Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage Finds

Many of you voiced an interest in seeing what kind of vintage lovelies I've got to show you. You're in luck! As my husband can attest, I've got old-timey treasures all over this little house of ours (which is itself a vintage find, built in 1965). This week, I've chosen a few items that I thought you might like to see. And you'd better believe there's more where that came from!

First are a few prized specimens from my massive collection of vintage and antique buttons. And I'm not exaggerating when I say massive- I've got thousands of buttons waiting to be brought back to life as rings, pendants, and hairpins. These are the ones that caught my eye the last time I went sifting through my stash.





Next up is a photograph I scored at a garage sale. I am so intrigued by this picture- the pose, the hairstyles, and the uniforms are all so charming. I'm planning to frame this one and hang it on my wall eventually.





The photo is stamped on the back with the brand, location, and date. Can you believe this sweet little image is 73 years old?!



The last vintage find I have to show today is a pink glass serving plate with lovely diamond and sunburst patterns.





This particular item will most likely end up being incorporated into my craft show setup. I'm in the process of transitioning to using nothing but vintage, repurposed, and handmade displays when I do shows. Manufactured displays are effective enough, but I would like to achieve a more unique look by thinking outside of the box and using found items if possible.

Have you come across any vintage awesomeness lately?

23 comments:

Erin said...

That tray is so pretty. I love depression glass.

babalisme said...

I love the photo too! To think it is dated loooooong way ago and how current their pose and style is.

Tuppence said...

Depression glass is my favorite! I can't get enough of it!!!

Pili said...

That tray is absolutely gorgeous! That was truly a great find!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Well - I'm pretty sure I'm the most vintage find at my house (1962) - though I won't say that out loud :)
LOVE the pink dish!

SheezKrafty said...

I'm all about using all vintage or repurposed displays! Yay! I've sure got my share of recent vintage finds...but if I shared them all, I fear the world would label me a hoarder :)

And that photo, AWESOME find!

Raven :) said...

Aw, the buttons are so cool. I LOVE that picture! There is just something about it...

-Raven :)~

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Leslie said...

Cool stuff, that photo is awesome, that platter is pretty sweet too. Thanks for the comment on my earrings.

Robin Thomas said...

Holly, I see what you mean about that photo. I love those girls. What a find. Your oval serving platter pattern is Holiday.

http://www.firstclassglass.com/holidayakabuttonsandbowspink.html

JennTRC said...

love that you're sharing your vintage goodies :)

I collect vintage buttons too, I just love them.

alexkeller said...

i love it all! esp the blue buttons & that photo - you HAVE to put that up somewhere :)

OliveStreetStudio said...

You just reminded me that I have a bunch of buttons I bought, and have no idea where I stored then (for safe keeping of course!)

The vintage pink glass tray...i LOVE it. I'm a huge vintage glass fan and you have a keeper on your hands.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I so love that photo! I am really intrigued by old photos like that. My whole house is basically vintage. :) I have a few really good finds, but my best may be my kitchen table. It's from 1920 (or 1923) and we are only the second owners of it. It is so worn but I love it! It's actually painted wood and has some decorative wood pieces on it, but it isn't anything ornate. Love it!

icandy... said...

oh, holly,
what finds!!! that photo is too much! :)
i have so much fun thrifting and scouring second hand shops, you never know what treasures you'll uncover. (and the price is so right! ;))
you are sooo cute!
hugs!!
oxox
christina

Katie said...

the photo is awesome! i think it would look great in a cool vintage frame. :)

JUST ME said...

If someone tried to make me wear shorts like that, I'd punch them right in the junk.

That shit just looks straight uncomfortable.



...But the picture IS cute. ;)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Love that pink dish, so sweet, and that ladies team photo is so cool!!

:D

LIZ said...

the sport girl pic is so cute !
i adore it :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Hi Holly! I just wanted to let you know that I took the Etsy Survey and listed your blog as one of my top 3 favorite blogs! Your blog is so uplifting and you are so sweet. You make me smile! :D

devonrose said...

Those are some great vintage finds! I've always been a vintage junkie. I get myself into trouble shopping for too much of it on Etsy:)

Kristin said...

I just love vintage buttons! My bloggy partner, Meg, posted today about a vintage globe that she found at a vintage shop!

dblchin said...

I love Vintage buttons!!! They are so cute! Too bad my mum threw most of them away