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… 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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Two Cats and a Witch

I found a couple of things earlier this year that I’ve been holding back until Halloween. They are not specifically Halloween items, but they sure are appropriate for this time of year. I hope they make customers smile when they see them in the booth.

First is this awesome 1950’s Siamese Cats TV Lamp by Kron. It was missing the lamp part when I found it, but my hubby took care of rewiring it. If you think you’ve seen this lamp on my blog before…..well, this is the second one I’ve found. You can read about the other one here.

Now for the witch……She’s a Kitchen Witch Utensil Holder!

Wikipedia defines a kitchen witch as a homemade doll resembling a stereotypical witch or crone displayed in residential kitchens as a way to provide good luck. She’s supposed to be the secret to goof-proof cooking. Believed to have originated in Scandinavia, they believe she has the power to keep roasts from burning, pots from boiling over and sauces from spilling!!!

Maybe I need to keep her!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

While It’s Still Fall……

Even though it turned Fall only a couple of weeks ago, it’s already the Christmas season in my mind. Christmas Open House is only a few short weeks away and my creative thoughts have turned to Holiday tablescapes and Christmas displays. I was even making a snowflake garland last night!!! Yikes!

So before I change my booth to all things red, green, glitter and glow, I thought I would show you my Autumn display.

I made a chalkboard and added this great quote that I found on Pinterest.

The chalkboard sold in only one day……so I made another one……

I DO love fall and all the rich earthy colors that come along with the season so I added vintage items in colors of orange, rust, brown and gold.

I’ve also been busy chalk-painting some smaller wooden items……

Oh!….I’m now on Pinterest and I’d love to have you follow along if you’d like. I’m so new to it, though, that I’m now even sure how to tell you to follow me. For now, just do a search for Sherry@Back2Vintage. Perhaps one of you tech savvy readers could enlighten me on the proper way to invite followers???

Update: Thanks, everyone! Click here to link to my Pinterest page!

Happy Fall, Y’all!