Hi everyone! Did you attend any good garage sales or flea markets this week-end? Shop any great thrift stores? I wasn’t feeling well on Friday, so I stayed home and did a few chores–always a good thing for me. But Saturday my sweet husband and I went to a local flea market for a couple of hours and I picked up a few things.
From the flea market we drove right into Albany for the annual Tulip Fest, which I’ll describe in a separate post. You’ve already seen some of the flower photos I captured at the Fest in my Mother’s Day post and in this week’s FaiThought. Check back in tomorrow for more fun with tulips.
If you can believe it, all of the above was purchased for just $2.25! The cookbook is in excellent condition and I’m anxious to see how it does in my Etsy shop. Same with the hammered aluminum ice bucket (complete with ice tongs) and the little storage jar. Sticking out of the jar are a set of four bamboo handled butter knives that would be great for cheese spreads and things like that. And don’t you love the shape of the canning jar and the nice old embossing? The zinc lid is pretty neat too. NOTE: About.com has a nice article you might be interested in: Quick Facts About Collectible Aluminum.
The photos in the cook book are really lovely–an interesting juxtaposition with the quirky, funny little cartoons you find in the rest of the text.
My sweet sister-in-law just assembled a beautiful candy bar for a friend’s baby shower. She borrowed several of my vintage containers and I’ve been on the lookout for more. When the price is right, I pick them up, along with cake plates, especially vintage pressed glass ones, like the one above. I also purchased two crocheted pieces–the runner (shown) and a small table cloth. Neither are antiques but they are in perfect condition and quite beautiful. All of the above (including the table cloth–not shown) was had for $4.50.
I suspect my daughter will claim this handsome pair to add to her already extensive collection of dog and cat figurines.
I’ve been searching for this exact vintage cake plate my whole life! I’m too cheap to pay retail, so I had to wait it out. This week-end it cost me all of 50 cents; oh yea, Diana’s a happy girl.
I find cows hard to resist–do you? This vintage (1967) print came in a set o 12 similar barnyard scenes. Meant to be used for educational purposes, they come with instructions on how to make use of them in the classroom. Some home schooling mom is just going to love them. Holding the print upright are a pair of nice, vintage door knobs. And I do so enjoy attractive office supplies, like this sturdy box, evidently designed to hold letters–in a great gray and orange color combo.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this rake head (any suggestions?!), but red and rusty are two adjectives I can’t pass up! Ditto for the garden tool. The light fixture is interesting; it has an attachment that allows you to clip it anywhere you like. Or the clip could be removed and the fixture could be hung from a ceiling, like in a workroom or garage. I just loved the distressed old metal shade and felt the piece should be rescued.
I couldn’t pass up these perfectly aged terra cotta pots, and my sweet husband bought me a little pot of lavender. Wasn’t it lucky that I already had a pot to plant it in?
Bye for now,