Antiquing yesterday with The Mr. was great fun! I found a great lot of vintage peach Fire King Lusterware plates, bowls and side plates for just $13. What a bargain!
Since my old plates have gotten worse for wear, I decided to treat myself to some *new* plates for our new pad. These little vintage shimmery gems are so pretty! Originally, I had picked them up to re-sell but when The Mr. said, “Those will be cool in our new place!” I quickly changed my mind to keeping these and starting a new collection!
And so it begins.
Dated and branded with the distinctive White Star Line insignia, a kitten-soft blanket is modeled from a surviving blanket found within the staterooms of the legendary cruise line. Cabernet & Tea hue. Wool blend. 65 x 48”.
|Possibly posing too long for their portrait, Victorians are “skullified” and embedded under liquid crystal amongst delicate silver.
Adj. 6-9”. Earrings 1½
As many of you have noticed, I am a huge supporter of ETSY. It’s filled with artistic and wonderfully charming wares for your home and garden. Amazing vintage and handcrafted clothing and accessories, delicious snacks and so, so much more.
To follow along with my buy local quest I am just letting you all know that on ETSY you can search in your own area for lovely items to fill those stockings with.
However, if you do find something from one of the small stores that is not in your area. Consider it a good thing either way. You’re supporting small businesses and that is a VERY good thing!
Happy holidays friends!
Our good friend here on wordpress.com, Edwina from Australia, has a lovely store that I hope you all check out. re:retro.
She has some of the coolest and most unique vintage wares out there. Think unique gift giving for the holidays friends, not big box!
A word from Edwina from her blog:
“I am particularly fond of kitsch. Kitsch items are funny, playful and often ironic… and are fantastic to use in contrast to a minimalist, functional furniture setting.
My collection is now too large for me to enjoy it all, and I am reluctantly parting with it. I figure it should be enjoyed by others, so whether you are a collector yourself, or want to start a collection, or want an unusual gift for a friend – email me and we can discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am careful to only collect things that are in good condition and still fit for purpose- if there is any natural wear and tear I will make that clear.”