Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tisn’t the Season!

Tisn’t the season for yard sales, that is! 

In my last post, I showed you some things I found at yard sales on Black Friday. Since then the sales have slowed down to a crawl. However, last weekend I was pleasantly surprised to see ads for a couple of sales in a neighboring community. Mom and I decided to check them out and here’s what we found……

A large McCoy hobnail planter along with several pieces of silverplate flatware….

Most of them were serving pieces, like pastry servers….

But this Mappin and Webb sandwich server was definitely the most interesting…

I love these little Libbey juice glasses. If you like to collect these, just notice that some have silver wheat and others have silver leaves. I think it’s OK to combine them!

This little Santa gave me a star for finding a #401 Pyrex Spring Blossom Green bowl….

A “grab bag” full of vintage ornaments was a fun find. Most of them were still in their original Kmart packaging and were made in either Taiwan or Hong Kong.

This little felted Santa was one of the things that caught my eye through the bag; but when I freed him, it looked like his hands/mittens are missing…..I guess he’s really going to have to rely on Rudolph to guide that sleigh on Christmas Eve!

Are there still yard sales in your “neck of the woods”?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Black Friday Yard Sales!

No one would have a yard sale on Black Friday, would they? Well…YES….and I can’t believe all the vintage goodies I found. Here are some of the best items…..

Jelly glasses…….

There were actually six of these!

A Pepsi 16 crate, flamingo pink Pyrex loaf pan and a Hattiesburg Creamery milk bottle (Hattiesburg is about 30 miles away)…..

20+ pieces of Golden Wheat china….

Mom found a vintage 18” ceramic Christmas tree….

I've already added it to the booth.

And some cute Santa cups, a Santa mug and a snowflake tumbler….

This is my kind of Black Friday shopping!!!

November was a very busy time in my booth.
Remember my turquoise and red tabletop display? 

Well….there’s no more turquoise and less red, so I redecorated the table with jadeite and red.....

If you would like to do a little “window shopping” in my booth, follow my Pinterest board titled “Available in Back2Vintage booth. Virtual shopping can be fun, too!!!

I’m linking to the following parties:

What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Last Friday Mom and I set out to do some treasure hunting at the local yard sales listed in the newspapers. After 36 miles and lots of digging, we found some very interesting items. Among them were……

Iris and Herringbone depression glass bowls….

Three awesome vintage frames…….

A wrought iron tabletop candelabra, a wire-top fruit jar and a sweet Baltimore Pear creamer….

Two tiny toy soldier figurines riding their toy horses (made in Japan)…..

AND Bikin’ Betty (Boop)…..she and her bike are salt and pepper shakers.

Friday was so successful that we were excited to shop the Saturday yard sales. After 28 miles and lots of digging, we came home with….......

That’s right…..Nothing! 
Zip, zero, zilch, …….Not one single thing! 

But I’m a “glass half-full” kinda girl. I was disappointed, but grateful for the time spent with Mom and the beautiful fall scenery we enjoyed along the way!

I’m also thankful that I had time to package all the loose recipes that I’ve collected this year. I was able to assemble a dozen grab bags of potential deliciousness. Drop by Southern Antiques, if you’re in the area, to see them and all the other vintage goodies!

I'll be linking to the following parties:

What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Finds and Friends

Before I show you some of my finds from this past weekend, I’d like to acknowledge a special gift from a sweet blog friend. A couple of months ago, Cheryl of 22 Applegate Lane, posted about her collection of sea glass. I have only seen sea glass in pictures, never in person, and commented as such on her post. I would have never guessed that she would do the unimaginable and send a bag-full of sea glass to me. She suggested that the sea glass looks especially good in a mason jar; so, here’s the sea glass in my mason jar sitting on the sill of my little stained glass window. 

Thank you, Cheryl, for such a beautiful gift!!!

Mom and I did some late season treasure-hunting this past weekend. The Open House might be over, but the Christmas buying has just begun. I have, thankfully, had to fill in several gaps in my booth where things have sold and these latest finds will soon be displayed there.

The most unusual thing I found was this 3-tier basket. It stands 26” tall and looks like 3 Easter baskets woven together. Oh, the possibilities.....

I love to find old sewing baskets…..just look at all the goodies in this one!

I also found several old classic books, a small Noritake nut/mint dish and an Asian soup bowl with matching spoon.

I’ve had customers ask me for eye wash cups, but I’ve never found one until this weekend. There’s also a sandwich glass bowl, a tea ball, nut grinder, tiny ink bottle and flower frog…….

This group has to be my favorite…..wooden hangers, vintage bingo cards and an old Sessions electric clock!

I love the unusual numbers on the clock.....

AND it keeps perfect time.....WOW!

What have you found lately?

I'm linking to the following parties:

What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Open House 2013 Preview

Christmas Open House is tomorrow at Southern Antique Mall. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and join in the fun. I snapped a few pictures just before I left the booth this evening. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

And that's not nearly all!

Come join me and all the other vendors for 
fun, food and door prizes.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Still Playing the Match Game!

Our Christmas Open House is less than a week away, but I thought I would take a short break from all the painting and pricing to tell you about playing the Match Game .....again! I played the Match Game with you earlier this year. My version of the game consists of looking for the saucer to match a pretty teacup or finding just one more juice glass to complete a set of 8…you get the idea!

Well, a few weeks ago hubby and I went out of town for a couple of days and I got the chance to play the Match Game since I was not having any luck locally. There were two things I especially wanted to find.

The first thing I wanted to find was the large mixer bowl that goes with this vintage Hamilton-Beach mixer. 

I bought this mixer….AND THE 2 BOWLS….. at an estate sale early last year; however, the bowls didn’t get packed with the mixer. Ugh! This Model G is the same mixer my Mom had…..you can read about it here…..and I thought it would be fun to have one like it in the booth. 

I found the smaller bowl only a couple of months after buying the mixer, but the large bowl has been quite elusive. As you probably have guessed by now, I found the large bowl at a small vintage glassware shop and now I finally have the complete mixer and bowl set in the booth. I even have a mixer cover!

The second thing I was searching for was also a bowl…a Pyrex Cinderella mixing bowl. Last year my blog friend, Linda of A La Carte, visited me. She was thinning down her extensive stash of Pyrex and I bought several pieces from her. Among them, she had 3 of the 4 nesting Cinderella bowls in the Early American pattern. 

I have been looking for that missing #443 bowl ever since. Sure, I could have ordered one from Ebay or Etsy, but shipping doubled the cost and made it impractical for resale.

 Yep….I found that 4th bowl at an antique mall. 

I’m sure everyone in the place heard me yell, “Here it is!” and wondered why this crazy woman was holding a Pyrex bowl over her head with both hands like it was a trophy. Well…..I had just won the Match Game and the prize was that beautiful Pyrex bowl!!!

Have you played The Match Game lately?

Don’t forget our Christmas Open House this Sunday afternoon!
I’ll post pictures later this week