Thursday, January 31, 2013

This N That

This green pottery bowl is quite large--would really be heavy filled with potato salad!
Sweet little handmade basket.
Old glass hen candy container
This is just a couple of the dozens of tins I will be packing.
I needed this old sewing box to compliment the button collection I'm taking.
It's crunch time, I'm not my dad's in the hospital and I'm worried about that.  He's just got to get better.  He's the rock of our family. 
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Something for Everyone--Literally!!!

When I set up at a show, I really have something for everyone--every price range too!  This child's sewing machine really works and can teach the young girl how to sew. This Stitch Mistress is in excellent condition!

A wonderful berry box--actually I have 5 of them.
A little "Happy New Year" holiday headbands.
Bottle brush wreaths in various sizes.
Crystal salt cellars and knife rests.
A large cabinet photo-great house and big family!
Small doll size metal table and chairs with rockers below that!
Just another sample of what I'm packing for Nashville!  It's almost GO TIME!
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I Just Can't Throw Anything Away!

Does anyone else have trouble letting things go?  You know, throwing things away?  These were feet on the bottom of a small kitchen cabinet.  One was broken so rather than find another one, we took the other three off.  I just knew we could use them for something!
Well---what do you think?  Works perfectly to hold a business card or price tag--right??
Does that make me a hoarder? Or am I frugel and clever? Ha!
Until next time,

Monday, January 28, 2013

Searching Through the Button Tin!

If you are like me, I have to stop and finger through the buttons.  It's like looking for gold!  I love the old tins filled full to the top!
These fruity buttons were my fun find for the day!
Doesn't take much to make me happy!
Until next time,

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Change Is Good--Sometimes!

So I used to have this case filled with jewelry, then I changed it to glassware--now it is a mixture of toys, pocketknives, trains--a lot of guy kind of stuff.  It is doing quite well.  There is another case right next to it that is filled with jewelry.  I think, in a couple of weeks, when I return from Nashville, it might become a mixture of smalls as well.  Change the jewelry out into a mixture.  Whatever it takes to sell!  Sales are what pays the bills right??

Until next time,

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Children's China & Small Banks

Sweet little china dishes, I wish it was complete!  It's missing a few cups and saucers, but the teapot and accesories are there. 

Another small set --white with gold designs.
If you like mason jars, miniatures, or glass banks--here are a couple.  This first one is only about 4 inches in height made by Hazel Atlas.  There is a little dent in the lid, but it still comes off with ease.
This jar used to have Battleship Prepared Mustard inside.  It is shaped like a barrel.
I keep finding the small, sweet stuff!  The great thing about that is --- it's affordable!
Until next time,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Old Valentine Postcards

Who doesn't love old Valentines?  One is more precious than the next.  These are just a few of the postcards I ran across today.  Sorry about the color!  The hot pink is really red!

Remember the parties we would have in grade school for Valentine's Day?  How much time did we spend making our boxes and we were filled with  excitement  and anticipation of the cards our classmates would put in the box!  I wish I had some of those boxes now!  I don't think grade school classes even have party's anymore.  Too bad!  I guess I'm telling my age!
Until next time,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hotel China

This short stack of Hotel China will look great with ironstone pieces.  Wonder what was served on it??where??? and maybe even what famous chef???
I guess that's something we'll never know.
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wool Coverlet Samples

I have about a dozen samples of woven coverlets--various sizes--mostly small pieces that are just big enough to show the pattern for the weaver.  The colors are fabulous and each one is labeled as to the name of the design.

This last picture shows the label--this one is pinned to the sample, some are hand stitched.
I don't think I realized that there were so many designs for wool coverlets.  Sure would be handy to have one here tonight!  Temperature is about 10 degrees!
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This inkwell --complete with it's lid is gorgeous.  The pen is from the same estate but was found in separate drawers.  It looks like the style that would go with the inkwell, so I am putting them together!  The pen has a carved mother of pearl handle, the ink bottle is heavy glass--maybe lead glass?, and the base is carved and painted.  It's heavy, and looks like brass.  It is terrific.  Can you imagine learning to write with this!

I love these old notebooks.  They are from the 1930's and will display beatifully with the inkwell.
What a treasure--and keep checking--there's lots more treasures coming!
Until next time,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Have A Seat!

I love smalls, and children's items, and dolls, and handmade anything!  This sweet pair of chairs are carved from one piece of wood--no nails or glue just solid hand cut and carved wood.  Slick as a whistle.  The fun thing to me is that they are from different estates but made alike.  The big chair is only about 4 inches in height and the small one is about 2 inches in height.  Some little girl was thrilled to put these in her dollhouse.

I never had my own doll house, so I love it through someone else's eyes!
Until next time,

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Warm Day--Baseball Anyone?

The unseasonably warm day really brought shoppers out!  It was a great and busy day at the shop!  Thank you everyone!!!! The sunshine and warm weather gets us a little closer to Opening Day at the Ballpark!

Until next time,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Splash of Red

I moved the fireplace up by the front door and added a spash of red!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but...I love red all the time.Love the old typewriter.  The funny thing is---it fascinates the youong crowd--not just kids, I'm talking about teens and 20's.  I learned to type on a manual typewriter--then moved to a selectric.  WOW!  I'm older than dirt!

The weather is suppose to be nice this weekend--come in and see us! 
Until next time,