Thursday, July 26, 2012

“Weigh” Cool



Have you ever bought a vintage item just because you had never seen one before and your “gut” told you should? Well, that happened to me last week. Mom and I were shopping at an estate sale and I found this very unusual scale.


I had to have it if only just to research it.



After doing that research, I found out that it’s a 1000g bilateral letter (postal) scale manufactured by Jakob Maul of Germany.


The 2-sided scale features a 250g scale below a 1000g scale. If an object weighs less than 250g (like this aluminum funnel), both scales present the same weight …. The increments on the bottom scale are more detailed.


If an object weighs more than 250g (like this Pyrex mug), only the upper scale can be read.


Even if I hadn’t learned all the technical things about the scale,
I still think it looks “weigh” cool!


I’m linking to the following parties:

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Retro Fun … Again!



I don’t know who Susan is or why she’s considered so lazy, but I’ve find her to be quite productive. Yes, I’ve found yet another retro California lazy susan.


I told you about another one I found just a few weeks ago. You can read about “her” here.


The color combination of this one is dark green and lime green and is marked A.C. Davey/Calif. She was a little harder to “assemble” but just as much RETRO FUN!


I’m linking to the following parties:

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Snack Sets



One of the things you’ll almost always find in my booth is a set (or two) of snack trays/snack cups. Snack sets are used at most wedding showers and baby showers down here in the South. They are also very popular at parties during the holiday season.

Snack sets are even passed down from generation to generation such as this set that once belonged to Mom and now belongs to me. Actually she gave me two sets. Thanks, Mom! I love that she kept the original boxes!

"Fleurette" by Anchor Hocking

Here are a few more examples of sets I’ll be displaying soon….
"Harvest" by Indiana Glass

"Rosemailing" by Hazel Atlas
"Homestead" by Federal Glass

And my friend, Linda from A La Carte, brought me this set when she visited this spring. Thanks, Linda!

"Vintage" by Anchor Hocking


Since snack sets are so popular here, I pick up single plates and single cups to assemble sets of 4 or 6. These plates and cup are waiting for their set mates to be found.
L to R: "Daisy & Button"; "Snowflake"; both by Indiana Glass,
both use the same style cup



Do you use vintage snack sets?
What is your favorite snack set pattern?


I’m linking to the following parties:

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

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Me…ooow!!!


This is why I go to yard sales.


You never know what you're going to find.


It truly is “the thrill of the hunt.”

TV Lamp by Kron



Purr-fect!


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, July 9, 2012

Do You Remember?



Do you remember going to the local library and checking out a short stack of books to read for the week?


Do you remember settling into your comfy bed to read?


Do you remember the shadows on the pages formed by a warm glow coming from over your shoulder?


Do you remember the old bed lamp hanging from the headboard?


Ahhh….. Those were the days!

I’m linking to the following parties:

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

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket....


A Vintage Wicker Basket!



I read somewhere that this is called a funeral basket. That sounds so sad, but I was certainly not sad when I found this 28" tall-handled basket. I love the "chippiness" and patina of its original green paint though I'm sure some of you would grab the nearest can of white spray paint.




I wanted to take some pictures of the basket filled with colorful summer flowers, so I headed to Mom's house. She has a green thumb! Unfortunately she didn't have a pot of flowers small enough to fit inside the basket.....that is, except for a poinsettia! Yep....Mom is bringing back a poinsettia that I gave her at Christmas. I told you she has a green thumb!




To help you imagine how it would look filled with flowers, here's the basket sitting beside a pot of Mom's colorful petunias.



Not sad.......AT ALL!!!


I'll be taking my basket 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


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy 4th!




Isn’t it funny how any combination of objects and textures
in any shade of red, white and blue
reminds us of America?


Happy Birthday, U.S.A!


Happy 4th, Everyone!