September 20 & 21—the Vintage Bazaar is happening now!
We spent all day meeting customers, wrapping purchases, and all ’round having a good time!
This is one of my favorite items that sold—a big plastic perpetual calendar from the ’70s. It’s about 12″ by 18″.
You match up the current month’s days by sliding the ivory-colored back plate with the black numerals. September 1 was a Monday this year so the white knob is moved to “Mon.”
Dial up the current month with a spin of the thumb wheel.
You can mark a date or two with the square white pieces.
And it’s orange! Everything orange has been selling well this year. Including this nifty calendar—it has already gone home with new owners!
Today’s our final set-up day for the Vintage Bazaar.
With any luck, our giant tent won’t have blown away in last night’s wind!
Here are a few more awesome things I’m bringing.
A sweet quartersawn oak side table with the Union flag painted on top.
And since Scotland voted yesterday to stay, this table is not instantly obsolete! Here’s hoping some grateful ex-pat will love it and buy it.
How about three of the largest wooden furniture casters I have ever seen? They’re a whopping four inches in diameter! And the cast iron shanks are killer. Somebody needs to design an amazing piece of furniture around these.
A large painted oval tray with great colors, and a retro jadeite glass display hand.
And manly bar stuff for the manly guys who are coming for Sunday’s vintage motorcycle show.
Italian-made midcentury aluminum ice bucket with a lucite knob and handle, plus a never-used “Mr. Bartender” dispenser.
Although I think it strongly resembles a Dalek, so use caution,
See you at the Bazaar!
So I strolled through the thrift store humming, “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!” to myself, and what turns up on the shelf?
The universe sure has a funny sense of humor sometimes.
What if I’d been humming about a villa in Tuscany? Or a vintage bright red Austin Mini with a lime green kayak on top? Or a one-way ticket to England to visit the daughter who’s heading there next week?
Wouldn’t it have been nice to find those, too?
I can wish, can’t I?
These frosted iced-tea glasses were part of a fun 1950s or ’60s Anchor Hocking set printed with Gay Nineties snapshots. There’s the dashing Daisy and her mustached Michael on their tandem.
The other two glasses are identical “Hansom” glasses.
The other designs in the set included “GAS BUGGY,” “KEYSTONE COPS,” “HORSE CAR,” “BARBERSHOP QUARTET,” and a muscle guy “AT THE BEACH.” Collect ‘em all!
These are going to the Vintage Bazaar!
“I’m half-crazy all for the love of you!
It won’t be a stylish marriage,
for I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
of a bicycle built for two!”
Do you know that old song? It was new over a century ago! Our parents used to sing it together. Dad would play his guitar and sing the first verse, and Mom would reply with the second verse.
“Michael, Michael, here is my answer true:
I’ll not cycle over the world with you!
There won’t even be a marriage
if you can’t afford a carriage.
For I’ll get switched
if I get hitched
on a bicycle built for two!”
Wonder if Michael ever scraped up enough funds to marry Daisy properly.
Meanwhile, here are some daisy items I found while getting my Vintage Bazaar goodies together.
First, a sweet set of eight aluminum daisy coasters in a little caddy:
No maker’s mark, but they are really nice quality. I’m tempted to keep them!
And Vera cotton daisy napkins that look like they were never used:
And an adorable enameled steel child’s ironing board:
So cute that no ironing board pad is needed!
Alas, I don’t have the toy iron to match. When Janeray and I were small, we had one that actually heated up. Anybody else have one like that?
All of my daisy things are headed to this weekend’s Vintage Bazaar!
The Vintage Bazaar is next weekend.
Here’s a sneak peek of some favorite new things I’ll be bringing.
First up, a stack of 1940s hand-painted dishes made by Steubenville. The pattern is “Harvest.” I’m usually not that big a fan of orange, but OH are these gorgeous.
Three vintage enamel colanders in great colors, plus interesting kitchen utensils.
A very cool octagonal white & red enamel piece. Platter? Or extra-shallow baker? Plus lots more enamelware, an egg beater with a red bakelite handle, and Syracuse restaurantware plates.
An amazing mold for popsicles. Tinned steel, with chippy red paint on the outside and a fair amount of rust for you rust fans!
Wire desk boxes, green-edged Sterling diner china, red bakelite-handled flatware, a sweet tulip frosted-glass pitcher . . .
This is just a bit of it all. I haven’t even started pricing linens and furniture!