Friday, May 24, 2013

Pass The Salt, Please


Need to add some spice to your table?  More specifically, the basic accoutrement to a table setting, salt and pepper.  Instead of passing the Morton container or the Shillings pepper can, fill up a cute salt and pepper shaker and have them sitting on the table.  Not only are they whimsical and functional, they make for a great conversation piece.  To make it more fun, give each guest at your table their own salt and pepper shakers.  These would make a great gift for your guest to take home with them, too. 

There are many shakers available in all shapes, sizes and price ranges.  Bob has the Shawnee sets for sale in his case (see above) and Danny has at least a hundred shaker sets for sale in his booth (see below).





There are nautical, animals, floral, art deco, owls, chicks, souvenir pieces…you name it, we probably have it!



Happy Memorial Day to everyone and thank you to all of the men and women – and their families - who sacrifice their own time and put aside their own wants and needs to serve our country.  We thank you for your hard work and dedication to fight for our freedom.  God Bless you!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Colleting Sewing Notions and Fabrics


Many of our customers enjoy coming in and finding items that they can use in a craft project.   Quilters come in searching for vintage fabrics and notions to use in a quilt that they are creating.   The Becky’s (Becky Lee and Becky R. – who have spaces side-by-side in the store) have vintage fabrics, buttons, needle packages and other curious findings for crafting.
They oftentimes bring in pieces of vintage feed sack fabric, which flies out the door as soon as it comes in.  Packaged above are fat quarters of vintage sheet fabric.  All of the sheets are soaked in OxyClean and then washed, rinsed with Downey fabric softener and ironed.  There is even a vintage sheet blog on what to make with vintage sheets! 

For those who like to scrapbook and do mixed media artwork, there are plenty of old keys, metal findings and old music sheet books to use for that special creation. 

New stuff coming in every single day!  The Beckys just brought in a bunch of old keys! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Amateur Farmhouse Paintings and Vintage Linens

A couple of hot collectibles at this time – according to the flea market collecting magazines – are vintage linens and amateur paintings and paint by numbers paintings.  Farmhouse style decorating is really popular, too.  There are some fun farm paintings available, along with mason jars, egg baskets and old utilitarian galvanized pieces.  Old funnels make great pieces to hold your bracelets and watches, too.

Who could possible give away grandma’s linens?  Well, there are plenty who do and we find them whilst out hitting the sales.  Many of our dealers offer a nice variety of embroidered lines and vintage towels and tablecloths.
Stop on in an we can show you where these spaces are.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Old Tins

Some fun pieces to add to a collection of vintage findings are old metal tins and containers.  From coffee cans to shoe polish tins and candy containers to talc tins, these old pieces often have a sense of humor to them or a sweetness about them with flowers and interesting graphics.
These are just a small sample of what is available in the shop right now.
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Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4th!  This is our monthly parking lot flea market behind the store.  The time of the sale is 8 AM to 3 PM.  Get here early for a donut and cup of coffee – on the house, of course.  We have spaces to sign up to sell, too.  Just call the store at (209) 545-9460 if you would like more information about selling at our flea market.