Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Saturday in Junk

 I didn't see any interesting sounding estate sales advertised this weekend so my only stop on Saturday was Nina and Joe's Division Street Antiques.  Good golly, I adore that place.  There is always something new to see.  I had sold the two big bundles of lace I bought from Nina previously so I went in for more.  Nina cut me a great deal when I said I was interested in all of it.
 The hat inside the Halston hat box does not have a Halston label (darn!) but it is has been carefully stored and is in beautiful condition.  Both are destined for my Etsy.
 The G Howard Hodge hat box is empty but it is pretty enough to stand on it's own.
 A few little trinkets to add to shadow boxes.  Laurie at Indulge Your Shelf recently educated me on the little vases that have an awkwardly angled opening.  They are called "spill vases".  The purpose was to sit on a mantel or next to a stove and they held small splinters of wood that could be lit and used to transfer the flame to a candle or lamp.  The ones I have all seem like they were probably made after matches became plentiful so I am guessing they are a hold-over from earlier times and actually held matches. This one is marked Japan on the bottom and would be adorable next to an old stove!
 A few more Wades for my Granddaughter's collection.   Love that little deer on the left and what girl doesn't need a cannon!
 The Vieilles Chansons book is a French children's song book.  I can't find anything that looks like a copyright date but it is early and it was printed in Paris.
 The illustrations on each page are adorable!  Well, maybe that is the wrong word to use since this soldier and his dog are clearly on the wrong end of the cannon - yikes!
My two years of French class is high school is little help 40 years later but I can recognize Frere Jacques.  Sorry, now it's stuck in your head, too...

12 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

You are making me want to make a trip to Nina and Joes again LOL. I love your pretty hat. I have never heard of "spill" vases before. I have learned something new today :)

xo Danielle

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I didn't hit any sales this weekend either, but I did hit Nina and Joe's on Friday. Found a couple of things to make me happy.

Gail Thayer said...

I love your finds, one and all! Especially that french book.....ooh la la!

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the history lesson. I have never heard of or seen a spill piece.

Maureen said...

I too had never heard of a spill vases either - thanks Kathy! Love the Wades; that deer is the cutest!

Annette said...

Add me to the list of those who have not heard of "spill" vases, nor do I think I have seen one. Love the birdies on the vase. I like your hat boxes, too. But, and I know this is crazy, I love the little bottle with the blue stopper at the bottom. My list for this week includes a trip to their shop!!!!

Annette said...

Wow that's a lot of lace! One of the things I love about your blog is learning about things like spill vases!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks a lot for the song lock. Now I need to turn on my stereo to get rid of it, lol. You found such cute treasures. Love the book and the pretty vintage hat.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

A spill vase! Who Knew? I love it! I will for sure be on the look out for one, though I doubt I'll find one as cute as yours.
Wonderful finds!
Erica :)

Laurie said...

Oh -- that book! (Faints)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is some store you shop in!!! Wow Wow! I love hat boxes and they always sell well, and the lace..Oh my..I think they should just be your one stop shop!

Carol

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the little French songbook!!