Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Final 2015 City-Wide Yard Sale


The final of three 2015 City-Wide sales was held earlier this month. I grabbed my trusty rolling cart and stood in line to be one of the first hundred or so to get through the doors. There were plenty of vendors, but sadly not so many vendors of vintage this time. There was, however, a husband/wife team that had some great vintage items and I made most (but not all) of my purchases from them. Here’s what I found…..

A three-piece canister set…..



An Androck nut grinder, the most pristine Androck Hand-i-sifter I’ve ever found and several kitchen utensils….



This set of spaghetti string tumblers made it into the cart along with a Laurel, MS (my hometown) Coca-Cola bottle and an oak box that will be getting some much needed TLC….



There were lots of Christmas items, of course. I picked up a large Tom and Jerry bowl with one mug so I guess I’ll be looking for Tom and Jerry mugs in 2016. Cookie cutters were in abundance and I was happy to grab some with red and green handles along with a cute tin baby cup.




But this last purchase is just for me. It’s a complete set of vintage stamps… all 26 letters of the alphabet, all 10 numbers and many cool symbols like the pointing index finger shown here.



I'm sure I'll be using this set for many craft projects!

I'm linking to the following party:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures




Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Adding to the Booth


I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Now it’s time to get really serious about Christmas shopping, so I’m adding goodies to the booth almost every day. If you have a vintage fan (maybe it's you!) on your shopping list, be sure to stop by even if you shopped with me during Open House. Most of the items I’m adding are things that I’ve found in the last few weeks. Check ‘em out…….

This first one is a real “dandy”……  Yep! a 1-gallon Dandy butter churn…..



Since cool weather makes us crave hot coffee, I’ve added an aluminum stovetop percolator. There’s also a gold stripe dishcloth and a set of “made in Japan” rooster/hen salt and pepper shakers…..



Of course, I’ll keep some “junk” around the booth…..  there's an old toolbox, a vintage wood-handled paintbrush, a large galvanized funnel and a handmade shovel scoop….



Lastly, I was jumping with joy to find this vintage Shawnee Winking Owl cookie jar with matching salt and pepper shakers. Yes….. they are the real deal, marked USA!




What vintage item is on your Christmas List?

I'm linking to the following party:
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures