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.

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

Monday, July 12, 2010


And Who Among Us Doesn't Adore Shabby Chic?

Vignettes - Baby Shoes

I'm totally excited about snapping vignettes in the shop and posting them on Vintage in the Vale, price tags (tacky! tacky!) 'n all.

Vintage in the Vale Bricks and Mortar

Welcome to Vintage in the Vale, a great little destination vintage shop in Shenandoah Valley, just under 2 hours from Washington, DC. I'm open on Sundays from 11:30 - 4:00, and by appointment anytime. My space partner Nip is a bit more consistent. He's usually at the shop on Fridays from 9-11 and on Saturdays from 9-2. Better call first! 740-840-9872 or 703-868-4400

Thanks for stopping by!

Inside Vintage in the Vale

Can't wait to show you around my bricks and mortar vintage shop on Route 11 in Shenandoah Valley between Mt. Jackson and New Market, VA. The sign says Nip and Shar's Country Store. Inside, it's chockfull of ladies' vintage wear and accessories. Come on in!