Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Decor

Tomorrow's the big day. Here is a quick peak at the Thanksgiving decorations.
Above are a couple of wood pilgrims.

A "fall" themed mantel.

Some vintage acorn candles, and pillar leaf candles (both Gurley).

Turkey and pilgrim candles (Gurley, again).

A few more candles, and some old pewter heads.

They are salt and pepper shakers.

The outdoor decor is pretty much decimated.

This guy has eaten the backs out of all of the pumpkins, and today we are having a snow storm, so everything left is covered in snow!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Weekend Finds...

These are my finds from estate sales this past weekend.

Some sheet music from 1908.

A couple of 1950's Cake Decorating Books.

A story book with great graphics.

Puss in Boots.

Snow White.

A little gold dog figure, a Bakelite Scottie Dog napkin ring, a brass toast rack, a couple of butter molds.

Closeup of butter molds, one is 4 leaf clovers, the other is hearts.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Silver Sunday

These are some of my silver finds over the last few weeks.

Curved handle pastry server. I'm not sure of the proper name for these, but I like to use them for small desserts. I thought I used them on my last dessert buffet, but I couldn't find a picture. I pick these up whenever I see them, which isn't often. This one is made in England.

Double handle sugar bowl, with a great design. This piece was made in the late 1800's and is in amazing shape. I thought when I bought it the design was cherries, but now I think it it apples.

A handful of flatware, some of it monogrammed, my favorite.

Pair of large ice or sugar cube grabber tongs. Probably good for pickles too.

And a Christmas tree toast rack.

It will be perfect to put Christmas cards, or even better, vintage Christmas postcards like above. Of course also great to serve Christmas morning toast.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage Finds

These are a few of my finds from the weekend.

A couple of old books, and an old group photo. Everyone is dressed up and outside a church - maybe it was a wedding?

Mother Goose Rhyme book - this one has some amazing illustrations.

A monogrammed celluloid jewelry box.

Great art deco pin - the bottom arrow screws on and off.

An old marriage certificate. I thought the design was so pretty.

It is from 1901 in Stillwater, Minnesota - a really cute little town with lots of great antique shops.

Linked up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, hosted by Coastal Charm.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Few New Finds

This is another group photo I recently found - one of my favorite things to look for.

It is from the Johnson School of Music Oratory and Dramatic Arts, Class of 1903.

The frame is beautiful, though it is a bit chippy. A few pieces are missing, but since it is over 100 years old, I think it has held up pretty well.

I turned away for only a second when someone else decided to check it out.

I also found this ornate tin box. It is stamped Made in West Germany.

Some silverplate flatware. Lots of polishing to do.

And this little plate. It reads: Circular Dining Room.

The light yellow and aqua colors are very pretty.