Sunday, January 31, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!! Vintage Tomato Server

Welcome to my first giveaway! I am offering this Vintage Sheffield England Silverplate Tomato Server.
I love round servers. The Victorians used these round servers in different sizes, for tomatoes, cucumbers, nuts, bonbons, buckwheat, waffles and more! They had a specific utensil for everything.
This one is about 8 1/4" long, and would traditionally be used for tomatoes, but hey, use it for whatever you want!
To enter, just leave a comment. For an extra chance to win, become a follower (or if you are already are a follower).
I will randomly draw the winner on Saturday 2/6/10.

This giveaway is only available to ship within the US - sorry everyone else!!!

Silver Sunday....and a giveaway!

I recently found this monogrammed coffee service.
I love the art deco lines.
I think the monogram in NH, but I'm not sure.
I also found this monogrammed pierced tray. It was a little dirty.
It took a while, but it cleaned up nicely.
If you've read any of my previous Silver Sunday posts, you probably know that I really like silver serving pieces.
I am giving away this Vintage Sheffield England Tomato Server.
Click HERE for more information and to enter.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish Journal.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Best Surprise, Ever

When I got home yesterday, I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me. My pal, blogger and baker extraordinaire and the luckiest and/or most gifted thrifter ever, OctoberFarm, sent me this super special box of amazing things.
It contained 2 embroidered peacock runners. They are gorgeous, the detailing is amazing. One has a delicate white crocheted border.
The other has beautiful pink crocheted edge.
Here they are laid out on the floor for full effect.
The box also has these gorgeous vintage glass dishes.
It was hard to photograph the details, but they are beautiful. This one is divided. I can't wait to use them.
And she knew I would love this peacock statue. I have several others, but have never seen one like this before, the tail fans out beautifully. I love it. I love everything.
Thank you OctoberFarm!

If you haven't looked at OctoberFarm's blog yet, you should! She details her thrifting adventures, bakes more than you would think is humanly possible, and has amazing giveaways.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Funny Vintage Postcards

I picked up this old postcard at a flea market, I thought it was funny.
The note starts off "nothing doing on the west side of Cusson PA". I can't quite make out the next line.
It is postmarked 1909.

For those of you who collect old postcards - do you look for ones that are used or blank ones?? I've wondered about that. I personally like to read the old notes.

Linked up to The French Factrice for Postcard Friendship Friday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Store Update

These are a few things I've recently added to my Etsy Shop. Above is a set of vintage clip earrings and a sweater guard.
A little cherub planter, very Art Nouveau style.
Matador Cufflinks and Tie Tack.
And a little silverplate heart shaped dish. I took the jewelry out of my milk glass dish to photograph this.
I've been trying to stock my store with potential Valentine gifts.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

White Wednesday

I recently picked up this white milk glass relish dish.
It has a pretty hobnail pattern.
I haven't decided what to do with it, it would look great as a serving dish for a party.
I think it looks nice with jewelry, too.

Linked up to White Wednesday, hosted by Faded Charm.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Recent Finds

Here are a few things I've recently picked up. Above is a cute little hand painted owl jelly jar.
Funny little clown salt shaker.
He's made in Japan, and still has the original cork, in very shape. Many old salt shakers I see have corks that are crumbling.
Little gold monogrammed tie clip. This one will probably end up in my Etsy shop.
A hobnail pattern pressed drinking glass matches some I already have.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silver Sunday, Monogrammed Flatware

During my thrifting/antiquing adventures, I pick up monogrammed flatware here and there. I have amassed quite a collection. Above is my favorite antique bird-topped spooner.
The spoons that hang from it are grapefruit/orange spoons with a pretty monogram.
Collection of serving forks - cold meat serving fork, dessert forks, olive or pickle forks.
Some monogrammed with single letter, some have 3 letter monograms.
This is one of my favorite pieces.
A bread saw, with a pretty pattern, and monogrammed LB.
The engraving runs all the way down the blade.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish Journal.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vintage Postcards

I recently came across the blog The French Factrice, who hosts Postcard Friendship Friday.
I love old postcards. I love the slightly disjointed wording, that I'm sure made sense at the time. I love to read what they were writing about in the early 1900's.
This one is postmarked 1913, and talks about washing items for Till's hope chest.
This postcard is part of the Daffydill series, which I find very amusing. I have a few others I will have to dig out...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Owl Sighting

I have finally seen the owl that I knew was living in my neighborhood. I have heard him many times, but he has remained elusive, until now!
As I was passing by a window, something caught my eye out in the trees, and there he was!
It is hard to see in these pictures, I zoomed and cropped as much as possible. He was very large, and light gray. And beautiful.
I believe this is him - the Great Gray Owl.

Linked up to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by A Southern Daydreamer.