On the Fourth Day of Christmas: a too-new vintage tableclothPosted: December 29, 2014 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, Pyrex & Fire-King, This Old Row House | Tags: Fire King jadeite, jadeite, jadite, McKee, vintage tablecloth, vintage tablecloths 1 Comment
Last night I pulled out a new-to-me Christmas tablecloth and draped it across the dining room table.
I’m tempted to use some goofy eBay description like “perfect except for” or “nearly mint”, but it’s neither perfect or mint. The fabric isn’t crisp so it’s been washed at least once in the past, but boy, the gold areas have so much texture they’re almost crunchy.
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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Ten ways to use a vintage fridge containerPosted: July 9, 2014 Filed under: Decor, Fun Finds, Home and Garden, What we collect | Tags: Fire King jadeite, jadeite, jadite, vintage refrigerator containers 10 Comments
Vintage fridge containers have gotten way more expensive in the past few years, especially the jadeite ones. But that’s no excuse for leaving them on a shelf to collect dust. Here are ten simple ways to use them.
They’re spectacular at hiding the last piece of cherry pie.
Unlike modern, flimsy see-through plastics, old glass fridge containers completely conceal the contents. That can be a very good thing if you have a good memory. Otherwise, you’ll have vintage leftovers with nice green mold. User beware!
Okay. That was too easy.
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.