Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seeing Red, White and Blue!


Lillian Vernon decorative tiles
Each year, roughly between Memorial Day and July 4th, I like to create a red-white-and-blue display somewhere in my booth. I worked on this year's display yesterday and I thought you might like to take a peek.


The items don’t have to be patriotic, though some are; they just have to fall in the RedWhiteBlue color groups.

Lustroware recipe box, 1972 calendar towel, candy stripe mugs, cast iron mailbox/bank

Blue enamelware mugs, wire egg basket, Planter's Peanut burlap bag

You might recognize some of the items that I’ve posted recently, but some of them haven’t been “published.”

Pfaltzgraff Muffin Makers, Strawberry dishtowel, Pyrex childs mugs
Once I finished the display, I felt that it needed more items. I dug around in my “stash” once I got back home and I found a few others things that I'll be adding sometime today.


Cambridge glass/Farberware candlesticks

Cobalt bottle, Dutch/Tulips dishtowel, Red handled bottle/can opener

I hope you’ll stop by if you’re in the area!
I've enjoyed meeting several of you lately!
Please introduce yourself if I'm in the booth!


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Monday, May 28, 2012

Freedom, Friends and Finds

A holiday like Memorial Day prompts us to pause, if only for a moment, to reflect on those things that are important to us. Our everyday freedom has been hard-won by those heroes of our past, the service men/women of our present and to their families.

Thank you for your service to our country!


That freedom allows all of us to enjoy our favorite pursuits. For me, one of those pursuits is looking for vintage treasures. So when a friend called last week to say that he had been cleaning out a relative’s condo and thinks there are some things I would like to see, I’m grateful for the freedom and opportunity to look. Thanks to my friend, I made the following finds:

An elegant set of on-the-rocks glasses…..



A green “Colonial Block” goblet, some vintage kitchen utensils, and a Kerr jelly mold…



I was excited to find an Iris and Herringbone footed pitcher and for you Pyrex lovers, there was a green primary color mixing bowl...



A mushroom dishcloth is the perfect partner to yet another owl, this one held Avon cream sachet...



Enjoy your day!
Remember to remember our fallen heroes!


I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Running Behind!


I’ve been running about a week behind in showing you my latest finds; so in this post, I’m revealing some of the treasures Mom and I have found lately.

At yard sales a couple of weekends ago, we found……

A mid-century modern plate in the "Highland" pattern by Knowles




Two 1970s ceramic owls


The baby owl is only 1-1/2" tall....Look at that face!



A green Currier and Ives transferware platter and a rooster creamer by Scio.



And another vintage camera, this one a Brownie Reflex Syncho w/flash attachment.
SMILE!



An out-of-town thrift store shopping spree netted these goodies…..

A 13" diameter cobalt blue platter and a German plate with fruit design and reticulated rim.



An Anchor Hocking casserole in a cornflower pattern (I already had a lid),
and two Hazel-Atlas Candy Stripe Mugs.



And finally, more owls!
This time a small embroidered picture of three owls in a tree.


Whoooo....er, What have you found lately?



I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have You Seen Robin Hood?

Yes!  Robin Hood!
You know, the one from Sherwood Forest!

To be a bit more specific......have you ever seen Robin Hood on a series of plates
by John Maddock & Sons?


A couple of years ago I found four plates at a yard sale. Each plate has a different scene
featuring Robin Hood. The transferware plates are square and the wide rims have a design
of acorns and shields.


The back of each plate has the John Maddock and Sons mark. 


In the time that I've owned the plates, I've not been able to find much information about them. I don't know their age or value and I wonder just how many different scenes there are in the series. Here are the four designs I have.........

Robin Hood Meets Friar Tuck



King Richard Pardons Robin Hood



Robin Hood Captures the Pirate Ship



Robin Hood Wins the Silver Arrow


So where's Maid Marian and the Merry Men, you ask?  I did, too! Recently I discovered two additional designs at Replacements.com. One of them pictures Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and the other pictures Robin at a long table with two dogs nearby. I could not read the titles on either plate.

I want to know if there are still more designs.
Do you know?
Have you seen any plates like these?


Have you seen Robin Hood?


I'm linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Monday, May 14, 2012

Too Many Yard Sales - Part Two


Two weekends ago, when there were too many yard sales, there were also too many finds to include in one post; so here are some more of the vintage treasures that Mom and I discovered......


A beautiful set of tumblers decorated with cherry blossoms....There are actually eight tumblers in the set, I just included four in the photo.



An OhioArt metal recipe box and a small vintage hammered tray.

A sweet little heart-shaped plate hand-painted with the scene of a baby feeding geese.

A delicate pot of ceramic flowers by Coalport.

And finally, a stack of wooden cigar boxes.



What treasures have you found lately?


I'll be linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time






Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vintage Poems to Mother



Last Mother’s Day I shared with you a vintage framed poem to MOTHER. I’m still fascinated with its striking graphics and eloquent words.


Since then, I’ve discovered two more framed poems to the special woman in our life….

Roses adorn “A Message to Mother”




And another poem shows mom in a hoop skirt and bonnet.



These sweet tributes penned many years ago are still so relevant today.


Happy Mother’s Day!!!


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

Monday, May 7, 2012

Too Many Yard Sales



With so many yard sales advertised in so many different directions, Mom and I had to make some gasoline-thrifty decisions to narrow down our treasure-hunting to those sales that sounded promising. We were very successful, though; so much so that today I’m only going to show you a few of the smalls that we found.

I found a vintage red General Electric kitchen clock along with a couple of Frostie bottles and a sauce server/warmer.



A couple of Made in Japan planters found their way home with us. The duck on the left is Occupied Japan and the elf-on-a-stump was made by Acme Pottery.



Finally, we found a milk pitcher adorned with geese, a blue Fire-King measuring cup and a set of Shawnee Flower & Fern salt and pepper shakers.



Did you go "treasure-hunting" this weekend?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Divided Casseroles

I have several divided casseroles for sale in my booth. They’ve been there for a while now. They are Pyrex. They have lids. They have no damage. They are not overpriced…. $12.00-$15.00.

One is a beautiful snowflake casserole shown here at the Christmas Open House last year. Everything around it sold, but not the casserole.



Another divided beauty is this Pyrex promotional casserole in the Royal Wheat pattern. It’s still waiting for a home.




I also have a Pyrex Golden Acorn divided casserole that I haven’t put out because I’m waiting for the others to sell.



So why don’t they sell?
Tell me, do you use divided casseroles?
Are they just not practical now?

Do you feel that you HAVE to put two different veggies/foods in one to justify its use?
Can’t you bake one kind of casserole in it even though it has a divider?
Wouldn’t the extra glass just make it cook better in the center?

I’m just wondering…..Please clue me in!

And I have one more question.
With all of the things mentioned above,
why did I buy yet another divided casserole just a few weeks ago?

Glasbake divided casserole

What’s your opinion?

You have my UNDIVIDED attention!



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