Hi there! I hope you had a pleasant weekend. My sweet husband and I spent some time with my mother up in Lake George on Friday, and then drove her to Vermont the following day to spend some time with her sister (my aunt). Alzheimer’s is an ugly disease; I guess I’ll leave it at that for now.
We did squeeze in a little vintage shopping before taking my mom out to dinner on Friday night. And so today I have some farmhouse finds to share with you, a follow up to last week’s similar finds.
Normally I wouldn’t buy such a distressed figurine, but I think this handsome fellow was certainly an exception to that rule (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00).
I believe, back in the 50’s or 60’s when he was originally for sale, he had a partner and together they cost $2.00.
A new-ish shelf that I’m going to add chalkboard backing to and sell at the Shaker craft fair I’ll be doing October-December (cost: $1.00, value: $25.00 with chalkboard).
A faux stenciled band box in pretty colors (cost: 50¢, value: $10.00).
This little redware pitcher with slip decoration has me stumped (cost: 50¢). While it’s in the style of Pennsylvania Dutch pottery, the words, “Frae Stirlin” don’t appear to be PA Dutch (or any other language, for that matter). Thoughts?
A beautiful medium-brown oak frame that will make an attractive, though small, chalkboard (cost: $1.00).
A vintage cutlery tray (cost: $2.00, value: $20-25.00). It’s the sort of item I like to bring with me to the Shaker craft fair.
A primitive, farmhouse masher (cost: 50¢, value: $12-15.00). [If it looks a little different than in the photo above, it’s because I tested out some of my new Wood Salve on it, and it restored some of its life, don’t you think?]
A brass and wood, antique pie crimper (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12.00). Available.
A vintage chalkboard (cost: $2.00, sold: $22.00).
A decorative metal door knob set (cost: 75¢, value: 20-25.00). Available.
A vintage grater that I’ll be using for a Christmas project (cost: $1.00).
A super-dee-duper scale given to me by a sweet church friend (cost: free, value: $25-30, once cleaned up). Check out my post about how to clean rusty metal.
A pair of small, commercial crocks–the one on the left likely held marmalade and on the one on the right, mustard(?) (cost: 50¢ each, value: $8-10.00). These are my favorites for holding pens, markers, paintbrushes, and other tools, both in the kitchen and in my workroom.
A pair of spools of wool (cost: $1.00 for the pair, value: $12-15.00 for the pair).
A Buffalo China Blue Willow pattern sugar bowl (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00).
Some might argue whether this pitcher falls into the “farmhouse” category, but I loved it’s shape and creaminess. The decoration has me completely baffled, though(!). The incised mark on the bottom is hard to read, but it looks like “LORVIS,” which of course, doesn’t help at all (cost: $2.00, value: ?).
A hotelware (ironstone) soap dish (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8.00). Read about my ironstone collection here.
It’s marked “HOTEL” on the bottom, which is a new mark for me.
Final Fabulous Farmhouse Find: A nicely executed oil painting of “Goodale Farm” in Appleton, Maine (cost: $2.00, value: $75-100.00). I’m SO tempted to keep it, but as we all know, you can’t keep everything. Sad but true. Available.
Thanks for sharing in the joy of my most recent finds. I hear from you, over and over again, that learning what I paid for and how I price my merchandise helps you out, so I’ll keep writing up these vintage finds posts!
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