Hi everyone! I mentioned yesterday that I didn’t get much vintage shopping accomplished this past week-end. I did, however, make one stop–Goodwill–on the way up to my shop on Friday. So I’ll show you the purchases I made there, plus, I bought a few cookbooks not too long ago, so I’ll throw them into the mix as well, along with a couple of shots of my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center.
I guess I’ll start with the cookbooks. Any day now, I think Bicentennial souvenirs and collectibles are going to become hot, hot, hot. After all, they are already 40 years old. I was a middle-schooler in ’76 and can remember all of the celebrations that took place. It was a big deal.
Here’s a peek at some of the recipes inside, including recipes from every region of the country (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00).
I bought this cookbook because it looked and sounded interesting (and it was cheap!). The authors opened The Country Store on Long Island in the 70’s, and it was such a hit, they wrote the cookbook shortly after (cost: 50¢, value: $8.00).
Its recipes are a little higher class and more involved than those in the Bicentennial cookbook.
Third and last, The American Woman’s Cook Book, ©1942 (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00).
At over 800 pages it is chock full of recipes, including the seafood recipes you see here, and lots of cooking tips. (SOLD)
I discovered this “striped” cutting board for sale–half off–at Goodwill (cost: $1.50, value: $15-18.00). It’s a nice big one–nearly 18″ long and so interesting, made with so many different kinds of wood. It’s starting to come unglued down the center, so it needs a little attention.
My sweet grandmother had a beverage stirrer just like this one (cost: 50 , value: $6-8.00). Every now and again when I see something that reminds me of her, I’ll pick it up.
My sweet sister sent me these darling bird cookie cutters. Though they are brand new, I thought you’d all like to see them.
I hemmed and hawed over this clearly used canvas tool bag, but finally bought it, for all of 50¢. I think it will clean up nicely and I think it might be fun to stencil something on the side. What do you think?
Nothing too special about this tray, but it seemed like it needed to be bought for some future, awesome DIY. Right? (cost: 50¢)
I think this is a lens that would have been used by an eye doctor. I’ve seen them used to make pendants, by making a mini-collage and gluing it to the glass (cost: $1.00). [Because I need one more project…]
We have an enormous Nipper-the-dog sitting atop a multi-storied building in downtown Albany, so anything with Nipper on it attracts my attention. This brass label would have been attached to a “Victor Talking Machine” and will make a great addition to something or other (cost: $1.00, value: $6-7.00).
The Gristmill Antique Center
As promised, here’s a peek at my booth, after I brought up some fresh merchandise this past Friday.
This is the view when you walk into the space.
Off to the right.
I filled a couple of Easter baskets with Easter goods and spring-related items.
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