Wordless Wednesday 125 – Winter Wonderland in a Bowl

No. 125 From the post ~ FTT Week 67 Vintage and Thrifty Finds

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Top 5 Things to Look For at Yard Sales This Year

This post was part of a blog hop that included 14 bloggers.

So here is the update on what I did buy throughout the summer and fall at yard and estate sales and my favorite thrift stores.

Vintage Ladders

 I did pick up a couple of wooden ladders that went straight to my booth.  Since they went straight to the booth I don’t have any photos of them.  Speaking of my booth, sadly I am closing it at the end of January.  When new owners took over I wanted to give it time to see how things went.  They made some improvements but overall I’m just not happy there anymore.  So I’ve decided to open an Etsy shop.  More about the new Etsy shop later.

This red ladder is in my booth so I will be bringing it home.  It is a keeper.  I envision several uses for it over the next few years.

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Vintage Outdoor Bits and Pieces

A few picnic baskets made their way home with me.  Some went to the booth while others joined my collection.

This picnic basket is in my stash awaiting a makeover.

A picnic jug was a fun find to add to my thermos collection.

Another great find was this Coleman enamel ware camping set

with matching flatware.

I always pick vintage tennis rackets with a brace and this one has a bonus – a vintage cover.

No. 3

Vintage Fishing Equipment

Here is where I failed.  Epically!  I didn’t buy any vintage fishing equipment but it is still on my radar and I did find a couple of reels in my garage that belonged to my late husband.

No. 4

Vintage Christmas Decor

This group is where I scored the most finds.

At an estate sale I picked up a bunch of Shiny Brites and

bubble light strings with

replacements.

There were also several strings of vintage Christmas lights and bulbs.

A cool mid-century round tablecloth made its way home with me from one sale.

Two candle holders made in Japan and

a Santa planter were excellent Christmas finds.

A vintage Disney Merry Christmas snow globe made my grandkids very happy.

My very favorite vintage Christmas find was this apron. that cost me less than a dollar.

No. 5

Ironstone and China

Britain Castles ironstone fits right in with all my blue and white dishes.

A pretty tea set that I cannot part with made it into my china cabinet.

Currier and Ives Rocky Mountain by Royal China went to the booth and sold quickly.

Pretty platter and a pink depression glass bowl were excellent finds.  I kept the platter and took the bowl to the booth.  It has not sold.  Depression glass isn’t as popular a collectible as it once was.

I fell in love with this pretty ironstone pitcher the moment I saw it.

Another pretty platter

and a sandwich plate with a cross stitch pattern joined my collection.

Clearly, I cannot pass up dishes decorated with pink.  There were several more ironstone and china purchases along the way.  I figured you had seen enough.

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How To Decorate For Christmas – Vintage Style

If you have followed along for a while you know I collect vintage Christmas goodies.

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 I want to share some ideas about how to use those vintage goodies in Christmas decor to flaunt your vintage style.

Doll Suitcase

Do you remember this adorable little vintage doll suitcase with the green print inside?  It is perfect to hold a bit of greenery and some vintage Christmas ornaments for a vignette in a suitcase.

Christmas Lunchbox

One of my favorite finds this year was this cute vintage red plaid child’s lunch box.  Here I accessorize it with a bottle brush tree and a Standard stamp holder adorned with vintage Christmas tree light bulbs to create a fun vignette.

Christmas Deer Planter

You knew I would use this charming fellow at Christmas.  He is holding two vintage bottle brush trees.  You could put him anywhere for instant Christmas cheer.

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A simple display using a vintage ironstone creamer and a vintage Shiny Brite ornament is quite charming.

TST Santa Plate

Another simple display using a single vintage Christmas plate makes its own statement effortlessly .

Enamel Basin Vignette

This vintage red rimmed enamel basin holds two tiny Christmas trees, a bunch of red and green apples, and a vintage Horlick’s Malted Milk Jar.  Another simple but enchanting vignette.

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I’ll be back soon to share a few more ideas for decorating with vintage Christmas goodies and be sure to come back on Thursday for Vintage Charm.

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Ideas for Simple Fall Touches Around The House

Simple is the way to go when you are busy.  So here are a few ideas for simple fall decor.

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These ideas are quick and easy and done on the fly.

Thrifty Store Renew

You probably remember this Renewed Thrift Store Find from a week or so ago.  It was on the deck but the rain came back so I found it a home in the family room on the sofa table.

BW Cup with pumpkin

I used this tea cup and saucer in a photo shoot and just sat it down here.  It looked good, so it stayed there.

Love Feast Pumpkin

Velvet pumpkins are my new fall love.

Squirrel Nut Cracker

The iron squirrel nut cracker was also part of a photo shoot that stayed in place.

Pine Cones & Antlers

Pine cones are my go to decor for fall and winter.  An ironstone tureen filled with various sizes of pine cones and a set of deer antlers is on the coffee table in the family room.

Target Pillows

These three adorable pillows were $3.oo each at Target in the Dollar Spot.  The throw is 100% cotton and soooooo soft.  I found it at the Pottery Barn Outlet last year.

Ivy and pumpkin

I bought a bag of these gourds at Walmart and spread them out around the house.  Fancy I know.   I still haven’t made it to the pumpkin patch.

Antlers and moss

The moss balls were already in this pedestal bowl on a shelf by the fireplace.   The faux antlers are a greenish color that complements the moss balls.

Pumpkins and feathers

In the foyer I used the Chinese bowl I found in TTT Week 55 Vintage Finds to display a few more velvet pumpkins.  Then I filled the vintage trophy with feathers.

Nuts and Cinn

I’m still loving my Pottery Barn Inspired Pizza Board.  The bowl of nuts and cinnamon sticks came in handy the other day during my grandson’s homework time.  You probably guessed it was a math problem.  We had to divide 18 nuts and cinnamon sticks into six bags.  He got a kick out of it.

Pizza Board

We are still enjoying the pizza board on my breakfast room table.

Mums in olive bucket

Some mums in a garden bucket usher in fall on the deck and

Mr. Googly Collage

Mr. Googly my junky owl found a permanent home on the deck.

Donnie Crate

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TTT Week 55 Vintage Finds

This is the last Thursday Thrifty Treasure (TTT) but don’t fret.  It’s just moving one day ahead to Friday and becoming Friday Thrifty Treasure (FTT).   So be sure to come back October 9th for the first Friday Thrifty Treasures.  I am going to reveal the reason for the change very soon.

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Let’s see what I found during my thrifting adventures.

Kodak Bantam Camera 1938

This adorable little vintage camera joined my collection.  It is a Kodak Flash Bantam 828 film camera.

Bantam

It was a very compact camera designed by Walter Dorwin Teague in 1935.  It is about 4 1/2 inches in length and 2 inches wide.

Kodak Bantam pop up viewfinder

 It has a Kodak Anastigmat Special f4.5 48mm lens.  A label inside of the film compartment indicates that this camera is from 1938.

Kodak Bantam bellows

The bellows fold when the camera is not in use and it has a flip-up folding viewfinder.

Leather Camera Case

This  sweet little camera has its original fitted leather case.

Meakin Romantic England C&S

You know how I feel about blue and white so this lovely Romantic England creamer and covered sugar bowl by J&G Meakin had to come home with me.  Replacements.com shows that Meakin  produced the blue and white version of this pattern from 1940 to 1977.  All of the pieces in this pattern depict different historic sites and scenes around England.

Romantic England Creamer

14th Century Lower Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire England graphic is on the creamer and

Romantic England Lidded Sugar

16th Century Sandford Orcas Manor House in Dorset England is on the lidded sugar bowl.

Pumpkin Cake Mold

How timely was finding this aluminum two piece pumpkin mold?  Get ready for a TST very soon.

Chinese Bowl

I had a couple of these ornate Chinese bowls years ago but never one as pretty as this one.  It is hand-painted in the most lovely colors.  It’s trademark is LSCO.

Silver Baby Brush

Whoever marked the price on this silver baby’s brush definitely didn’t know what they had.   It is Lunt Sterling Silver.  It is part of a of a comb and brush set but the comb is missing from the Lunt gift box.

Blue Geometric Thermos

I was running out of time when I stopped into a local thrift store that is perpetually vintage feast or famine.  It was a bit of a feast this week because I found this shades of blue geometric vintage King Seeley thermos.  It is huge holding 30 ounces and even has its own carrying handle.  It will be joining my ever-growing vintage (1970’s) thermos collection.

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These porcelain plates featuring mixed hand-painted fruit designs plates are Bond Ware.  Bond Ware was popular during the 1950’s.  The backs of the plates have 2 small holes so that you can thread a wire or thin ribbon for hanging.  The artist signed the front of each plate.

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TTT Week 46 Vintage Finds

This week I’m sharing several vintage finds but in the future you may still see an entire posts dedicated to one terrific find.

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Wooden Heart Bowl

Heart shapes always attract me and I just couldn’t pass up this wooden heart bowl.  It is the only one I’ve ever seen.

Red & Black Thermos

Even though it doesn’t have the cup on top, I’m adding another cool red and black retro Aladdin thermos to my collection.  Since it has a plastic exterior it is probably from the 1970’s.

Mini Twig Chair

The little twig chair is for a doll or a stand for smaller decorative objects.

Hen on the Nest

This tiny hen on the nest is so adorable.  It is going to stay with me for a while on my kitchen window sill.

Copper Fish

The copper fish mold is for the booth.  Copper molds never seem to last very long there.

Johnson Bros TM Snowhite Regency

A white ironstone platter in the Snowhite Regency pattern from Johnson Brothers was a happy find.

Johnson Bros Ironstone

I have enough of this ironstone pattern to use everyday.  Some of it is older like this platter but other pieces are newer and marked dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.  Johnson Brothers produced this white ironstone pattern from 1960 until 2003.

Mirror Collage

A lovely gold beveled mirror with a pastel floral still life print is from the shop of Robert Grace in Hollister, California.

Aluminum Covered Casserole

A covered casserole dish made of hammered aluminum is not trade marked.  If you notice the top is a bit mangled but that’s OK.  I purchased it to use the top in a Thrift Store Transformation coming up soon and the casserole bowl is going to become a shallow planter for the deck.

Mini Red Plaid Suitcase

Don’t you love this tiny red plaid suitcase?  When I first saw it I thought it was a doll suitcase but it has a little mirror inside like a makeup case.   Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a maker’s mark on it.   It will make a great addition to a vintage vignette at Christmas.

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