Hi everyone! My brother and his sweet family have been visiting from out of town for a long week-end (Thursday to Tuesday). We’ve been using the Inn on the Hill (owned by another brother and his wife) in Lake George as a centralized meeting place for the whole family. I’ve not had time for one bit of garage saling or thrifting–can you believe it? But I’ve done so well the past several weeks that I still have plenty of vintage finds to share with you today.
Not too long ago I learned that American’s tended to prefer their ironstone white, while the English enjoyed their’s decorated. I suspect then, that this piece, produced by Booth’s of England, belonged to a British family. Check out my Ironstone Price Guide for more info.
I’ve mentioned in the past that picnic baskets currently sell very poorly around here, but I’ve started painting them and really like the results. The cover on this one is cracked, so it seemed like the perfect specimen to paint (cost: $2.00). Read about how I painted a small oak splint basket.
Pulleys make for great industrial-style decorating, on their own as wall art or used for hanging other pieces from their awesome big hook (cost: $5.00, value: $35.00). This example needs to have some of its dry paint scraped off, followed by a rub down with Howard’s Feed-N-Wax.
This tin bread box was a hand-me-down from one of my husband’s cousins. They discovered it in the basement of their home shortly after purchase (cost: $0, value: $12-15.00 in current condition). I love the geranium graphic.
This neat old desk lamp was buried in a booth at my favorite flea market (in Pittsburgh). It would look great on a little boy’s desk or in a retro kitchen near the telephone (cost: $3.00, value: $25-28.00).
Another box of bulbs, this time all Polish. I especially like the box, which I suspect contained Shiny Brites at one time. I will likely take these pretty blue (and random red) ones out and fill it with Shiny Brites (cost: 50 cents, value: depends on what type of bulbs I fill the box with).
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