and I promise I will try to post more!  Also follow us on Instagram and my new upcoming project--an Etsy store!
Have a safe and happy holiday.  Come see us and....
"Give a Present from the Past"
Until next time,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Just a Little Window Redo!

Well just in time for fall, we have picked up some amazing country pieces.  Funny how all of the colors are perfect together.  I love the colors of fall--deep reds, oranges, golden yellows and toss in some brown.  The pieces shown in the pictures are not redo's or makeovers.  The colors are original to the early pieces...just the way we love it. Enjoy...

See--I told you it was great!
Until next time,