Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Color It Vintage!

Let’s face it…..we are all attracted to color. Most of us have a favorite color or a favorite color combination or a range of colors… bright colors, pastel colors, earthy colors, or neutral colors. Our color choices say a lot about our personality or about our mood. So when you are shopping, what colors catch your eye....which colors draw you into a space….make you want to take a closer look? Vintage items come in many colors. Which colors attract you?

Is it that 50’s turquoise?

Maybe it’s cobalt blue?

Or maybe cornflower blue?

Does yellow brighten your day?

Or does orange set you on fire?

Is pink your passion?

Or do you think red is rad?

Whether it’s turquoise, blue, red, pink, yellow or orange…….Color It Vintage!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

These are a few of your favorite (vintage) things --- Part Two

How do I know what things are your favorites?...........Well, frankly, they are the items that sell the most often…..the things that disappear from the booth the quickest!

Here are some more of your favorites……………..(check out Part One below this post)

Roosters….all kinds of roosters on all kinds of things like plates, canisters and creamers.  I wonder if these three colorful guys are talking about the hens in the next booth! The white rooster is Westmoreland's rooster-on-a-nest in milk glass. Mr. Mom?

Metal Trays…… they come in many shapes and sizes….some with advertising (like Coca-Cola) some with nostalgic scenes like the Currier & Ives tray. I’m always on the lookout for these state souvenir trays…Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, etc.

Salt & Pepper Shakers…..all shakers are popular whether they be in glass patterns, china patterns or figural like the fruit on a leaf shakers shown to the right. Hazel Atlas made the set in the back and in the front are the hard-to-find shakers from Currier & Ives......Have you ever seen Salty and Peppy on sticks?

Juice Glasses……these little jewels are practical and so cute. The most popular ones have printed designs. The ivy glasses are made by Federal Glass. There is a matching decanter, but I haven’t been able to find it. Maybe you have one already.

And finally… Kitchen Utensils……especially those with red or green wooden handles and ones made of enamelware like the blue/white speckled spoon.

So did I mention your favorite?    No?   Well, what is YOUR favorite?    If I knew, I would look harder, I would search more diligently and I would dig deeper for your favorite vintage treasure.

Let me know! Treasure-hunting starts today…….

Sunday, September 19, 2010

These are a few of your favorite (vintage) things --- Part One

Even though you shop for and buy a myriad of vintage items, there are some items that are popular enough that I will always try to keep them……that is, if I can find them. When you visit my booths you will usually find these collections/patterns because they are the most requested and purchased items.

Wexford Glassware. Made by Anchor Hocking between 1967-2000. The stemware, platters and butter dishes seem to be the most popular pieces.

Old Record Albums. Some of these old albums can sure bring back memories.

Old Bottles…..medicine bottles, soda bottles, wine bottles (empty, of course….for your bottle tree!)
BTW, the brown object is an old beehive insulator.

Pink Depression Glass…..Warning! All patterns are getting harder for me to find.

The newest favorite is Corning Ware…..it stands the test of time and temperature!

If YOUR “favorite thing” was not mentioned, check back….maybe it will appear in Part Two!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome to Back 2 Vintage blog!

For almost 10 ten years now, I’ve been providing vintage items for you (my wonderful friends/customers) the old fashioned way …… in my booths on the second floor at the Southern Antique Mall in downtown Laurel, Mississippi. That part won’t change, but I think it’s time to step into the future and provide you with online updates about my latest vintage finds. Now you can treasure-hunt along with me and be one of the first to find out what I’ve discovered for you. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey as I hunt for special objects to take you “Back 2 Vintage”!

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The colors of autumn can be found in all kinds of vintage items.

But if you like softer colors, maybe a shell pink milk glass goblet by Jeanette Glass is right for you. I've displayed it next to a Fenton hobnail white milk glass compote so you can see the subtleness of the pink.

If travel is in your agenda this fall, consider this vintage faux-croco suitcase by Samsonite. Soooo chic!

That's the first leg of our journey. I hope you enjoyed it and will continue to go Back2Vintage with me soon.