We go shopping for vintage treasures at Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONPosted: September 2, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Pyrex & Fire-King, What we collect | Tags: Canada, Deer Brand thermos, Fire King, Fire King jadeite, jadeite, Pyrex, vintage Christmas ornaments Comments Off on We go shopping for vintage treasures at Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Last month Luray and I were on vacation in Canada and OF COURSE we had to go shopping for vintage goodies at the appropriately named Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures near Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
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Sneak a peek at my new (to me!) vintage tablecloth hoard!Posted: July 7, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Federal, Fire King, Hazel Atlas, Hazel Atlas Moderntone platonite, jadeite, melmac, Moon Glow, vintage tablecloths 13 Comments
I never expect to find vintage tablecloths at thrift stores. The rare times when they do turn up are mini occasions for celebration. (No champagne involved, but it sure is exciting!)
Last week I stopped at a thrift store in the middle of the week and hit the vintage tablecloth jackpot. Take a peek:
My guess is most of them belonged to the same household. I’m sure people who have the fun of shopping estate sales find piles like this all the time. Lucky you! Now we’re even.
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I have to take back what I saidPosted: May 26, 2014 Filed under: Flea market, Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths, Vintage toys | Tags: chenille bedspread, Fire King, Flea market, Golden Nugget Flea Market, Guatemalan fabric, jadeite, jadite, vintage clothing, vintage suitcase, vintage tablecloths, yo-yo quilt 1 Comment
Yes, I have to take back what I said about the Golden Nugget Flea Market being on its last legs. On Memorial Day weekend it looked like a throwback to twenty years ago. Every single dealer table was taken. Parking was impossible. The place was buzzing with excitement.
Some amazing things were for sale.
Flea or thrift? Flea or thrift? Don’t make me choose!Posted: April 13, 2014 Filed under: Flea market, Fun Finds | Tags: Fire King, Flea market, Gay Fad dishes, Golden Nugget, Golden Nugget Flea Market, Japanese scarf, paint by number, Steubenville Fairlane, thrift shopping, thrift store, vintage, vintage Christmas, vintage ribbon 9 Comments
Yesterday ManRay and I did a marathon of shopping starting at the Golden Nugget Flea Market in Lambertville NJ. I haven’t been there since last summer and was surprised by how much the market has changed. At one time it was considered the preeminent antiques market on the East Coast.
Placesettings: winter wake-up with steel-cut oatsPosted: January 24, 2014 Filed under: Placesettings, Pyrex & Fire-King, Recipe, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Catalin flatware, Fire King, Lu-Ray Pastels, vintage restaurantware, vintage tablecloth, yellow is a happy color Comments Off on Placesettings: winter wake-up with steel-cut oats
We woke up to a bright and sunny, if very cold, morning today. After half an hour outdoors with the dog, we warmed up with piping hot bowls of steel-cut oats and strawberries.
I started with a bright tablecloth of daisies in red, yellow, and green. That’s a lot of wow for only three colors!
Then there’s a yellow Lu-Ray plate. Because yellow is a happy color, of course. The really old Sterling China bowl is perfect for oatmeal because the thick hotel china holds the heat.
I like steel cut oats a lot, they’re filling and they warm you right up on a cold morning. But I don’t like standing over the stove stirring them for thirty minutes till they’re cooked. Most mornings I have better things to do to get everyone out the door to work and school.
So I cook oatmeal the lazy way: overnight in a crockpot. Easy!