Saturday, November 21, 2015

Griffith's Spice Rack

This pretty little set from the 1940s-1950s is in good condition considering its age. The graphics are intact and most of the labels are on the back. There are 16 jars about 3" tall. There is some wear on a couple lids. The holder is metal with wood sides and a copper accent strip on the front. It has just been listed in my Etsy shop here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Teacup Pumpkin

I was inspired by this charming idea to use some of my vintage teacups for a unique display in the shop. Thank you Thrifty Rebel Vintage! ♥

The beauty of this project is the items are not glued or altered so they can still be used if desired.

 Her creative version used a screwdriver in the center with wire curlicues coming out from the center. I took a lid off a strawberry shaped bowl in the shop for my version.
 Cups are resting in a pie plate.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vintage Accents - Lamps, curtains and clock

We have a growing collection of unique lamps and other vintage treasures that adorn our shop and make it part museum and part store. It is fun to see the vast variety in teapots, lamps and clocks. Here are a few pieces we our enjoying. 

 Such a fun lamp! Love the little lantern look. It has a regular sized socket in it though you could put a low wattage bulb in so it serves as a soft accent light. I love that feature in many vintage lamps that have a soft night light that lights the globe or glass accents.

 Picked up this fun clip on lamp shade and found it a home on this little lamp.
 Great vintage curtain panels from an estate. Found their way into my little hideaway room at the shop.

 And what a fun clock! It runs so quiet and has a wonderful presence!

 Do you remember pole lamps? Oh yeah!

Antique Dietz Driving Lamp

This interesting rusty lamp left our shop today. It's the only one we had so kind of hate to see it go but went to a good home!

Getting out my trusty magnifying glass helped me identify it as a Dietz Driving Lamp. And researching indicates its from the early 1900s. Glad I snapped a few shots!