Sunday, June 29, 2014

Italian Art Pottery and other 60s Vintage Finds

It was a great weekend for vintage treasure hunting and I found some really cool things!  First, I snagged some great Italian Art Pottery from the 60s.  These two are my favorite find:

This pair of shelf sitters is by mid century modernist Marcello Fantoni for Raymor.  I am so happy to find the caveman and cavewoman together in such excellent condition. 
 
This pair of salt and pepper shakers were also a great find in excellent condition:
 
 
What cute couple. 
This is a King and Queen salt and pepper shaker set from the 60s marked Italy. 
I'm not sure, but they could be Raymor.
 
Besides art pottery, I found some other great mid century items, like this oil painting:
 
I love the colors in this painting.  It is signed either "TVD" or "FVE" 
If you have any idea who that might be, let me know!
 
Please excuse the lighting in this picture, it doesn't do this lovely George Briard Serving Platter and Tray justice. 
 
Very Hollywood Regency, I would say.  24K Gold on Glass.  Love it.
 
I adore these handcarved  bookends marked "Italy" 
I think they are marble and stone, but not sure exactly what kind.  They are perched on top of a sweet little tin I picked up for a few bucks.  I always grab cute tins for storing odds and ends, they are always cheap and so functional.
 
Other than mid century pieces, I do have a few other finds I'm excited about.
   
I love bringing natural elements inside, so I had to buy these -
an amethyst geode and some sort of polished and sliced stones.
 
Finally, last but not least, I picked up this colorful Mexican basket.

It's the perfect size to store odds and ends by the front door!
 
I'm so happy with my recent finds!
 
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Back with some cozy blankets and rugs!

 It has been forever since I last posted as I have been busy with projects, including setting up a new antique mall vintage booth.  Hopefully now that things are up and running, I will have more time to blog about my favorite vintage finds.  This winter has been never-ending, so I thought I would share some of my vintage finds that make things a little cozier.  In the last few months, I have come across some amazing scores!
This afghan was an E-bay find.  Perfect condition, never used, beautifully crocheted.  I believe you can still find the pattern to make this afghan on Etsy!  I love vintage afghans for the color and warmth they bring to a room.

More fun color:
I picked this wool rug up at an antique store.  The quality and workmanship are phenomenal.

Finally, here is the one item that I have been most excited about of all my finds in the past few months - An incredible condition J. Capps and Sons Wool Indian Trading Blanket.


This blanket is a century old and the colors are still stunning!  

Thanks for stopping by...I'm going to try to post on a weekly basis, 
so check back for more fabulous finds!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art Deco Revival - A Near Miss

I spotted this gorgeous piece of art Saturday morning while driving by a neighbor's yard sale, and (I can't believe this in retrospect) kept right on driving.  I knew the sale had started the day before, so I assumed anything left over had to be junk.  I thought it would probably turn out to be a cheap print.
On my way home hours later, it caught my eye again, and this time I stopped.  It turned out to be a mounted and framed art deco revival (70s) Erte silk scarf.  I snapped it up at the asking price.  I haven't decided where it will end up, but I love it.  As I researched Erte, I fell in love with several of the artists' other works and now am keeping an eye on them on Ebay.  Art Deco (think Great Gatsby) is hugely collectible these days, and a piece like this one recently sold for $275.
 
Here's another amazing score from a different neighbor just down the street.  This mid century wood handled flatware was never used.
 
The entire service for 12 is now mine!
 
As vintage needlework is my weakness, I had to rescue these 70s/80s pieces.
Look at that color!

This was the first needlepoint made by the homeowner,
when she was right out of high school, about 35 years ago.  Pretty! 
 
I love the orange and brown hues in this one.
 
This one is a little more understated...I might have to turn this one into a cushion.
 
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Back with more vintage treasures!

I'm back from hiatus with some great vintage finds to share!  April was so busy and there was just no time for shopping or blogging.  Finally, yesterday, I was able to spend the morning scouting estate sales and realized how much I missed it.  I went to four sales and found some fun stuff at two of them.  

My favorite find is this 70s string art: 
While string art can be tacky sometimes, I think this one is very pretty and modern. The background is matte black fabric instead of the shiny velvet you sometimes see with these. 

This is something I've never seen before - it's a kit for making a fiber optic tree.  So kitchsy and cool! 

I love cheeky vintage mugs.  I was tickled to find this one for my collection.  

This vintage cloisonne tin box is almost antique - it's from the 1920s. I love the colors and design.  

I got these hand carved figurines for a song.  They are probably not very old, but I like them. 

Finally, I hemmed and hawed over this set of bookends.  I think I might paint them a bold color.  

Well thanks for stopping by!  I really missed keeping up with my favorite blogs over the last month, and I'm looking forward to catching up!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quick Vintage Report

I have been crazy busy with work and home projects this week, so this post is a bit late.  I was afraid I might have to skip this week's post, but I do have a few fun vintage goodies to show off and a few minutes to spare, so here we go:

This is one of my favorite recent finds.  This vintage purse will be hard to let go - I love the floral motif and the olive green background.

This clear phone is so cool!  It has a neon tube and I'm dying to see if it works.  Unfortunately, it doesn't take a regular telephone cord, so I'm going to have to do some research before I can get it hooked up.  I also found this cute hamburger toy phone.

This ice bucket is so pretty.  I have no idea how old it is, though.

I've been picking up pretty tins -  they are always so cheap.  I use them to store vintage buttons and other odds and ends.

Those are my recent finds.  Now, here's a sneak peek at one of the projects that have been keeping me so busy.  I bought these acrylic paintings last year at a flea market with the intention of recycling the canvases.  I finally pulled them out and after a few coats of gesso, they were ready to go.   
I'm working on creating some abstract paintings to add some art to my walls.  I can't wait to finish and will be back soon with the reveal. 

Well, sorry for the rushed post, but I thank you so much for stopping by.  I love hearing your comments and have turned word verification off! 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Vintage Woodland and Whimsy

I had not originally planned to shop this weekend, because I was busy preparing for company - we had friends over to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and my husband's birthday.  I spent Saturday running back and forth to the grocery store - I have never made Irish food before, so I didn't have the routine down, if you know what I mean.  It turned out great and we had a fun time stuffing ourselves and gathering around the karaoke machine while the kids played.

My neighbor Tracey, who is not only my karaoke buddy, but the best estate sale shopping partner ever, was there, and so, of course, we had to take a few minutes to look at the sales online.  Sure enough, there was one sale close by on Sunday, and we made plans to wake up early and get there early.  I'm so glad we did, because it was awesome!  Surprisingly, for the second day of a sale, there were lots of fun things left.
I ended up with a bunch of cute things for my home and shops, and the theme of the morning seemed to be woodland and whimsy.  Take a look at the loot:

Vintage Ceramic Snails (wooden mushroom found last week)

I thought this was a jewelry holder, but the cashier clued me in - it's a family tree photo holder.  

This tree is definitely a jewelry holder.  It is so cute with the little owl perched there!

This vintage owl was so cute, I could not resist.  He's a planter, but makes a great paintbrush holder.

I picked up these kitchen tile trivets on a whim.  Such pretty colors!

Cute little Baby Ben Westclox alarm clock. I cleaned it up, wound it up and it works great!

One of several tins I picked up.  

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Heart Faux Bamboo!


I had some great finds at a couple of estate sales this weekend!  Pictured below are just some of my finds, which include a faux bamboo and brass tray table, a huge vintage crewel work and two pretty tins.  The books and candleabra were already mine.


I love this table, and while it wasn't cheap, I definitely did not pay retail.  It's a late mid century reproduction piece, so I wont feel guilty about painting the base - it's definitely not real wood...I'm thinking either bright orange or pink.  Would you paint it or leave it as is?

The crewel work is actually the 12 Days of Christmas, although I think it would be nice to display year round.  I may paint the frame white.

I also picked up this fabulous vintage straw bag in new condition!  

A couple of pieces for either the Etsy store or booth.  I think I'll paint the plastic recipe box a bright color.

Another cute tin, a book published in the 70s featuring beautiful photos of 40s movie stars, and a set of repro Victorian spoons made of shell.

Finally, I couldn't leave behind this lovely woven straw box.  I wish I knew more about it, or where it was made, but I think it is lovely!

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