Thursday, February 26, 2015

Some Exciting News!

This little pile of treasures is brought to you by the VOA and Monticello.  The blue birdie, dresser box and the cabinet card are from Monticello Antique Marketplace.  I was so glad I decided to stop in because...
wait for it...
The manager saw me shopping and told me she may have a small wall space for me in April or May!!!  WooHoo!!  I was losing hope and backing off on buying the things that I consider too big or too heavy to offer on Etsy.  It is really hard to leave things behind but there is only so much I can cart up to my attic before my house sinks.  It is a very small space and still can't hold anything very big but it is a foot in the door.  I am excited and NERVOUS, too.  I'm on the hunt now for a furniture piece I can use to display things.
The rest of the treasures are from the old, reliable, VOA.  This adorable donkey planter is marked Japan on the bottom.
The mid-century coffee mugs and bowl are Inarco and still have their original foil labels on the bottom.  Sadly, I could not get the Forest Green tray clean.  I even tried Barkeepers Friend, but no luck.  Since I have a collection of Forest Green, this will be a keeper and put to use in my kitchen.
I was delighted to find two of these pieces with china roses.  They are ALWAYS chipped when I find them and these two are perfect.  I guess I forgot to take a close-up of the other one - oopsie.
The sweet blue birdie has the original label, as well, and is Goebel.
These are the "keeper" plastic buttons from the huge VOA score.  You can click the picture bigger for a closer look.
A couple of updates...
Several readers reminded me that the crockery cloche in the last post is a chicken feeder or waterer.  Soon as I heard it I remembered and I thank you for the memory jog.
There have been several guesses about the "What's-it" in this post, including something to check the temperature inside wine barrels and something to check the temperature of maple syrup.  Both seem totally plausible but it is still a mystery. I did find out you can still buy new ones that are very similar.  They are sold by scientific instrument companies but none of them tell the purpose.  I found both plastic and wood and the wood seemed to be so it wouldn't spark.  Just another piece of the puzzle...

12 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Excited for you to begin a new chapter with a spot at
Monticello...a long time coming!

NanaDiana said...

Congrats! That will be a whole new exciting venture for you. What fun! xo Diana

The Junque Seeker said...

Lots of great finds - love that little bird and the china roses especially. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in antique mall land!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Good luck on the booth space! Your stuff is so amazing I am sure it will sell! I am looking at buying some of your unusual buttons for my fabric memory books I am making. THey'd fit right in!
Cheri
www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Congrats on the upcoming booth. I really think starting small is a good way to go. It gives you enough work to find out what it is like and lets you know whether you really want more or not. Good finds and cute little donkey!! Have a fun weekend.

Into Vintage said...

YAY!! So excited for you. And nice you've got some lead time to get ready. Looking forward to bumping into you while foofing. Congrats!!

angie said...

I love the old things, above all hire the ass !!! I wish you a nice weekend, dear greetings from angie from Germany

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so excited for you, I know you've been waiting a long time. You're going to have so much fun! Love all your treasures especially the button beauties.

Annette said...

I was hoping that you got a space when I saw the title of this post! I am so happy and excited for you! And I'm smitten with that little blue birdie.

CATHY said...

whooo hooo how exciting kathy! you are going to enjoy this so much - meeting new people who have the same interests.....

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what fun a booth will be,,,Start small and move to a bigger one...You will do fabulous. You collect everything that people love!!! Can't wait to read about it!

Carol

Laurie said...

Oh those giraffes and the rocket man! I love those Goebel birds -- they are my favorites! Great finds as always -- and lots of them!