*****Vintage Finds for Home and Garden*****

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

White Pottery!

My collection of pottery, mostly McCoy pieces, is one of my oldest and probably my favorite of all my collections!There are so many different types of Mc Coy that I decided to narrow it down to the ivory matte glaze with an embossed design. Some examples of pieces that may or may not be McCoy ~ but I like the way they fit into the collection!

This is my all-time fave ~ the hard to find butterfly pattern!!
Love it!!
... another small butterfly and some leaves and berries.

This vase has such an unusual shape and a pretty berry and leaves pattern!

Here is a view of my entire collection...

housed in a pretty old shelf that resides in the nook next to the fireplace in the living room.

During the Christmas season, I trade up the pottery for my little paper houses and bottle brush trees...and I love it all!!

I'm sharing my white pottery to celebrate the love of white with Faded Charm for White Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Great Finds!!

I decided to share some of my latest finds for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Coastal Charm!
The garage sale angels are still looking out for me and led me to another wonderful sale this weekend!!
I picked up this cute little alarm clock and gorgeous hand mirror with a wonderful embossed design on the back!
I love this white ironstone vitamin jar ~ would be wonderful in an old medicine chest!!
Also a nice wood box with great old label!
I felt a little like one of the "American Pickers" at this sale! The old gentleman had alot of things hanging on his garage walls that weren't for sale ~ but I talked him out of a few!!!

This old tomato advertising piece was one of them!! I love it!!

Some old globes
...and how is this for a fun lamp???
made out of a parking meter!!

Or what about this one???

-made from an old candlestick telephone!!!

Lamps are a good seller at the Red Rooster ~ especially as unique as these two are!

This brass display shelf is my favorite find of the day!

Wonderful patina!

Very versatle for displaying treasures!!

The old guy told me it was a cigar display case ~ Sweet!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate you taking the time to check out what I've been up to!!

Now I'm off to check out all the other nifty treasures found out in blogland over the weekend!!!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another "Lucky Me" Sale!

While driving to go tweek my space at The Red Rooster this afternoon, I was pleasantly diverted by a huge yard sale sign!! I have been to this couple's sales before and have always done real well! I guess my streak is still going strong!! Do you hate me yet?!?These amazing baskets were sitting just outside the big shed where the sale was being held. Which one do you think I bought?
This isn't the greatest picture, but I didn't get permission to take pictures, so I was trying to be quick and sneaky!! I am in major LOVE with this wonderful gathering basket that I chose from the group! I think I need to keep it at least through the fall season, since it will be great to put a huge bunch of bittersweet in or a vintage wool blanket!!!
I am really starting to think "fall" and am looking for warmer tones and autumn-type pieces.
I think this little honey-colored stool really fits the bill! {By the way-those amazing shutter/doors you see in the background were found at the barn sale last weekend} SCORE!!!!!
My basket has already moved right into my living room!!

My brother and his wife have the BEST home-grown bittersweet and are always generous enough to share with me!

Also found this darling vintage spice set--the graphics are so sweet!

Now how's this for shabby?

Darling tole painted magazine rack!*!*!

Fun pie server/rack with old enamel pans ... and a pumpkin thrown in for fun!

I have been stashing away most of the goodies I've been finding lately! I have a flea market coming up in about 3 weeks {see my sidebar for details} And I also do an antique show every Oct. that really features alot of prims and Halloween. I think I'm off to a great start!

I hope my luck holds out for a little while longer--my daughter and I are heading out again tomorrow morning! Wish me more luck!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tiny Whites

They say that good things come in small packages! Well, I would have to agree with that! Some of my collections have tiny little parts that are my favorite things in the whole collection! Like this little piece of pottery that stands a mere 3" tall ~ so sweet!
My pincushion lady (which by the way, I dropped once and had to glue back together!) But she survived and I like to tuck her into my vignettes!
This little sheep is a reproduction and reminds me of my greatest case of "sellers remorse"!!
I once found a med. sized ziploc bag of German Putz sheep-some of which were a fairly large size-for just a few dollars at garage sale! I sold all of them and made some really good money, but I would give it all back to get those sheep back!! They are getting so hard to find and are very expensive!

Darling little vintage spool of crochet cotton...

transferware creamer...



dolly-sized creamers

My favorite transferware pattern in yummy brown...

and a single serving salt button bouquet! Sometimes just a simple, little embellishment goes a long way in a vignette! I am sharing these with you today for White Wednesday with Faded Charm!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Do You Believe in Fate?

After I ran some errands and went to one not-so-great garage sale on Thursday morning, I decided to visit a favorite antique mall that I haven't been to in awhile. I found a few little treasures there--nothing too exciting, but sorta fun! But, while I was checking out they had a few brochures and fliers on upcoming sales and events. One flier in particular caught my eye---It said "Barn Sale" ~ and it started the next day!! Well, needless to say I was intrigued and pumped!!!!! So I headed out the next morning and while getting ready I kept saying "don't forget the camera...don't forget the camera"!! Yeah, you guessed it--I forgot my camera!! So I had to take alot of "after" pictures!! Of course the locale of this barn sale was a beautiful country scene with a driveway that dipped down invitingly with tall shade trees all over the lawn!! Arghh!! But I guess my new reasoning is--if you forget your camera, the sale will be fabulous!!! Here is a bunch of great stuff still in my van! Wonderful vintage Christmas, a beautiful Eastlake mirror and fun men's straw hat!!
You know how much I love pincushions! I found this super-duper old lady to add to my collection! Do you think her face is creepy? I love her anyway!!
I love primitives ~ especially farm items. This cow from a weather vane was calling my name--LOUDLY!!!

Looks great with my other prims and my piggy weather vane on a lightning rod!

And then I found some fun.......

and games!!

I love all the little game pieces ~ wondering if they are all from the same game??

When I spotted this little piece of architecture--I knew I had to have it!!

I LOVE the chippy blue paint and the flower motif!!!!!

Looks amazing above my little aqua cubbie!!

Sets right ahead of my computer so I can look at it all I want!!

So to make a L-O-N-G story short, I am so glad I chose that particular mall to head to that day!! Otherwise I would never have seen the ad for that barn sale!!

I love "happy accidents" don't YOU ?!?

Happy hunting!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fun White Finds!

For my White Wednesday post this week, I thought I'd share some of the things I found at a few sales this past weekend. First, I bought these adorable head vases!I don't know a whole lot about them...but they are really cute!
The owner was selling her collection and I bought the only 2 left!!
I love the bright red lips!!

Then, on a more primitive note, I found this wonderful spittoon in it's original creamy, chipped-up paint!!

Filled with late summer flowers!

I got this beautiful dresser lamp for a song!!

The gentleman informed me that there were 2, but he dropped one of them!! :(

Like a bull in a china shop I guess!!!!!

I also picked up this cute little vanity stool!
The fabric on top is very dirty. I'm going to try cleaning it first, then if all else fails, I will re-cover it!

I love the curvy legs--they remind me of ice cream parlor chairs!

I only had time on Friday to hit 3 sales, so I guess I didn't do too bad!! I'm grabbing my linky from Kathleen at Faded Charm again for my favorite---White Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by! Come again!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Craft Room Re-arranging

I finally found the ambition to do some cleaning and re-arranging in my craft room. It's been terribly hot and humid here, so it takes some extra doing for me to round up any ambition at all!! But this room desperately needed some attention! So on the two hottest days of the summer thus far (crazy - I know!) I finally got around to getting some badly-needed cleaning finished!! I didn't add anything new, I just moved around the stuff I've accumulated and gave it a new look!!I've been collecting vintage garden items for awhile now and have fun showing them off!
I'm always on the hunt for more things to add to my collection! You can never have enough flower frogs!!

The inside of the bottom seed box is prettier, but the top one is divided--easier to display my vintage seed packets.

I purchased the cute yellow watering can from my friend Jeanine of Chippy-Shabby
at one of her fabulous sales several years ago. It's a keeper!!

I moved this cute little cupboard to a different wall and hung my repro penny rug above it. I really love the way this all came together!!

This is the spot where I do alot of my photo shoots ~ the sunlight in here is perfect!

I love this ironstone tureen! I think it needs to stick around for awhile ~ lots of display possibilities! Like ornaments at Christmas time!

Sepia-toned vignette!

I bought this jar of tomato pincushions on Etsy - so fun! Made the baby shoe one and the other one is old. I think my pincushions are my favorite collection! Have I mentioned that before!?!

Cute little what-not shelf!

Added this architectural piece to my clock shelf.

I would have liked to participate in the Where Bloggers Create party, but I just didn't have my act together in time! I'm also looking for a few key pieces in this room yet. So maybe when it all finally comes together, I will do a complete showing!!

Thanks again for stopping by!!


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