Monday, December 29, 2014

Twas The Week Before Christmas...

...aka, last week's finds.  These treasures brought to you from the VOA and Division Street Antiques.  I already have one of those Eiffel Tower bottles that I filled with MOP buttons.  Luckily that one was found empty.  Getting the gross contents of this one out took considerable effort.
A choir of vintage angels dancing in a velvet lined jewelry box while a pretty birdie watches over.  I guess I didn't get a good picture of the trim.  It is a combination of rick-rack and crochet.  I have never seen it done this way. It looks like the rick-rack was attached as the crochet was done, not woven in later.
A Fenton basket and I will bring home just about anything that comes in one of those little Dennison "book" boxes.  Okay, skip the "just about" because I can't think of anything I have ever passed on.  Including empty ones.
My favorite find of the day, a vintage DANGEROUS stamp.   Don't you just have to wonder what the heck that would have been used on??

13 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL - LOVE the stamp!!

Art and Sand said...

You have an amazing knack for finding things. I just don't have the patience to go through shops. I bet you and I would enter the same shop and you would find a ton of things that I completely missed.

Have a wonderful New Year.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I see so many things I want to reach in and grab! I love those hangers and that stamp is definitely the find of the day.

Annette said...

Your angels are so sweet! The "dangerous" stamp is a treasure!!! Fun finds, my friend.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

that dangerous stamp would have come home with me as well...awesome!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love the jewelry box, and what fun with all those angels inside! What a great idea for the Eiffel tower, to fill it with pretty buttons! I'm curious what the dangerous stamp was used on too!! Such a neat find! Happy New Year!! xo Holly

suziqu's thread works said...

Love that velvet lined jewelry with those sweet little angels sitting inside and also that beautiful green Fenton glass basket. I have one of these in blue glass!!!

Kathy thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about my creations. The only thing I can really say is that I get an idea from somewhere inside me and run with it and, as they say, practise, practise and more practise!
I hope your heart is feeling a little lighter and I wish for you a more joyful New Year with lots of exciting finds!
Suzy

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Happy New Year my friend! Hopefully you will not need that Dangerous Stamp any time soon :D

Annette said...

Those are some fun and interesting finds. I just love the little angels and the stamp! Definitely have to wonder what the stamp was used on.

Maggie said...

That stamp is the best! I think you should stamp it on your forehead so nobody messes with you!

Happy New Year to you, Kathy!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh -- that stamp! My heart is being pulled in two different directions because of it and that bird postcard! Never mind those angels -- sigh -- I want to run right out and go thrifting this moment! Happy new year!

rush said...

DANGEROUS! How cool is THAT! Best wishes for a good junkin' new year!

Lorali Longfellow said...

I just LOVE reading your blog! Thank you for sharing your vintage finds in such a sweet, fun, interesting way! Your Eiffel Tower comment made me laugh--- oh the things we treasure hunters will do to make an item useful or lovely again!