Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vintage Finds of the Week #3: From Architectural Salvage to Trophies to Nancy Drew

Today I am listing items in my retro Etsy shop. Sometimes I have to separate my two shops like this, listing in one on one day, and then do the other the next day. If I don't, I ultimately get confused and start listing stuff in the wrong shop! Oh the worries of an online seller.  It is a tough life, I know!

This week I am sharing some of my more rustic and less refined items.

(This one is listed in my Bella Rosa Etsy shop)
I almost had to give this wonderfully rusty metal architectural piece back to the woman who was selling it... she was having second thoughts...and we know why! 

Here is a group of items I put together...

How about the old yellow and green handled slotted spoon...very happy to see it was made in the United States of America. Yay! Gotta love vintage even if it is just for that reason!

What were you doing in 1973? I was probably in Kindergarten... when we lived in Florida. Those were the days! Anyway, someone received a trophy but I have no idea what it was for. I think someone is going to like it for the birth year or for decorating purposes.

I also liked the small postal scale. If you have a small office space, this could be your "industrial" piece.

And a funny little Mother Goose book. In what they call "Hieroglyphicks." Quite clever!

And in this grouping, I have a vintage purse decorated with colored wooden beads, a deviled egg dish that doubles as a salt and pepper shaker set (I love deviled eggs and can't resist a way to show them off, I may have to keep this one!)  

More antique Nancy Drew books, an acrylic handled and mirrored vanity tray, an old pretzel tin, and a vintage blue necklace.

I think I'm set for the week with all of my finds. Now if I could just find the time...

Linking to:
What's It Wednesday from Ivy and Elephants


Rue said...

You always find such great things. I especially love that deviled egg tray with the S&P shakers :)


Victoria said...

Wow, that rusty metal piece is so gorgeous! I'm glad the lady didn't change her mind and keep it. Love the egg dish also and I love deviled eggs:) I can make a pig of myself with them.

We're heading to Tampa tomorrow when Kyran gets off work then Saturday morning, going to the Fancy Flea in Plant City, FL...I'm so excited!!! I've been wanting to go for years! Send me some good antiquing vibes:)

P.S. Dollhouse post is up!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great finds as always. Now to find time to photograph and list right? I just had a week of lots of finds so the listing begins for me too!

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

Great finds!! I have the same deviled egg dish only in green!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You sure found some more great stuff! Love the trophy, I could have been awarded that for graduating from high school that year, lol. Love the Billy's in and the pretty necklace too. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

My thrift store addiction said...

Don't you love the thrill of the hunt?! Great finds!

Betty said...

That deviled egg dish is a lovely shade of blue. And who could resist Nancy Drew? Great finds.