Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Man-tiques for Dad’s Day

Father’s Day is only a couple weeks away, so I’m adding a few recently-discovered “man-tiques” to my booth....

Does your favorite Dad need a “new” stein for his collection?

How about an old bottle? Does he have a Coca-Cola bottle embossed with his hometown?

If fishing is his thing, check out these folk art fish.

And if automobilia is his field of collecting, look at this Tung-Sol tin with the original bulbs still nestled inside.

Is your Dad/Hubby hard to buy for?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rack ‘Em Up!

In my last post, I shared with you several small paint projects that I completed for my booth; BUT I also finished one larger project that deserved a post all its own.

I found this sad, brown-stained plate rack at a yard sale recently. It was very well made and quite large….measuring 48” across. In my opinion, it just needed a face lift so I pulled out the chalk paint, paintbrush, sandpaper and paste wax.


Here she is…..already hanging in my booth……and displaying several pretty plates!


One of the pretty plates displayed is a 1972 Kewpie plate featuring one of Rose O’Neill’s sweet designs.

There’s also an unusual unmarked plate and teacup I found last week with gold scissors all around the rim. I’ve never seen this design ……Have you?

Here’s a glimpse of the table below the “new” plate rack!

I hope you find a treasure this weekend!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Temps Just Right!

The temps have been just right this week for spending some time out in the garage completing some long over due projects.

These two boring brown wooden objects were screaming for cheerful makeovers.


I think they are much happier now……


A couple of simple stencils added spice to this old wooden bowl....

Paint, ribbon, twine and a rusty blinged-up key brightened up a sad candleholder...

Loving the way the other two projects turned out, I was so excited to paint this little recipe card holder that I forgot to take a 'before' picture. It was the same boring brown as the other two projects; but adding a couple of "messy-on-purpose" stencils, it think she’s very happy now.

Have the temps warmed up where you live?

I’m linking to the following parties:

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Thursday, May 2, 2013

For the Young Ones

Though I tend to avoid yard sales that advertise only baby clothes and kid’s toys, it doesn’t mean that I never buy child/youth related items. After all, many of my customers are grandparents that search for vintage items for their grandchildren to enjoy.

Last weekend I found several vintage items for those grandparents (or parents, aunts and uncles) to consider for their younger loved ones.

This set of four Brambley Hedge seasonal books by Jill Barklem is the perfect addition to a child’s library. I was fortunate to find all four seasons!

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit is another popular read. Here’s a Wedgwood child’s mug depicting the characters from her books.

And finally for the beginner cook in the family, I found a 1972 edition of BH&G’s Junior Cook Book. It contains lots of fun recipes including Egg-In-A-Bun Sandwiches and Picnic Some-Mores. 

I think Mickey will probably try the Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe!

I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady