Welcome to Vintage in the Vale

Welcome to Shop-a-holics Obvious where there is nothing I see that I don't want to own, especially if it's of the vintage persuasion. Shoes, clothes, rhinestone brooches, screwback and clip earrings, hats, gloves, hankies, kitty cats (see, I'm not totally unidimensional), art, 1950s kitchenware, beaded handbags, reticules, purses, floor lamps, table lamps, books (can't forget books), tea sets, fur, painted trays....need I go on?

What has all this gotten me? A full house, a fuller shop, two shops on Etsy, a barn that is now turning into my very own 1-person flea market, a storage room full of earthly delights, and my new blog.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

what have I been up to?????

Busy Busy Busy. My barn is almost renovated....well, that's an exaggeration. it now has insulation, walls on the inside, ceiling fans, and a repaired floor. I'm now ready to decide what to do with my giant new space! more storage????? flea market??? weekend rental yard sale space? a clothes closet for my 300+ jackets?

Plus I now have a new office at the farm/shop, and found a fabulous litho by Dean Meeker that now adorns the wall.

Then there's the apple trees....I can't give 'em away fast enough!!! One tree alone has produced at least 10 bushels of apples, and it's still loaded. I've been canning apple pie filling almost daily. Guess what everyone's getting for the holidays this year. (can you spell Apple!) I'm so overwhelmed by apples, i haven't even ventured near the pear tree. ay-yay-yay....

so, if anyone wants some fab vintage finds, apples or pears, come on down!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Long week and it's only Tuesday! Nip, Eddie and I are packing out Nip's side of the barn and taking it to auction. Half done and already loaded a van and a trailer full. Plus we had wonderful customers today who wanted to buy off the trailer and out of the barn and his shop....just when Nip left, which meant I had to call him every 3 minutes for price quotes. "Hello" changed to "Yes", then to "What?" then to "Whatever you Think." I finally took them to his house where said Van and Trailer were parked and said Person Hisself was there to answer questions.

Other than that, trying to take care of Caliope while she tries to die, mowing the lawn at my house, and clearing away brush at the farm, I've been researching my latest finds: This week it has been a Globe-Wernicke Oak Tickler No. 2 box, and a pair of Rubies Co. Clown shoes! Also delved into Keebler mini cuckoo clocks that used to be give-aways in flour sacks in the 1930s, and now run from about $35 to $125 or so. Save those Cracker Jacks prizes....you never know!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I bought a box of rabbits--yes, you heard me correctly--at an auction not too long ago. These PenDelfin bunnies were so cute, I could hardly stand it. One year out of retirement and I'm turning into a bleeding heart bunny lover.

Above: the twins. Below: Totty

That's Rolly on the Left and Poppet cuddled up in bed.

My favorite little guy, Barney

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vintage in the Vale: Saturday's Haul. What fun!!!

Vintage in the Vale: Saturday's Haul. What fun!!!: "A wax candle birthday cake cake topper from the 1950s for a 5-year old! UNLIT! It even has built-in holes for those skinny little colorful ..."

Saturday's Haul. What fun!!!

Check out the molded fruit handle on this candy dish. Resin?

Love this deco cigarette case. outside, blah. inside, pure gold!
A wax candle birthday cake cake topper from the 1950s for a 5-year old! UNLIT! It even has built-in holes for those skinny little colorful candles we had as children.

I listed a set of these Donald Art Co. prints and they were sold within minutes! Lucky me. Two more!

Fab red canister set, or is it cannister?

Slightly blurry Saturn punch bowl with fabulous shaped ladle with big red wooden ball handle


Black and White Rocks