Vintage finds in Fall colors heading to Sage Farm

I’ve been hot on the trail of warm Fall colors to take to Sage Farm’s November show. First up, an 1920’s orange compote (or comport) with a wide gold rim. The glass is clear, the orange is a layer applied on the outside.

1920s orange and gold compote

Can’t you just picture this fiery piece on your Thanksgiving buffet?

The more I look at it the more I’m tempted to keep it for myself! I’ll have to wrap it up and tuck it in a tote now.   Click here for more!

Bottlecap crochet was a thing? How did I miss that?

At the October Sage Farm show, one dealer had a big stack of these hot mats, in two sizes, shaped like bunches of grapes.


Grape hot mats. Big aluminum tray in a grape leaf pattern. Some things are just made to go together!

I thought they were made of crocheted puffs that were stuffed with fiberfill or something. And then I picked one up.

They’re heavy!

Find out how they’re made-it’s easy!

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


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.

You’re gonna have to click here for verse two!

Cake-cover make-over!

I am a sucker for vintage aluminum. I love its soft sheen. To me, it’s so much nicer than chrome.

My kitchen has aluminum canisters, aluminum trays, aluminum spice jars, aluminum ladles, an aluminum butter dish. . .  You name it, I’ve probably got it.

So I was delighted to pick up this aluminum cake dome for free last summer.


The guy who gave it to me didn’t think it was worth even one thin dime. It’s dented in several places from being dropped and bumped. It’s got a couple paint splatters. It’s missing its base plate.

Worst of all, it has no knob on top. Read the rest of this entry »