Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Finds

flea market, columbia, vintage finds, old buckets,ladders
For her birthday my sister-in-law wanted to go to the flea markets in Columbia.

Well, I certainly could grant her wish.

We all jumped into my brother's truck and off we went.

I had a list, and except for wire baskets, I found most of the items.

A brass cricket box.

Medium size.






This adorable child's hanger.
















A Texas Fruitcake Co. tin depicting some history.

I was very interested in what was inside.

The top was sealed shut with grime.

Finally it released.








Inside some vintage button cards, buttons and spools.


















Snow skiing buttons!

I am picturing a ski sweater.














When we arrived home, I unloaded everything from my brother's truck and put it all in the Blazer before the rains came.












Green shutters.

Could have used lots more.



















Kerosene can and an aluminum basin.
















Out of buckets.

Found four tucked under a table.












A small purple ladder.


















A slightly larger painting ladder.




















A tall, distressed, splintery ladder.

It has rungs on one side and steps on the other.

I'd take the ladder apart to use both sides on the wall.

Or ceiling.







A family portrait before taking extreme baths and being tagged and dragged to the booth.













While walking around Riverfront Antique Mall, I found this 1951 Wise Potato Chip tin in great condition for a low price.

Could not resist.

So far not much advertised for hunting this weekend.

I cannot promise not to shop - I might sneak some junkin' in sometime.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Green Dresser #2

painted dresser, furniture makeover, Valspar chlk paint
Green Dresser #2 is the big sister of Green Dresser #1 from last week.
















Unlike her sister, she was used in the workshop.

Battered and bruised from many projects.

She needed a makeover and, of course, the sisters needed to match.







Off with her drawers!

Deodorizing was the first step. 

Followed by intense sanding. 

Followed by Valspar chalk Paint in the OOPS soft green.

 
Followed by a light sanding and two coats of satin varnish.






Tagged and dragged to the booth.

Styled with some pretties.

















I put both sisters together but marked them separately.

Both are the same height, but Green Dresser #2 is wider.











Green Dresser #1.


















 


Green Dresser #2.

Sisters.

Soft green.

Available in Booth C-23. 



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Happy Valentine's Day!












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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Quickies

quick makeover, vintage rubber stamps, Hartford StampsA different kind of a quickies makeover today.

Years ago I bought a trunk and had to take it as is.

Meaning all the junk inside.

I actually found several treasures in there among old clothes and newspapers.

Like a collection of eighteen rubber stamps from a automobile dealership. 

These seven are for correspondence.



Good shape for their age - 1930's and 1940's.

The wood on most appears to be cherry or mahogany.

The quickie part was cleaning and waxing the wood.





There is some damage to the rubber pad under each stamp.










They print clearly.

















I displayed all of them in a big jar for years.

When I changed the decor in the den, the stamps were packed away.







I think I am ready to let them go.














Most were made by the Hartford Stamp Works.













Smith was one of the partners in the dealership.













 
The date stamp is stuck at July, 1941 - about the time the dealership closed.

How do I know?








The rest of the stamps are all about the business.

I plan to put these on Etsy.

Question for all of you:  List them separately, in groups, or all eighteen stamps together?

I am leaning towards keeping them together.

They have been a family for so long.


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Finds


vintage books, vintage finds, furniture
Thanks to all of you who listened to my rant about my new camera. 

I have decided to sit and sift through everything without interruption.

In the meantime, I am using my phone camera.

 
Thank goodness for iPiccy.

So sit down with my Distressed Donna doll and see what my Friday finds are this week.









Well, duh, if I am sorting books for the AAUW book fair, there will be books.

Boxes of them.

Look!

I found more tiny translation dictionaries.

And the German reader.









This book was threatened with the fate of being taken to the landfill.

YIKES!

Marbleized cover with quarter leather panels. 

Marbleized end papers.

One volume of many.

We could not find the others.





Genghis Khan.

He needed saving.





















More Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

Let's throw in Cherry Ames.

Also found some Trixie Belden.

Searching for Donna Parker - she was my favorite. 









I have hauled out boxes of Reader's Digest.

I have a customer who is an event decorator and uses them in floral arrangements and table decor. 













An early three-volume set of Les Miserables.

In English. 
















A child's guide to worship designed and illustrated by Enid M. Chadwick in conjunction with a priest of the Community Of The Resurrection. 

Printed in February, 1962, in Mirfield, England.






Great graphics and vintage typography.















Sold to me as galvanized shelves.

I am thinking heavy-duty tool chest trays because the wear is only on the bottom.

Future project.












A set of History of the Bible - several volumes are missing.

Some mold - cleaned with white vinegar.

Love the gradient of cover colors.











A little yellow swivel desk chair.

About second grade size.














A four-drawer chest - popular item in the booth. 

Very sturdy little fellow, but his white is deceiving.

He needs cleaning, sanding and a paint job.






I got through this whole post without a camera rant.

Planning a trip to Columbia for a flea market run this weekend.

Well, that will make me very happy!




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