Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Biscuit box

This old biscuit box is missing the lid, but they still look wonderful displayed up on a cupboard or shelf! Most of the label is still intact. Measures 21-1/2 inches by 13-1/2 inches wide and stands 11-1/2 inches tall.

Large wooden flour barrel

This old barrel is in great condition. Has wooden strapping instead of iron. Paper label is still mostly intact. Held wheat flour, now that is some heavy duty baking supplies! Measures 18 inches in diameter and stands 28 inches tall.


Doctors bag-Leather satchel

Made of genuine cow hide leather. Gold leaf inscription on front reads Robert Mears,(illegible) trainer, and the initials R.M.D.B.M In excellent condition, with the latch still intact.

1939 Calendar

Lovely illustrations on this 1939 calendar. In very good condition for its age. White and Wyckoff's Distinctive Stationary

Egg and poultry crate

I took one photo of this on it's side because my friend Maria likes to use these old crates in a different way. So, it could be used as a little cupboard, or use it as a crate down flat. Divided into two sections inside and has an awesome label on each end that read butter, cheese,
eggs and poultry. Measures 28 by 12-1/2 inches and is 14-1/2 inches tall. SOLD!

Hey Lard Bucket! (sorry, couldn't resist!)

It feels so mean to call this a lard bucket, but that is what it is! Fantastic old wooden bucket with Swift's Silver Leaf Brand Lard label. What patina on this beauty! Bucket is 12 inches in diameter and 9-1/2 inches tall.

SOLD! This wins the prize for least amount of time on website before selling! Less than one minute!

Hand carved and handpainted decoy

These unique decoys complement my store so well with their rustic charm. This is hand carved and hand painted.

Autograph book from the late 1890's-early 1900's

I love this old autograph book. All entries are written in French, in beautiful scripted handwriting. Dates are from the late 1890's to early 1900's.

Advertising sign

Advertising sign for Marum's Bancora wool socks. Shaped like a wooly white sheep. Sign measures 24 inches by 24 inches

And some sheep shears to go with it!

Practically anything looks cooler when it is grouped together!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stoneware score!

Last night's auction yielded a great stoneware collection. Four different pieces. One open mouth crock with bale handle, one crock marked Wm. Hare Wilmington, Delaware, one ink bottle, and my favorite, the large brown jug with a leather topped cork.


Lockey and Howland table top apple peeler

Patented mid 1850's is this table top apple peeler manufactured by Lockey and Howland. It is missing an arm, but just look at those gears! Maybe you can't use it to peel an apple, but it will make a great display piece.

Hand painted wooden cat sign

My husband and I are decidedly "dog people" In all the years we have been together, we have owned one cat, a pretty tiger colored cat that looked just like this one! We didn't go out looking for a cat, but she found us. I came home one day and there was this tiny little kitten, only about 5 weeks old hiding under the tractor in the garage. How could we refuse her? This sign reminded me of our beloved Tiger, so I had to buy it. It measures approx. 11-1/2 inches by 7 inches. Sleepy Cat Inn. The back reads Ox Pond Press, Webster, NH

Wooden sap bucket cover and sap spiles

I bought a great lot of these hand carved wooden sap spiles. Each one is different and unique. Then while making room in my storage trailer, I discovered one last wooden sap bucket cover that I forgot I had. They are perfect together!

Sap spiles are SOLD!
Sap cover is SOLD!

An assortment of wooden items

There is something about wooden pieces that I am attracted to! Tool box looks like it had a lock at one time that someone pried off. Maybe they thought there was some treasure hidden inside. The smallest boot jack I have had, only 11 inches long! Love the wooden shoe form, it has great patina, and some relic that has rusty metal on the back and a rusty screen in the center. Not sure what it was, but it's cool!
Boot jack and the screen and wood piece are SOLD!

Mini muffin tins

How cute are these? Two are rectangular and measure 6-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches and the small square one is 4 by 4.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Last minute additions!

We just bought a carnival trailer! Lots more fun treasures to come. Included in the sale was this huge roulette wheel. It stands 8 feet tall and is 4 feet in diameter. Very cool! Also in the trailer were these awesome vintage clown heads. They were used in the water squirting game where you shoot the water into the clown's mouth. I just love these guys! Each one is different. Clown heads are approx. 10 inches high.
Roulette wheel and all clown heads are SOLD! Autos 10 cents sign is SOLD!
Traffic light is SOLD!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rusty sifter pan

This would look great displaying just about anything. 12 inches in diameter

Calf Starter aluminum bucket

I just enjoy buying anything farm related. Love this cute calf on the front label. The bucket is 14 inches in diameter and stands 12 inches high. It held 25 pounds of calf starter. Great look!

Edison Lamp Box

In excellent condition. Nice dovetail joining on corners and finger holds in end. Measures 10 by 7-1/2 and stands 7 inches tall. Reads Edison Lamp Box. I don't usually price my items online, but this is $32. Apparently they are quite collectible!

Old glue bucket

Well used wooden glue bucket! Stands 7 inches tall. Cover is somewhat warped, but reads New York. The handle is still intact too!

Pair of wooden sock stretchers

Long pair of wooden sock stretchers measure approx. 27 inches long. I love them hanging on the jelly cupboard in my house, maybe I should keep them....but no, they are for sale.

Beautiful 1871 Bible

What a beautiful old book! This is big, 4 inches thick. Commentary on the Old and New Testament by Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown. Lovely illustrations using engravings. In very good condition considering it's age!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Metal egg box

I can't tell you how many times I have been outbid on these! I love the look of them, and don't see too many come up at auction. Well, I finally snagged one! Measures 12 by 6-1/4 by 6-1/4. Would hold 3 dozen eggs. Cardboard insert on bottom is a little rough, but the top layer is in good condition. Comes with two eggs!

Handcrafted log cabins, all natural!

Someone put a lot of work into these. Using all natural materials such as moss, birch strips, and bark they created these wonderful little houses. SOLD!

Shaker bean sifter

Clever design, the box is very flexible and will bend and reshape as shown. Used to sift beans. A little fragile since it is constructed of such tiny strips of wood, but what a fantastic primitive piece!

Cool wooden box

Measures 32 inches by 5-1/4 inches and is 4 inches tall. I love the patina on this! My clever friend Maria likes to use things in a different way and she will stand a box on it's side to use it as a shelf. Here it is shown standing up with two of her hearts on the shelf.

and speaking of Maria......

Here are some of her wonderful Valentine's day items. A large heart with pocket full of Sweet Annie, a set of two embroidered hearts, and a Valentine love letter with heart in envelope.