Thursday, March 17, 2016

Vintage Finds of the Week #24: Horse Show Ribbons, Captain's Wheel, Pink Lustre China, and Industrial Bins!

This week's vintage finds are very fresh and very  
exciting as I plan which pieces will go into
the new brick and mortar shop!
(I had to laugh at this sign they posted before the sale started!)

Last weekend we found ourselves in
line again at a local church's tag sale.
There were hardly any vintage goods
to be found. Some people who
worked the sale must have
picked it over... seriously, it was tough!
But I managed to find these two sweet pink
lustre teacups... that were still available!

It was a tag sale to benefit student mission trips.
I think they let the students price things because this
lovely tray was a great deal! (We did give extra at
checkout to go toward the cause.)
We just found this industrial piece today
 on Craigslist, for another church's charity.
I've asked the hubs to add a wooden base
and legs as it is only about 4 feet tall.
But when it is done it will be hard
to sell... I will definitely want to keep it.
New shop = will power!

I found this mint basket at a local thrift.
A little bit of silver polish
and a new spoon and it will be just right!

 The hubby found these at the church tag sale and I kept telling him I didn't want to haul these books around...

...but with the large pages of sheet music,
I figure we didn't do too badly. They
are filled with songs from the early
days of radio... America's entertainment
source before television.

We found two of these captain's wheels at a store that was going out of business on the Ocean City Boardwalk. I plan on repurposing one of them... some ideas have been to turn it into a chandelier or light fixture... or use it as a table top with glass over it. What do you think?

And Melissa of Melissa's Antiques
may recognize these horse show ribbons...
I bought them from one of her Instagram sales!
We also picked up some furniture
to go into the new shop. Most will
be redone in some way. I'm really
getting into trying out chalk paints,
and because of that, I forget to
take the "before shots!"
Enjoy the weekend!

Linking to:
Show and Share
Bernideen's Tea Time G.P.


Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

Lol that sign is hilarious. Wow I love that cabinet of drawers-- a great find. Sweet teacups and ribbons too!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What fun! I envy you being able to shop to fill up a whole store! Although I could fill it just with what I already have I would still shop some more!! Your finds are great. I love going to a sale where the people pricing really don't know what they have. The tray is beautiful. I like the idea of the wheel as a table but you might keep bumping into the handles :-) Great finds!

Melissa said...

I do recognize the ribbons! So glad you like them! I am really excited to see what your new shop will look like - please take us on the journey with you! :)

bj said...

what fun finds...if i had the ship wheels, I would paint them either white (chalk paint) or a luscious washed turquoise and hang them on the wall.....

Art and Sand said...

The teacups are cute, but I am in love with the industrial piece.

thanks for sharing at SYC.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow! I really like the washed turquoise idea!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Absolutely, Melissa! Great post material for the blog!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the teacups Jill! The industrial piece will be super neat when you're done with it. I loved the pretty pink of Melissa's ribbons, but didn't know what I would do with them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Great finds. My favorites are the toile tray and the industrial storage piece. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm. sb

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

O MY!! Love those sweet tea cups!! And the tole tray is lovely!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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