Hi there–Happy New Year!! I hope you had a nice holiday. Did you make it until midnight on New Year’s Eve? Have champagne? Go to bed at 9?!! My sweet son had to work until 8 pm, and we knew he would be tired, so we planned a quiet evening at home with take-out and a movie. It was very nice.
Before I jump into today’s post, I want to say a big thank you for being a part of Adirondack Girl @ Heart–for reading my blog, for leaving chatty and encouraging comments, and for interacting with me on social media (especially my Facebook group, Your Vintage Headquarters).
I’ve said it before, without you, this would simply be a diary, but friends, you’ve turned it into a community where we can talk about vintage and learn from and grow with each other. Thank you for that!
Today I’m sharing, in no particular order, 10 favorite vintage finds from 2017. You may remember some of them from a vintage finds post or perhaps a monthly income report where I talk about what vintage and antiques I sold that month. Enjoy 🙂
1. A pretty patchwork quilt dating to about the 1930-40’s. I valued it at about $100-125.00, but it’s been for sale in my shop for many months. In fact, I lowered the price in October to $95.00, but still no takers. I picked it up for $5.00 and it’s one of my favorites, even though no one else seems to agree 🙁
2. A Native American beaded whimsy, which I bought for $1.00 and sold on eBay for $55.00. Items like these continue to be made for the souvenir trade.
3. An acrylic on board painting of “Goodale Farm” in Appleston, Maine, purchased for $2.00, sold for $79.00 at the Shaker Craft Fair.
4. A hand carved wooden angel, signed “S. Guimand, 1996,” purchased for 50¢, available at my Gristmill Antique Center booth for $58.00.
5. A United Drug Co. (Rexall Drug precursor) crate, purchased for $5.00, sold for $45.00 from my booth.
6. An amazing, chippy arm chair, purchased for $4.00. It currently holds towels in my master bath. [I have to tell you. I sprayed it with matte poly and it darkened the wood quite a bit. It’s no longer as beautiful, but I’m hanging onto it for a while to see if it grows on me.]
7. A tole painted tray, purchased for $2.00 and available for sale from my antique booth for $28.00 (soon).
8. A c. 1930-40’s apple juice Bakelite bracelet, purchased for $1.25, gifted to a sweet reader (Debbi) who gave me a number of vintage and antique items, like this table that I made over recently.
9. A c. 1920’s art nouveau, American majolica planter, bought for $3.00 and available for sale in my antique booth for $45.00.
10. A “Potter’s White Hands,” Black American soap tin, purchased for $3.00, sold for $150.00 on eBay.
I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my favorite finds of 2017. I look forward to all the vintage shopping opportunities that 2018 holds for us. Happy hunting, friends!
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