I joined my friend Megs & her daughter (my goddaughter) Amanda today for a few junk sales & some Saturday afternoon thrifting. I grabbed a huge Ziplock full of vintage cake decorations from the 50s & 60s; among them were these sweet wee pink bird candle holders. I have a few of their yellow cousins in my cupcake decorating cupboard already, so I was delighted to find these darling pink ones. I added two sets of 6 to the shop & both sets have already sold! Crazy.
I'm glad I kept 12 for myself. It's just so much fun running a little vintage shop on Etsy that sometimes I forget I am a vintage collector as well as a vintage seller & later regret selling things I would have loved to keep.
|They looked so sweet perched atop some vintage spools of pink thread!|
|I have yet to decide whether this little sweetie will stay or go.|
|I love the look of these guys, sweet & simple in lovely icing colors.|
Megs was hunting for a chest to use as Amanda's hope chest. Do girls even have these anymore? Amanda saw the one my parents made for me on my 14th birthday & freaked out after I explained what it was & what it was for & she decided that she had to have one of her own. Mine is black with a tufted black & white polka dot fabric lid which is decoupaged with a huge Guns N' Roses poster on the inside. She's looking for something a little less rock & roll ... we didn't have any luck today, but we'll keep hunting.
I found some more amazing things for my home & for Bliss & Vinegar Vintage though ... like this amazing, never used ThermoServ daisy beverage set. A mint pitcher (with the large gold ThermoServ sticker still on the front) & six mint tumblers. It will make its way to the shop, I haven't got the space to store it ... even if it is truly brilliant!
|Straight from Kitty's kitchen on That 70's Show.|
My find of the New Year ... so far ... has got to be this plate. Though it isn't really a plate as it's made of tin & could hold a very large turkey, so it's more of a platter. It's giant in fact, measuring a whopping 19" across the middle. It tested the limits of my largest plate hanger, but I wrangled it on without losing an eye & it now graces the kitchen wall beside the front door.
|So very darling with its scallops & hearts & other details.|
There are no maker's marks to be found, so I don't know much about it, but there are little initials next to the gentleman's boot toe that read, "TE". I don't suppose I need to know much more about it than the fact that I LOVE it however. It is staying put.
I took our tree down after I came home this afternoon. Oh, how sad to tuck all of my holiday goodies away for the entire next year! It was such a busy December that I feel like I didn't have enough time to just sit & enjoy our decorations. Chucky's favorite part of the tree was the tiny blown glass caravan & his second year in a row stocking stuffer Spam single serving packet (it has now been tucked away for next year's stocking as well - its expiration date is well into 2013). Traditions are important.
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