Saturday, March 26, 2016

What a Vintage Seller Does On Her Day Off

I have had a long work week, and took the day off.  I wanted to do something that was a change of pace ... so what did I pick?  Antique malls, of course!

I took a few photos to share with you.  A glimpse inside one of the antique malls - this one had an upstairs and downstairs:

A souvenir hula skirt.  I remember these at Florida tourist shops.  The outside of the package has layers of tissue paper, but if you look inside the tissue paper you see the actual hula skirt (two pictures below).

Tight Squeeze game -- looks like it was marketed for 1960's teens.  I've never heard of this before!

A capiz shell light fixture - so retro!

This great modern light fixture was actually from Ikea -- they evidently have this in a smaller size too.  I heard that and started thinking about where I could put a smaller fixture like this in my home.  I love it!

An antique stove that still works.  WANT.

 A dachshund cushion - with doxie in silhouette.  So sweet!   I did get a little dachshund figurine at one of the malls;  it's already out in my study.

A little cardboard house.  Very cute!

 I love everything about this Mid-Century living room set.

 I also love this Mid-Century hutch.

Cotton!  What a surprise to see this.  I remember seeing fields of cotton when we went on trips to my grandparents' house.  This took me back.

The Partridge Family Album.  I see this and am suddenly 8 years old.  I am pretty sure I still know all the lyrics from these songs by heart.

 A coupon saving file -- I still have this exact file.  I had no idea it was now vintage.

Jadeite salt and pepper sets.

A cute dachshund salt and pepper set - dachshunds in sweaters.

 Salt and peppers of dogs in doghouses.

 Kissing dachshunds - I found this set at an estate sale a few weeks ago and kept it for my little doxie shelf.

 A toy ice cream maker.  I had a set similar to this (a bit later vintage) as a child.  I remember you turned the little handle to make ice cream.  It never got quite as firm as ice cream usually is, but it still tasted good to me.   I also included a picture of the box package.

I don't collect restaurant menus, but I love food history, and could easily start collecting these.  This neat 1950's menu is from The Hotel Monteleone Coffee Shop in New Orleans.   

So there you have it - just a few fun pics.  I hope you're having a fun weekend!


Molly @ Love the Everyday said...

Antique Malls make me so happy! I used to go to a summer week long antique festival with my grandma when I was little, they bring back such good memories.

Birdhouse Books said...

That sounds like a wonderful time - I would love a week long antique fest! Thanks for stopping by.

Jean said...

Love your finds! What a fun way to spend the day.

SveetesKapes said...

So fun, love a good antique mall. Seems like you had a great day shopping, such cute finds too. Wish I could go find me one right about now, haha.
xx, Kusum |

Unknown said...

The puppies are so cute! Love your finds

Unknown said...

Nothing better than a little antique hunting! I love all of the weiner dogs!

La Belle Sirene 

Ellen C. said...

Love your post! Going to antique malls is a great way to relax. Trouble is, I always find such fun goodies that now my house looks like one, too~ lol E

barbarakwrites said...

Such a delightful blog post, Trish! I felt as though I was walking around there with you. Just love the pictures of all of the wonderful treasures you saw. I would never have been able to resist those dachshunds, even if it meant the family had to starve for the week ;).

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for your visits and comments! Barbara, those doxies were pretty cute ... I remember exactly where they are for future visits to the mall!