Hi there! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We enjoyed watching our sweet daughter perform in Pippin on both Friday and Saturday, but we otherwise stayed pretty close to home. It was that kind of weekend. I did have a long overdue “date” on Sunday with my sweet friend Nancy that included a quick run to her local Goodwill. She did great but me, not so much. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have vintage finds to share with you. Trust me. I always have vintage finds to showcase, LOL.
This folk art angel carving is one of the more spectacular finds of late. How about those wings! He’s signed “S. Guimand, 695, 1996” on the back, but I’ve been unable to find any information about the piece or the artist yet (cost: 50¢, value: $75-100.00).
A pair of cute composition head santas (cost: 25¢ each, value: $4-5.00 each).
With “Made in Japan” tags attached. I’d date them to the 1950-60’s.
A [ratty] shelf elf–my very first (I think, lol). I’ve only seen them for sale at a few estate sales (for too much money) so I grabbed him (cost: 50¢, value: 50¢!). They are just not a common find around here. Get help pricing your vintage Christmas here, read more about vintage Christmas here, and buy vintage Christmas here.
A pair of composite stone fruit (cost: 25¢ each, value: $4-5 each).
A vintage “Posted” sign (cost: 25¢, value: $8-10.00). It will look good in my booth come fall and would make a fun man-cave gift.
A humongous Michelangelo coffee table book (cost: $1.00, value: $10-15.00). It’s currently decorating my coffee table and I’m loving it. Buy vintage books here.
I bought this aluminum tray with brass handles with a project in mind (cost: 50¢).
Old candy containers like this one, “Willy’s Overland Scout Car” are highly collectible (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00). I wasn’t surprised to learn the Jeannette (PA) Glass Co. manufactured it, since I bought it just over the border in Ohio at the Roger’s Flea Market last month.
I also purchased this antique-looking sheep at Rogers (cost: $3.00, value: $15-20.00?). I find sheep hard to pass up, and this one was no exception.
I can’t distinguish the mark and have had trouble finding out anything about him. The numbers on the bottom of the mark look like “1993,” the year he was made, I’m guessing.
This cute little hand-blown glass set of dogs came packaged in a tiny gold box (cost: 10¢, value: $5-6.00).
I think the bunnies are even cuter (cost: 10¢, value: $5-6.00).
A 4″ high milk glass vase in the ubiquitous hobnail pattern (cost: $1.00, value: $6-7.00). I like to have a few small vases on hand.
I don’t recall ever seeing an ironstone mug, so it was a happy find (cost: $1.50, value: $12.00).
A white candelabra/chandelier (cost: 75¢, value: $12.00).
A small chest of drawers that will be getting a makeover (cost: $2.00).
A darling, MCM doll chest of drawers (cost: $3.00). I think it’s getting a makeover, too.
A pair of (lidless) fridgies in the “Butterprint” pattern (cost: 25¢ each, value: $6-8.00 each w/o lid). Get help pricing Pyrex here.
Final Fabulous Find: Has your jaw dropped?!! Can you believe how gorgeous? I’m really struggling because I think it’s such a wonderful find–perfect color, perfect chipping, perfect design–but it’s not completely functional, yet. It needs a cushion for the seat and the chippiness needs to be stabilized. [Who wants to get up from a chair covered with paint chips?] Plus, I don’t have the perfect place for it in my home, yet. I joked with my friend Nancy that I might need to pick a room and then design it around The Chair. It would look awesome outside, but it would be ruined within a year or two, even with polyurethane protection (cost: $4.00, value: $45-50.00). Any thoughts on the matter, friends?
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