Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Glass dome display

I have seen several of these in country magazines over the past year. They are always used with a little snow and other pieces to make a winter vignette. This one is rather large and almost oval instead of round. The little log house and tree are mine, so the dome will be sold empty.

Wire sifter

I have been selling these like crazy lately, so I have a feeling this one won't stick around for long either. Nice sifter with wooden sides.

Milk pail

This is wider at the bottom and narrows in at top. Bale handle, but no pouring spout. I have never seen a pail shaped like this one.

Wooden box with copper lining

This is a large square wooden box with little feet. It is copper lined and has a drain hole. The auction company thought it had something to do with finishing maple syrup. Upon researching that, the box used for finishing would go over heat, so it is doubtful that this was used for that purpose. It has an interesting look to it though, and could be repurposed for something else equally wonderful.

Old telephone

Wonderful vintage phone, quite heavy with a Bakelite handset. This belongs on a desk with my old Corona typewriter! SOLD!

Cool old pulley wheel

My friend Clint and I were getting ready to set up to sell at Dover antique market for Weds. Dec. 1st antique market. He took this out of his car, and it never even made it inside. It went right to my car and home with me! I am drawn to these great old pulley wheels.

Green tool tote

Love the green paint on this! Just in time for decorating with holiday greens.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Closed Thursday, November 25th, reopen Friday, November 26th at 10 a.m.

Santa board

Reproduction of a late 1800's Santa. He has an easel on back so he can stand, or he can be hung to display. Measures 42 inches tall. Great look! SOLD!

Door within a door

Not too old, but unique. Door with a smaller door within, and the smaller door has a mail slot. Not sure how this was used, but it's cool. The large door measures 35-1/2" by 75" tall.

My two helpers!

Sasha and Aspen love to come out to the store with me to help me rearrange or take pictures. They are not for sale, sorry!

Old sled ready to display

All decorated and ready to go! Pine and juniper berries attached along with a remnant of sleigh bells on leather.

Santa is here!

My son got this old Polaris snowmobile and I was just waiting to add Santa! Unfortunately, several people have told me he either scares them or that he's creepy! Poor Santa!

Corona manual typewriter

These old typewriters have such a great look. They are just timeless, and look wonderful sitting on an old desk. The woman who sold this to me said she typed all her college papers on this. Remember if you made a mistake, you would have to get out the correcting paper and erase it? Things are easier now, but at least your typewriter wouldn't get a virus!

Chalkware Buddy vase

I love this guy! WWII chalkware GI buddy vase. I researched this a bit, and one listing said they planted grass seed in these and it would sprout from his head like a Chia pet! I also read they sometimes used this to display a small flag. He's cute in any case.

Skis known as "shorties"

O.K. I stand corrected by a very opinionated and "know it all" reader of my blog that these were not child's skis but used by adults (or very short people-ha ha) My fact checker said to look at the bindings and it would be obvious that these were for adults. However, it could be a kid with big feet, you just never know!

Very short, maybe 2 or 2-1/2 feet tall. Made by Blitz Co.
Just for clarification the skis are very short, maybe 2 or 2-1/2 feet. These aren't for very short people that are 2 or 2-1/2 feet tall. Also, I am supposed to mention that these were used in the Olympics for ski ballet. Also used by foolish teenagers from the Kingston area who never grew up, or never grew much. If that doesn't sell these skis, I don't know what will.


Tin chocolate mold

Cute for displaying on a shelf. Small one sided vintage Santa mold was used for making chocolates.

Little pine tree with popcorn

Little artificial pine tree decorated with popcorn strand, comes in an old sap bucket, ready to display! (shown inside an old wash bucket, which is not included)

Rustic cabinet

Little cabinet with two doors. When cabinet is open, the one drawer inside can be seen. Inside are some holiday items. Tree made from old shutter slats, Santa, sheep, and candy mold.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cool foundry molds

Just in this morning! Very cool architectural pieces. Foundry molds made of wood. Large one measures approx. 32" in diameter, and smaller one is approx. 22" in diameter. Black with smaller red center. These are just amazing! SOLD!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some fantastic finds fresh from a NH barn

I think this is one of my all time favorite pieces that has ever been in the store. This is just a gorgeous old grain bin, made with one board on sides and interior pieces, square nail construction. I love the patina of this wonderful piece of history. It was hard to get a good shot of this because it is so big. Measures 6 feet and 7 inches long, and is 17-1/2 inches wide. Stands 29-1/2 inches tall. Fresh to the market find. SOLD!

and the interior with 4 sections

Interior is done in one board pine sections. Just beautiful with all that history. I can just picture this in use.

Copper coal hod with Delft handles

Gorgeous copper coal hod to keep by your fireplace. Blue Delft handles and great brass detailing. This would also be great for storing pellets next to your stove. A very classy way to keep them nearby!

Wheaton Apothecary jar made in USA

Also from the barn, a Wheaton Apothecary jar marked USA on bottom. Stands 10-1/2 inches tall. Has iron clamp to hold top on. Great find! SOLD!

and a great old wire egg basket

Wire egg basket with wonderful wood handle. SOLD!

and from the auction...........

There was quite a bit of discussion going on at the auction as to what the actual purpose of this rack was. I think it makes a perfect mitten drying rack, so that is what I am calling it! Great primitive in any case. SOLD!

Love this little red doll's table

I drove 200 miles round trip yesterday and all because I saw this little table on the auction's website. It is so cute in person, very small and it folds up compactly for storage. Great red paint. Made by the Howe Co.

Doll's iron bed

Adorable little metal bed for doll's or teddy bears. It reminds me of an old camp bed. Quilt sold separately. IF I get ambitious tonight I will sew a little pillow to go with it! SOLD!

Skirt hem marker

Perfect for your sewing room display! Skirt hem marker was used to mark your hemline with chalk. The little bulb would be filled with chalk and the wooden piece is adjustable and can slide up or down to the desired height. You would squeeze the bulb and chalk would come out and mark the hemline. What an invention!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My favorite piece this week

A vintage store display piece advertising Kolb's bread. Cute little baker boy with two loaves of bread under his arm. Just love the look and he fits in nicely with the tan enamel Glenwood stove. He has one small water stain on his upper shoulder, but other than that, he's in pretty good shape for the shape he's in.

Providence Brewing Co. crate

Providence Brewing Co. of Providence RI. Wonderful wooden box with hinged lid. Divided slats to hold the bottles. Nice graphics! SOLD!

Foot pump balloon inflater

Just what everyone needs! This is a cool one of a kind item. The base is made just like fireplace bellows, and you put the whole thing on the floor and then pump it with your foot. This sends air up through the copper tubing into the balloon, and then it inflates the balloon. It takes a lot of pumping, but if you aren't full of hot air, then this is perfect for you!

Laundry items

Love the All bucket! Also, a little tin powdered detergent dispenser with a pouring spout. I vaguely remember my mom having one of these, but I may be wrong. I do know she spent many hours in the laundry room! She used to spritz my father's dress shirts with a spray bottle, and then roll them up and put them in the freezer. Then she would take them out and iron them all at once. Was this a general practice or something only she dreamed up?
Detergent dispenser is SOLD!

Wooden duck

Vintage wooden duck cut out with support piece so it will stand up on it's own. Not sure what these were originally intended for, but it's cute! I have two of the single ducks and one that has two ducks almost like a large napkin holder.

Large enamel tub

Great white enamel tub with red trim. Perfect for a little Christmas tree, or fill it with ice and beer or soda, and use as a holiday drink tub! SOLD!

Pinecone wreath

Pretty pinecone wreath could be hung on the door or wall. My sister uses wreaths as centerpieces on her table sometimes with a large pillar candle in the middle, and it's just beautiful. Thanks for the idea Lizzie! SOLD!

Child's rocking sleigh

This was originally a child's toy rocking sleigh, and it could still be used that way. I think it would make a cute holiday display with Santas, or dolls, or just about anything you want!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Old wooden hauling sled

Fantastic old sled made of wooden slats with it's handles still intact. These were hitched to oxen or a horse to haul whatever you needed moved. The first thing that came to my mind was to haul your fresh cut tree out of the woods! This is approx. 6 feet long not including the length of the handles, and about 34 inches wide, so it's a big sled.

Seated ski

A single ski runner with a seat. I call these suicide sleds! One old timer told me he used to use one of these, and you would tip over at the bottom of the hill every time. It was almost guaranteed! I'd say you would be lucky to make it to the bottom of the hill without tipping over on the way down.

Skis made in USA

It's getting to be that time of year when we are looking for skis to decorate for the holidays. These are a pair, but they are tied together so it only looks like one. Great look!