Monday, November 18, 2013

Flea Market Finds of November

Hello all!  Sorry it's been a over a week since my last post.  I've been busy busy busy, and you know things are only going to get busier with the holidays coming up.  But Autumn and I did manage to get out to the flea market this weekend and to Vintage City to do a bit of Vin-tiquing (it's like Antiquing but not quite).  Antiquing to me is looking for high-end, high-priced, high gloss, varnished antiques.  I look for and buy inexpensive, vintage, household, smalls so I call it Vin-tiquing.  Yes, I know I'm about two steps away from the loony bin.  Just wait until you read about the bird I found. 

Actually a few of these items were finds from the Flea back in October.  I'm just now getting around to photographing everything.

The Jell-O book is from 1925 and the Spry recipe book doesn't have a date but I'm guessing the 1940s. 

The blue colored book is called In My Own Write by Rigmor Pedersen Swanson.  She lived in a small town in North Dakota and writes all about her childhood, high school years, marriage and years as a mother.  I love books like this and believe they are one of the purest forms of history. 

When I saw the second book, (the gray one) laying on the table, I literally did a little happy dance right there in the booth.  This book has been on my wish list for years.  It's called Clothes Lines, Party Lines and Hem Lines.  I'll talk more about this book another day.

Who can resist Anthropomorphic veggies?  Not me!  I thought these little characters where just too cute to pass up.

I found the little bird above at Vintage City.  He fits in nicely with my other little birdies that were my Grandmothers.  He looked very sad on the store shelf, but I left him there and continued to browse around the room and into the back room.  But he was all I could think about...It was like he was calling out to me.  (one step closer to a room with padded walls, I know).  When I went back into the room to scoop him up there were a couple of ladies standing right in front of him.  My little heart pitter-pattered with fear that they would buy him.  Finally, they moved on and I quickly nabbed him and set him on the check-out counter.  He was just one of those things I would've regretted not picking up.  For a couple of bucks, I had peace of mind and a new little birdie friend for my window.  

The little tin dishes and child-sized utensils was my daughter's big score of the weekend.  She found these at Vintage City and loves them.

The Old Dutch Cleanser can, above, is one of my favorite finds this weekend.  The copyright is 1945 so I'm guessing the can is from anywhere between 1945-50.  It's in great shape and is UNOPENED!
So, those are the treasures we've found recently and that's all for today, but stay tuned!
And as always, have a Happy Vintage Day!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of Vin-tiquing! Things are to be over 100 to be a true antique, so vin-tiquing is what I guess I do, too!!

    Lucky you to find the Old Dutch can! I want one but don't want to shell out big bucks for one.