a vintage monday

It’s been a while since I’ve had some good vintage loot to share on a Monday morning. Well, guess what, I found some good treasures this weekend!  I’ll let the pictures do the talking…mostly.

Let me just cut to the chase.  I think this is the coolest thing in the group.  A very old, theater poster for the Wood Theatre which was in Woodbury, NJ (now closed) highlighting Gone with the Wind starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh.   Circa 1939.  A Real collector’s piece.  Plus I love the green graphics!  This is why I get up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays.

And while we’re talking graphics, a double sided Guests sign.

More graphics – flounder tournament and minnow bucket.  The #12 will be great framed in a beach house.

I always thought this style minnow bucket would make an interesting wine bottle chiller at a backyard or back bay summertime party.

Lots of wirey old baskets and such.

I think I’ll save this adorable hen basket until next spring.

Speaking of spring, how could I resist a pink galvanized watering can?  I mean seriously!

And then I found a few small items like this mixing bowl. You know I have a thing for mixing bowls even though this one isn’t aqua.  And that glass compote, I just want to load it up with guords for a fall display.

Did you see the toolbox?  I bought this from an elderly man who said it belonged to his father who used it for years.  His father probably made it in the 30s or 40s.  I love stories like that.

So there you have the highlights from the weekend’s score.  There are some other smalls mixed in as well.  I do love the Victorian frame but it needs some work.  What is your favorite find?  And did you find anything good this weekend?

P.S. I stopped by Phantastic Phinds today – both the shop and blog!  The shop because they are now stocking Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the Philly area.  And the blog because I wanted to talk about how excited I am that they’re now stocking Chalk Paint.  And to share a project.

fresh off the truck

Just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday.

The weekend flew by. Probably because I packed a week’s worth of activity into 48 hours. In reverse: another successful Clover Market. A wedding. A road trip to Maryland and back. A girl’s night. And buying.

How am I still standing? Ok I’m sitting. Who types standing up anyway?

I still managed to pick up some pretty great vintage finds along the way. A few that I may not want to part with…

Darling little nesting tables with glass tops. They need just a little work to be garden party perfect.

Oh how I love an old chicken coop. Like love love. The faded color and wear of this one is just right. Just right for a new life as a coffee table.

It was a big day when I found my first ever vintage Florida linens. I’ve long admired the kitschy style that is so often reproduced but this set is the real deal from the 1950’s. Tablecloth and tea towel.

And my final fave is this old box. Have you ever seen anything like it? They’re rare to come across out there.

It is an old delivery box that the bread man would’ve used before they switched to corrugated boxes. I can not find anything on T & C Baking Company though. Is anyone out there familiar with the brand? If so, please share. In the meantime I am admiring the advertising graphics and of course the perfect wear.

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