Friday, August 21, 2015

Straight Outta Cali!

    Sorry, couldn't resist the pop-culture reference!  Check what's playing at your local theatre if you don't understand, lol.  I posted my finds on my Facebook page, but wanted to post my finds here also.  Next week I will be doing another post because I went picking the day I left for California.  I have not been home to unpack and catalog those finds yet.

    These pieces will all be part of the Vintage Rental business.  Chaffing dish, silver plate tray and tea set, a lovely Bavarian tea and dessert set...which is now a set for two rather than three, sigh.  The china in the bottom picture is Lenox Clarion, beautiful creamy color with gold, I will be looking for more Lenox in cream and gold for mix and match.  Sadly,  the gravy boat in the back(which is listed on Replacements for a whopping $179) did not make the trip intact.  I intend to put in a claim.  All of this was wrapped in paper, inside a box, wrapped in a huge comforter, and in a suit case.  When I asked the man at the counter if marking things fragile would just guarantee that they would toss it harder, he replied yes, probably, if they could even read.  O.M.G.
    This nearly complete set of William Rogers gold plated flatware is so elegant looking when paired with the Lenox china.
    I am on the fence as to whether to keep the children's silver for the business or sell them.  A few of them are sterling, the three smallest spoons were made in Italy and I believe are for salt.
        I seem to have hit my limit for pictures on my post.  I have pictures over on my Facebook page of the 2 oil lamps and the Bavarian hand painted bowl that will be at the cabin tomorrow.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer Pickin' Part Two

    Ready for more?
    This black forest cuckoo clock is probably my favorite item in this pick.  I will probably keep it.  I do have the missing deer antler!  We put the pieces back together and hung it on the wall and it did run for a few minutes.....our challenge is finding a place to hang it.  It needs to sit very evenly on the wall and we need to find a good place.  What a neat find....  
    For those that don't know, this is a draw knife.  We used a couple of these in preparing the logs for our house, you pull it towards you and strip off the bark from the logs.  
    Smelting ladle.
    The washboard has already gone to a new home.
    A sad iron handle!!!  These are hard to find, cleaned and waxed and paired with the two sad irons I have at the cabin already.
    A 50's Geiger Counter, complete with leather case.  I am not sure if it works, but it is so cool.
    This butter mold has a nice clear image.
    Neat little chess table, and I do have the chess pieces!
    I got this sewing machine with the plan of using the legs for a table, but I may keep this one and use the one I already own for that.  I believe once put together, this may be in better condition.

    I can never resist galvanized goodness!

    Or a wire milk crate!  Or a homemade box, with nails and screws in it.....
    Last but not state!  This is cut out of steel, and with its weight and curve it is probably made from a piece of the oil pipeline.  There have been quite a few people that have made these, but I have no paper work with it.  It is a great piece.......did I mention heavy?!

Summer Pickin' Part One

    I've been so lucky lately!  I've had a couple of wonderful picking opportunities and gotten some great stuff!  I am working hard on a custom furniture piece, so it helps to have some nice things to bring into the shop, since I don't have a chance to work on my own projects to bring in.  A lot of things are in the cabin, with more to come.  I will also be doing some more picking next week so stay tuned!!
    I cleaned and waxed this folk art/Pennsylvania dutch style chest...isn't it neat?  I love boxes, trunks, crates of all kinds.  They are so useful.  Wouldn't this be nice in the living room, filled with throw blankets?  Would look great near a fireplace!  
    Globe is gone already.....I hope to get a little spare time to dry brush some paint on the baskets to perk them up a little, old military camp type stool, white gas stove, the hanger "thing"...oh my goodness, so heavy!!!  Brass and lucite, I hope to clean it up and hang things on it in the shop. the name of love!!
    If this does not sell, I will put it on a nice piece of wood and add coat hooks. It would be a great piece for a firefighters, or a miners home.
    Lots of letters!  They are so much fun to have, people love rummaging through to find their names.  They are wooden with metal on the fronts....a few are heavy brass!
    The before picture of the chest!
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