This is the weekend!

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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.”

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Dial up the current month with a spin of the thumb wheel.

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You can mark a date or two with the square white pieces.

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And it’s orange! Everything orange has been selling well this year. Including this nifty calendar—it has already gone home with new owners!


More great new finds we’re packing

Want to own a British castle or two?

Want to own a British castle or two? These little Johnson Bros. dishes are Norris Castle and Haddon Hall.

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.

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You can’t see the speckles in the oak here, but they’re very pretty. Too pretty to paint over.

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.

I threw in a hotel china teapot so you could enjoy a cuppa while you figure out what to do with those awesome casters.

I threw in a hotel china teapot so you could enjoy a cuppa while you figure out what to do with those awesome casters.

A large painted oval tray with great colors, and a retro jadeite glass display hand.

Janeray will try to beg, borrow, or steal both of these things.

Janeray will try to beg, borrow, or steal both of these things.

And manly bar stuff for the manly guys who are coming for Sunday’s vintage motorcycle show.

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Italian-made midcentury aluminum ice bucket with a lucite knob and handle, plus a never-used “Mr. Bartender” dispenser.

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It’s carefree! That’s a deal-maker right there.

Although I think it strongly resembles a Dalek, so use caution,

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! Er. no, wrong sci-fi series, sorry!

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! Er. no, wrong sci-fi series, sorry!

See you at the Bazaar!

 

 


Daisy: the update!

So I strolled through the thrift store humming, “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!” to myself, and what turns up on the shelf?

This!

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Looks like Daisy got her man, her bicycle built for two, AND her hansom carriage. Lucky girl!

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.

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Not looking so shy and retiring, are you now, Daisy? And if your beau keeps leaning way over like that you’ll both lose your balance and end up in that chartreuse mud puddle.

The other two glasses are identical “Hansom” glasses.

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Yes, I would love to be shuttled all over to do my shopping by a guy in a top hat and a big red cape. But that silly ladies’ hat with the feather thing wouldn’t look good on me.

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!


“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!”

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He loves me, he loves me not . . . . . do daisies always tell the truth?

“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:

Yes, yes, I KNOW those are black-eyed susans in the background, not daisies. My daisies are all gone by. But they're in the same family.

Yes, yes, I KNOW those are black-eyed susans in the background. Not daisies. My daisies are all gone by. But they’re in the same family!

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:

Are they daisies? Or eggs done sunny-side-up?

Are they daisies? Or eggs done sunny-side-up?

And an adorable enameled steel child’s ironing board:

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You’d probably still love to iron if you’d learned how on a cheerful board like this!

So cute that no ironing board pad is needed!

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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!


Getting ready for the Vintage Bazaar!

The Vintage Bazaar is next weekend.

Yikes!

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.

Wouldn't a full set of this pattern be wonderful on your Thanksgiving table?

Wouldn’t a full set of this pattern be wonderful on your Thanksgiving table?

Three vintage enamel colanders in great colors, plus interesting kitchen utensils.

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White, yellow, and ORANGE. I might keep that yellow one.

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.

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An amazing mold for popsicles. Tinned steel, with chippy red paint on the outside and a fair amount of rust for you rust fans!

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Plus a green Dazey flower frog!

Wire desk boxes, green-edged Sterling diner china, red bakelite-handled flatware, a sweet tulip frosted-glass pitcher . . .

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This is just a bit of it all. I haven’t even started pricing linens and furniture!


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