Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tea, Anyone?


 I hit one estate sale plus the VOA yesterday morning.  This was my hands-down favorite find of the day.  It is a vintage Simplex tea kettle, made in England.
The unusual bottom is what caught my eye.  I have never seen it before.  It is made to be used on a gas stove and the design helps the water boil faster.  It also has a patented spout that has a built-in whistle.  I haven't tested that out yet.  Right now it is sitting in my kitchen sink, waiting for the oven cleaner to remove the baked on grease.
 This is the rest of the story.  The old Hallmark United States puzzle is missing West Virginia so it will go in the craft supply destash section on Etsy since I know there are folks who like the puzzle pieces that are shaped like the states.  Another lingerie bag and another satin dresser box for my collections.
 A couple of pretty hankies.
 A vintage prayer book and a not so vintage rosary.
This is my second favorite find of the day, gummed gold Dresden-style trim.  Sorry for the poor photo.  The reflection from the gold foil made the picture wonky and I'm too lazy to take it over - lol!
I don't have any more junky plans for the weekend but rain is in the forecast for the afternoon so we will see if I can stick to my guns on getting the patio cleaned up or if I veer off the path to junk-land!

15 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Fun finds!! Love the tea kettle.

Art and Sand said...

The tea kettle is a fun find.

You have such a knack for finding hankies. I asked my sister what ever happened to my mother's handkerchief collection, but she has no idea - so sad!

Annette said...

That is a very great tea kettle!! Please tell me you didn't find anything at VOA. I did not see any of those things there on Friday. Or maybe I just didn't look in the right place, or maybe they put them out after I left, or maybe I have lost my touch!!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Kathy :)
The tea kettle really is amazing!
But oh my gosh...that Dresden trim is such a great find!
I've just got to get back to listing things on Etsy!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Erica

Maureen said...

Wow, that kettle is a great find Kathy! Love the trim too... perfect for crafting.

We've had rain this weekend too - but it was also quite hot, so we had our first thunderstorm of the year yesterday - I love them!

Annette said...

I'm drooling over that tea kettle and white hankie! I found some doilies today, so I was happy!

Laurie said...

OH that foil trim is beautiful and I would totally have bought that tea kettle, too!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a cute and neat tea pot!!I just love the satin boxes, looks like a pretty peach color! :) Happy Memorial Day!! xo Holly

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I hope you decide to veer off the path. Love your finds, especially the tea kettle and the puzzle.

vintage grey said...

Love the tea kettle!! A great find!! Enjoy your tea! ;) xo Heather

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, what a great find in that tea kettle. Love it. You find the best treasures every time. I would love to shop with you!!
Great satin boxes!! I love to paint those but finding it harder here to find them.

Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend and Happy Memorial Day.
Hugs

Into Vintage said...

Love your teakettle. I've never seen one before and would not have known about the bottom of it. Nor to use oven cleaner ... learned 2 things here today! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I've never seen a teapot like that either..do let us know if it whistles! I used to find hankys all of the time, but it is a rare find for me now. Thank you for the tip on the state puzzle, I will keep my eyes open!

Carol

My Garden Diaries said...

All of your finds are just wonderful! I especially love that tea kettle! It reminds me of my copper kettle that I have on display that once belonged to my grandmother. Great work here lady and a wonderful week to you! Nicole xo

My Garden Diaries said...

All of your finds are just wonderful! I especially love that tea kettle! It reminds me of my copper kettle that I have on display that once belonged to my grandmother. Great work here lady and a wonderful week to you! Nicole xo