Monday, August 30, 2010

More Finds

I had another good weekend haul. This is my favorite find - some old flatware, in it's original box.
It did not look like this when I brought it home, it took well over an hour to polish, but it was worth it.
It has a monogram and a pretty art deco pattern, the box is very art deco as well - gray outside, pink on the inside with a star burst pattern on the fabric.

These are copper photo plates. They are mounted on wood blocks. They are both marching band photos probably from the 50's or 60's.

This crate was $0.50. I bought it because I liked the Halloween sticker.

A wood Halloween themed box. Perfect for stashing Halloween candy!

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Southern Hospitality,
and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Coastal Charm.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vintage Chocolate Tins

This is my collection of vintage chocolate tins. I have been trying to think of something interesting to do with them.
This art nouveau style is my favorite. It is Valor Chocolates, from Spain.

A Whitman's tin from the 70's. Very pretty light yellow.

The oldest and most shabby tin from Luxor. I'm not sure if this was a chocolate tin, it may have been for tobacco.
And this tin is made in England with a Victorian scene on it.

Linked up to Show and Tell Friday, hosted by My Romantic Home.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oronoco Gold Rush

This past weekend I went to Oronoco Gold Rush Days. It is an antique show/flea market that takes over the entire town. Oronoco is about an hour south of Minneapolis.
It is a tiny town, and there were vendors tucked into every corner.

Lots of people set up in driveways and front lawns.

I think this is a school. There were vendors set up in the playground, underneath swing sets, everywhere!
The town is very charming.

Lots of pretty glass.

In every color.

Great furniture.

Lovely windows and stained glass.

A tent full of gorgeous chandeliers.

This is a claw foot tub made into a lounge chair. So clever.

And what did I buy?
Well, not much. Unfortunately the prices were more antique show than flea market, but I found a few things.
A children's book, Junk Day on Juniper Street. Great graphics. Love the topic.

A couple of silver flatware pieces.

I also found these 2 spool cabinets. They are handmade. I have wanted an antique spool cabinet forever, but they are way out of my budget.
Some like these. Above left can be found HERE, and above right HERE

But, I will work on these a bit, and make them over.
I'll post pictures when I am through with them.

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Southern Hospitality, and to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, hosted by Coastal Charm.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vintage Ladies

This vintage image is a panoramic taken in Los Angeles. The photographer was Miles Weaver.
He was known for taking panoramic photographs, mostly of Bathing Beauty Pageants.
This one is not dated, but is probably between 1917 and 1925.
I haven't been able to figure out exactly what these ladies are doing, or why they are being photographed, but the there is a marquee in the back that reads Dancing.
Love the 1920's style!

Linked up to Vintage Thingie Thursday, hosted by Coloradolady.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Junkologie Blog Party Giveaway

Have you been to the junkologie blog? They are having a bunch of great giveaways.
Fingers crossed!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekend Finds

Lots of good sales this week!
A couple of old books for $1 each, including an English to French Dictionary, and an art deco tin.
I just liked the cover of this one.

Halloween is really just around the corner, so I was happy to find a few Halloween related items.
A black cat figure, some pumpkin salt and pepper shakers, and 1960's Halloween book with great graphics.
A couple of funny banks - devil bank that reads, Saving Up To Raise Some Hell!
And a bowling pin bank that reads Pin-Money Bank.

Ceramic Swan with an open back - maybe for salt? A cute little white and gold porcelain scoop,
Grape salt and pepper shakers with a silver base.
And a cute little bird dish. I think it is a cigar rest, but I thought it would be perfect to hold business cards.

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures hosted by Southern Hospitality.

And Yard Salen hosted by Debbiedoos.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer Tomatoes

There is nothing better than tomatoes picked right off the vine.
I picked all of these today.
This is a Purple Russian and a Green Zebra.