Showing posts with label antique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label antique. Show all posts

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas is on its way, gift giving should be all year long

Christmas is on its way. 
My personal belief is that the spirit of giving should be all year long. 
Ebay and Etsy are great places to find unique vintage rare antique and one of a kind items!
Or just ask me. I and a few friends travel many areas of the US to find the best most unique items
in out of the beaten path way where the best things are yet to be discovered...

Please message me for correct total prior to purchasing from outside the US. This site is in progress and international shipping has not yet been added to reflect correct amounts. The Buy it Now button is for US customers only at this time.

I welcome you to message me to request a correct invoice via paypal for your international priority mail order request. 

Mikasa Germany bowl 6 US dollars plus shipping.



Vintage Echt Bleikristall Over 24% Pb0 Lead Crystal Bell Frosted Heart Tall:6.75" Wide 2.5" Made in Germany.


Avon candy dish
$5 — davenport
6 inches wide by about 4 inches tall with lid on

This dish is 3 inches tall. with lid, just under 5 and a half inches tall about 4 inches across the top with 2 inch base. Anchor Hocking EAPC or early american prescut.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

update! final sale of the year on my lawn!

So this is the final weekend to have an upcycled furniture sale on my front lawn. a couple days ago the canopy tent about blew away with high winds, then it about blew me away as i was taking down the canopy to save it, cause ya know how i like to rescue everything and i was barefoot so i couldnt get the stake that came loose back in the hard dry ground, so the canopy was tipping, and blowing and seemed to be bending.

to get it down, first had to drag all the furniture from underneath, take the cover off, and fold it all up. not an easy task with a bad back, no help, and strong high winds blowing everything. needless to say i ended up with a slight cold, and on the couch the rest of the day after that.

what fun! the next day? and the next? sure enough nice calm weather. i love resting in the comfy space with a space heater when in pain. and listening to music, 97x all the way back from my high school days, still is going strong! and the music still Rocks!

so knowing this is my final nice weekend, with frost expected overnight saturday i believe and rain next week, i started sorting furniture into sale sections by price and my willingness to part with pile of my best work is going back inside. i havent sold them yet, so i really guess i dont plan to at all, hence the reason they havent sold yet, i priced high ;). who says i cant have colorful stuff too just because i ccreated it? sometimes i like my art work way too much!

so then there is the pile of i dont want to sand it, dont want to clean it or repair it or store it so will sell way low pile.

and so on, tables, chairs for higher value, and lower prices too.

i made piles and listened to rock n roll. lol. try saying that line after doign what i did and let people wonder just what you are talking about! at least for those paying attention here, you get it. you are my kinda people. :).

oh! and of course, i cant sort anything without finding the, why did no one buy this i bet it needs even more paint on it! pile. we all have that section right????? or just me? well anyways the kidney shaped table no longer has a dirty light yellow top, it is a very nice grey over the yellow, with only a tiny little bit of yellow showing through which is ok with me!

after foorgetting my passowrd for the millionth time, and resseting it just to get signed in, i feel a strong need, to not correct a sinlge mis spelling here.. when i start typing letters in words backwarsd i know i am exhausted and shoudl probly stop typing.! so good night for now. the backward letter thing is really interesting..i find myself interesting for usre.sure. oops! ok then!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fun with paint

omg i love Heirloom Traditions Paints, so i was happy to see that a Facebook friend tagged me in a post for a new Heirloom Traditions Fab fabric paint. Thank you Rick Anderson! a cool last name although no relation.

Cannot wait to try it on a chair. :)
Thank you to Refunk My Junk for offering a give away contest to try Fab :) and a how to video. so very cool! The Vintage Depot is open tomorrow and i am out of Heirloom Traditions! must get more. must get Fab. i am on a mission. cannot wait til tomorrow!

After painting many many pieces with my supply of Heirloom Traditions Paints from my good friend, my supplier who of course i consider a friend --without HTP i wouldnt have been able to finish this great work of art!- i ran out just before finishing a pretty big project.

This is the only one like it in the entire world. WORLD. that is huge. and i finished it, well except for one tiny spot which is another reason i am excited for ten am to get here so i can finish completely the last little spot where i ran out of paint.

if you are like me, and do not like to go anywhere due to always being covered in paint and having multiple projects going all at the same time, and you need to stock up on some chalk paint of your very own, The vintage Depot has thought of everything. They have a link here to order online!

This buffet sideboard can be purchased at Neat Stuff Store on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa. it is old has lots of character and was defined by an antiques dealer as Folk Art. all hand painted by yours truly. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 15, 2015

my other blog with really old books i found at an estate sale in a mansion

;I really really love researching and learning about history. What better way than through old books. I acquired a car load of 1800s and early 1900s books at a mansion estate sale. i have started listing them on my other blog here at this link If you love old books you just may find some very rare ones there! on the really old books tab ~

if you really dont want to visit yet a second blog of mine which we know who can resist the temptation of curiosity to see what is there? and you love Facebook too, i have also started adding all my research to my lengthy list of old books with photos etc, on my facebook group at the following link
it is an open group and you are more than welcome to join and post items yourself there as well!

Monday, June 8, 2015

happy June 2015

a few more things i have been painting...

this one has not been started yet....
June is a happy month. It includes my Grandma's 90th birthday get includes warmer weather, except for the rain and humidity the sunshine is wonderful!
It also includes me filling buckets of mulberries to make things in the kitchen with them..and my driveway being slippery since the tree hangs over suv covered in purple and white bird poop, and the neighbor pointing out her discontent with the tree as it hangs over her driveway as well and her suv. hmmm. well then. 
she could always move, not my favorite neighbor ever.... :). but not all bad...

And theres the swimming pool I bought for the dog, lucky marly that my son calls linda. imagine me asking paypal what my forgotten password hint is, they gave a clue, its the name of your pet...ok lucky? marly? max the cat? i had no idea... the lady narrowed it down a bit more...and told me a letter it has in it...what?? oh yeah .. how could i forget that. thanks for the strong hints. They could tell i was clearly clueless to that and suggested i write down my passwords from now on. Problem is i would lose the note they are written down on when i put it in that ever so safe spot they also suggested i use...that is the same spot, i have forgotten where i decided to use and need a very important paper from!

yep the dog hates water. so the pool was useless to cool off or play in for him. i put the plastic pool in my driveway to lessen the loss of berries, and to help lessen the slippery berry coating on my driveway....of course. it would. rain. and fill the pool halfway up with berries and water...that the birds also seemed to love having a bath in as i painted the buffet thinking the berries in the water will just have to be for the birds...not even taking those in the house. I did manage to pick tons yesterday and froze them in a vintage tupperware container. i will make something out of them soon! and so many more to pick still.

finally broke down and spent a little more on paint than usual for heirloom traditions chalk paint. gypsy green hillbilly blue and buttermilk. perfect colors to start out with and it dries so darn quickly! love that time saver for sure.~ will seal everything with polycrylic water based sealer to avoid wax, and to avoid discoloring over time. already avoiding sanding and that is my favorite thing of all since sanding is my least favorite thing of all~

stay tuned and check back often...i cleared out an estate sale, well sort of, brought home quite a few things...the house was filled from top to bottom, and that is no exaggeration! with a majority of the inventory being dolls, quilts, and chickens and rooster figurines and statues. i could not believe how many roosters there were in one house. i now can say i have a couple shelves filled with them in my mcm hutch. just may even post a few later on...once i can absorb just how many roosters and chickens i brought home....much less, why i brought home so many...i not only have an addiction to buffets, chairs and unique vintage things, but i have an addiction to chickens and roosters too.  Not really an addiction as i can stop bringing them home anytime cant i? right...

maybe a better explanation is i treasure hunt for great items. and bring home to enjoy all of them until they find new homes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

my little table first of the year diy project

This lil table was given to me. It was covered in sticky wallpaper on top, and all painted in chipped brown paint.

i decided to use some lovely 99 cent quarts of paint from my nearby neighborhood Ace hardware store. and gave this little table a brand new look.

still deciding on whether or not to paint the pretty ladderback chair with rush seat or leave it untouched in great condition that fits perfectly with the table. i think leave it as is for now. will get a photo of chair soon to show better what i am talking about.

now it is fun funky colors and will look great as a very unique piece added to any room. still going to touch it up and add some suprise touches to the top and sides. will work on a second photo of the whole finished project when i am done.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

find new vintage and antique products here

seems i am always thinking up great ideas, innovation they call it, creativity, one day one of these great ideas just may lead somewhere good. Well, in fact, they all do. It is a good hobby for me to have fun while also taking care of my family.
I create pages, blogs, and go thrifting. I love helping others find things they are searching for and find new homes for things i find interesting along the way that i will pick up and bring home.
or bonanza

prices on everything are negotiable, see something you love? let me know and let's work out a fair price. Not saying my prices are not fair already but we do all have different budgets to work with and am willing to work with you to stay in your budget and still find happiness.

i ship via fedex, or usps priority mail with tracking. everything is wrapped well. even better?
i have started gift wrapping small items before sending them out for that special touch for my customers.

depending on the day, i will post different things in different places and always try to keep things updated as best as I can. I  answer everyone's comments requests and messages right away and always send out items upon cleared payment quickly!

lots of ways to browse shop and buy.

thanks for looking! and check back often.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

october 17th 2012

looks like rain today here in the midwest..for fun please be sure to email me at for any chair upholstery or painted chair orders and be sure to check out my latest work on The Painted chair Shop on facebook all for sale!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

junk-n-trunk show

this saturday october 6th if you are looking for something fun to do why not take a scenic drive to savanna, illinois for the junk-n-trunk craft vendor and flea market fair
should be loads of fun for the whole family on a beautiful fall day! i baked lots of cookies to sell and will have some of my coolest painted chairs, and vintage/antique items for sale. my daughter whipped up some cute as ever hair clips with the most adorable ribbons and designs. little Evelyn Liliana loved a couple of them so much she ran off yelling mine! and hid them from her mommy before they could be packed up for the show! she picked her faves which was all of them but only got away with a couple. not to worry there are plenty for everyone.
hope to see you there. :)