A sweet, raggedy doll’s quilt, topped by (L-R): a packet of vintage, glass-headed pins, a label from a vintage dress form, a label from a large piece of raw silk that I also purchased. UPDATE: The pins are now for sale in my Etsy shop.
A vintage brass frame and a packet of 25 tiny photos of the DC area that would be great for display or for an altered art project. The vintage umbrella–in perfect condition–has a wonderful wooden handle and it pops open super taut, like a drum. The metal thingy with the copper top is a hanging plant holder; I took the base out. My plan is to wrap it with chicken wire and transform it into a cloche–great idea, right? Inside the wire thingy sit four rolls of vintage trim that I think are so beautiful. All of the above cost just $6.
So many goodies here: a small, old cake tin topped by some clippers, backed by a round wire thingy. In front of the cake tin is a wire mesh [tea?] thingy that I’m going to put a finial on top of and turn into a cloche–won’t that be cool? Next are seven pair of canvas work gloves with stars on them–pretty awesome find. There’s my heart lock next to a red metal hook and fronted by a large snap clip, followed by a green tin, roll of jute, and another unknown metal thingy with hooks that’s pretty interesting. All of the above cost $15.
I really couldn’t pass this up. My Dad’s name is Don, so that caught my eye right away. It’s not old, but it’s Pepsi, and it came with loads and loads of extra letters and numbers, and it came with a twin. Yep, I got two of them.
I’m not sure if this has surfaced about me yet, but I love art and I have trouble passing up anything I consider to be “art.” So this one came home with me. I love the poppies, love the colors, just pretty much love IT. Frame’s gotta go though. I might paint it black. What do you think?
I enjoy getting back-story to the pieces that I buy, so I was pleased to know that the man holding the sale made this in 9th grade shop class. That puts this squarely in the vintage category because he was about 50. This is truly a wonderful board made marquetry style with [what I think is] mahogany trim, and did I mention it weighs a ton?
Last, but not least, 10 Shiny Brites in a style I’ve never seen before. They have a lovely golden background, then large dark gold dots surrounded by tiny silver dots. Interesting.