Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vintage Things

These are some vintage things things that I have acquired through my thrifting and antique expeditions.

This is a bridal basket from the late 1800's. It has birds etched on the plate area and the rim. It is in lovely condition for being so old.

Very old Luxor candy tin with a pretty Art Nouveau design. Some of the picture has worn off.

A handful of silver, including some teapot topped demitasse spoons.

This sterling ashtray could have been straight from the set of Mad Men.
It is an engraved award from 1968. I seriously doubt any companies today would give out ashtrays as awards.
I don't think this one was ever used - at least not as an ashtray. It will make a great little trinket dish.

And a cute little brass dog.

Linked up to Vintage Thingie Thursday, hosted by Colordolady.


  1. I really like the very cool vintage items you have shown us. That ashtray is so fun!!

  2. Great vintage finds. I always like it when I find a bride's basket. They have charmed me for years. Your basket is unusual with the wide skirt. I've not found one like it.

  3. I love all your vintage items, but my very favorite is the last one...that vintage dachshund is just ADORABLE!!!! Have a great VTT and thanks for linking in today!!

  4. I've never seen a bridal basket before (at least if I did, I didn't know what it was).

  5. My goodness, you have some wonderful vintage things. Some I had not seen. Thanks for sharing and giving a little story about them.

  6. Great finds, I love everything! I've never heard of a bridal basket before. and I was going to say I bet Suzanne will love your dachshund and there she is. :)

    Happy VTT,

  7. You have some great vintage finds, especially the bridal basket. It is one of the prettiest I have seen. Thanks for sharing these with us, ~~Sherry~~

  8. Gorgeous items! Love that bridal basket! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  9. I have never seen anything like you bridal is simply incredible! What a fantastic piece to own!

  10. Beautiful finds, love your candy tin!