I haven't posted my flamingo collection yet. Yep, that's right! Flamingos! Vintage, ceramic flamingos and other stuff like vintage souvenirs from Florida that have flamingos on them, etc... Anyway, this is a favorite piece. A wooden, painted tray that I found on a table of JUNK at an estate sale. 25 cents!
A few favorites from my collection. These lady head vases were used for flower arrangements in the 50s and 60s. Most are dated on the bottom and made by companies like INARCO and NAPCO. Some had dangling pearl earrings and pearl necklaces. They come in all sizes and have become very expensive. I don't really buy many of these anymore unless I see them at a yard sale or thrift store for little money. At antique shops they can go for $75 or more.
Again, don't ask!! :-) I had picked up a box of junk at a yard sale and there was a garden hose nozzle in there... I thought it looked cool placed amongst some of my other vintage garden stuff. Then, I found a few more here and there, some came from friends (thanks Mark & Carol!) and before you know it, another collection was started!
Shown here are just a few of my vintage souvenir plates. I tend to only collect ones from Florida, New York and New Jersey. Why? Who knows! Mostly I find these at yard sales, flea markets and thrift stores. Cheap... anywhere from 10 cents to a few dollars.
Some of my favorites. There's something cool about old bowling trophies and others. Dated from the 30's - 50's. One of the small loving cups was found at a local yard sale... from a dog show dated 1904. I paid 50 cents for it. Nice!
These wicker and wood with tin inserts and metal baskets were used by florists for floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, etc. I was lucky to come across about 10 at once at a flea market a few years ago. The dealer seemed anxious to get rid of them and let me have them all for $3.oo!! What a deal. I have seen the larger ones at antique shops and shows for up to $75.00. So I was happy to add the 10 to my others.
Since Spring is near I thought I'd showcase some selections from my vintage garden sprinkler collection. Fun! Not sure what got me started on these! I just love the look of them. Oh, and they all work and have been used to water my lawn!