Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy New Year and Some Warm Vintage...

Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed New Year!

2014 holds new things for me.  The antique market in which I rented a booth has closed it's doors and my side of the garage is full of stock.  Decisions to be made as to whether to open another booth, have a yard sale, or both.

Black & Multi Granny Square Afghan
The afghan at right and below belonged to a friend's 104 year old mother in law who passed a few years ago.  Isn't it lovely?

Also below is a wooden biscuit box/crate from the 1800's that was hers.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and safe.

Blessings,  Leah


Close up of pattern
Close up of trim

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

I know my graphic is still a Christmas one.  It's a close-up shot of my vintage ornament wreath I finally made.  Love it so much it will stay on my front door until January 31st, or longer :)

Been doing a little thrifting and resale via eBay.  Sold the following this Sunday...
Vintage Swedish Dala Horse Wood Folkart

   
Antique 19" Mercury Glass Ornament, Germany
















Vintage 50's Santa Candleholder






Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Joyous Christmas Greetings!

1956 Napco Ceramic Caroling Girl Planter
Wishing you all a very Joyous Christmas Season!  Hope it is full of time spent with those you love, doing things you love in places you love!

Sorry I haven't posted much lately, but should have more time to do so.  The vintage shop where I rented space has closed :(  I may be looking for a new space, but decided to take a break for the holidays, as I have plenty of wondrous vintage stock and keep acquiring more. Pics are of a few recently purchased treasures.  The antique mercury glass ornaments are a friends.  I have been selling them online for her.


50's Spaghetti Ceramic Trim Santa & Mrs. S & P's

1950's Spaghetti Ceramic Trim Santa Toothpick Holder ?

Original Arnart Spaghetti Ceramic Trim Jolly Waving Santa

19"  Circumference Cobalt Blue Mercury Glass Ornament

3 1/2" Aqua Mercury Glass Ornament

10" Green Mercury Glass Ornament

Assorted Smaller Mercury Glass Ornaments

Friday, November 1, 2013

Vintage Christmas Goodness and More...

Tardy in posting, but I have found some great vintage goodness recently.  Loved these industrial thread spools... about 120 found at a rummage sale in this great 50's suitcase.

Throughout the year I have found 8 vintage mercury glass bead garlands, measuring from 7 to 9 feet each.  They are either on eBay now or will be on Sunday night.

 This needlepoint stocking kit was found at a rummage sale and is in on eBay here.
Have also found numerous vintage mercury glass ornaments throughout the year.  Have a few in my booth at College Park Antique Market . May put a few on eBay soon.

These 50's diorama ornaments are on eBay now with not too much action.  Thought they were unique.

Wishing you a Happy Autumn and a wonderful upcoming holiday season!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Greetings, Strangers...

Sorry I've not posted in a while.  Been kind of busy with this cute Missy...

















 ... and getting ready for my daughter's wedding...


It's a busy, exciting time of life.  Will be back to thrifting and posting soon.  Hope your summer has been wonderful!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hitting the Yard Sales...



Found this 50's? solid cedar wardrobe in my neighborhood last weekend.  It has a few dings and some finish issues, but at $30 it was still a great deal.  Daughter number two has claimed it.  She is setting up household as a newlywed. :)
Found this vintage Household Institute "Princess" pitcher.  It has nice crazing, but a crack in the top. Still will make a great display piece or vase.
Milk glass vases, old liquor bottle, vintage clear glass vase, sweet and colorful Mexico S & P's and large round white Schumann of Germany plate/platter.  I love yard thrifting! :)

These are not from yard sales, but still want to share them with you... This antique Edwardian child's dress from the early 1900's was my friend's mother-in-law's.  Sold it on eBay last week.
These sweet little girl dresses are in my shop, but not moving too fast.  May bring them back to list on eBay.  Varied in age, with newest being from the 40's or 50's.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reselling Antique / Vintage Dolls...

Effanbee Doll, sold for $59 on eBay
Still selling things for a friend from her 104 year old mother-in-law's estate.  The lady had quite a few old dolls and many doll clothes.  Here are a few shots of items that are up for auction or that have already been sold on eBay.  I am beginning to learn about antique/vintage dolls, but info has been hard to come by.  Have tried to find someone that sells them via a brick and mortar store, but the closest one is two or more hours away (and I live in the greater Orlando area).  You would think there would be an expert closer, which there probably is, just not sure how to find them. It would be great to pick someone's brain about them.

Composite Doll, 8" on eBay here
If you have knowledge of antique dolls I would love some input.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

 Primitive, handmade doll clothes for 7: & 8" dolls.  Most have tightly gathered waists, fancy trims and stitching.


Doll hats and fur wrap

Princess Ann Doll, Composite, 7"

Satin gown and balero