You may remember this urn from last week; I couldn’t resist filling it with a bagful of bottle brush trees that I bought at one of the garage sales. A mix of vintage and new, the bag cost me just $2. You may also remember that I recently did a post on how to decorate with bottle brush trees.
I hadn’t jumped on the milk glass bandwagon, until this trip(!). I have a small collection of hobnail vases and cups that I’m planning to sell as a group, so I’ll add this little milk glass piece (far left) to the pile. For fifty cents, I could afford to. Something about these tiny little plastic Christmas tree salt and pepper shakers called out to me, so I snatched them up for ten cents, and the milk glass one’s too, for fifty cents. The vase is signed Napco on the bottom and for a few coins, it came home with me. Collector’s Weekly has an informative article about milk glass.
I love the aged surface and simple design of this (unsigned) flow blue platter. The ironstone gravy boat is marked “Japan,” and is really more ceramic than ironstone, but I liked it’s shape and thought I would use it for decorating. Mrs. Jemima Puddle Duck brings back lovely memories of my grandmother who adored Beatrix Potter. In near mint condition, this music box will be for sale shortly in my Etsy shop for $23.99.
I am a great admirer of vintage tole painting, and really fell in love with this one, on a wooden, rather than metal tray, and for a great price ($4). It seems that I am developing a candy jar collection, with some vague notion of putting together candy bars for parties. Anyway, this one was hard to pass on for a buck.
A closer look at the tole work.
I’ve been having great success with small hand tools, so I snatched these two right up. Isn’t the wooden tool box great? I’m loving the interior yellow paint. The large scraper thingy seems like a future project–maybe stain the handle and stencil/write something on the flat metal surface? What should I write?
I found this mint green tool box at a local, indoor flea market. It’s filled with various sized wrenches that I’m having some artistic thoughts about. I will price it for $18.99.
vintage Chevy ashtray (that’s two elephants in the center). All three items for $1.50.
Saw the ashtray listed for $25 on eBay!
I’ve been wanting some antique wooden shoe forms for a while, and I discovered these two at the flea market. The one in the front is older than the one in the back. I thought I might sand and darken the one in the back to age it. I want to keep an eye out for one more to complete the threesome. I’d like to put them in my family room, which is decorated in a more modern style, but with some vintage/antique touches.