Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Marietta Booth Updates

I took a lot of pictures at Marietta--it's been a while since I've done that, usually just grabbing a few as we left. So here's the second installment. Marietta is actually 5 spaces, scattered around the same general area so we have a lot of stuff there.

I don't have a great deal of Christmas items in my booths, and what I've had at Marietta has sold pretty quickly. This little candle tree is by Avon, but cute as can be.

Wexford crystal is a steady seller--not fast, but steady. It's a great go-to for parties because it's plentifyl and if one breaks it's not a great loss. It's also quite sturdy, making it doubly attractive for parties. And at the prices it brings, it's not much more expensive than plastic.

I've been bringing in blue jars as I get them washed up. We found two totes full of them in the cellar when we cleaned it up last month. I've also been bringing in half-gallon jars because we just don't need that size these days with just two of us here.

A little Fiesta, anyone? I don't carry a great deal of it, but it's very popular with buyers. These pitchers might be due for a price reduction as I've had them for a while.

What Blenko I have in the booth is on the bottom shelf in the above photo. A few candleholders, a Blenko plaque, an ashtray--I tend to keep Blenko for my own collection 😉

Below, a shelf full of various collectible glass.

A Fenton lamp, "married" pitcher and bowl set, a pink milk glass vase, two wall pockets, and a lot of et cetera--which is really the lifeblood of a booth.

 Mugs, measuring cups, Jumbo peanut butter jars, polka dot bowls and more.

I added a lot of tumblers to these shelves--some Boscul, some Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses, some tulip juice glasses, and others.

Mixing bowls, which I hope find a home during the holiday baking season.

I kept this checkerboard table for a while, but finally decided to sell it. It's handmade, around 1930-1940 and probably chestnut as gthe ma who made it seemed to use a good bit of that wood in his work.

Pretty glass--I can't resist it! The green and yellow bowls have matching ladles, proably for mayonnaise. People made their own mayo and served it in pretty dishes like this. Nice!

Cranberry etched shade lamps that Larry rewired, along with more pretty glass. What can I say, I'm an addict!

Another recent addition is the wall-mounted coffee grinder. This was an eBay find--needed the lid and the catch cup which I also found on eBay, to make it complete.

 More bowls! And all sizes. My own cabinets are full of bowls too--apparently another addiction.

Tea cups were a good seller, but have been slow lately, Maybe they'll pick up again in spring, for tea parties.

 Uniforms are regular sellers too, so we pick them up whenever we find them. Even newer ones will sell, probably for hunters?

And the shelf of amberina! I do love amberina glass, and have a good bit at my house (all Blenko, which is called tangerine by that company). These are West Virginia glass makers Kanawha and Fenton, along with some Mosser and Moon & Star glass by L.E. Smith.

Well that's the tour for today! The booths are full to bursting, and I hope sales are good during the holiday season. Things tend to slow down in January and February, so we look for a good December to carry us through. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Quinn said...

I don't go out of my way to add to my Fiesta ware, but I have the few remnants of the set my parents received as a wedding gift right after WW2. And when I see a plate or bowl at a thrift shop I might pick it up. I try not to add things I won't use, though I do have the sugar bowl to match your cobalt teapot - I used it for egg money when my hens laid enough eggs to sell. Speaking of eggs, when I have plenty, I make my own mayonnaise and it is SO good!
Thanks for another tour of goodies :)

Linda said...

I really love all the vintage items in your photos! Many of the items bring back some great childhood memories for me (I am a baby boomer, just turned 60 on October 27th). Thank you so much for sharing. I also love the background on your blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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