Vintage Collecting: Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of my ongoing series about vintage collecting.

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Here are a few more vintage collections.

Painted Trays

I’ve always admired painted/tole trays but until a few years ago I didn’t own a single one.  Now my completely thrifted collection is in my back stairway.  A limitation I set for myself that they trays be thrifted or gifts.



Black tole tray with roses


Tole Tray


Dogwood Tray


Blue Onion Tray

The Classy Flea Marietta, Georgia

Seltzer bottles

I totally fell for the seltzer bottle craze a few years ago by buying several from an online retailer.  That online retailer has since fallen out of favor with me but I still add to the collection when an unusual seltzer bottle comes along.  I recently sold one in my booth that was a duplicate piece in my collection.

Seltzer bottle

Online retailer

Bell Beverage

Shop Goodwill

Demijohn Vignette 1

Online Retailer

Bell Seltzer Bottle

Shop Goodwill


When I found this adorable dog planter at Hobby Lobby it spurred an interest in vintage planters in me.  He isn’t vintage but with his crazing and sweet face he could be.

Deer Planter with Sage

Shop Goodwill

McCoy Green Planter


Lamb planter


Shawnee Pig and Corn Planter



Along with the rest of the world, brass became obsolete in my house until I ran across this brass horse at the Lakewood Flea Market a few years ago.  After that, I started picking up brass animals and birds when I saw them.  So now I have a nifty little collection

Brass Owl Family


Brass Owl


Brass Quail


Deer 1


Hanging Turtle Clip


Hope you enjoyed seeing these vintage collections today.

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  1. Hi Sharon, love your collection of vintage finds, all of it especially the seltzer bottles, I have never seen them in these parts anywhere. The trays are striking the way you hung them to display. I guess we can never have enough of vintage type stuff. Lisa@ Sweet Tea N’ Salty Air

  2. Sharon, What wonderful thrift store finds! I’m always amazed at the buys you all get at thrift stores…when I go it’s always pure junk! Love the vignette with the aluminum tray propped up on the wall.

  3. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    Oh how I wish I had your seltzer bottles! I would never be so lucky as to find one while thrifting, so I finally broke down and bought one online for a “fairly reasonable” price lol. Still not cheap! If I could find one at Goodwill that would be my find of the century! Love the trays and the planters, too! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  4. Sharon, I always enjoy seeing your lovely collections. I like those little planters too. Your trays and bottle collection are wonderful.

  5. So many pretties! The trays are so beautiful! I don’t have any of those yet. Loving those seltzer bottles, too!

  6. My mother used to have pretty trays like those you shared. I wonder where they are now.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. The trays are lovely and you have found so many cute things, like the lamb planter. The brass items are nice too. Thank you for sharing with us.

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