Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage #26: A Few Unique Vintage Finds

Hello and welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
This week I am sharing some unique vintage finds.
Things you just don't see on the hunt everyday.

Finding something different, no matter the value, is always a bonus for me.
An opportunity to learn something new.

The crystal beaded necklace above is not your average piece.  It intrigued me because it was one long consistent strand with a large bead on each end. Turns out it is a lariat. You just simply fold the one end over the other and let it dangle or get creative and try a double wrap around. Love it!

Then we have the cast iron double ink well. So unique! There's a tray for your pens and the two squares slide open to reveal the glass ink wells.

Then we found what I believe is a leather bound photo album or scrapbook. Since it is leather,  it's not your ordinary run of the mill item.

And lastly, a find we have saved for a few years, this Grace Putnam baby doll. Definitely not something you see everyday. They were the first "realistic" looking baby dolls back in the 1920's. If you are a collector, I apologize for saying this but this one looks a little creepy! I'm still researching this one. I'm finding information on them but sometimes it is conflicting.

Now let's see who is featured this week:

Donna of Distressed Donna Down Home worked some magic on this primitive chest.

Rita of Panopoly shared how she cleverly used her newly expanded booth space.

And Gina of Victorian Wanna Be shared her amazing Easter themed collections... from milk glass eggs to gorgeous ephemera pieces.

Now it's your turn.... Let's Talk Vintage!

Linking to Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures


Victoria said...

Oh my gosh, that angry faced doll!!! I've never seen anything like that! It certainly would terrify my husband, even happy faced dolls spook him out. I love the inkwell, that's so unique and beautiful! You always find such amazing treasures:)

I'm contemplating buying that dollhouse butcher block on your Etsy today, I don't think it'll be too big for the kitchen area but I have to measure.

Oh, I shut down one of my IG's then accidentally stopped following you on our other one while cleaning it out but then started following you again when I realized it...we only have the KWill one now. Anywho, have a wonderful day and I hope you had a lovely Easter:)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Jill, thank you so much for the feature of our expanded booth space! It certainly re-energized us, so much so that we overhauled our adjoining spaces this past week, and added some recent finds to the mix. I added some things at home too.
You found some great things too - one of my Panoply sisters is a master doll maker, skilled in replicating the antique dolls such as yours. She's used to people calling them creepy, lol. That's a unique ink well, and the lariat looks so Flapper-esque - right up my alley!
Have a great week.
Rita C at Panoply

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm glad I had something to share this week, thanks so much for having us over!

Diana said...

Hi Jill! I love your lariat--so pretty. Great features this week from some of my favorite bloggers :) Thanks for hosting!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jill,
Thank you so much for featuring my Easter post! I will give you a shout out on my next post. :)
Fun finds for you, I like that inkwell.
Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Jill, that dolly is unique, haven't seen one with that face before. Thanks for Lets Talk Vintage 26. Great features, lovely bloggers joining in.

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

OKay, that is one creepy looking doll!! LOL!!
Thanks so much for the party!!


My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, Thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting Jillian. I've never seen a doll quite like that one.

Shabby Royale said...

Hi Jillian,
I love your finds, especially the inkwell is beautiful !
The features are great.

Hugs, Wilma.
Shabby Royale.

Donna Wilkes said...

Jillian, thank you for featuring my primitive chest - it is proudly wearing your button.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fun finds, I love those beautiful beads. I must admit the doll is a little creepy, but still charming. I think you should do a "caption this" I can only imagine what it's saying with that angry look.