Warning: Its a Visit to the Antique Mall

Welcome and come along with me for a summer visit to the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall in Powder Springs, Georgia.

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 Well don’t say I didn’t warn you, lots of photos ahead.

Front Display

Display at front of store.

Vintage

One of my favorite booths.

Sheep

Little sheep

Frenchy Booth

Frenchy

Frenchy 2

More Frenchy

Baby Bathtub

European baby bath

Beautiful Croq

Lovely linens

Crate of Lovely tags

Beautiful handmade gift tags

Depression Glass

Exquisite depression glass

Ducky in Convertible

Donald Duck in a convertible

Fun Stuff

Tins and bottles

Tobacco Tin

Tobacco tin and garden sprayer

JUNK Booth

Good Junk

New Back Booth

One of new booths created in back room

Painted Bamboo Tray

Simple painted bamboo tray

Red Suitcase

Fun red suitcase

Rusty Crusty

Vintage goodies

Some Primatives

Some primitives

Wooden Salesman Sample Case

Salesman sample case

Vintage Tools and such

So many vintage tools

Display Case

Case of vintage artifacts

Garden Plant Carts

Adorable garden plant stands/carts

Scrap Wood Goodness

Reclaimed wood

Celebrate Wreath

Fun Fourth of July wreath

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How To Give a New Wooden Bowl A Vintage Look

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I wanted to experiment on a wooden bowl to see if I could give it a vintage look. 

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   A thrift store bowl seemed the perfect candidate to experiment with.  I’m sure you can see I forgot to take a photo of the bowl before I started. 

Painted Wood Bowl

First, I painted the wooden bowl cranberry on the outside.   It took two coats to give it a rich cranberry color.

Wooden Bowl Half Stained

The wood on the inside of the bowl is pale so I wanted to give it a deeper more aged look.  So out came the Minwax Special Walnut stain.  I wiped stain over one half the inside of the bowl so you could see the difference.

Distressed Wood Bowl

I finished staining the inside of the bowl and distressed it on the outside a bit.

Stained Wood Bowl

Then I stained the outside distressed areas.

Waxed Wood Bowl

Next I applied clear wax and buffed slightly.  I wanted the bowl to keep its chalky look.

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I’m pleased with how it turned out!  This one is going to the booth and I plan to redo a larger bowl I have to give it a vintage look.

Side view of vintage chalk painted bowl

My inspiration for giving a new wooden bowl a vintage look was my friend Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart.  She painted and aged a vintage wooden bowl.  Her bowl is gorgeous.

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Mini Christmas Tour at Treasure Hunt Antique Mall

As always I am a better shopper than vendor at the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall.

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After adding some new things to my booth and fluffing it a bit, I went for a mini tour and shopping trip.

Wreath on tobacco basket

  • Tobacco Basket at home –  check
  • Nice Green Christmas Wreath – check
  • Red and natural jute webbing – check
  • Try this at home – in progress

Graters

I’m going to let the iPhone photos do the talking in this post – well at least for the most part.

Sweet Notes

Bouquet of Christmas Lights

Red Plaid stacker

Angel

Santa

Red Truck 2

Santa Plate

Vintage Ornament in cup

Spode Christmas Tree

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I will share the vintage goodies I bought at Treasure Hunt on Friday.  Hope you found lots of vintage Christmas inspiration here today.

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Friday Thrifty Treasures Week 57 Vintage Finds

Boy time is flying and it is going to be Christmas before we turn around.   Once October rolls around it all a whirlwind until New Years Eve.

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So let’s take a look at this week’s finds.

Ice Skates

Ice skates sell well at the booth during the Christmas season so I snapped these up at a good price.  I like that they have the red blade guard.  After I add some red bells they will fly out the door or booth that is.

Fiesta Platter

I rarely pass up a white/ivory platter because they are one of the best-selling pieces in my booth.

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 It is Fiesta by Homer Laughlin made in USA.  It has the round embossed marking, so it is a newer piece.

Copper Colander

A copper berry colander was one of my favorite finds this week.  I need a berry colander so this one is a keeper.  It is also a newer piece but it fits right in with my kitchen decor.

Flip top table

This small tilt top table is in desperate need of a make over but at $3.95 it is definitely worth the effort.  It is getting flipped shortly then its off to the booth.

Flip top table 2

 This cool little table is probably from the 1970’s.

Donnie Crate

Still not sure if this is going to the booth yet, I may need to use it a bit first.  The stamp on the end of this vintage crate is DONNIE BRAND, SAM ANDREWS’ SONS, HOLTVILLE, CA.  

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The overall size is about 24 1/2” X 13 1/2” X 13 1/2”.  So my Donnie cantaloupe crate is pretty big and quite rustic.  

Enamelware Basin

I’ve been looking for a vintage chippy white enamelware basin with a red rim for a while.  Enamelware basins like this one are from the 1940’s or 1950’s.  Cant wait until Christmas to use it.

Marble Cheese Board Domed

Cheese anyone?  The black/grey and white marble cheese board with a glass dome is probably from the 1970’s.  I plan to use it to serve hors d’oeuvres during the holidays then it may go to the booth if one of my girls don’t scoop it up first.

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Join Me At the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall Today

My booth needs a bit of fluffing so I’m bringing you along for a visit.

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Sometimes I go dust and fluff the booth quickly and I’m out the door but today we are taking some time to visit.

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This lovely coastal display greets you at the front door.

BWH Treasures

My little booth space is pretty full but I bet a few more Blue Willow House Treasures will fit.

Paint by Number

These paint by number lovelies were around $18 each.

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 A mantique booth, in fact

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there are several mantique booths.

Favorite Booth

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Ironstone and Bottles

Baby Shoes

The four photos above are from one of my favorite booths – Vintage Fication.

Couture Paint

The Paint Couture line of productions and painting classes are available at the Treasure Hunt through Vintage Fication.

Colors of bottles

Vintage bottles are abundant.

Good Junk

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Cool Junk 3

This booth always has a great variety of rusty crusty stuff.  I keep watching for an interesting door or fancy window.

More Ironstone

Though you can’t see it in this photo, I am so in love with a French bread board in this booth.

Jordan Hill

Weathered Charm

I love the look of these two booths.

Iron Bed

Who wouldn’t love this gorgeous iron bed?

Burlap Heaven

Olive Bucket Light

Sand Jars

The above three photos are from a very classy booth which is always styled with lots of burlap and natural colors.

Drawer Upcycle

Making one of these display drawers is on my “to do” list.

Red White and Blue Star

Lanterns are so popular now

Laterns

and this is such a clever way of displaying them.

Blue & White Planter

Cow Creamer

OK you guys know how I feel about blue and white.  So you know I’ve got my eye on these last two blue and white vintage goodies.  Like I’ve said before I’m sometimes a better customer than vendor.

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TTT Wk 40 Vintage Finds

My daughter moved this week but she still isn’t in her new place full-time yet.  We are taking a few more small things tomorrow and she is spending her first night there.  I’m hoping to check out one or more of those junk/antique stores and flea markets I saw.

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 Let me show you what I found last week at my regular haunts.

Vintage Wooden Level

This vintage wooden level came from a booth in my antique mall.  I was super excited to find it since a wooden level has been on my “wanted list” for a while.  It is oak with brass fittings.  I’m thinking of staining it a darker color.

Green Redmon Picnic Basket

This vintage Redmon green and white picnic basket is a Goodwill find in pretty good shape for its age.  Since I collect picnic baskets it is staying with me for now.

Souvenir Bowl Holland

Anything blue and white catches my eye and I couldn’t resist this Blue Delft souvenir bowl from Holland.

Blue Delft Bowl

Even though I love it, this bowl is booth bound.  I already have a few Blue Delft things for sale there and this bowl will complement them.

Green Ref Bowl

It amazes me that a green glass refrigerator bowl from the 1940’s still exists.  The top is missing but the bowl is in perfect shape.  This bowl is a keeper.  It is perfect for a low compact flower arrangement.

Copper Lobster

At one time I had a collection of copper molds but I no longer collect them.  They sell remarkably well at the booth so I pick them up when I see them.

Tiara American Tourister Train Case

On half price day I found not one but two vintage train cases.   One is a brown Samsonite case in lovely shape.  It cleaned up nicely and with a little patterned scarf tied on the handle, off to the mall it went.  The other train case is Tiara by American Tourister and a medium shade of blue.   It needs some of the lining glued back in place and a bit of cleaning and it will be ready to make a début at the antique mall.

Zinc Ball Mason Jar Lids

My antique mall also netted me a few zinc lids for a couple of my lidless vintage Ball Mason jars.

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TTT Week 22 Vintage Finds

Happy Thursday here we are back for another edition of TTT.  The weeks are flying by and it will be Spring before we know it.  Well let’s get started.

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Vintage Books

Vintage books rarely show up at my favorite thrift stores but I found three on this trip.

Bobbsey Twins

Did you ever read the Bobbsey Twins Series of books?   I didn’t but I found the second book in the series The Bobbsey Twins In the Country at the thrift store.   It is in excellent condition especially for a 1950 edition.   Edward Stratemeyer, who used the pseudonym “Laura Lee Hope”, created The Bobbsey Twins in 1904.  A common belief is that he wrote the first book and then hired ghostwriters to write the remaining books.  The Bobbsey Twins series includes 72 volumes, written between 1904 and 1979.

Jane

The illustrations are wonderful and apparently Jane owned this book at one time.

Beverly Gray

Did you read the Beverly Gray Mystery series?  No, I didn’t read it either.  My mystery series of choice was Nancy Drew, in fact I still have a few volumes from my childhood.  The Beverly Gray Mysteries include 26 volumes published between 1934 and 1955.    My edition of Beverly Gray’s Discovery copyright 1953 is most likely from a reissue in 1955 under the Clover Books division of Grosset and Dunlap Inc.

49 Cents

 It was only 49 cents which was pretty expensive in 1955.

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Love the little illustrated teaser in the front of the book and

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the promo for the next volume in the series in the back of the book.  Marketing for books hasn’t changed much since the 1950’s.

Leaves of Grass

The third book is a 1961 edition of a Selection from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1819-1892).  Leaves of Grass published in 1855 is a poetry collection which Whitman wrote and rewrote for the rest of his life.  It began as 12 poems and grew to over 400 in the final version published in 1892 and dubbed the “deathbed edition”.

Blue Urn Vase

You know how I love blue and this urn style vase is lovely.

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It has a raised flower swag around the top.  Can’t wait to use it for a nice spring bouquet.

Rattan Shelf

I love the rattan four tier shelf but should I paint it or leave it finished as it was found?  It is going in the booth so my inclination is not to paint.

Rattan scrolls

 It needs a good cleaning and a few places need gluing but overall it is in good shape.   If it doesn’t sell I can always find a spot for it in my house.

 Pearl Heart

A little promo of my own for an upcoming post.

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Holiday Extravaganza @ Treasure Hunt

The Holiday Extravaganza at Treasure Hunt was so much fun.  I sold a lot and bought a lot.  Like I told you my fear is that I am a better shopper than vendor.  So let’s take a stroll through the mall all decked out for Christmas.

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This booth was completely transformed for Christmas.  All of those little packages contain jewelry.  Wonder how long it took to tie all those little bows.

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I loved these farmhouse doors.

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The red ladder was a contender for my Christmas Tree plans but in the end I picked a weathered ladder a bit taller than this one.

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If purple is your thing this booth is for you.  My oldest daughter will love it since purple is her favorite color.

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This burlap and pine cone wreath is beautiful.

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Here is a close up of the vintage train case just so you can see how adorable it is.

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The grey china cabinet is lovely.

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So much inspiration in this booth I tried to capture it all.

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Here is another version of that wreath that I love.

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This vendor got into the groove so much she painted her whole booth red.

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If I needed one more Christmas decoration this Santa could come home with me but …..

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This charming display greets you when you walk in the front door.  Several vendors share their considerable decorating abilities to create a new display for each season.

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My sign is up but I will share my booth in a separate post.

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TTT Week 13 Vintage Christmas Goodies

Starting today I’m shorting my post title to TTT rather than Thursday Thrifty Treasure.  My post titles are just getting a bit too long.

Vintage Christmas Goodies

Christmas shopping for my booth is fun and frustrating at the same time.  I’ve really been looking for some vintage Shiny Brite ornaments but just can’t lay my hands on any.

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Here’s some of what I’ve found so far.

Brite Star Tinsel

I’m ashamed to say what I paid for the Brite Star icicles.  I did a happy dance when I saw it and danced even more when a 29 cent sticker attached.  Is 29 cents too much?  Unfortunately, the elf is a new model from Hobby Lobby.

Art Deco Green Candle Holders

It is going to be hard to part with these art deco candle holders.  I’ve looked on eBay and Etsy and can’t find any like them so I can’t decide on a price for the pair.  Any suggestions?

Coca Cola Playing Cards

These Coca Cola playing cards in a tin are about 20 years old and they are still in their original cardboard sleeve.  I have a similar set from about the same time period.

Noel Elf

I love decorations that spell out Christmas sentiments so I couldn’t pass up these NOEL letters.  Scrabble letter sets of seasonal sentiments keep selling out in my booth.

Gold Open Scroll Ornaments

These gold open scroll ornaments came in a set of 8.  Several still had a tag dated 1998.  Is 16 years old considered vintage?

Angel & Dove Christmas Ornaments

I loved these decoupage angel and dove ornaments.  Oh so Shabby!

House ornament with doors

I’m not sure I can part with this ornament.

Good Will Toward Men

The windows slide open to show a fireplace, Christmas tree, and presents and on the bottom “On earth peace, good will toward men”.

Macy's Mugs

These four Christmas mugs each with Santa in a different pose are from “The Cellar” at Macy’s and dated 1994.

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This set is in perfect condition which is amazing for mugs sold in 1994

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I saw an adorable Santa mug at Goodwill and when I picked it up to see the price on the bottom I saw “To Kathy from Allen and John, Christmas 1954”.  Ok, no way was I leaving it behind.

Collection of Santa Mugs

So another BWH collection was born.  I’ve collected seven Santa mugs to date and no these will not be going to the booth.  Can you tell which one is from “Allen and John”?  (It’s the one on the far right that shows red paint inside the top of the cup.)

Santa Mugs and Elf

The three small ones are my favorites.

Two Santa Mugs

Most of their red paint has chipped off but I love their expressions.

Santa and Elf

I can see now this elf is going to get into some trouble!

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I am wrapping up my 31 Days of Quick and Easy Holiday Décor and More.  Whew!!!  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.

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Quick and Easy Jello Mold Wreaths

You know those aluminum Jello molds you find at the thrift store I’ve collected a few.  Now what should I do with them?

Jello Mold Wreath at the BWH

“Make them into wreaths, you’ve done it before”, a little voice in my head said.

Fall Jello Wreath

In fact I made this Jello mold wreath before I started blogging and it hangs on my pantry door.

Chrisrmas Burlap

This one was so easy I almost hate to share how it came together, but here goes.

Jello Mold base

First you tie a length of burlap ribbon to the mold and add some extra pieces of ribbon for fullness.

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Now attach the clip on Christmas decoration to the ribbon and you have a Jello mold wreath.

Bow for Jello Mold

To make a another wreath take a piece of upholstery webbing and add a Christmas bow or a similar embellishment.

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Wrap the webbing around the mold and hot glue the webbing to the inside.  It’s ok but a little too plain for me.

Snowman Pin Wreath

 So I went to my Christmas pin stash and found an adorable snowman.  Much better don’t you think?

Halloween Jello Wreath

When my grandson saw what I was doing he wanted me to make one for Halloween.  So I dug through my Halloween decorations and came up with an old bow, dollar store skeleton and spider web.  I hot glued it all onto the mold, easy peasy and he loves it!

Snowman 2

Although not exactly a wreath I used three of these molds to create a Snowman in the Kitchen last year.

So have some fun with recycled Jello molds and I bet you can think of even more ways to decorate them.  I plan to make a few of these wreaths with Christmas decorations for my antique mall’s Holiday Extravaganza.  I will share more about that later.

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