More clocks and cameras listed this week on The Etsy 365 Project! I especially like the face on this one. It's dated 1931, and made in Canada.
A Brownie Reflex camera, from the 1940s.
A Polaroid, from the early 1960s.
Anybody know a "Betty Anne" who would enjoy this tin?
WEEK FORTY SIX
317. Vintage Kodak Duaflex Camera Kodet Lens SOLD!
I slacked off a bit with the Christmas listings -- only listed one item, but what an item! Styrofoam, glitter, and mercury glass vintage kitschy craftiness at its best. Sold within minutes of my posting to Facebook!
Christmas Countdown 119, WEEK TWELVE
098. Vintage Christmas Tree Craft Handmade Unique SOLD!
Well, the last month has certainly flown by! I feel like I've neglected to keep you updated here; I've said it before, but I'm much better at posting a quick image to my Facebook page as things happen.
Luckily, you are seeing most of my finds as I enter them into The Etsy 365 Project, but here are some stories you may have missed:
One of the last yard sales of the season netted us some good scores.
Like this super sweet rusty turquoise blue scale, which I bought with the intent to sell. Until I came to my senses, and put it on my desk, where it is staying.
I bought this whole bag of Christmas atrocities because I could see those demonic adorable elves through the plastic. They were item #61 in my Etsy Christmas Countdown listings.
FLEA MARKET THURSDAY
Mr. VJIMT and I were able to do a quick Flea Market Thursday trip together because the schools were closed. Lots of fun!
My BFF and I managed to squeeze in a day of thrifting between work and kid activities. The St. Dymphna statue sold as soon as I posted this image to my Facebook page. I made a pedestal plate out of the Johnson Brothers Christmas dish and that went too. The blue atomic ashtray was listing #331 of The Etsy 365 Project and sold this morning -- cha-ching!
Mr. VJIMT had a break during his teaching gigs and stopped at an antique store. I got some gifts! Like this typewriter:
and this giant Mary statue (I left the baseboard dust there to keep it real).
I blogged about the load of elf/gnome blow molds I found at our school rummage sale, but you didn't see the box I found them in. This is what I saw under one of the tables. I grabbed it and bought the whole thing for double what the church lady wanted without even looking at what was inside.
These large (marked 60 and 80 inches) round Christmas cloths were on top:
This is what it looked like when I got them home -- even Luna likes them! Only two (one Santa and one snowman) were cracked. Five out of the six elves (gnomes?) have sold -- who wants the last one?
Wow -- things are starting to fly out of my Etsy shops! I sold some big stuff -- a vintage aluminum Christmas tree that went to Canada; some heavy stuff -- both of these gorgeous framed in rounded glass religious prints; and some international stuff -- two cameras, one to London and the other to France.
This game, however, has been languishing for months. I decided to sell the pieces individually instead of just one big set. Let's see how that works.
I found a stash of cameras hidden underneath some Shiny Brites, so they were listed as well.
A few nice pottery finds made their way into the shop too. This atomic-shaped mid century ashtray is a lovely combination of aqua and teal.
This incomplete Lusterware tea set is a beautiful periwinkle blue and peach.
My research of this luminous Waterbury clock led me to the haunting history of the "Radium Girls", of which I am now obsessed. Do you know their story?
WEEK FORTY FIVE
312. Vintage Kodak No 2 Hawkeye Camera SOLD!
I found a giant box of vintage blow molds at our school's annual Christmas bazaar. My volunteer shift hadn't yet started and fortunately I was able to scope out the yardsale section of the event. These elves (gnomes?) are almost all gone. The box also held snowmen and Santas.
This pretty tablecloth by Fallani and Cohn sold quickly too.
Christmas Countdown 119, WEEK ELEVEN
092. Vintage Gnome Blow Mold Elf Blowmold Light SOLD 5!
096. Large Vintage Tablecloth Christmas Wreath SOLD!
It's fast and furious now! We are in prime holiday shopping season so you know what I'll be doing these next few weeks.
I'm curious as to what's going to happen on January 1, 2014. Will I be exhausted from the daily listings? Numb? Depressed? And more importantly, should I do it all over again?
So here are this week's goodies --
An undated set of framed child silhouettes. I always feel like I should remove the backs of framed items to try to find a date. But those old nails are so off-putting I never do.
A gorgeous electroplated Victorian-era teapot. I love the patina and wouldn't polish it a bit. How about you?
Rustic primitive blue wall hook.
Handmade vintage illustration of the Sacred Heart.
I barely had this gorgeous camera listed when it sold to the United Kingdom. A photographer friend wanted the other (#308) when she saw the posting go up on my Facebook page, so that's probably the quickest two sales I've made. Glad I found the hoard of cameras I had; the rest will go up next week.
WEEK FORTY FOUR
308. Vintage Argus Camera C3 Brick Two Tone Tan SOLD!
309. Vintage Camera Kodak Junior 620 Six 20 Case SOLD!
On to the Christmas shop. Here are a bunch of plastic reindeer picks.
A pretty and sparkly plastic tree topper, made in Italy.
I love the color and graphics of this old box of Christmas lights. The lights themselves look pretty hazardous!
I found a few Putz churches and houses I had from last season. A few of them could use some TLC, especially this really large church. But it's musical, and I'm sure someone crafty will fix it right up.
Christmas Countdown 119, WEEK TEN
080. Vintage Santa Snow Globe Shaker Mica Kitsch SOLD!
081. Vintage Reindeer Picks Gold Fawn Deer NOS SOLD!
We hit item number 300 on the Etsy 365 Project this week! I can't believe there are less than 65 days to go.
I love brown transferware and have a few pieces, although I don't know the best way to display it. So this one's listed.
I also listed this huge soft green enamel tea kettle, even though I wanted to keep it. Our kitchen is yellow and red, and the green just doesn't work. Although I do love the color; maybe this is the impetus to get rid of the yellow and start a jadeite collection!
I have a bunch of these Handwork Kunstlerschutz German animals and started listing them individually. This guy's my favorite.
WEEK FORTY THREE
Lots more Christmas stuff listed but I really, really need to list like five items a day to catch up on all of my holiday inventory before the retail season is in full swing.
I have three of these adorable wreaths but am only listing two; the third has a reindeer without any antlers so I'll just keep that for myself!
This Santa sugar container was originally part of a stacking set -- the creamer is his body -- his eye blinks when you look at it from a different angle.
This red flocked Santa, reindeer, and sleigh is complete in its original box. More kitschiness!
Christmas Countdown 119, WEEK NINE
Week 42 of The Etsy 365 Project featured an eclectic mix of rustic and retro. This primitive blue wooden box has nine sections inside for storage. I had been using it to carry and display our door knob wine bottle stoppers, but grew tired of the lid not fully closing because of the size of the stoppers. Also, of people asking if it were for sale. Yes, it is now!
You can't get any more retro than this set of 1960 gold glassware signed by Georges Briard. They are very unique in that the bottom half is covered in a rubbery, glittery material.
This sweet vintage canvas board painting was inspired by Renoir's famous work of art.
This ribbed, made in USA, teapot is a very pale pink, although it is hard to tell by the photos.
I found three of these vintage 1960s made-in-Japan wedding cake toppers in pristine condition.
WEEK FORTY TWO
Lots of kitschy Christmas items listed this week -- almost double the usual amount!
This little choir boy has the original paper tag of song lyrics attached.
Love this plastic group of carolers light, although I wouldn't plug it in since the front may be celluloid and the back is cardboard!
And how about these kitschy flocked ball ornaments, featuring some of my "favorite" knee hugging elves?
This may have been the best local junking week I ever had. Read on --
SUNDAY, Clover Market
Technically, no junking for me since I never left my booth, but the week of October 13 started off with our second fall Clover Market. It was a gorgeous day, full of sunshine and shoppers.
This pile of suitcases was about three times higher when I started the day.
I didn't even realize I had brought TEN typewriters with me to sell. And that isn't even my whole stash! I may need to start a museum. Or a self-help group.
This little beauty on top went first.
Scales were also a big seller. The orange was the third to go, along with a rusty green one and this turquoise one.
TUESDAY, Cowtown Flea Market
This New Jersey flea, farmer's market, and yes, rodeo, is a recent haunt for me.
As you can see, I did well in the vintage Christmas department. I am completely enamored with the soft, velvety, sequined tree skirt. I may have to keep it.
THURSDAY, Columbus Flea Market
I've gotten some pretty kitschy things in the past at this flea market, but this one has got to take the prize.
The glittery, tinseled, flocked prize.
Styrofoam glass-glittered cones full of fuzzy santas, plastic reindeer, frosted pinecones, chenille candy canes, sparkly tinsel, and spun cotton elves.
It is truly a marvel. Or a disaster. I can't decide which. But I know someone is going to pounce on this kitschy dream/nightmare come true. So it's listed.
I did find some less kitschy treasures, like this bunch of scraggly bottle brush trees and a cool frame in which to make a chalkboard.
Still more Christmas, and some religious.
FRIDAY, Church Rummage Sale
This sale is held only once every two years, so it has been eagerly anticipated. Large rooms full with well-organized (and priced) vintage Christmas and Pyrex.
I came out a little woozy and smelling of moth balls.
SATURDAY, Yard Sales
The week ended with some rescheduled town-wide yard sales. Here's the first load; we had to stop back home to make room!
And the rest of our finds. Pickle jars, new old stock wedding cake toppers, and a giant ironstone platter among them.
So I wasn't kidding, was I? Best. Junking Week. Ever.
And it may well have been the end of the shopping season here on the chilly East Coast, so at least I went out with a bang!