Sunday, August 19, 2012
Vintage Junk Collections Update
Happy Sunday All! The Cat and I are enjoying the morning (hope you are, too!) and taking inventory of some of the eclectic vintage odds and ends I've carried home to add to my collections over the past couple of weeks from the last few auctions and estate sales that I’ve been to! Wanna see?
A reverse-painted silhouette from the 1930s called “At The Pond” from Deltex Products Company…There were several different pieces of reverse painting at an estate sale I went to. Wish I'd picked up more of them. This one's really growing on me! Danger, my collections may be growing again...
I snagged a cobalt blue Moderntone depression glass coffee cup (made by Hazel Atlas Glass Company in 1934-42) for $1.00! I paired it with a saucer I already had and gave it as a birthday gift to eldest daughter’s friend who’s a hot tea drinker.
A 1939 Grapette soda bottle to add to my collection— I find it interesting that the vintage advertising on the back reads, “Close to Nature…Enriched with Dextrose.” This is the same company that used advertising that read something like, “Thirsty or not…Drink Grapette!” (Oh, and does anybody have any tricks for cleaning vintage soda bottles without ruining the vintage advertising? I need some advice!)
Loving the colors in this Floral Leaves-patterned juice pitcher, but I’m confused. The book I consulted says that it has matching tumblers made by the Hazel Atlas Glass Company, but that the pitcher itself was produced by the Federal Glass Company.
Couldn’t resist adding this old and rusty kitchen matchholder to my collections. It's got great vintage advertising on it (which you probably can’t actually read in my photo)—“Finest Grades Coal, Wenatchee Rex Spray Company, Quality is the Jewel That Goes with Rex Fuel.” It also includes a phone number—“PHONE 765”.
Sheffield #6 Smoothing Iron—This thing weighs a ton! Can’t even begin to imagine how women actually used these in real life! (I'm not even willing to use today's modern irons!) I have, however, decided I need a second one for the perfect set of bookends.
I just thought this vintage sterling silver and cut glass pin box was pretty, so it came home with me to hold my rings. I don’t actually know much about its age or pattern…Anybody???
Bought a box of rocks…and, no, they’re not vintage or even really special—just polished rocks. I really don’t know what I’m going to do with them except enjoy the weird satisfaction I’m getting from saying, “I bought a box of rocks!”
What kinds of vintage junk have you added to your collections?