Friday, March 29, 2013

Bakelite Beauty!

I just love Bakelite and this one is a beauty.  It's a two piece belt buckle that is heavily carved.

So many of these are missing parts, this one is complete.

Two piece belt buckle.

According to the patent number on back, it's from the 1930's.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Unusual Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowls

I touched on these in my Mecation posts but thought I'd show them again.

I spent the day trying to get really good photos so I could list them in my Etsy shop.  I took tons of photos just trying to get 5 I felt worthy of them.  I took them with different props, in different lighting, with different backgrounds and by the time I went to edit the photos, I decided to keep them.  LOLOL!  

I'm not positive but I think the name of this set is Red Cherries.  They are marked Pyrex, so I know that for sure but even the site called Pyrex Love doesn't show them.  

It's just an amazing set of Pyrex!  

Oh so retro!

Can you just image these in a red kitchen?

With red Bakelite!

I guess I could be talked into selling them for the right price but for now, they are all mine!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Slide Show from Vesties Team

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Vintage Sewing Buttons

Here is a preview of some buttons I'll be listing in my Etsy shop shortly!

Blue glass:

Red glass:
Pink with gold luster:
And pink and blue with cornucopias:

Look for them in my Etsy shop:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mecation - Day 3

I had a difficult time shopping today.  It was snowing and I think I was more concerned about that than shopping.  

I do have a few things to share.  

I found this anodized aluminum rack for holding spools of thread.  I love it!

At the same shop, these two sewing buttons of Scottie dogs:

I ended up texting a friend while in that shop because they had a color wheel for those aluminum Christmas trees and I knew she was looking for one.  She didn't get back to me before I left the shop but when she did, I ended up going back for it!

Now, this is interesting.  I looked at it and put it down but ended up going back for it.  This is not a mass produced item.  I just have a feeling some man made it while sitting around his machine shop one day.  Maybe his wife was bugging him for one.  It's obviously hand made!

I love it!  He did a nice job.  I love the old browned paper!

I treated myself to this old pad of receipts!  Not a well known brand of salt but I just liked it.

Oh and the puppy paint by number behind it!  :o)

Now, yesterday I showed you several paint by numbers and after I posted, I went to research them and darn it, it's a set of 4 not just 3, called Four Seasons.  I'm missing the Swan Song to the set.

Image my delight when I found it today!

Now I have all four seasons!

Have you ever seen something that you are on the fence over?  I saw this item today that just sticks in my head.  It's a bit higher than I usually pay for something but it's just so unusual, I wouldn't mind buying it.  Now, could I make a profit on it, that's the question.  I have to think about this!