Hi everyone! During the holidays I managed to squeeze in some vintage shopping. How about you? I find it very relaxing in the midst of all the work crying out to be done. So, today I have a mix of vintage finds to share–some thrifted, some purchased in Pennsylvania at an indoor flea market, and some from a local estate sale. I guess no matter where (or when) the items come from, it’s always a pleasure to check them out.
Bigger name cookbooks, especially those that have red and white covers, tend to sell fairly well, even these newer editions dating to the 1990’s (cost: $1.00 each, value: $10.00 each).
Usually you find index card holders/recipe boxes in dull green, but this fire engine red version is unique (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
This pair of white “flashed” glass salt and pepper shakers with green lids is already available for sale in my shop, though I was tempted to keep them myself (cost: $3.00, value: $12.00).
A thrift store in PA had a half-off sale one day while we were in town, and I scored this transferware bowl for 44¢
The mark on the bottom indicates that W.H. Grindley of England manufactured the bowl between the years 1891 (when “England” had to be used) to 1914. The scrolling, floral pattern was called “Jaspar” (cost: 44¢, value: $12-15.00). You may be interested in checking out my transferware price guide.
I bought this cotton ticking clothespin holder at a flea market in PA (cost: $2.50, value: $12-15.00).
I apologize for the awkward photo; can you tell it’s a tray? I love these 1980’s, dark stained pieces because they require just one coat of chalk paint to transform them into something useful and attractive. I’ll stencil it or apply a graphic transfer after painting (cost: $3.00).
Lately I’ve been buying Lincoln books like crazy. This 1957 reprint of a devotional used by Lincoln is an interesting read (cost: $1.00, value: $10-15.00).
I bought this book because of its quirkiness (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00). Published in 1965, it contains various practices and fads that had gone out of style by then. Things like…
“V-mail” and “meatless Tuesday,” which I presume relate to WWII. The only one on this list that I’ve ever heard of is “Rosie the Riveter.” How about you?
I actually had a pair of penny loafers in college, kind of a preppy, retro-fashion at the time, and I bought penny candy while in elementary school. Despite the fact that our Canadian friends have dropped the penny, America doesn’t seem to have any plans to follow suit.
Not too new, but not too old either, I bought these Christmas bulbs by Essex Franke Company, at a PA thrift store (cost: $2.00, value: $10.00). For more info about Christmas decorations, check out my price guide and my post on 1950’s era collectibles.
I had good success selling vintage crystals as Christmas ornaments at the Shaker craft fair, so when I saw these unusually-shaped, large-sized crystals, I picked up two of them (cost: $1.00 each, value: $5-7.00 each)
I’m fairly certain that the people selling this bracelet were unaware that these Pandora bracelets retail for about $65.00 (cost: $1.00, value: $35-40.00).
Because of the angle of the photo, this vintage, brass water sprinkler looks dented, though it’s not (cost: $3.00, value: $12.00). Along with brass hose nozzles, these are quite collectible.
This rusty little urn, though not terribly old, has an attractive look (cost: $3.00, value: $15.00).
With the mad deer craze still going on, I knew when I saw this offered for just $3.00, I had to pick it up.
Next to it lay this six-point set (cost: $5.00, value: $40-60.00 mounted), and it occurred to me that I could mount this set in place of the smaller set (above). I was dismayed to discover after I bought it that one of the points on the left side had broken off. Lesson learned: always take time to check for chips and other types of flaws in pieces you are considering.
This wooden crate is my favorite buy of the week. The graphics are terrific, and I can picture it filled with pots of daisies this summer (cost: $12.00).
The graphics on the other side are nice, too.
As is the end label. I’m very much looking forward to using it as a centerpiece on my kitchen table.
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