My Favorite Vintage Finds in 2017

My favorite vintage finds in 2017 are all things that I loved so much that they not only came home with me they are here to stay.

Welcome friends .  Come along with me to see my favorite vintage finds from this past year.

Vintage Shawnee Puss & Boots Salt and Pepper Shakers

A little group of us went to one of our favorite thrift stores and I found several things  I really wanted but only two things came home with me.  One was this adorable Shawnee Puss and Boots salt and pepper shaker set.   They were a great price so they joined my growing collection of vintage salt and pepper shaker sets.  They are from the late 1940’s or 1950’s and one shaker still has a cork stopper.  I love Shawnee pottery and have a small collection of pieces that I collected over the years.  

Vintage Sears Adjustable Metal Roller Skates

These skates were on everyone’s Christmas list back in the day.  Still, in the original box, these Sears adjustable metal roller skates with red leather straps are just rusty enough to give them a great patina.  They fit girls size 10 to women’s size 6 or boys size 9 to men’s size 5.  The price of these skates when they were new was $5.99.

Vintage Ohio Art Metal Astrological Globe

You know I’m a fanatic when it comes to globes.  So when I found this cool vintage mid-century metal astrological globe I was ecstatic.  It sits on a tin base with signs of the Zodiac around the base, and the base measures 6-1/2 inches across.  Made by the Ohio Art Company of Bryan, Ohio, this sweet little globe is in excellent shape for its age.

Vintage Imperial Glass Milk Glass Luncheon Set

As my daughter and I walked into our local Goodwill I spotted a huge lot of milk glass in the display case.  I hustled over to check it out.  It is a luncheon service for eight with lots of extras to go with it in Imperial Glass’s  Vintage Grape pattern. The price was good and it was senior day with 25% off so how could I not take all this milk glass goodness home with me.

 Imperial Glass Corporation founded in 1901 located in Bellaire, Ohio became a subsidiary of Lenox, Inc., in 1973.  It sold to Arthur R. Lorch in 1981 eventually going bankrupt in 1984.  Imperial Glass produced this pattern from 1950 until 1980.

Vintage Vanity Set

 I found a beautiful brush and mirror at Scott’s Antique Market.  The dealer originally priced the three-piece set at $50.  I walked away but the set stayed on my mind all afternoon.

  When we were ready to leave I decided to go make the dealer an offer of $30.  Much to my surprise, she accepted.  She had an outside booth and was ready to pack up to go home due to heavy rain expected here the next day.  I photographed them in a vintage platter with complimentary colors since I don’t have a dresser tray large enough for the mirror and the one with the set is too small.  So a larger vanity tray is on my list of items to look for while thrifting.  I haven’t found a suitable one yet.

Vintage Wicker Brief Case 

This vintage wicker brief case is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez but I can’t find much information about it.

 It 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.

Vintage Receipt Holders

Cast iron receipt holders/spindles were on my wanted list for a long while.  Finding this set of two tickled me pink.  The larger spindle has a green ornate iron base.  It measures 6 1/2 inches in height with as 2 1/2 inch base marked “Made in USA”.  The smaller spindle is 5 1/4 inches tall with a bronze color base.  I intended to use them for a Christmas project, maybe next year.

Favorite Vintage Christmas Goodies

I found an old homemade Christmas wreath that is falling apart but it has a bunch of vintage picks.  So, I am taking it apart for the Christmas picks. A few of the picks are photographed above.

Vintage Santas

I found a couple of vintage Santas in November and they were an inspiration for a Christmas tablescape.

Vintage Yarn Santa, Colored Bulbs, and Ornaments

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I found these vintage ornaments, colored bulbs, and a yarn Santa at one of my favorite thrift haunts.  They all came together to make a nice Christmas vignette.

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Most Popular Post of 2017

It’s that time again to look back at the Most Popular Post of 2017.

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Treasures I Never Pass Up at the Thrift Store

Apparently I am not the only one who remembers when I was a kid playing pirate treasure hunt?  Thrifting is my grown-up treasure hunt even though I don’t normally hide the treasure myself; however, I occasionally run across a prize that I donated.

Pyrex

Fire King ~ Candle Glow Vintage Fascination No. 124

Pyrex is getting hard to find at a good price.  So this year I bought some Fire King and Federal Glass casserole dishes.

Federal Glass ~ Blue Daisy  Vintage Fascination No. 137

Metals

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Vintage Fascination No. 134

Metals are always a happy find.  I am rebooting my copper collection so I am happy with this find back in August.

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Silver baby cups is a new collection that I accidentally started in 2017.

Ironstone

Vintage Fascination No. 117

Not a lot of ironstone made it home with me this past year.  This memorial plate was a must have since it is a Georgia souvenir.  It is a souvenir of the historic home of George Walton a signer of the Declaration of Independence for Georgia.

Kitchen Tools

Vintage Fascination No. 131

It is hard to believe that I found all these kitchen tools in one week.

Vintage Tools and Toolboxes

It was not a good year for finding vintage tools and toolboxes.  In fact, I didn’t find any or at least any that I wanted to buy.  Since I no longer an active seller I don’t thrift as much or as aggressively; however, tools and toolboxes are always on my radar.

Thermos and Picnic Jugs

Vintage Fascination No. 140 

Thermos are always on my radar.

Picnic Basket

Vintage Fascination No. 109

This is technically a bread box but I display it with my picnic baskets.

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My Favorite Vintage Finds in 2016

These are my favorite finds from last year.

 January

Vintage Children’s Books

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

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Top Five Posts of 2016

At the beginning of the new year, it is sometimes eye-opening to look back and see what your top posts were.  It helps to see what people really like to see on your blog.  Based on my top posts I will be making a few changes this year.  Nothing major just a little shift in focus.

Here they are in reverse order:

Number Five

How I Made an Easter Centerpiece with Vintage Finds

 Number 4

 Get a Jump Start on Spring Projects Now

Number 3

Vintage Collecting: What I Collect

Number 2

FTT Week 66 – Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Number 1

Top Five Things to Look for at Yard Sales This Year

To see how I did with my list of things to buy at yard sales see Most Popular Post of 2016.

Maybe there is a correlation because all five of these posts are favorites of mine.  I’ll share a few more of my favorite posts soon.

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Most Popular Post of 2016

Some years I am completely surprised by the most popular post of the year.  This year I was not surprised at all.

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.

No. 2

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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Thrifting Adventures 2015

You know how much I love my thrifting adventures and sharing what I find with all of you.  

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First I wanted to see which were the most viewed thrifting posts.  Here are the top ten viewed thifting posts in 2015.

Coffee PotTTT Week 48 Vintage and Thrifty Finds 

Elephant on top 1What Would You Call This Thrift Store Find

Sandwich PlateTTT Week 24 Vintage Finds

Black Metal BasketTTT Week 50 Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Pink Carnation in pitcherTTT Week 32 – A Thrifted Easter Vignette

EO Brody Milk GlassTTT Week 49 Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Lays Counter JarTTT Week 27 Vintage Finds

Christmas Tree StandTTT Week 47 Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Vintage PostcardFTT Week 56 – Vintage Finds

Hen on the NestTTT Week 46 Vintage Finds

Now for a couple of my personal favorites that are close to my heart.

Ella w CrownAnne E Has A New Friend – Meet Ella Mae

Annie E Full ViewMeet Annie E

These last two are my favorite vintage finds for 2015.  I looked at Wolf dress forms for a couple of years and never thought I could afford to buy one but then Annie E came into my life.  Ella Mae came from the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall where I have my booth.  She was also a wonderful find at just the right time.   

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My Ten Favorite Projects of 2015

Theses projects were not necessarily the most viewed projects but my favorites from 2015.

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My favorites are in no particular order.

Mr. Googly CollageGot To Love A Junky Owl

The idea of Mr. Googly was born when I found the odd-shaped strainer piece that serves as his face while thrifting.

Crate on deckHow To Quickly Renew A Thrift Store Find 

I originally renewed this thrift store handled crate to use on the deck but the monsoons set in and it moved inside to become part of my fall decor.

Pizza BoardPB Inspired Pizza Board

Beckie Farrant at Knock Off Decor featured this Pottery Barn inspired project.

#Succulent Planter 2Q&E Succulent Centerpiece In A Chippy Thrifty Find

This was a top viewed post and one of my favorites of the year.

Pink Teacup Wreath 1Pink Teacup Wreath

All the components of this wreath with the exception of the succulent are thrifting finds.

A Box Of ChocolateA Box of Chocolates

A fun project I did for me and my grandkids with a box of Valentine candy.

abc's of lovePottery Barn Inspired Valentine Art

These two Pottery Barn inspired pieces are art were quick and easy to do with the printable burlap I found at Wal-Mart.

Ladder and treeLadder Advent Calendar

My grandkids and I had a great time with the Ladder Advent Calendar.

Snowy Winter Scene 3Humidor to Christmas Decor

The humidor was a December thrifting find that I turned into Christmas decor.

More than cocoaMore Than A Hot Cocoa Stand

The beverage stand was my last project of the year and probably the family favorite.

Well these were my ten favorite projects from 2015 hope you will join me for even more projects and thrifty finds in 2016.

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Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

French Country Cottage

My Romantic Home

Savvy Southern Style

Stone Gable

A Stroll Thru Life

My Salvaged Treasures

The Cottage Market

Jann Olson- Share Your Cup

Woman in Real Life

Shabby Art Boutique

Cozy Little House

A Delightsome Life

From My Front Porch to Yours

Bella Rosa Antiques

My Big Fat Happy Life

Thoughts From Alice

The Vintage Nest

Charm of Home

Southern Hospitality

Dwelling The Heart of Your Home

A Tray of Bliss

Ivy and Elephants

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