Sunday, January 29, 2012

Powder Jars and Trinket Boxes


Powder Jars
Last September I bought a collection of vintage powder jars and trinket boxes. I acquired them from a lady that said they had belonged to her aunt. She said she didn’t know anything about them except that her aunt loved them.

Trinket Boxes
Now usually I tell you right away about my purchases, but I wanted to do some research on these and tell you what I discovered. Well, I’ve done some research but I’m sad to say that I haven’t found out very much. So I’m showing the collection to you now to tell you what little I know and hoping that you might add to my knowledge.

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The two trinket boxes are marked Anchor Hocking; one is a turtle, one is a chick.

Turtle Trinket Box

Chick Trinket Box

I wonder if Anchor Hocking made other trinket boxes or it this a complete collection?

Do you know?


The powder jars are not marked but are easily found on Ebay. Most of the auctions credit them to the Jeannette Glass Company. I have a Scottie dog, an elephant and a poodle.


Scottie Powder Jar

Elephant Powder Jar

Poodle Powder Jar

I’ve seen only one other Jeannette powder jar….a deer which some auctions refer to as Bambi. Some of the jars were offered in iridized glass (carnival) like the poodle above and some were made in pink glass.

I want to know if Jeannette made other powder jars. Would I have a complete collection if I found Bambi?

 Do you know?

I’m all ears!!!


I'm linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So What Do You Plant in a Strawberry Pot? – Part 2



Last spring I published a post entitled “So What Do You Plant in a Strawberry Pot?” Since there were no yard sales or estate sales this past weekend to tell you about, I thought I would take the opportunity to revisit my vintage strawberry pot and show you what I planted this winter.

The huge strawberry pot is visible from my office window and I love to keep something pretty planted in it. Just seeing the beautiful flowers makes me smile. Last spring they were begonias. This winter it’s pansies…. bright, colorful, cold-hardy pansies.




Thanks for doing a little container gardening with me. If you’re interested in planting pansies or begonias in YOUR strawberry pot, check out my earlier post for a few hints that will help you create a successful planting.

My "Assistant"


I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vintage Sewing Cards


I’m amazed that so many people remember their childhoods in detail. They can tell funny stories about what happened at their fourth birthday party or when they lost their first tooth. I had a great childhood but my memories are just not that keen. Of course, I don’t remember my dreams from last night so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised or concerned!


One thing I do remember it that I used to spend hours playing with sewing cards. I would sew the yarn in and out of the holes and when I was finished, I would pull the yarn out and start sewing again. So when I saw an old box of Little Audrey Harvey-Toon sewing cards at a junk market late last year, I had to have them!


The box is in terrible shape, but still readable. I don’t remember if I actually had a set like this, but they brought back memories just the same. A few of the cards have already been worked and a few of the original lengths of yarn are still in the box.




There are even a few extra cards that are not part of the Little Audrey set. I love the lithography!


Perhaps my love of sewing cards led to my desire to learn how to crochet. I do remember that my grandmother taught me to crochet before I was ten and she insisted that I learn to read the crochet instructions. I did and I still crochet today.

Do you remember sewing cards?


I’m linking to the following parties:

What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special - Vintage at Funky Junk Interiors

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lucky Charm?



I’ve decided that Mom must be my lucky charm when it comes to treasure-hunting! She was a bit under the weather with a cold this past weekend and didn’t go with me to a small estate sale. Without her help, there weren’t many goodies to smile about. I found only a few things to show you…..emphasis on “few.”


I scooped up a neat rusty wire basket from the garage. In the kitchen I found a small ivy embossed refrigerator dish that matches the larger one I found last weekend and I also grabbed a 1950s Anchor Hocking juice decanter.



At least the clown planter is all smiles because I found a rusty wire soap dish. It holds a small ceramic leaf dish marked Occupied Japan and an equally small ceramic figurine featuring a trio of Scotties marked Japan.



Do you shop with a “lucky charm?”


I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"V" is for....



It’s cold and windy here in South Mississippi and that makes it a good day for the next version of the Alphabe-Tour. I would like to tell you that I have a veritable bounty of vintage items that start with the letter “V”, but actually there are very few; however, I think you will enjoy the variety. Let’s view them up close so you can give me your verdict…….


“V” is for….

Vermont maple syrup tins



Vera Irish linen napkins



Vase – Imperial Glass



“Vesper” by Fostoria


Valentines handkerchief


Viewmaster



"W" is next..........I wonder what goodies I'll find!!!


In order to make it easier for you to check out previous installments
of my alphabetical tours, just click on The Alphabe-Tour tab under my header.
From there you can quickly visit any of the previous letters.


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

Monday, January 9, 2012

Let the Treasure-Hunting Begin!


Mom and I might not be The Bobbsey Twins, but we had a great start to “Treasure-Hunting” for 2012!

The first local estate sale of the year was held this past weekend. We arrived early, but still stood in line behind about 40 other shoppers. I had my mind set on some Pyrex that had been pictured on EstateSales.net, but with so many others in front of us I had my doubts that I would be successful.

The doors opened promptly at 8:00am and we headed as quickly as we could to the little kitchen. I saw the Pyrex still on the counter and finally worked my way over to claim it. Mom stood by with a box into which I loaded a 9 x 13 Snowflake baker and a Snowflake loaf pan.



There was also a 1-1/2 quart yellow-green casserole that I couldn’t see in the pictures. Here it is with a vintage dishtowel featuring embroidered grapes and a demi-john.



I also found a Federal 3-spout measuring cup, a Hazel-Atlas ivy-embossed refrigerator dish and a cute green/yellow daisy apron.



Have you started treasure-hunting in 2012?



I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm