This Week’s Vintage Finds #85
She had them with her, so she grabbed them out of her car. They’re [obviously] not pink, but she thought they could be easily painted or glittered. She said she hoped for $2.00 each and she had her eye on something in my space marked $12.00. Would I trade? Yes! I love this little village.
Aren’t they darling? I agree they’re a bit plain, but I don’t think I’ll apply anything permanent to change their appearance. I’ll be able to use them as is.
This tall (or long, depending upon how you use it) crate/shelf is both charming and functional (cost: $2.50, value: $30.00).
I bought this small cupboard with the idea of painting it, but even as is, it has a pretty fun look (cost: $4.00, value: $40-50.00).
Milk glass does not typically sell very well for me, but pitchers generally do, so I decided to take a chance and buy this one when I saw it at Salvation Army (cost: $4.00, value: $20.00).
The little red book on top, Combe’s Physiology of Digestion, has some great illustrations.
Published in 1895, Under the Old Elms, contains a collection of anecdotes about an estate in Newton (MA), “The Old Elms.” Many people of note, including Harriet Beech Stowe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and chiefly, John Greenleaf Whittier (poet & abolitionist), visited the property and loved it.
Mary B. Claflin wrote extensively about Whittier in particular. The book opens with this beautifully pastoral poem:
This soft-cover book is filled with wonderful vintage advertisements and articles about old cars.
This one, published by Harvard University Press, may have some real value. I’m going to do some research on this one.
I’m attracted to small books of any kind, and Peter Spier, the illustrator, is a famous children’s book illustrator who I’ve always admired.
Another small book, this one contains lots of useful and interesting info.
Published in the 1940s, I found the title of this book intriguing and the illustrations delightful.
Linking up with these great parties:
Bella Rosa Antiques
Vintage Inspiration Party
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Thursday Favorite Things
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Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Cottage Market
DIY Sunday Showcase
Something to Talk About
The Putz houses are my favorite. I can just imagine them with mixed in with some bottle brush trees. You found some great stuff this week.
Great finds… and wow, you find great prices too! Four dollars for furniture! This past week we found lots of fun goodies… I think my favorites were the Christmas related items. 🙂
The stomach bug went around here a few weeks ago…..glad you are recovered. I have been down with the sore throat/bad cough bug so I haven't done any thrifting. So happy to see your post with all your great finds to get my fix! We may be heading to Skaneateles this weekend so I am hoping to find some good stuff on the way.
The books are always my most favorite of finds. Of course the cupboard is spectacular. I am still junk sober and have not bought a thing. This post is making weak – very weak.
I love the putz houses! And the book about digestion! (I work in gastrointestinal oncology research.)
Love all the books! The putz houses are adorable as is, great trade! Love the white cabinet also.
I like the pitcher and the books. Such great finds!
Have a wonderful week!
Great finds and I love the pitcher and of course the old books!
LOVE that pitcher, the Putz houses and the old books! You have such great luck. I think I need to move to New York:) Glad you're feeling better!
I am crushing on your putz houses. For years I have searched and searched for some here in my area with no luck so instead I started making my own versions and now I love them even more than the few originals I've found since. Your's look like they are in excellent condition.
Those Putz house are adorable just the way they are. What a great trade! Your cupboard is so cute and a perfect small size. I think some different knobs is all it needs. Thanks for sharing your treasures at Vintage Inspiration Party.
Hello! I saw this picture and talk about bringing back old memories. My gramma use to have this Christmas stuff in her village. Hmmmm wonder who got those in the family. Totally cool! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memory… Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
I love seeing your vintage finds! And i love that you telll us the prices too!
Glad you are feeling better., food poisioning is the worst!
Have a great week!! ��
I love the Putz houses Diana! I too, would not do a thing to them. That book with the intestines would make a great Halloween vignette. I think you scored well and I'm glad that you are feeling better! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
You always find the neatest and best pieces when you are out – the Putz houses are my favorite. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy