I've cut back on buying for the past six months or more because we had so much inventory. But this week I broke my rule and went on the hunt. It was fun! Here's a look at some of what we found:
a couple leaded glass windows. Both have one cracked pane but I am betting someone will find a way to re-purpose them.
A table full of stuff, which is now all nicely priced and packed away for the booths, or taken to my ebay room for listing.
The Boscul ti might already be spoken for; the scale was an ebay bargain (they are still to be found sometimes), and the basket was made in Williamsburg in 1993--marked on the bottom so I know :)
I love the amber egg plate and the little beaded bag. Behind the egg plate is a small blue Fenton fairy lamp. The aqua tea tin is also a favorite.
Isn't it pretty? Those curvy black cats will, I hope, catch the eye of a mid-century collector. The jar by the tea tin is a Ball jar, very unusual shape. I put a zinc lid on it and the blue jar beside it; they sell better that way.
Sweet tea set was made in Japan, which means probably pre-1990? After that I think things were imported from Taiwan more often, and then from China.
I have a lot of these Currier & Ives pieces on ebay; they're slow sellers but serving pieces like this usually move pretty fast. The platter to its right is a Johnson Brothers Haddon Hall design, apparently fairly rare in the blue.It has a few stains so it's getting a soak in Oxyclean. The platter in top center is already sold--it was from Jackson's Mill here in WV, and dated 1939. I listed it and it was gone in 15 minutes.
Tall wood spice box was a bargain and I think it will be a fast seller.
A few bigger pieces: a wicker mirror and a gold-framed mirror that will both be painted, a sewing box footstool that will also get paint and its feet replaced, and the orange stool that will be taken to the upholsterer to get a new cover because there are a couple holes on the back vinyl.
Old rusty minnow bucket and granite pan have a good rustic appeal; the Coke glasses are aqua, bright blue-green and amethyst, colors that usually sell.
Two metal fridge drawers from a vintage refrigerator. These will go on ebay.
Another surprise bargain was these 3 chrome soap dishes from the 1940's-50's. They look unused. These will also go on ebay for the people doing vintage restorations.
Two lovely candleholders that I think are Cambridge, and a Fire-King tulip cheese bowl.
Here's a better look at the Jackson's Mill platter. It has the 4-H emblem on it, and was made by Warwick China in Wheeling, WV.
Then there was this:
Tomorrow I'll post photos of what we've been working on lately. Enough for today!
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