Thursday, September 29, 2011

Antiques On TV Part 2

This is a follow up to the post I did about Antiques making huge hits on television.

Kovels send out a weekly newsletter online and this article was a great way to add a "PART II" to my post.

Here it is below:

Reality TV Shows for Collectors September 2011

We recently mentioned the more than 20 antiques-related reality shows that are on television or coming soon. Here is the list (all times Eastern; check your local listings to confirm airtimes). Some of the shows may be on hiatus or canceled. Most popular, according to the ratings: "Antiques Roadshow" and "Pawn Stars."

ABC The Great Big American Auction, in production
A & E Storage Wars, Wednesdays 10 p.m.
BBC Antiques Roadshow UK, day varies, 11 p.m. (reruns)
Discovery American Treasures, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
A Auction Kings, Tuesdays 10 p.m.
Oddities, Thursdays 10:30 p.m.
Fox Buried Treasure, Wednesdays 8 p.m.
HGTV Cash & Cari, Sundays 7:30 p.m.
Cash in the Attic, Wednesdays 8 p.m.
History American Pickers, Mondays 9 p.m.
American Restoration, Fridays 10 p.m.
Pawn Stars, Mondays 10 p.m.
Lifetime Picker Sisters, Tuesdays 10 p.m.

Geographic Auction Packed, Tuesdays 8 p.m.
NBC It's Worth What?! Tuesdays 8 p.m.
PBS Antiques Roadshow, Mondays 8 p.m. (check local listings)
History Detectives, Tuesdays 8 p.m. (check local listings)
Spike Auction Hunters, Tuesdays 10 p.m.
Syfy Hollywood Treasure, Wednesdays 10 p.m.
TLC Auctioneer$, Saturdays 10 p.m.

My Collection Obsession, in production

Tru TV Hardcore Pawn, Tuesdays 9 p.m.
Network TBD Antique Warriors, in production

The top rated shows are "Antiques Roadshow" and "Pawn Stars"

Those with a lot of time and a passion for antiques... have fun with your "pick" of the shows. Who knew antiques would become the celebrities?

Some of course, may have been cancelled already. We'll have to see which ones are really "worth"while!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

French Tapestry, Antique Mercury Glass, Romantic Rose Dresser Tray, Vintage Milk Bottle Carrier & Lots of PINK

Each week I try to come up with a phrase to describe my latest listings. "Decorating Your Romantic Home" is my choice for this week.

Soft, muted pastels in a framed tapestry. Beautiful!

Lovely old rose covered dresser tray.

Another oldie but PINK!
Ironstone by Burford Brothers ...they operated from 1879 to 1904.

I found this pink tin frame to be very unique!

Change out the photo for a vintage baby nursery theme

or for your romantic home.

Antique postcards...the BLUES.

Because not everyone does pink.
(Don't let the Pink Saturday gals hear you)

Vintage milk bottle carrier. I am not of age to remember this

but I have the carrier to prove it!

A trio of loving sentiments. They are all great

but the favorite is usually "Remember Me"

Antique, handpainted mercury glass.

This stuff is so hard to find.

The poor man's silver... you would find this in the

home of the middle class because it was more affordable.

A little trio of mantle books. (Waverly Novels)

Petite print ... I do believe the caption is in German

Antique songbook... registered in Congress in 1808

Violets on egg cups: to brighten up your breakfast table!
Romantic... yes.

The perfect book to set out for the holidays!

A children's book of bible stories.

A pack of BINGO game cards. I like how these have a splash of red throughout.

I created this little "BINGO Kit" for vintage fun. SHEFFIELD FARMS milk bottle make it a cute display but you can always use the pieces in your craft projects.

A unique postcard in its original mailing box. Postcard by artist John Winsch but even more unique is the ribbon work throughout.

All availabe, while they last, on

Monday, September 26, 2011

Antiques A Plenty

This week I am excited about my latest finds. But then again, I'm always excited about what I've found!

And to think most of these were in the antique mall right where we have a booth.

There's something about a precious "Remember Me" sentiment on an old postcard.

I guess you could say it has NOSTALGIA written all over it!

A pretty framed tapestry. The colors are perfectly pastel.

A French framed print... a unique oval pink frame with a gal's photo.

An ironstone pitcher or creamer.... in PINK!
(My Pink Saturday post is going to be filled with it!)

A very hard to find piece of Mercury glass. This one is a nice large size.

Do I keep or sell? Hmmmm.

I've actually been looking for a piece for the living room.

We shall see!

Pretty tray.

And more not shown in the photo... this was just a teaser.

Stay tuned for listings this week on!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Sprinkles For A Happy Birthday

My sweet baby had a birthday party today. I can't believe she is growing so fast.

Mommy is worn out but our little one had a great time.

This is all the pink I could muster this weekend! Enjoy the view!

And Happy PINK Saturday.

Stop by How Sweet the Sound for a sprinkling of PINK!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

LOOK What I found! Antique Paris Book, Early China Plate in PINK, Vintage Ledger, Frances Brundage Book, Postcards and More!

They're up on the website... my latest finds from my excursion on Saturday.
Each week I usually find a favorite .... last week it was the German seashore puzzle. This week it is this unique "Lights of Paris" antique book. They just don't make them like this anymore!

I paired three postcards together with the lush deep red florals. Makes a difference when they compliment each other.

Milk glass, Victorian era... it is the matching partner to one we sold recently.

Looks vintage? It is actually a reproduction of an old ledger.

I still think it is fun!

So is this... kind of funky junky but great for setting out with your

fourth of July table settings!

The lustre on this rosey dish is beautiful!

Hard to capture in a photo.

Another nice old piece. The backstamp says "Bavaria"

I ended up in "LOVE" with this little Victorian gift book.

Gorgeous illustrations by famous artists.

Several of them by Frances Brundage.

But before I could type this, the book SOLD!

My fellow pinkies may like this gorgeous antique plate or shallow bowl.

Having a ladies tea?

There are two sets of 6 porcelain placecards, just listed.

A few more postcards, one is a Valentine!

And a pretty pair of elegant dangling earrings.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Antiquing with a Blog Friend!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of having company on one of my antique treasure hunts for Bella Rosa.

Miss Kathy of "The Writer's Reverie" blog joined me on an antique excursion through three floors of a local antique mall. What fun we had!

I even found a new favorite treasure for the week.

Miss Kathy found a few goodies too.
There is a whole story behind how we "met" online but had really met in real life before! Turns out, she is married to my Father's second cousin! We're like well, family!

Her hubby and I had a great time looking through all of the family photos... there's just something about old albums that can stir memories and legacies from past generations. We all enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

Later we also enjoyed the nostalgic trip through the many dealer's booths. Ooohing and ahhing at this and that.

Look for my latest treasures in new listings coming soon, to Bella Rosa in the next few days!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Many Colors of Pink

Recently we went on a treasure hunt in a field full of antique dealers and collectors.

I've shown my finds the past few weeks but today I'm highlighting all the items with PINK!
I didn't realize how many different colors of pink I had selected. But then again, why wouldn't I? It is my favorite color!

At first glance this is not really pink, but light purple. Maybe even freesia.
But look at the florals and then see that the muted pink highlights this piece perfectly!

A wonderful example of a vintage petite point... multi colors of pinks,

including a deep pink.

A touch of salmon pink.

I like to think of these as shabby chic pinks.

But I don't suppose that is a color.
Or is it?

This moustache cup is brimming with rosey pinks.

Maybe her dress is a lovely carnation pink?

Just the most beautiful soft pink glow on this little gal's cheeks. Lovely!

Who needs red and green for Christmas? Not I. For the past few years I have removed all of my red ornaments in favor of pinks and pastels. It makes a yummy glow all over the tree.
This glass beaded garland features a hot pink that is sure to capture a happy mood.

Definitely a pink but maybe with just a touch of lavender.

One of my favorite pinks. Back in the days I was a young ballet student we referred to this as "Theatre pink" or "ballet pink." I guess really it was just a baby pink, afterall.

Available of course, in my online store,

Today I'm linking to Pink Saturday.

Join the other fans to see what color of pink is in their palette this weekend!