vintage fascination no. 113

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

My daughter and I did a bit of thrifting last week and I want to show you what we found.

This wicker briefcase is from the 1960’s.  It has a leather handle and a leather strip across the bottom with little brass feet.  It has brass locks, but unfortunately, there isn’t a key.

It is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez.

Yes, I found this thermos twice before.  One I sold and the other is in my collection but I bought this one anyway.  For now, there are two in my collection since they make such cute twins.

A Oneida Georgian Scroll silver-plate water pitcher was just sitting there on the shelf.  I picked it up and put it back, I picked it up I put it back.  Ok, you get the picture I was a little undecided.  Finally, I put it in my cart.  Then I decided to put it back on the shelf went around the corner changed my mind again and bought it.  Now I’m, glad I did.

I can’t believe that I found another Florida souvenir plate. This one is in vibrant colors with flowers and fruits on the border with little scenes from Florida.  The scenes are Cypress Gardens (now closed due to flood damage near Winter Haven), Silver Springs (State Park near Ocala), Singing Tower (Bok Tower Gardens – National Historic Site near Lake Whales), Marine Studios (Marineland near St. Augustine), Sunshine Skyway (Tampa Bay Bridge)and Miami Beach.  A couple of these I’ve never heard of so I did a bit of research and noted where they are in Florida.

Jewelry boxes that I find at the thrift store normally aren’t as nice as this one  The inside is pristine but the finish is dark and chipped.

So a paint makeover is definitely in order.  It is large with lots of storage even little side doors for necklaces.

I haven’t checked the number of adornments box makeovers I have done so far. I have not been doing it for long as initially, I considered it to be too exhausting to even think about it! I’ve altered my opinion presently and I’m continually searching for fresh painting systems and items to provide these ancient adornments boxes another appearance using the automated trading system.

 

PINK AND BLUE BOX:

This is my conventional style, somewhat intriguing yet an unexpected makeover as the drawers are hauled out.

Now I just have to keep my daughter from claiming it.

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simple sunday

My friend Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home has a series she calls “Quickies” that she posts on Sunday.  It gave me the inspiration to start a similar series called “Simple Sunday”.

My first Simple Sunday post is a quick and easy project that takes just a few minutes ~ a super easy Valentine wreath.

These adorable front entryway adornments will encourage your loved ones and any individual who strolls into your home experience the adoration. I’m constantly one to have a bubbly wreath on my entryway, despite the fact that I ordinarily spare the huge enhancing for the Winter occasions. A wreath is an overly straightforward approach to stay in the season, whatever be the occasion. It is additionally an extraordinary method to attempt at making craftworks! I have gathered together a portion of my most loved wreaths for Valentine’s Day which I consider you might adore as well. Visit the website for more.

Pom Wreath – Heart Shaped:

It appears that most artworks nowadays utilize these soft and delightful enlivening stuff. As this unquestionably includes certain time, the outcome is the lovely heart wreath you have ever perceived. In case you need to stay economical and spare time, purchase a pre-framed shaped one at your nearby specialty store as opposed to creating it yourself.

Heart Shape – Yarn Wrapped Wreath:

Basic yet bubbly, this heart-shaped, yarn wrapped wreath is ideal for this occasion! Pink colored yarn wraps a styrofoam wreath frame that is finished with carefully assembled rosettes. They are dazzling and beautiful!

Remember the set of three wreaths from my stash?  I used the middle size heart to make this Valentine wreath leaving me with the large and small hearts.

They were on my breakfast room table one inside the other waiting to re-enter the stash when inspiration struck.

I went to my ribbon supply to see what I had to tie the two wreaths together and make a hanger.  The stash produced a little spool of cotton tape with red stripes that I got for $1 at Target in Bullseye’s Playground.

The inside of my front door was looking a bit forlorn since all the Christmas decor came down so a Valentine wreath is just what it needed.  Once I saw it hanging on the door it seemed a little too simple so a few vintage inspired valentines made it so much more fun.  My granddaughters actually squealed when they saw it.

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #167

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$100 Room Challange Big Reveal

Hi, companions! Here we are toward the finish of a challenge of a $100 room makeover. In case you have been tracking, you realize that I am taking a shot at creating alterations to the visitor’s room and discover more here. We had little mess’ with paint hues yet the rest has been quite consistent.

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Homemade Garlic French Bread

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Retro Patchwork Bedspread Into A Snuggly

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Sum of Their Stories

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Valentine Tree

Penny’s Vintage Home

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January Thrift Polish Share

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Reupholstered Vintage Diner Set

Discussion concerning luxury, find out here! This metallic alluring plan will transform your Christmas adornments from genial to grand polish. Blend and match metallic wraps up by gathering the majority of your metallic dish wares in a focal bunch. Transform mercury and silver glass candlesticks and vases into bubbly Christmas highlights by masterminding them in a bungled gathering. Include a couple of candles into the plan, yet don’t try too hard, a couple of flame lights can reflect from the metallic environment, and can pull in huge amounts of attraction.

Gluesticks

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sharon’s pick

Rheta at Vintage Eve’s always writes the most informative posts about the vintage goods that she finds to stock her shop.  In Napco Time she tells the story of the company from founding until dissolution. She shared an adorable little cat that she found for her shop. Rheta concludes and rightly so that Napco gave us some of our favorite collectibles.

kathleen’s pick

Linda from At the Createarie really knows how to repurpose everyday objects. Can you guess what this beautiful hand-decorated box USED to be? You’ll never guess! Stop over and read Distress….and Chip! to find out!

cecilia’s pick

If you follow Debbie, blogger at Debbie Dabble Christmas, you know festive Christmas decorating in every nook and cranny is her specialty. I can imagine she was like a child in a candy store as she toured Christmas at Country Folk. It really was beautifully decorated–even the outside, which was my personal favorite. Pay Debbie a visit to see the rest of the charming tour!

I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah, the brains behind the blog, Sadie Seasongoods, for quite some time now. She pumps out consistently original, wildly creative crafts and DIYs week after week.

Examine this fabulous point by point steps for DIY jewelry on an affordable spending plan. Most of the things can effortlessly be picked straight from the source at the local outlet or you may have it with you already. We also have certain gift innovative plans you can create for your loved ones. Making jewelry is an interesting and captivating craft of all times!

This week’s project, a Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet, is certainly no exception. Fun and flirty, it’s something I would absolutely pay good money for. Love it to death.

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how to make a quick and easy valentine’s day wreath

how to make a quick and easy valentine’s day wreath

Today I’m showing you an idea for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day Wreath.

In case you’re the kind of individual who holds up to the extent of next occasion to get the Christmas adornments away, you might be glad to realize that Valentines special is an extraordinary reason to spruce up your house again with an end goal to avert those inauspicious winter times. Presently is about the correct moment to take that Christmas wreath away from your entryway and supplant it using a Valentine’s Day special elective. Indeed, they absolutely are adorable! Also, they’re completely flawless. View at a portion of the distinctive varieties you can purchase or create in your own.

Door Filled with Flowers:

Everybody realizes that Valentine’s season is concerned with chocolates and flowers, and an extravagant wreath absolutely suits with that sort of topic! View this perfect wreath of pink tulips and this dazzling heart-molded wreath of grapevine that is trading online.

Being Comfortable using Yarn:

You do not really have to know how to sew to make an excellent wreath from yarn. In case you can fold or wrap it over something that is heart molded or circular in shape, roundabout or heart-molded, you’re good to go! The astute thought from ItzFitz of creating a wreath having a Cupid’s arrow going directly from it, and a comparable one from Kufer that features small pinky hearts suspended on the inside.

It was inexpensive too.

When I saw this red and pink pom pom scarf during my Saturday thrifting trip a wreath immediately sprang to mind.  So for a dollar, I couldn’t go wrong.

I had a set of three heart-shaped vine wreaths on hand in my thrifted craft stash.

Now I had to pick the one that would work best.  Reminiscent of the three little bears first I tried the large heart but the scarf wasn’t long enough and the small wreath wasn’t really the size I wanted.  So I was giddy when the medium size wreath was just right.

Starting at the bottom and working my way around the heart I hot glued the scarf to the heart.

So there you have it, one quick and easy Valentine’s Day Wreath.  As for supplies, the Dollar Tree has heart-shaped wreaths and you could buy an appropriately colored scarf at the thrift store and add your own pom poms.  You would still have a quick and easy inexpensive wreath.

a few of my favorite vintage finds in 2016

These are my favorite finds from last year.

january
Vintage Children’s Books

Do books from your youth exist stashed in cartons in the storm cellar or the loft? Great youngsters’ books from the olden times can be monstrously profitable, yet only in case, they are in a presentable version in the correct condition. Additionally, the condition is more critical while thinking about the estimation of kids’ books. Youths can adore a book excessively, perusing it over and over, that ends up in extraordinary usage damages. Pen or pastel scribbles and lost or torn residue coats might cut down the estimation of a book. As a rule, kids enjoy reading books. Yet, frequently that affection means books seeming very much adored, and a resource for this article.

The innovativeness, shading and structure variety of books is exhibited preferably in kids’ books over maybe some other class. With brilliant designs, dazzling cover structure and frequently fabulous outline, these are books intended to energize the mind just as the eyes. From the twentieth century and prior, appreciate these delightful, collectible kids’ collections.

We as a whole have recollections of those exceptional books we perused as youngsters, and we are upbeat to introduce a vast gathering of uncommon and ancient vintage book collections. Furthermore, consistently, a huge number of books are sold and many more are included from book retailers throughout the world. Most of the antique and uncommon vintage kids’ books highlighted have lovely delineations, and a significant number of them are marked or initial release duplicates of endeared titles. In case you are searching for the ideal present, look no more distant than the uncommon vintage youngsters’ books area of the Book Room, that has been cherished by various ages of perusers.

february
Vintage Valentines

march
Vintage Shawnee Planter

april
Vintage McKee Tom and Jerry Mugs

may
Vintage Metal Picnic Basket

june
Vintage Paint By Number Canvas

july
Vintage Coleman Enamelware Dish and Flatware Set

august
Vintage Tool Box and Folding Ruler

september
Vintage Perpetual Calendar

october
Vintage Cosmo Magazine

november
Vintage Christmas Tablecloth

december
Vintage German Cherub

Thank you for following along on my vintage adventures. I enjoy researching my vintage finds but most of all I enjoy unearthing them and sharing them with you.

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sharon’s pick

Rheta at Vintage Eve’s always writes the most informative posts about the vintage goods that she finds to stock her shop.  In Napco Time she tells the story of the company from founding until dissolution. She shared an adorable little cat that she found for her shop. Rheta concludes and rightly so that Napco gave us some of our favorite collectibles.

kathleen’s pick

Linda from At the Createarie really knows how to repurpose everyday objects. Can you guess what this beautiful hand-decorated box USED to be? You’ll never guess! Stop over and read Distress….and Chip! to find out!

cecilia’s pick

If you follow Debbie, blogger at Debbie Dabble Christmas, you know festive Christmas decorating in every nook and cranny is her specialty.

Pick sconces and lamps that you presently have in your residence for a comfortable, jumbled appearance. Or else, buy coordinating pairs in rich patterns of profound reds and gold for a progressively upscale impact. Mastermind huge, durable candles for a warm shine, and deliberately put wrapped presents up. Please click the following post to utilize candles that flameless as a straightforward option in contrast to customary columns.

I can imagine she was like a child in a candy store as she toured Christmas at Country Folk. It really was beautifully decorated–even the outside, which was my personal favorite. Pay Debbie a visit to see the rest of the charming tour!

I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah, the brains behind the blog, Sadie Seasongoods, for quite some time now. She pumps out consistently original, wildly creative crafts and DIYs week after week. This week’s project, a Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet, is certainly no exception. Fun and flirty, it’s something I would absolutely pay good money for. Love it to death.

 thank you all so much for linking up!

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Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You assert that your post content is also your own work.

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vintage fascination no. 110

Welcome back to a Friday edition of Vintage Fascination.  My friend Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction asked a question.  Do other folks go thrifting the week between Christmas and New Year?  Well, my answers is a resounding YES.

Vacation customers have to fit so as to buy a minute ago endowments and different things around the merriments, alongside any commutation necessary to meet loved ones. The rest deliberately hold up till the last days with an end goal to purchase deliberately. Check it out, you need to be aware that final moment purchasing surge is common.

Here is what I found on my quick shopping adventure to two thrift stores.

store number one

The colors on this vintage first aid kit caught my eye before I even realized what it was.  It is an Industrial 25 Curity kit with hooks for hanging on the wall. It was made by the Kendall Company, Bauer & Black Division, Chicago, Illinois, Made in USA.

Inside the top is a list of the contents.  The contents are no longer in the kit with the exception of two wood splints.

When I saw this faded pink tin on the shelf there was no resisting it.  It is a Louis Sherry Canco tin candy box, which would have been a lavender color, but faded to a pale pink over time.  It is oh so shabby chic.  Louis Sherry was a well-known restaurateur, caterer, confectioner, and hotelier. During prohibition, Sherry closed his restaurant and concentrated his efforts on candies and pastries, until his death in 1927.  The candy company is still in business today and their candy is still sold in lovely tins.

This is a chopping block plaque kit by Demis Manufacturing Company in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  They have been in the craft product business since 1975 and have since moved their operation to nearby Lithonia.  Based on the condition of the kit it is from the late 70’s or early 80’s.  I don’t intend to complete the kit as the instructions state but go with another idea I have.

store number two

I see these crocheted tablecloths from time to time but they usually have stains that I’m afraid will not come out.   This one is in perfect condition.  It is round and approximately 60 inches in diameter.

Another find I just couldn’t resist is this pair of Laura Ashley pillow shams.  This lovely pair of pillow shams works well in a shabby chic or french country bedroom setting.   The tag reads the Laura Ashley Collection, A Revman Product, made in the U.S.A.  Laura Ashley is only one iconic brand that has been with Revman since the company’s founding in 1988.

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Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lovely finds, especially the textiles. Having said that, I am always drawn to containers, so those probably would have come home with me too. Several years ago, we once had a fine display of cardboard candy boxes (local estate we hand-picked) in one of our booths, with excellent litho graphics (paper) of women from the late 1800s – early 1900s. Sadly, a number of them were stolen.

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  2. Florence says:

    Love ❤️ the finds Sharon! I have a vintage metal candy box I treasure. I’ll have to show you a picture of it. In fact, that gives me an idea for a post I could write of things in my house I ❤️. Anyway my favorites are the tablecloth. You’re right…hard to find them without stains. Also love the Laura Ashley shams. I also like the metal first aid box. Reminds me of the one I found, but not sure what to do with it yet.

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  3. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    Love that old faded pink tin. So pretty! And those blue floral pillows are lovely.

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vintage fascination no. 109

Last week I dropped into one of my favorite thrift stores in between stops during some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Consistently, you guarantee yourself that you won’t hold up till the final moment to do your vacation shopping, yet see this, it’s the prior week to Christmas and you haven’t got any presents. The greatest concerns of a final moment shopping are surpassing the spending plan. Prior to going to the store, create a rundown of the amount you’d like to spend on every individual you are purchasing for, and adhere to it.

Boy, I’m glad that I did.  Here’s what I found.Loved this crusty bread box on sight.  The green graphic looks like the quilt squares that people paint on barns.  I’m not sure how I’m going to put it to use, but for now, it is joining my bread box and picnic basket collection in the sunroom.

Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spied this Wedgwood cup and saucer.  It is blue embossed ivy Queen’s Ware.  The bottom of each piece has the Wedgwood trademark printed in color.

Wedgwood starting using this circular mark in 1940 indicating that the piece is Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston Embossed Queen’s Ware, made in England.  They added a circled R in 1974 to show that the name Wedgwood is a registered trademark.  Since the circled R isn’t on my teacup or saucer it predates 1974.

Then on the same shelf, I saw this Anchor Hocking snack set still in the original box.  A while back, I went to a bridal shower where the hostess served us on a classic snack plate with a teacup.

It isn’t uncommon for a bridal shower or tea party hostess in the south to use these time-honored pressed glass sets.  The hostesses mother loaned her several sets for the shower. This grape motif Serva-Snack set appears to be unused.

I couldn’t pass up these mid-century handmade pink crocheted drinking glass coasters.  Takes me back to simpler times when people sat on the porch with some lemonade or sweet ice tea with a little drinking glass coaster or doily slipped onto the glass to keep it from sweating on your hand or the furniture.

For 95 cents this wooden box with a French graphic just had to come home with me.  It is not vintage but such a bargain that I will find a use for it.

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  1. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    That bread box and Serve A Snack set are awesome! I still have a similar chip and dip set of my mom’s from the 1970’s. Don’t you love it when you get a good haul? Yay for you. xokathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  2. Florence says:

    Wow, Sharon! You lucked up on some great finds!!! The wedgwood is beautiful and love the vintage snack set. In fact all the finds are awesome. Wish I had access to your thrift store!!

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  3. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lucky you! I remember my mother having those AH serving sets, and using them for at least 3 sisters’ bridal showers. 🙂 I love the box!!

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  4. Kathy Moreland says:

    Such fabulous finds! Glad you rescued them! Happy New Year!

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  5. Karen says:

    Amazing finds! Many times I have been served something on one of those serving sets. The cup and saucer are really beautiful with such detail.

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  6. Laura says:

    Oh my gosh- such amazing finds!!! I love it all!

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