Thursday, October 29, 2015

Vintage Finds of the Week #20: A Wonderful Time for Selling!

 

I've been finding a ton of "new" vintage...
mostly packed in attic boxes!
I stashed away lots of Christmas
 goodies and I'm pulling them all out,
which is great fun!
 
Plus a few other treasures, too.
 
 
There are a couple of things I picked
up this week while hunting with
Joyce from The Quilted Nest.
We really enjoy rummaging
but this wonderful Mid-Century
Nativity  set called my name so I
really didn't have to rummage too
much for it. There are 17 pieces!


 
Found this in my jewelry stash.
And when I mean stash, I mean,
waiting to be photographed!
 
I think it is a dark amber intaglio.
Interesting "cameo" of a Roman soldier.


The Hubs bought this rhinestone heart
 over the weekend. Would look
 gorgeous on a coat lapel. Why wait
'til Valentine's Day? 

 
And speaking of coats, I couldn't wait to pull this
mink coat out this Fall. It feels so nice on!
Hard to sell it, but I think I'm gonna try!


I researched this silver plate ladle and discovered
 the pattern is called "OXFORD" from 1901
by WM Rogers and Sons.
 
If it doesn't sell right away I have
plans for it.

 Here is a story you will get a kick out of...

I had to turn this photo upside down. Yes, I was
in a fog earlier this week and thought these pretty
butterfly beaded ornaments were Angels! I was
trying to have them stand on the two "legs" which
turned out to be antennae!
That is almost embarrassing.
 
Almost.

Chalking it up to baby brain.
(Shhh... don't tell anyone, Bebe is 7 now!)


These little guys are perfectly
shabby just the way they are!
Just add the candles (or not)
and they are good to go.
 
 

I was excited to pull these bells out
to photograph... even though the box has
seen better days and some of the bells
are M.I.A.
Still neat to see how they were originally
presented to the buyer in the 1950's.
 


Is this kitschy tablecloth cute or what?
I love it.
 
Sometimes I wish my English
Tudor décor was a bit more cottagey.
This makes a great kids table
covering... it is too small
for my dining room set and was
made for the typical
"4 member family"
of the 1950's.
 

I fell in love with Diorama ornaments a couple of years ago when I found my first one at the "Secret Shop Around the Corner" from my house.
(By the way, it just closed. Bummer.
Brick and  mortar shops have
a hard time, don't they?)
 
I have to confess, I stopped  going.
Their prices were just too high
and when I asked if they could do
any better I received a "NO."
 
Such is this vintage life! We all have a
difficult time buying at the right
price and selling at the right price.
 
I digress!

 On the other hand, I have so many books to list I decided if I can grab a book a day I might get through the boxes in a couple of years. Seriously though, I have a lot.
 
I LOVE OLD BOOKS!
 
I enjoyed reading some of Ogden Nash's poetry, above.
One in particular about the seaside.
Will try to use it for one of my summer posts.
(If I can remember. Think upside down beaded
angel ornaments)
 
How about a little King Arthur,
Launcelot, or Guinevere? 
 
If  I'm going to buy old books,
I might as well find the classics, eh?


I"ve had this cute velvet bow pin
 for two years. I actually missed getting it
listed last year... but made
sure I had it up this time around.
 
I can picture this on a 1950's
sweater or on a pair of ice skates!
With mini pin ornament pom poms! So cute.

 
Did someone say pom poms???
This tablecloth brings me right back
to my childhood in the 70's.
 
Litsed this in my
AntiqueRetroactive shop on Etsy.
 
This sweet couple made it there, too.
I just love their "Dickens" appeal.
Slightly shabby, too.
 
Hope you enjoyed my ramblings
today ... and well, my finds, too.
 
My two Etsy shops are
getting stocked:
 
Enjoy the weekend!
 
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7 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love all your finds. Your vintage Christmas things take me back to my childhood. Your treasures are always so different that what I see out and about. It keeps it all interesting, right?

Rue said...

Hi Jillian :)

I can't believe Bebe is 7! Time flies so fast.

I love everything, but especially that nativity. It looks just like the one my mom had when I was little. If I remember correctly, I tore it apart. I think I should get it for her ;)

xo,
rue

Victoria said...

LOL about the butterflies Jillian! Hey, don't feel bad...my kids are in their 20's and I've still got baby brain:) Love all your finds, especially those little choir boy candle holders, they're adorable! Have a lovely weekend!

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian!! I, too, can't believe that Bebe is 7!!! OMG....

I love all of your items!! It would be very hard to part with some of them if I had them!!!

What is Bebe dressing as for HWeen? Bet she determines the costume she wants these days!!

Have a great PS and a wonderful HWeen!

L, Dana

RobinfromCA said...

I love all of your finds! The Nativity is really beautiful. I keep buying old books and I don't even have a shop - I just want them on my shelves at my beck and call! When I first decorated my house I wanted a strictly French Country look. After awhile I decided that if I had a very neutral color pallet I could do anything I wanted with it. Now, if I feel like a kitschy Christmas table cloth on my kitchen table I do it. With the standard 54x54 cloths from the 50s I do have to layer them because, as you say, they are too small. Fun finds!

Robin

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your vintage Christmas goodies are just mind boggling. They have me wanted to get on the hunt but I've got to decorate my booth with what I already have. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great vintage finds! Love all of them! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie