Vintage Fascination No. 144 ~ April

Welcome friends to Vintage Fascination No. 144 for the month of April.

I enjoy sharing my favorite vintage finds with you once a month so much.

My daughter and I spied this vintage salt and pepper shaker set at almost the same time.  She is probably going to take this set since they are larger than most of the sets in my collection.  The bears are adorable but have no markings.

Do you check out the basket aisle at the thrift store, I always do?  I have found some great baskets on the cheap that way.  On this trip, I found four vintage rectangular wood berry baskets with green banding.  They aged to perfection with excellent patina.  Not sure exactly what I am going to do with these little baskets but they are going into my Christmas crafting stash for now.

This past weekend my oldest daughter and I went to two estate sales in our area.  One was just around the corner at the home of a local pharmacist that owned his own drug store for years before the big guys came to town.   He had a great choice of old pharmacy bottles but they were quite pricey.  There were a few antiques but they were priced at retail and really nothing appealed to me except a white metal drug cabinet but it wasn’t for sale.

We left there empty-handed and moved on to another estate sale on down the road a couple of miles.  It was the home of a couple who spent quite a lot of time in the Orient.  We didn’t buy much but I came away with a metal pencil-case that I love.  From walking around the house the couple had quite varied interests in art, music, and had quite an extensive library.  A lot of the art and books were not for sale.  My daughter bought a copper bracelet and a trinket box.  The trinket box is hand painted depicting our solar system.  The artist signed the bottom of the box.

I came away with a Wallace Motif pencil box.  The Wallace Pencil Company began manufacturing wooden pencils in St. Louis in 1915.  By 1979 it sold 120 million pencils per year.  Before the 1950s, they packaged some of these pencils, such as its Motif line, in metal tins.  Dixon Ticonderoga acquired Wallace Pencil Co. in the 1980s.  My sweet little pencil box is full of Van Dyke colored pencils, all nicely sharpened.

A New York souvenir tray found its way into my shopping cart one day at Goodwill.  A couple of years ago I one of these trays in a magazine in someone’s cabin.  It was their home state.  I loved that idea so I have a Georgia tray just waiting for a cute little cabin or condo to hang it in.  This New York tray displays all the famous landmarks that you would expect but a few not so famous ones too.  These state trays can be very educational too.  Like did you know the State Flower of New York is the Rose both wild and cultivated?

I have bought and sold several citrus reamers over the years but this is the first Hazel Atlas Crisscross pattern lemon reamer I’ve found.  It is depression glass and made prior to 1938 when Hazel Atlas discontinued the Crisscross pattern (source Ruby Lane).  The juicer came in three sizes.  This example is the smallest reamer of the three at 5 1/2 inches in diameter.  It’s a keeper.

You may recall that I already have a fruit strainer on a stand but try as I may I could not leave this strainer behind.  I think it looks like a witch’s hat, so don’t be surprised if I come up with a junk witch for Halloween this year.

This black and gold tole tray is not in the greatest shape but I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  This beauty is a vintage metal Nashco Tole round tray featuring a pretty cabbage rose bouquet in yellow and creams,  The tray is black with gold accents.  It still has the original Nashco foil sticker on the bottom.  The tray has a bit of paint loss, a little rust, and some dents evidencing its true vintage condition.   It will join the other Tole trays in my rear stairwell.

There was two 1970 era plastic thermos on the shelf at the thrift store this week.  I bought them both without thinking twice.  One is a quart blue striped thermos.  It has a handle and a spout top.  It is the first thermos I’ve found that has a spout top feature for pouring or sipping.   The other thermos is green with a beige top and stopper but it is devoid of a glass liner (no photo).  Even though disappointed that the green one thermos isn’t complete I can use the top and stopper on other thermoses in my collection.  In fact, both already found a new home not sure what to do with the green shell of a thermos.  Any suggestions?

Non Vintage

To my knowledge, this adorable red plaid tote bag isn’t vintage.  It does not have a label giving me any sign of maker or age.  It is very well made and it stole my heart as soon as I saw it hanging in the thrift store.

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Always

Sharon

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A Vintage Mason Jar Vase on Re-Purposed Cabinet Door

My Craft Room De-Stash for April is a farmhouse project~a vintage mason jar vase on a re-purposed cabinet door.

Every month a group of bloggers is challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

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All the supplies for this farmhouse style project came from my stash except for the fresh flowers.

The first order of business is to clean the cabinet door.  It is a bit dusty from being stored in the garage.  After a thorough cleaning, I painted the cabinet door with two coats of Waverly Plaster chalk paint.  I lightly distressed the door with sandpaper.  A hook attached to the cabinet door and inserted through the twine holds the jar in place.

Since I wanted to protect the vintage Mason jar I wrapped jute twine around the top of the jar.  The jute twine protects the top and provides a way to hang the jar on the cabinet door.

By using a hook to hang the jar to the cabinet door and not a fixed attachment allows me to display other vintage goodies on the re-purposed door.

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For instance, a pretty patterned creamer reflects a charming cottage/shabby chic look.

Thank you for joining me today and be sure to visit a Welcome Spring Link Party for some wonderful Spring inspiration or to share a Spring related post.

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There are a few more days until the party closes on April 19th and on the 23rd all the co-hosts share their favorites from the party.

Always

Sharon

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Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 227

Welcome to the 227th Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party!  We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

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Laurie
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We’re happy to say that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts but we aren’t going to be sticking to the categories that we previously used. We’ll each choose our favorite posts regardless of category. All co-host will continue to share the Most Clicked post.  Our intention is to have a variety of features to give our wonderful party guests more exposure.  While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our link party button.

Snickerdoodle Create ~ Bake ~Make ~ Link Party Pinterest Promotion

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We pin all features to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board and we would love for you to pin the features, too.

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~Features~

DIY Topiary Trees with Boxwood Sprays

Repurpose and Upcycle

  DIY Spring Floral Wreath 

Domestically Creative 

 Mini Cheddar & Bacon Muffins

Table for Seven

  How To Give Mismatched Candleholders a Farmhouse Look

Shoppe No. 5

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Farmhouse Living Room Reveal 

Kingsbury Brook Farm 

 

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Hanging Garden Tool Rack and Planter

Is it a Hanging Garden Tool Rack or a Planter?

Well, take your pick because it is really both a storage solution for your garden tools and supplies but also it can double as a planter.

Here are the supplies for today’s project.  I knew there was an oval white enamel container with black trim in my thrift store stash.  It recently served as the container from my grandson’s Easter basket.  So I had to ask him if I could have it back but he didn’t mind because all the goodies it held were long gone.

First, I considered drilling holes in the bottom of the container for the hooks to hold the gardening tools but decided that magnetic hooks would work just as well.  I already had a trip to Wal-Mart planned so I added magnetic hooks to my list.

 The white enamel container looked a bit plain so while I was out at Wal-Mart I dropped by Hobby Lobby to pick up some letters to add a garden adage to the front of the container.  I picked simple and to the point GROW.

My gardening tools are a bit old and well used so I picked up some new ones for the photos and some cool new gloves came home with me too.

 

Hanging Garden Tool Rack and Planter Cost

Thrift Store Enamel Container $2.00

Wal-Mart Magnetic Hooks $1.97

Hobby Lobby Letters $2.40

Dollar Store Garden Tools & Gloves $3.00

Ikea Faux Plants, seed packs, peat pots, and plant markers from my stash

 

Please Pin My Hanging Garden Tool Rack and Planter

Thank you for joining me today and be sure to visit a Welcome Spring Link Party for some wonderful Spring inspiration or to share a Spring related post.

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The party is open until April 19th and on the 23rd all the co-hosts share their favorites from the party.

Always

Sharon

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Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 226

Welcome to the 226th Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party!  We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

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The Blue Willow House
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Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
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We’re happy to say that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts but we aren’t going to be sticking to the categories that we previously used. We’ll each choose our favorite posts regardless of category. All co-host will continue to share the Most Clicked post.  Our intention is to have a variety of features to give our wonderful party guests more exposure.  While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our link party button.

Snickerdoodle Create ~ Bake ~Make ~ Link Party Pinterest Promotion

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Please follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

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~Features~

Vintage Lace Lampshade

Le Cultivateur

The Wreath That The Storm Blew In

My Sweet Cottage

 Orange Sweet Rolls

Cooking With Curls

  Simple Spring Decor with Tulips and Bunnies

Calypso in the Country

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Cookie Butter Easter Eggs

Ms. Kringle’s Kitchen 

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Happy Easter and Blessings

Here’s to wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter and blessings.

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Have a wonderful day!

Always,

Sharon

 

Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 225

Welcome to the 225th Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party!  We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

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Please follow your hosts on one or more of the Social Media below:

Sharon
The Blue Willow House
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Beverly and Gloria
Across the Blvd
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)

Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
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Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make link party. We’d love to follow you back!

We’re happy to say that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts but we aren’t going to be sticking to the categories that we previously used. We’ll each choose our favorite posts regardless of category. All co-host will continue to share the Most Clicked post.  Our intention is to have a variety of features to give our wonderful party guests more exposure.  While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our link party button.

Snickerdoodle Create ~ Bake ~Make ~ Link Party Pinterest Promotion

It’s a great way to give you, even more, exposure!

Please follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

If you’re featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Link Party Feature Button!

We pin all features to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board and we would love for you to pin the features, too.

Please remember to pin from the original source!

 

~Features~

How to Easily Extend Your Cabinets to the Ceiling 

Centsible Chateau

 Upcycled Egg cups...

Mia Bella Passions

 How to Make a Map Mason Jar Bank

 Pillar Box Blue

  Nautical Spring Wreath

Coastal Bohemian

Easter Egg Bread Ring

Marilyn’s Treats

~ Most Clicked~

Diorama Easter Eggs

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

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Here Come the Bunnies ~ An Easter Tablescape and a Surprising Switcheroo

Welcome friends to Here Come the Bunnies ~ An Easter Tablescape and a Surprising Switcheroo.

The extra fun part of this tablescape is the surprising switcheroo.

The rustic Spring centerpiece I created set the tone for the entire Easter tablescape.

Water hyacinth placemats create a charming natural base for the plates I’m using in this tablescape.  The first plate is a large green Bordallo Pinheiro plate which is one of the five I found here.

Topping the Bordallo Pinheiro plate is a brown transferware plate from Alfred Meakin.  The back of the plate reads  “Fairwinds, Historical Scenes of Chinese Export to America, The Friendship of Salem,  Alfred Meakin, Made in England.

The last plate is one of a set of four adorable bunny salad plates.  Isn’t it just the sweetest?

Each of the salad plates features a different bunny pose.  They have a crackle finish giving them a vintage look.  Which, of course, I love.

The thrifted brown toile napkins complement this selection of plates, beautifully.  I folded the napkins flat and tied them with a piece of jute twine.  Then I slipped a garden marker with the guest’s name under the twine.

Now to finish the tablescape I’m adding some Rogers Silverplate flatware that belonged to my Mom and my Mikasa Park Lane goblets

BUT WAIT.  If you aren’t as enamored with the bunnies as I am, you might like the J Willfred plates I found here.  So a quick switcheroo makes the tablescape look very different.

Which is your favorite look?

Sources for my Easter Tablescape

  • Water Hyacinth Placemats – My Stash – Ross I think
  • Green Bordallo Pinheiro Large Plates – Thrifting – Florida
  • Fairwinds Brown Transferware Dinner Plates – Thrifting Atlanta
  • Bunny Salad Plates – Pottery Barn
  • J Willfred Leaf Salad Plates – Thrifting – Atlanta
  • Rogers Silverplate Flatware – Inherited from my Mother
  • Crystal – Mikasa Park Lane Goblets – Macy’s
  • Brown Toile Napkins – Thrifting – Atlanta
  • Mexican Centerpiece Sugar Mold – Antiquing – Atlanta
  • Succulents, small clay pots and the other supplies for the centerpiece – Dollar Tree

Please Pin My Easter Tablescape and Switcheroo

Thank you for joining me today and be sure to visit a Welcome Spring Link Party for some wonderful Spring inspiration or to share a Spring related post.

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The party is open until April 19th and on the 23rd all the co-hosts share their favorites from the party.

Always

Sharon

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A Rustic Spring Centerpiece

Welcome friends and thank you for joining me today to make A Rustic Spring Centerpiece.

This rustic centerpiece is the starting point for my Easter tablescape.

Recently, I came across this twelve hole sugar mold.  It isn’t my first sugar mold but it is definitely my largest one.   Needing to know more about the history of sugar molds,  I did a bit of research.  Here is what I found:

“Sugar molds generally take the form of a long, solid block with a series of depressions into which raw sugar cane syrup could be poured. Once it dried, the syrup formed raw brown sugar cones, which was how sugar was once sold to consumers. The cones were easy to transport and store, and more refined sugar processing methods had not yet been developed.

Beginning in medieval times with the beginnings of the sugar cane trade, and continuing through the 19th century, sugar was sold almost solely in cone or loaf form. Not until about the 1820s was the term “granulated sugar” first used, transforming the way buyers and cooks use sugar. Until then, sugar had to be chipped off from the cone and then sifted until the desired level of fineness was achieved. Molded brown sugar is still available to buy in Mexico, as can the wooden molds. The brown sugar cones are also still part of the tequila-process.”

To learn more about sugar molds see Our Pastimes.  After reading this information on Our Pastimes I believe my sugar mold is from Mexico.

My sugar mold is now going to hold a bunch of succulents to celebrate Spring.  This centerpiece requires just a few supplies.  The sugar mold, twelve small succulents, little clay pots, filler for the pots, and some moss or pebbles to cover the filler.

First, fill each pot with floral foam.

Top the pot off with some pebbles.  I decided against the moss.

Make twelve of these little pots.

The final step is inserting the little-filled clay pots into the holes in the sugar mold.

Love the way this centerpiece turned out and be sure to come back soon to see my Easter tablescape.

Please Pin A Rustic Spring Centerpiece

Rustic

Thank you for joining me today and be sure to visit a Welcome Spring Link Party for some wonderful Spring inspiration or to share a Spring related post.

The party is open until April 19th and on the 23rd all the co-hosts share their favorites from the party.

Always

Sharon

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I like to party here!

 

 

 

Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 224

Welcome to the 224th Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

Snickerdoodle Make Bake

Please follow your hosts on one or more of the Social Media below:

Sharon
The Blue Willow House
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Beverly and Gloria
Across the Blvd
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)

Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
(G+ / Pin /
Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make link party. We’d love to follow you back!

We’re happy to say that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts but we aren’t going to be sticking to the categories that we previously used. We’ll each choose our favorite posts regardless of category. All co-host will continue to share the Most Clicked post.  Our intention is to have a variety of features to give our wonderful party guests more exposure.  While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our link party button.

Snickerdoodle Create ~ Bake ~Make ~ Link Party Pinterest Promotion

It’s a great way to give you, even more, exposure!

Please follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

If you’re featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Link Party Feature Button!

We pin all features to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board and we would love for you to pin the features, too.

Please remember to pin from the original source!

 

~Features~

Playing with Plants and Purple Planters 

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

DIY Wire Easter Bunny Ears for Unique Easter Eggs 

Duck Tape and Denim

Bring Nature Indoors: 

DIY Inexpensive Nature Planter Home Decor Tutorial

 Surviving a Teacher’s Salary

 How to Paint a Vintage Suitcase 

Fresh Vintage by Lisas

Creamy Layered Pasta Salad with Deviled Egg Dressing 

Dad What’s 4 Dinner?

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How to Create the Perfect (Easy!)DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

Home Beautifully 

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