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Sometimes the flea market provides an instant collection of something you thought you'd never see. These miniature ironstone molds are just about the most adorable little things! I've seen them here on IG before and they seemed elusive, magical, and expensive. Thankfully the flea market disagreed and sent these three tiny treasures my way so I could start a new collection and not take up too much space! Happy hump day! #ironstonewednesdays #vintageironstone #ironstonemold #ironstone #vintageironstonemolds #miniaturemolds #therustytypewriter
Sometimes the flea market provides an instant collection of something you thought you'd never see. These miniature ironstone molds are just about the most adorable little things! I've seen them here on IG before and they seemed elusive, magical, and expensive. Thankfully the flea market disagreed and sent these three tiny treasures my way so I could start a new collection and not take up too much space! Happy hump day! #ironstonewednesdays  #vintageironstone  #ironstonemold  #ironstone  #vintageironstonemolds  #miniaturemolds  #therustytypewriter 
Christmas every day! Who's with me?! Alright, I know, it won't be as special if we have it all the time. But yesterday the weather was so chilly, the leaves are flying off my trees, and literally the only vintage I want to buy right now is CHRISTMAS. So for this #magpiemonday entry I present these fabulous paper tabbed, war-era, unsilvered ornaments. Only two paper tabs broken in the set (I have all twelve but 9 just looked right for this) but I'm thinking of putting them in a jar for display. I'm too nervous to hang them 🙈. The family clearly used these for many years beyond the war as evidenced by the real metal tinsel stuck to a few ornaments and littered inside the box.  I can't wait to use them in my Christmas displays this year. Come on December!!! #vintagechristmas #vintageironstone #unsilveredchristmasormaments #vintagechristmasornaments #shinybrite #vintageornaments #estatesalefound #gimmeallthechristmas #bringondecember #therustytypewriter
Christmas every day! Who's with me?! Alright, I know, it won't be as special if we have it all the time. But yesterday the weather was so chilly, the leaves are flying off my trees, and literally the only vintage I want to buy right now is CHRISTMAS. So for this #magpiemonday  entry I present these fabulous paper tabbed, war-era, unsilvered ornaments. Only two paper tabs broken in the set (I have all twelve but 9 just looked right for this) but I'm thinking of putting them in a jar for display. I'm too nervous to hang them 🙈. The family clearly used these for many years beyond the war as evidenced by the real metal tinsel stuck to a few ornaments and littered inside the box. I can't wait to use them in my Christmas displays this year. Come on December!!! #vintagechristmas  #vintageironstone  #unsilveredchristmasormaments  #vintagechristmasornaments  #shinybrite  #vintageornaments  #estatesalefound  #gimmeallthechristmas  #bringondecember  #therustytypewriter 
Sunday is for antiques, and since today also happens to be the first day of October, that also means Extravaganza at #Renningers! It was a freezing (39 degrees, close enough!) and slow start to the morning but we came out with some great treasures. I was thrilled to pick up a Shenandoah pennant, among others, and my parents were thrilled with egg sandwiches at the cafe! Me, I went for the pie. Obviously. Happy hunting friends! #vintagepennants #souvenirpennant #mccoypottery #vintagemccoy #putzhouses #wildputzhouses #nemadji #fleamarketfinds #therustytypewriter
Sunday is for antiques, and since today also happens to be the first day of October, that also means Extravaganza at #Renningers ! It was a freezing (39 degrees, close enough!) and slow start to the morning but we came out with some great treasures. I was thrilled to pick up a Shenandoah pennant, among others, and my parents were thrilled with egg sandwiches at the cafe! Me, I went for the pie. Obviously. Happy hunting friends! #vintagepennants  #souvenirpennant  #mccoypottery  #vintagemccoy  #putzhouses  #wildputzhouses  #nemadji  #fleamarketfinds  #therustytypewriter 
I'm taking an oil painting class over the next few weeks. The teacher asked us to bring in a few items for a still life, but gave no guidelines or suggestions. Does this say hot chocolate and pumpkin carving to you? It does to me. At least, it does with vintage flair 🎃! Fall is here and I'm embracing it with open arms.  Ps, I'm also desperately seeking more silver knives. That's my one and only!! #vintagestilllife #vintageironstone #vintagesilverware #vintageflatware #stilllifewithpumpkin #stilllifepainting #ihavenoideawhatimdoing #itfoundmejunk #therustytypewriter
I'm taking an oil painting class over the next few weeks. The teacher asked us to bring in a few items for a still life, but gave no guidelines or suggestions. Does this say hot chocolate and pumpkin carving to you? It does to me. At least, it does with vintage flair 🎃! Fall is here and I'm embracing it with open arms. Ps, I'm also desperately seeking more silver knives. That's my one and only!! #vintagestilllife  #vintageironstone  #vintagesilverware  #vintageflatware  #stilllifewithpumpkin  #stilllifepainting  #ihavenoideawhatimdoing  #itfoundmejunk  #therustytypewriter 
When Susie @junk.beaucoup tagged me to share for #RustNeverLiesTuesday my mind immediately thought of this metal top I saved a few weeks back. It was in a junk pile at the flea market, passed over due to the sad decay of rust and time. Luckily I saw past those things and decided to bring it home. With swirling airplanes and a patriotic star on the bottom it just screams post-war to me, but without a maker I'll probably never know. It is marked USA, so it was made to last, even if some child in the past forgot it outside in the rain one day and left it to the elements. Scroll to see the star and the great shape of this fun little toy. It will be part of my 4th of July decorating next year for sure!  #treasuresandtrinketstuesday #rustyandcrusty #americanmade #vintagetoys #vintagemetaltoy #vintagetop #metaltop #americana #vintagetoy #therustytypewriter
When Susie @junk.beaucoup tagged me to share for #RustNeverLiesTuesday  my mind immediately thought of this metal top I saved a few weeks back. It was in a junk pile at the flea market, passed over due to the sad decay of rust and time. Luckily I saw past those things and decided to bring it home. With swirling airplanes and a patriotic star on the bottom it just screams post-war to me, but without a maker I'll probably never know. It is marked USA, so it was made to last, even if some child in the past forgot it outside in the rain one day and left it to the elements. Scroll to see the star and the great shape of this fun little toy. It will be part of my 4th of July decorating next year for sure! #treasuresandtrinketstuesday  #rustyandcrusty  #americanmade  #vintagetoys  #vintagemetaltoy  #vintagetop  #metaltop  #americana  #vintagetoy  #therustytypewriter 
There are all types of people. Type A, type B, introvert, extrovert etc. Me? I'm a type type 😉. I'm drawn to typography like a moth to a flame. It's part of the reason I started collecting manual typewriters. It's also the reason I have hundreds of books, random papers, cards, stamps, and pieces of old advertisements. This Olivetti Lettera 22 looks a little worse for wear, but it still types like a dream. It weighs under 9 pounds, has a sleek low profile, and was favored by many famous writers in the mid 20th century. Now this slightly battered Italian beauty will help me write letters, cards, and notes! As a type of bonus (seriously I can't help myself) a whole box full of postal stamps with the names of the towns I grew up in! Millersville, Lancaster, Columbia, Bird-in-Hand and more. I couldn't resist a little nostalgia! Are you a type type? Share your type for #happy😊hoarder before Sunday ends! Thanks to Dana and the hoarder gang! #olivettilettera22 #lettera22 #vintagetypewriter #manualtypewriter #postalstamps #postofficestamps #olivetti #deskstamp #lancastercounty #vintagelancaster #typography #vintagetypography #therustytypewriter
There are all types of people. Type A, type B, introvert, extrovert etc. Me? I'm a type type 😉. I'm drawn to typography like a moth to a flame. It's part of the reason I started collecting manual typewriters. It's also the reason I have hundreds of books, random papers, cards, stamps, and pieces of old advertisements. This Olivetti Lettera 22 looks a little worse for wear, but it still types like a dream. It weighs under 9 pounds, has a sleek low profile, and was favored by many famous writers in the mid 20th century. Now this slightly battered Italian beauty will help me write letters, cards, and notes! As a type of bonus (seriously I can't help myself) a whole box full of postal stamps with the names of the towns I grew up in! Millersville, Lancaster, Columbia, Bird-in-Hand and more. I couldn't resist a little nostalgia! Are you a type type? Share your type for #happy 😊hoarder before Sunday ends! Thanks to Dana and the hoarder gang! #olivettilettera22  #lettera22  #vintagetypewriter  #manualtypewriter  #postalstamps  #postofficestamps  #olivetti  #deskstamp  #lancastercounty  #vintagelancaster  #typography  #vintagetypography  #therustytypewriter 
I'm clinging tightly to the last of the summer colors. Soon I'll break out the autumn decor in full, but for now I'll take blues, greens, pinks and #ironstone! Everyone knows it goes with everything! I found this coffee pot to match the sugar and creamer I got a while back. Now I just need the tea pot to complete the set! How's your Wednesday? #vintageironstone #ironstonewednesdays #bluenordic #johnsonbrothers #dahlias #balljars #therustytypewriter
Bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books. This pretty much sums me up in a nutshell. I was actually a terrible reader in the beginning, requiring extra reading lessons that took place inside the art closet. I tried to read Sheep in a Jeep over and over while constantly being distracted by the giant rolls of colored paper on the shelves. Luckily, around third grade, my reading skills started to turn around and ever since then I refuse to let go of a book. And I mean that literally (<- see what I did there? 🤓). I have many bookcases in my home and two of them exclusively contain books from my youth. Everything from Ramona Quimby to Animorphs, it's all there. Then you have the teen reading, and eventually you'll come upon my college textbooks including titles like Zoology and Ocean Circulation (don't try reading Physiological Ecology, you'll get a headache!). Once I started junking, books became a natural choice. I found they are great for decorating, have fun colorful covers, and sometimes hilarious texts (I'm looking at you Self Knowledge Companion to Know Thyself aka Sex Manual). My favorite books however, are my collection by JRR Tolkien. His stories are timeless, adventurous, even magical despite his dislike of magic. This 1966 full jacket copy of The Hobbit is a personal favorite. I read the story a few times a year and it reminds me to step out of my comfort zone. And to buy more books! Thanks for the tag Dana! Say hello to the #happy😊hoarder team and share your page turning story before Sunday night! #vintagebooks #tolkien #thehobbit #bookcovers #hubbyphotographer #mybookcollection #oldbooks #antiquebooks #vintagebook #therustytypewriter #readallthebooks #ilovereading #bibliophile #readingislife #bibliophileforlife #gimmeallthebooks
Bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books. This pretty much sums me up in a nutshell. I was actually a terrible reader in the beginning, requiring extra reading lessons that took place inside the art closet. I tried to read Sheep in a Jeep over and over while constantly being distracted by the giant rolls of colored paper on the shelves. Luckily, around third grade, my reading skills started to turn around and ever since then I refuse to let go of a book. And I mean that literally (<- see what I did there? 🤓). I have many bookcases in my home and two of them exclusively contain books from my youth. Everything from Ramona Quimby to Animorphs, it's all there. Then you have the teen reading, and eventually you'll come upon my college textbooks including titles like Zoology and Ocean Circulation (don't try reading Physiological Ecology, you'll get a headache!). Once I started junking, books became a natural choice. I found they are great for decorating, have fun colorful covers, and sometimes hilarious texts (I'm looking at you Self Knowledge Companion to Know Thyself aka Sex Manual). My favorite books however, are my collection by JRR Tolkien. His stories are timeless, adventurous, even magical despite his dislike of magic. This 1966 full jacket copy of The Hobbit is a personal favorite. I read the story a few times a year and it reminds me to step out of my comfort zone. And to buy more books! Thanks for the tag Dana! Say hello to the #happy 😊hoarder team and share your page turning story before Sunday night! #vintagebooks  #tolkien  #thehobbit  #bookcovers  #hubbyphotographer  #mybookcollection  #oldbooks  #antiquebooks  #vintagebook  #therustytypewriter  #readallthebooks  #ilovereading  #bibliophile  #readingislife  #bibliophileforlife  #gimmeallthebooks 
I'm a junque magnet! I'll readily admit it. Weird stuff follows me home all the time. But this is the first time I had a chance for creepy doll heads to jump in my basket. There were arms. There were legs. There were bodies. But I went straight for the heads 😂. They all have such interesting faces, even the one whose eyes have long gone. My favorite is the kewpie with no arms because she has mercury glass bead earrings and a matching necklace. These ladies are just passing through. They'll find new homes soon, as I have a hard time sleeping with all their creepy stares! So glad to have Susie @junk.beaucoup and the junk band back for #itfoundmejunk! What crazy stuff are you sharing this week? #vintagedolls #vintagedollheads #creepydollhead #vintagedoll #kewpie #vintagekewpie #creepyjunk #dollheads #bisquedoll #celluloiddoll #therustytypewriter
I'm a junque magnet! I'll readily admit it. Weird stuff follows me home all the time. But this is the first time I had a chance for creepy doll heads to jump in my basket. There were arms. There were legs. There were bodies. But I went straight for the heads 😂. They all have such interesting faces, even the one whose eyes have long gone. My favorite is the kewpie with no arms because she has mercury glass bead earrings and a matching necklace. These ladies are just passing through. They'll find new homes soon, as I have a hard time sleeping with all their creepy stares! So glad to have Susie @junk.beaucoup and the junk band back for #itfoundmejunk ! What crazy stuff are you sharing this week? #vintagedolls  #vintagedollheads  #creepydollhead  #vintagedoll  #kewpie  #vintagekewpie  #creepyjunk  #dollheads  #bisquedoll  #celluloiddoll  #therustytypewriter 
My #magpiemonday collection this week is ball jars, but they're currently full of zinnia bouquets! We visited a cut your own farm over the weekend and had a blast. We enjoyed a sunflower maze, bees, butterflies, and grass fed cows milk ice cream! Plus a whole bundle of these beautiful zinnias for a great price. I decided to make ball jar bouquets because they look great placed together for one large bouquet, or you can split them up and have one in every room! Happy Monday friends! #vintageballjar #vintageapron #cutyourownflowers #freshcutflowers #zinnias #rockhillorchard #balljars #flowerarranging #flowerarrangement #floralarrangement #therustytypewriter
My #magpiemonday  collection this week is ball jars, but they're currently full of zinnia bouquets! We visited a cut your own farm over the weekend and had a blast. We enjoyed a sunflower maze, bees, butterflies, and grass fed cows milk ice cream! Plus a whole bundle of these beautiful zinnias for a great price. I decided to make ball jar bouquets because they look great placed together for one large bouquet, or you can split them up and have one in every room! Happy Monday friends! #vintageballjar  #vintageapron  #cutyourownflowers  #freshcutflowers  #zinnias  #rockhillorchard  #balljars  #flowerarranging  #flowerarrangement  #floralarrangement  #therustytypewriter 
We just finished up a weekend in Ocean City MD and I find myself missing the beautiful shades of blue. The sky, the sea, the waves on the sand, they call to me. I took a look around for something to share for #magpiemonday and spied my bottles. I got most of these when I lived in Pensacola and they instantly called to mind those shades I was craving. So there you have it, my blue bottle collection to cure the Monday blues! #vintagebottles #vintagecocacola #bottlecollection #bluebottles #vintagebluebottles #therustytypewriter
We just finished up a weekend in Ocean City MD and I find myself missing the beautiful shades of blue. The sky, the sea, the waves on the sand, they call to me. I took a look around for something to share for #magpiemonday  and spied my bottles. I got most of these when I lived in Pensacola and they instantly called to mind those shades I was craving. So there you have it, my blue bottle collection to cure the Monday blues! #vintagebottles  #vintagecocacola  #bottlecollection  #bluebottles  #vintagebluebottles  #therustytypewriter 
This dilapidated pie safe is one of my most favorite thrifted pieces of furniture in the house. It's my #FrugalFridayFind because it only cost $10 and it's my entry for #Happy😊Hoarder because boy does it come with a story! 
In Georgia the estate sales were often more than 30 minutes from my house, but one time a sign showed up right around the corner! I was so excited until I entered the house and saw that it was a literal nightmare. Full on hoarding and several animals that must've been locked inside had turned the house into a complete dump. Luckily the garage was full of stuff that escaped the worst of it and there were 4 outbuildings to check out. A small shed covered in brambles and vines looked promising. It had cool hand painted signs in front of it so I waded in. This shed was stuffed so full you could only stick your head in! But directly to the right of the door was something with beautiful white and blue chippy paint. I had to have it. The estate sale guys helped me dig it out (literally!) and put it in my car. I think they thought I was insane since it had clearly been chewed on by several rodents and had a destroyed door, but I love it. I've always intended to DIY a replacement door. It's been suggested that I simply remove the other one, but it's so beautiful with its cage wire I just can't do it! So I present to you my DIY someday piece, the pie safe from hoarder palace! What are you sharing this weekend? Thanks to Dana and the hosts! #piesafe #vintagepiesafe #vintagefurniture #handmadefurniture #chippywhite #countryfurniture #thrifted #therustytypewriter
This dilapidated pie safe is one of my most favorite thrifted pieces of furniture in the house. It's my #FrugalFridayFind  because it only cost $10 and it's my entry for #Happy 😊Hoarder because boy does it come with a story! In Georgia the estate sales were often more than 30 minutes from my house, but one time a sign showed up right around the corner! I was so excited until I entered the house and saw that it was a literal nightmare. Full on hoarding and several animals that must've been locked inside had turned the house into a complete dump. Luckily the garage was full of stuff that escaped the worst of it and there were 4 outbuildings to check out. A small shed covered in brambles and vines looked promising. It had cool hand painted signs in front of it so I waded in. This shed was stuffed so full you could only stick your head in! But directly to the right of the door was something with beautiful white and blue chippy paint. I had to have it. The estate sale guys helped me dig it out (literally!) and put it in my car. I think they thought I was insane since it had clearly been chewed on by several rodents and had a destroyed door, but I love it. I've always intended to DIY a replacement door. It's been suggested that I simply remove the other one, but it's so beautiful with its cage wire I just can't do it! So I present to you my DIY someday piece, the pie safe from hoarder palace! What are you sharing this weekend? Thanks to Dana and the hosts! #piesafe  #vintagepiesafe  #vintagefurniture  #handmadefurniture  #chippywhite  #countryfurniture  #thrifted  #therustytypewriter 
I don't pat my butter. Does anyone anymore? It might seem silly then, that I was overjoyed to find these #jgmeakin butter pats at the thrift! Well, if you must know, I put my used tea bags on them. And yes, it's because I secretly hope they'll get pa-tea-na! (I'm lame and I know it 😂!) #ironstonewednesdays #vintagebutterpats #ironstone #butterpats #ironstonebutterpats #backstamp #vintageironstone #therustytypewriter
Do you guys ever hit the thrift before work? I tried the flea on Saturday and the booth I usually go to opened 40 minutes late 😱. The place is always packed to begin with but with only 10 minutes to shop (and still make it to work on time) it became an all out smash and grab for me. Pushing, pulling, swiping, I was a quick pickin' maniac. This tiny #shawneepottery vase became mine that day. It's miniature (about 3 inches tall) and my favorite color of pottery (or anything, let's be real 😂). Sharing for #treasuresandtrinketstuesday! #usapottery #miniaturepottery #aquaeverything #potteryvase #shawneevase #miniaturevase #vintagepottery #therustytypewriter
Do you guys ever hit the thrift before work? I tried the flea on Saturday and the booth I usually go to opened 40 minutes late 😱. The place is always packed to begin with but with only 10 minutes to shop (and still make it to work on time) it became an all out smash and grab for me. Pushing, pulling, swiping, I was a quick pickin' maniac. This tiny #shawneepottery  vase became mine that day. It's miniature (about 3 inches tall) and my favorite color of pottery (or anything, let's be real 😂). Sharing for #treasuresandtrinketstuesday ! #usapottery  #miniaturepottery  #aquaeverything  #potteryvase  #shawneevase  #miniaturevase  #vintagepottery  #therustytypewriter 
Simple tubed botanical specimens and chemical reaction cards for #magpiemonday.  I volunteer at the National Aquarium on Monday mornings and it always gets me back in a science mood. Can you tell? (🐡*🦀)+(⚗*🔬)=🙌🏻. #vintagescience #collecting #vintageflashcards #vintagetesttubes #pyrextesttubes #pyrexlabware #vintagelabware #vintagescienceequipment #chemicalreaction #botanicalspecimen #therustytypewriter
What's Cookin' IG? Well truth be told, I'm more of a baker. Dana and friends asked what I'm hoarding in my kitchen and the answer is green gadgets, bowls, and flower sifters! I have more sifters than any baker would ever need but they're all too rusty to use 😂. I just can't pass up anything with a fabulous painted wood handle! A few months back my mom actually scored the green gadgets for me at her neighborhood yard sale. A masher, a slicer, a beater, a flipper, a strainer, a baller, you name it we have it. In green! The sad truth is the only item that gets used in this picture is the tea towel 🙈. But they sure look great! What's hiding in your cupboards? #Happy😊Hoarder #vintagekitchen #floursifter #vintageteatowel #bauerbowl #bauerpottery #vintagekitchengadgets #vintagekitchenware #chippygreen #vintagekitchenalia #chippygreenpaint #bauerpot #bakernotacook #therustytypewriter
What's Cookin' IG? Well truth be told, I'm more of a baker. Dana and friends asked what I'm hoarding in my kitchen and the answer is green gadgets, bowls, and flower sifters! I have more sifters than any baker would ever need but they're all too rusty to use 😂. I just can't pass up anything with a fabulous painted wood handle! A few months back my mom actually scored the green gadgets for me at her neighborhood yard sale. A masher, a slicer, a beater, a flipper, a strainer, a baller, you name it we have it. In green! The sad truth is the only item that gets used in this picture is the tea towel 🙈. But they sure look great! What's hiding in your cupboards? #Happy 😊Hoarder #vintagekitchen  #floursifter  #vintageteatowel  #bauerbowl  #bauerpottery  #vintagekitchengadgets  #vintagekitchenware  #chippygreen  #vintagekitchenalia  #chippygreenpaint  #bauerpot  #bakernotacook  #therustytypewriter 
Sail away, sail away, sail away.....🌊 ⛵️Sailing is a favorite summer pastime in my family since I was 10. Mom sent me to sailing camp with my Dad. We got hooked and actually returned for a few summers to teach other girl scouts and their fathers how to sail. There's been a few different boats since then, but it's still a family affair. And clearly inspiration for #mysaturdayvignette! #vintageoilpainting #vintagesailboat #vintagebooks #alabasterlamp #vintagepainting #myvintagestyle #fleamarketstyle #fleamarketfinds #therustytypewriter
Sail away, sail away, sail away.....🌊 ⛵️Sailing is a favorite summer pastime in my family since I was 10. Mom sent me to sailing camp with my Dad. We got hooked and actually returned for a few summers to teach other girl scouts and their fathers how to sail. There's been a few different boats since then, but it's still a family affair. And clearly inspiration for #mysaturdayvignette ! #vintageoilpainting  #vintagesailboat  #vintagebooks  #alabasterlamp  #vintagepainting  #myvintagestyle  #fleamarketstyle  #fleamarketfinds  #therustytypewriter 
Help I've been tagged 👆🏻! Two sweet friends have tagged me this week for exciting new-to-me hashies! Debra @vintagecrushin has asked me to #showusthevintage and Donna @rusticmoderncharm has asked to see my #FrugalFridayFind so I put together this little vignette which illustrates a few of my vintage favorites. The centerpiece here is absolutely the giant waterfront oil painting I snagged a few weeks ago at the Big Baltimore Flea Market. The seller marked it $25 but it had some issues and could use a cleaning. She happily accepted $20 for it and said it had been in storage at her place for years. The standing mirror has become a staple in my living room vignettes. It's the one thing here I paid more for, but even that I got at 50% off! Everything else here was $5 or less, but found over a period of 3 years. I think IG is a great place to showcase that you don't have to spend a lot of money on style. Give good money for staple pieces (or don't if you're lucky!) and the rest will fill in eventually. Thanks for the tags ladies, I can't wait to see everyone else's finds! #ironstone #vintagestyle #fleamarketfinds #vintageironstone #myvintagestyle #fleamarketstyle #vintageoilpainting #vintagebrass #therustytypewriter
Help I've been tagged 👆🏻! Two sweet friends have tagged me this week for exciting new-to-me hashies! Debra @vintagecrushin has asked me to #showusthevintage  and Donna @rusticmoderncharm has asked to see my #FrugalFridayFind  so I put together this little vignette which illustrates a few of my vintage favorites. The centerpiece here is absolutely the giant waterfront oil painting I snagged a few weeks ago at the Big Baltimore Flea Market. The seller marked it $25 but it had some issues and could use a cleaning. She happily accepted $20 for it and said it had been in storage at her place for years. The standing mirror has become a staple in my living room vignettes. It's the one thing here I paid more for, but even that I got at 50% off! Everything else here was $5 or less, but found over a period of 3 years. I think IG is a great place to showcase that you don't have to spend a lot of money on style. Give good money for staple pieces (or don't if you're lucky!) and the rest will fill in eventually. Thanks for the tags ladies, I can't wait to see everyone else's finds! #ironstone  #vintagestyle  #fleamarketfinds  #vintageironstone  #myvintagestyle  #fleamarketstyle  #vintageoilpainting  #vintagebrass  #therustytypewriter 
When goodwill giveth thou a Johnson Brothers ironstone whatever this is for $5, thou fill-est it with a million flowers. Seriously that's the rule. Sharing this huge ironstone pot for #ironstonewednesdays.  Happy hump day! #vintageironstone #johnsonbrothers #ironstone #mysterypot #lidless #flowerarrangement #eucalyptus #summerflowers #flowerarranging #thatpotisheavy! #therustytypewriter
Sometimes if you arrive too late at the flea, the vendors are calling it bust and leaving already. Because you know, it might rain, at 8pm. So even though you get there at 1, the pickin is slim. But someone saved a tiny lead doggie just for you. Most of his cold paint is gone, and he stands a little funny, but he reminds you of your pup and for $1 he becomes yours. And all is right with the world. Sharing for #treasuresandtrinketstuesday. Thank you to the hosts for including my sailboat vase from last week in the call photo for today, it was such a sweet surprise! #leaddog #vintagedog #vintageleadtoys #vintageleaddog #vintageleadfigure #vintagebooks #leatherboundbooks #coldpainted #dogfigurine #therustytypewriter
Sometimes if you arrive too late at the flea, the vendors are calling it bust and leaving already. Because you know, it might rain, at 8pm. So even though you get there at 1, the pickin is slim. But someone saved a tiny lead doggie just for you. Most of his cold paint is gone, and he stands a little funny, but he reminds you of your pup and for $1 he becomes yours. And all is right with the world. Sharing for #treasuresandtrinketstuesday . Thank you to the hosts for including my sailboat vase from last week in the call photo for today, it was such a sweet surprise! #leaddog  #vintagedog  #vintageleadtoys  #vintageleaddog  #vintageleadfigure  #vintagebooks  #leatherboundbooks  #coldpainted  #dogfigurine  #therustytypewriter 
Time for a group photo! Ok everybody smile.... McCoy! My collection of white #mccoypottery has somehow mysteriously (read: I scoured the land for) grown from a few pieces to many over the last year.  It's been a fun, at times frustrating, but rewarding hunt. Just last weekend I had the occasion to purchase the scroll/waves bowl 3 times! I felt like I was Goldilocks and the Bears were taunting me. The first dealer tried to tell me it was a rare unusual piece for McCoy (eh not really) and threw out a high price even for the flea. I waited and was rewarded with a price 1/3 of the first one I'd seen, later that day. The lesson? Set limits (white and green), boundaries ($10 max), and know what you're buying! Happy #magpiemonday ! #mccoy #vintagepottery #tqitb #vintagemccoy #usapottery #therustytypewriter
Time for a group photo! Ok everybody smile.... McCoy! My collection of white #mccoypottery  has somehow mysteriously (read: I scoured the land for) grown from a few pieces to many over the last year. It's been a fun, at times frustrating, but rewarding hunt. Just last weekend I had the occasion to purchase the scroll/waves bowl 3 times! I felt like I was Goldilocks and the Bears were taunting me. The first dealer tried to tell me it was a rare unusual piece for McCoy (eh not really) and threw out a high price even for the flea. I waited and was rewarded with a price 1/3 of the first one I'd seen, later that day. The lesson? Set limits (white and green), boundaries ($10 max), and know what you're buying! Happy #magpiemonday  ! #mccoy  #vintagepottery  #tqitb  #vintagemccoy  #usapottery  #therustytypewriter 
I enjoyed last week's theme for #Happy😊Hoarder so much that I was thrilled when Dana and the girls chose an open call this week! It means I get to share a little more of my art with all of you! These are my newest additions to the collection, three seascapes acquired on my trip to Ireland. The first is an original acrylic that I bought at St. Stephens green at an outdoor art exhibition. We had seen the art market on Sunday, our first day in Dublin. Unfortunately there was no allotted time to visit it. I was bummed, but lo! When we returned to Dublin on Friday with a free afternoon, the exhibition was set up in the park again! The artist was kind enough to write the location on the back, it is Ballinskelligs if you want to know. They filmed a lot of the upcoming Star Wars film there. The small matted print is the Cliffs of Moher. I can't get over how stunning the cliffs were, or how scary it was to stand near the edge! The print is from an original done in oils and is signed by the artist. The photograph on the right was taken by yours truly with a Kodak Duaflex on Portra 400 120 film at Inch beach, the first place we saw the Atlantic Ocean.  The camera is essentially your 1950's point and shoot. I love how true to life the colors are, and even though everything is a bit out of focus, it really gives a sense of the motion. The wind was blowing the grass, the waves were crashing in, and the clouds were being whisked away.  Now that everything is framed up, I'll need to choose a place in the house to display my little corner of the Irish seaside. Thanks to the hostesses with the most stories! #originalacrylic #irishart #originalartwork #irishseaside #irishseascapes #seascapes #artgallery #fullcirclefineart #thanksbrian #seascape #irishphotography #travelphotography #therustytypewriter #ballinskelligs #inchbeach #cliffsofmoher #thecliffsofmoher #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #kodak #kodakduaflex #vintagekodak
I enjoyed last week's theme for #Happy 😊Hoarder so much that I was thrilled when Dana and the girls chose an open call this week! It means I get to share a little more of my art with all of you! These are my newest additions to the collection, three seascapes acquired on my trip to Ireland. The first is an original acrylic that I bought at St. Stephens green at an outdoor art exhibition. We had seen the art market on Sunday, our first day in Dublin. Unfortunately there was no allotted time to visit it. I was bummed, but lo! When we returned to Dublin on Friday with a free afternoon, the exhibition was set up in the park again! The artist was kind enough to write the location on the back, it is Ballinskelligs if you want to know. They filmed a lot of the upcoming Star Wars film there. The small matted print is the Cliffs of Moher. I can't get over how stunning the cliffs were, or how scary it was to stand near the edge! The print is from an original done in oils and is signed by the artist. The photograph on the right was taken by yours truly with a Kodak Duaflex on Portra 400 120 film at Inch beach, the first place we saw the Atlantic Ocean. The camera is essentially your 1950's point and shoot. I love how true to life the colors are, and even though everything is a bit out of focus, it really gives a sense of the motion. The wind was blowing the grass, the waves were crashing in, and the clouds were being whisked away. Now that everything is framed up, I'll need to choose a place in the house to display my little corner of the Irish seaside. Thanks to the hostesses with the most stories! #originalacrylic  #irishart  #originalartwork  #irishseaside  #irishseascapes  #seascapes  #artgallery  #fullcirclefineart  #thanksbrian  #seascape  #irishphotography  #travelphotography  #therustytypewriter  #ballinskelligs  #inchbeach  #cliffsofmoher  #thecliffsofmoher  #ishootfilm  #filmisnotdead  #kodak  #kodakduaflex  #vintagekodak 
Savers on a bad day "Let's price this 50lb 1979 typewriter at $99!". .

Savers on a good day "Let's price this 1950s queen size Hofmann chenille bedspread IN AQUA at $9!". .

And this is why I can't give up on Savers. VINTAGE VIGILANCE MY FRIENDS! #chenillebedspread #vintagevigilance #vintagebedspread #vintagechenille #vintagebrass #saversiscrazy #saversfinds #therustytypewriter
For this #tbt I'm throwing it back to Ireland and what I like to refer to as castle day. We did three castles that day and this was taken at #rosscastle in #killarneynationalpark.  My favorite thing to do in castles is try to imagine how it would've been to live there. The living quarters were off limits without a tour at this castle, but we saw a few areas at #kingjohnscastle and we were served dinner at #knappoguecastle later that evening.  I like that things are left for my imagination to run wild with speculation of fabulous tapestries, huge wooden beds, and hearth fires in every room. And don't even get me started on the doors! Unfortunately in Ireland a lot of castles and stone houses were built for people to hide from intruders; attackers, and religious persecution. After all, when you have a beautiful land, people will want it. Happy day before Friday! #rosscastlekillarney #irishphotography #travelphotography #allthecastles #castlesofireland #travelireland #visitireland #throwbackthursday #therustytypewriter
For this #tbt  I'm throwing it back to Ireland and what I like to refer to as castle day. We did three castles that day and this was taken at #rosscastle  in #killarneynationalpark . My favorite thing to do in castles is try to imagine how it would've been to live there. The living quarters were off limits without a tour at this castle, but we saw a few areas at #kingjohnscastle  and we were served dinner at #knappoguecastle  later that evening. I like that things are left for my imagination to run wild with speculation of fabulous tapestries, huge wooden beds, and hearth fires in every room. And don't even get me started on the doors! Unfortunately in Ireland a lot of castles and stone houses were built for people to hide from intruders; attackers, and religious persecution. After all, when you have a beautiful land, people will want it. Happy day before Friday! #rosscastlekillarney  #irishphotography  #travelphotography  #allthecastles  #castlesofireland  #travelireland  #visitireland  #throwbackthursday  #therustytypewriter 
This tiny soap dish has a tale to tell. Once upon a time my grandmother gave me a lovely ironstone soap dish filled with beautiful rose shaped soaps and bath fizzes.  It lived with me on a bedroom shelf in four different states. I loved it and it loved me back for I always made sure it had pretty soaps to hold. Fast forward to Maryland, where 25% of everything I owned became a casualty of careless movers. Including my ironstone dish 😢. There is a happy ending however. About two weeks after I gave up and threw it away (it was literally in smithereens) I found a new dish to love at the flea! Same maker, with a tray and a handled lid. I like to think grandma sent it my way. And now my soap will always have a home. #ironstonewednesdays #vintageironstone #ironstonesoapdish #vintagesoapdish #scottishfinesoaps #movingsucks #familyheirlooms #ironstone #therustytypewriter
This tiny soap dish has a tale to tell. Once upon a time my grandmother gave me a lovely ironstone soap dish filled with beautiful rose shaped soaps and bath fizzes. It lived with me on a bedroom shelf in four different states. I loved it and it loved me back for I always made sure it had pretty soaps to hold. Fast forward to Maryland, where 25% of everything I owned became a casualty of careless movers. Including my ironstone dish 😢. There is a happy ending however. About two weeks after I gave up and threw it away (it was literally in smithereens) I found a new dish to love at the flea! Same maker, with a tray and a handled lid. I like to think grandma sent it my way. And now my soap will always have a home. #ironstonewednesdays  #vintageironstone  #ironstonesoapdish  #vintagesoapdish  #scottishfinesoaps  #movingsucks  #familyheirlooms  #ironstone  #therustytypewriter 
If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then drop on the deck.... and run for someone with a key! I didn't buy *all* the #mccoypottery on Sunday but I did snag this bucket list piece out of a case at #madhatterantiquemall in Adamstown.  She's not perfect, but she's certainly seaworthy to me! Happy Tuesday and happy hunting. It's out there, trust me! #treasuresandtrinketstuesday #mccoyvase #vintagepottery #vintagemccoy #bucketlist #holygrail #usapottery #therustytypewriter
If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then drop on the deck.... and run for someone with a key! I didn't buy *all* the #mccoypottery  on Sunday but I did snag this bucket list piece out of a case at #madhatterantiquemall  in Adamstown. She's not perfect, but she's certainly seaworthy to me! Happy Tuesday and happy hunting. It's out there, trust me! #treasuresandtrinketstuesday  #mccoyvase  #vintagepottery  #vintagemccoy  #bucketlist  #holygrail  #usapottery  #therustytypewriter 
Is anyone else completely enamored by vintage art supplies? Everything about them from the vibrant colors to the typography of the box advertising screams "Collect me! You can even use me!" The collecting definitely happens. Using them, ehhvery once in a while. They're just too lovely to use them all up! What are you sharing for #magpiemonday? #vintageartsupplies #vintagepastels #vintagewatercolors #vintagepencilleads #vintagepaintbrush #vintagepaints #thingsicollect #grumbacherpastels #grumbacher #vintagetypography #therustytypewriter
Is anyone else completely enamored by vintage art supplies? Everything about them from the vibrant colors to the typography of the box advertising screams "Collect me! You can even use me!" The collecting definitely happens. Using them, ehhvery once in a while. They're just too lovely to use them all up! What are you sharing for #magpiemonday ? #vintageartsupplies  #vintagepastels  #vintagewatercolors  #vintagepencilleads  #vintagepaintbrush  #vintagepaints  #thingsicollect  #grumbacherpastels  #grumbacher  #vintagetypography  #therustytypewriter 
More and more I've come to find that I'm an art lover. It has to be pretty straightforward stuff, no crazy "what the heck is that" pieces.  It's an appreciation of something I'm not very good at, the same reason I love to watch dance and ice skating. I have everything from paint by numbers, to professional oil paintings. The skill level doesn't really matter as long as the piece speaks to me. These pull down charts are near and dear to me. They show their age, have stains and tears, but have been carefully chosen one at a time to come and live with me. I purchased the Cephalopods at my first Country Living Fair. I studied marine science in college, and these animals are probably my favorite group of invertebrates. The next year I chose the European map. Its pastel colors and light wooden dowels drew me in and I couldn't say no. Joining the group at the first CL fair in Nashville was the sunflower chart. It brightens up the dining room and goes well with my pie safe. All are paper on linen and very delicate. Someone painstakingly drew and painted each of these and I can imagine how long each one must take to create. Now they grace my walls and are one of my favorite collections. Bonus, swipe to see my most recent stab at some watercolors! Thanks always to Dana (who tagged me!) and her trusty band of #Happy😊Hoarder judges! #vintagechart #vintagepulldownchart #vintagepulldownmap #vintagemap #countrylivingfair #clfairfinds #vintagescienceposters #vintagescienceequipment #cephalopods #vintagescience #watercolors #begoniaxhiemalis #therustytypewriter
More and more I've come to find that I'm an art lover. It has to be pretty straightforward stuff, no crazy "what the heck is that" pieces. It's an appreciation of something I'm not very good at, the same reason I love to watch dance and ice skating. I have everything from paint by numbers, to professional oil paintings. The skill level doesn't really matter as long as the piece speaks to me. These pull down charts are near and dear to me. They show their age, have stains and tears, but have been carefully chosen one at a time to come and live with me. I purchased the Cephalopods at my first Country Living Fair. I studied marine science in college, and these animals are probably my favorite group of invertebrates. The next year I chose the European map. Its pastel colors and light wooden dowels drew me in and I couldn't say no. Joining the group at the first CL fair in Nashville was the sunflower chart. It brightens up the dining room and goes well with my pie safe. All are paper on linen and very delicate. Someone painstakingly drew and painted each of these and I can imagine how long each one must take to create. Now they grace my walls and are one of my favorite collections. Bonus, swipe to see my most recent stab at some watercolors! Thanks always to Dana (who tagged me!) and her trusty band of #Happy 😊Hoarder judges! #vintagechart  #vintagepulldownchart  #vintagepulldownmap  #vintagemap  #countrylivingfair  #clfairfinds  #vintagescienceposters  #vintagescienceequipment  #cephalopods  #vintagescience  #watercolors  #begoniaxhiemalis  #therustytypewriter 
A simple stack for #ironstonewednesdays. When we moved into our house a little over a year ago, I owned no platters. Nothing bigger than a plate. Thankfully the local flea has helped me remedy that situation! These range in price from 25 cents to 4 dollars. The best part is that if one breaks, no biggie, they were thrifted! Thanks to the hosts of this fun hashtag! #ironstoneplatter #vintageironstone #ironstone #vintagedishes #thriftykitchen #therustytypewriter
I love vintage. There is always something new to learn. Today's lesson;
Eyes: "Ooo McCoy!"
Brain: "McCoy not McCoy."
This piece is indeed a reproduction of a McCoy mold which is cast in recycled aluminum. It was made by American Pottery Company in Devon PA, but they no longer exist. Normally I'd say "eww!" to a false copy, but this one has swagger (and the McCoy family's approval!). I don't even have this piece in pottery yet, so I'm pleased to add it to my collection. Two thumbs up to APC for recycling amazing pottery design and aluminum! #vivalavignettetuesday #mccoypottery #vintagemccoy #usapottery #americanpotterycompany #mccoyvase #recycledaluminum #chenillebedspread #vintagechenille #vintagebedspread #burningbridgeantiques #therustytypewriter
I love vintage. There is always something new to learn. Today's lesson; Eyes: "Ooo McCoy!" Brain: "McCoy not McCoy." This piece is indeed a reproduction of a McCoy mold which is cast in recycled aluminum. It was made by American Pottery Company in Devon PA, but they no longer exist. Normally I'd say "eww!" to a false copy, but this one has swagger (and the McCoy family's approval!). I don't even have this piece in pottery yet, so I'm pleased to add it to my collection. Two thumbs up to APC for recycling amazing pottery design and aluminum! #vivalavignettetuesday  #mccoypottery  #vintagemccoy  #usapottery  #americanpotterycompany  #mccoyvase  #recycledaluminum  #chenillebedspread  #vintagechenille  #vintagebedspread  #burningbridgeantiques  #therustytypewriter 
Vinyl definitely falls into the category of one of my earliest collections. You know, those ones you didn't really know were collections and then all the sudden there were a million in your house? Yeah that kind. I keep them in peach orchard crates and listen to them occasionally, but especially at Christmas. I have an entire crate of just Bing Crosby. Anyone else? Just me? I'm ok with that. My vinyl is my #magpiemonday submission, check my story to see the orchard crates! #vintagevinyl #icollectvinyl #bingcrosby #vintagerecords #thingsicollect #bingcrosbyvinyl #vintagemusic #therustytypewriter
Vinyl definitely falls into the category of one of my earliest collections. You know, those ones you didn't really know were collections and then all the sudden there were a million in your house? Yeah that kind. I keep them in peach orchard crates and listen to them occasionally, but especially at Christmas. I have an entire crate of just Bing Crosby. Anyone else? Just me? I'm ok with that. My vinyl is my #magpiemonday  submission, check my story to see the orchard crates! #vintagevinyl  #icollectvinyl  #bingcrosby  #vintagerecords  #thingsicollect  #bingcrosbyvinyl  #vintagemusic  #therustytypewriter 
This week's #Happy😊Hoarder topic is forever young. I'm a pretty competitive person but I'm very quiet about it. My husband can tell you how I routinely smash almost 400 points in a game of scrabble and am happy, but die twice in a video game and have to walk away. Growing up we played a lot of games. Parcheesi and cards with grandma, boggle and uno with mom, and lots of checkers with my brother. There weren't really any old games passed down in the family though, so when I find a well loved game I snag it! My husband is helping me learn chess and we play Catan, crazy dice, and heroclix regularly. One of my favorite things to do is take the vintage French chess pieces to the board table in our neighborhood park. Someday I'm sure I'll beat him at this game ;) Thanks to our lovely hosts who are tagged above👆🏻. #vintagegames #vintagechessset #vintagetoys #vintagegamepieces #vintagedominoes #vintagecheckers #therustytypewriter
This week's #Happy 😊Hoarder topic is forever young. I'm a pretty competitive person but I'm very quiet about it. My husband can tell you how I routinely smash almost 400 points in a game of scrabble and am happy, but die twice in a video game and have to walk away. Growing up we played a lot of games. Parcheesi and cards with grandma, boggle and uno with mom, and lots of checkers with my brother. There weren't really any old games passed down in the family though, so when I find a well loved game I snag it! My husband is helping me learn chess and we play Catan, crazy dice, and heroclix regularly. One of my favorite things to do is take the vintage French chess pieces to the board table in our neighborhood park. Someday I'm sure I'll beat him at this game ;) Thanks to our lovely hosts who are tagged above👆🏻. #vintagegames  #vintagechessset  #vintagetoys  #vintagegamepieces  #vintagedominoes  #vintagecheckers  #therustytypewriter 
Bargains on a budget folks. We've got a midsummer slow down at work combined with our little sewer pipe issue which makes for a tight ship around here lately. This is the coolest thing I could snag for $5 (actually it was $4). I thought the handle might be Bakelite but it tested negative. Ah well, the black and white handle speaks to me, so home it came! What did you snag during your flea market adventures today? #fleamarketfinds #saturdayfleamarket #magnifyingglass #vintagestyle #vintagemaps #vintagemagnifyingglass #bakelite #notbakelite #therustytypewriter #mysaturdayvignette #chesapeakebay #annapolis #marinechart #vintagechart #stmichaels
Bargains on a budget folks. We've got a midsummer slow down at work combined with our little sewer pipe issue which makes for a tight ship around here lately. This is the coolest thing I could snag for $5 (actually it was $4). I thought the handle might be Bakelite but it tested negative. Ah well, the black and white handle speaks to me, so home it came! What did you snag during your flea market adventures today? #fleamarketfinds  #saturdayfleamarket  #magnifyingglass  #vintagestyle  #vintagemaps  #vintagemagnifyingglass  #bakelite  #notbakelite  #therustytypewriter  #mysaturdayvignette  #chesapeakebay  #annapolis  #marinechart  #vintagechart  #stmichaels 
After the dreary weather here I'm wishing I were back on the isle of green. This beautiful spot is at a farm estate called Dualla. I'll be sharing more photos from there in time (the swipe feature only allows square photos and that just doesn't do them justice) but for now I'll dream of lying there on the chaise lounge reading the greats. The house was built in 1798, has fabulous wall to wall wool carpeting, and painted tin wall paneling. Oh and natural light to die for! #flashbackfriday #dualla #ireland #takemeback #therustytypewriter #travelphotography #irelandphotography #travelphoto
After the dreary weather here I'm wishing I were back on the isle of green. This beautiful spot is at a farm estate called Dualla. I'll be sharing more photos from there in time (the swipe feature only allows square photos and that just doesn't do them justice) but for now I'll dream of lying there on the chaise lounge reading the greats. The house was built in 1798, has fabulous wall to wall wool carpeting, and painted tin wall paneling. Oh and natural light to die for! #flashbackfriday  #dualla  #ireland  #takemeback  #therustytypewriter  #travelphotography  #irelandphotography  #travelphoto 
It's bottoms up for these square server ironstone beauties! Take a gander at what lies beneath their white frilly styling to see that they are sturdy, no-nonsense gals when it comes to supporting your meats and potatoes. #ironstonewednesdays is a good time to air out all your backstamps because who doesn't love a good vintage backside? #vintageironstone #johnsonbrothersironstone #ironstoneservingdish #ironstone #inmycupboard #therustytypewriter
First time at a flea market in months. Did not disappoint! I have no clue what this painting is of but it reminds me a lot of the "hooker" boats we saw in Galway. It needs a little love but it was cheeeeap. Also, it's enormous! Any day with an amethyst beetle on a stick pin is a good day. See my story to check out the beetle and for a size reference on the painting! #baltimorefleamarket #timoniumfairgrounds #fleamarketfinds #sundaysimpleliving #vintageoilpainting #fleamarketstyle #therustytypewriter
First time at a flea market in months. Did not disappoint! I have no clue what this painting is of but it reminds me a lot of the "hooker" boats we saw in Galway. It needs a little love but it was cheeeeap. Also, it's enormous! Any day with an amethyst beetle on a stick pin is a good day. See my story to check out the beetle and for a size reference on the painting! #baltimorefleamarket  #timoniumfairgrounds  #fleamarketfinds  #sundaysimpleliving  #vintageoilpainting  #fleamarketstyle  #therustytypewriter 
Hello again #Happy😊Hoarder friends! I'm getting back into the swing of things and Dana has asked for some good old red white, and blue for this week's tag. These bits and pieces are what I like to call leftovers. A single #hazelatlas cup, an angel with a broken wing and firecracker, and an old cracker box. Who saved that box just for it to end up holding smalls at a flea market? Who took the time to repair the wing on the angel but not the firecracker? Your guess is as good as mine. I did a little @magpieethel -ing as I like to call it, and jazzed that firecracker back up to snuff! I just love the little hat and the subtle wink. There's definitely some hijinks going on! What are you displaying for the 4th this year? Grab all your Americana and make sure to share! Thanks to the hosts as always ^tagged above. #lancecrackers #vintagebox #vintageangel #angelofthemonth #vintagejulyangel #fourthofjuly #americana #redwhiteandblue #vintagehazelatlas #hazelatlasstripes #therustytypewriter
Hello again #Happy 😊Hoarder friends! I'm getting back into the swing of things and Dana has asked for some good old red white, and blue for this week's tag. These bits and pieces are what I like to call leftovers. A single #hazelatlas  cup, an angel with a broken wing and firecracker, and an old cracker box. Who saved that box just for it to end up holding smalls at a flea market? Who took the time to repair the wing on the angel but not the firecracker? Your guess is as good as mine. I did a little @magpieethel -ing as I like to call it, and jazzed that firecracker back up to snuff! I just love the little hat and the subtle wink. There's definitely some hijinks going on! What are you displaying for the 4th this year? Grab all your Americana and make sure to share! Thanks to the hosts as always ^tagged above. #lancecrackers  #vintagebox  #vintageangel  #angelofthemonth  #vintagejulyangel  #fourthofjuly  #americana  #redwhiteandblue  #vintagehazelatlas  #hazelatlasstripes  #therustytypewriter 
I'm a bit of an odd duck. I love cemeteries, and after visiting Ireland it's clear to me that it's hereditary. Their churchyards are gorgeous. Even the newer cemeteries are meticulously maintained and adorned with beautiful memorials. I've had a few people ask me to share some of my favorite places from the trip. I know not everyone will be interested, so I promise to pepper them in here and there and not be obnoxious. This picture is from my favorite day of the trip. It is the old graveyard and church in my ancestral home of Brosna. My great great grandparents are buried in the yard along with one of their sons. Just on the other side of the church is Main Street where they lived. And behind me? The path to their holy well in the middle of a field. It was a magical day of family and history. And Guinness. Lots of Guinness. #familyties #ireland #brosnatown #brosna #orourke #familyhistory #therustytypewriter
I'm a bit of an odd duck. I love cemeteries, and after visiting Ireland it's clear to me that it's hereditary. Their churchyards are gorgeous. Even the newer cemeteries are meticulously maintained and adorned with beautiful memorials. I've had a few people ask me to share some of my favorite places from the trip. I know not everyone will be interested, so I promise to pepper them in here and there and not be obnoxious. This picture is from my favorite day of the trip. It is the old graveyard and church in my ancestral home of Brosna. My great great grandparents are buried in the yard along with one of their sons. Just on the other side of the church is Main Street where they lived. And behind me? The path to their holy well in the middle of a field. It was a magical day of family and history. And Guinness. Lots of Guinness. #familyties  #ireland  #brosnatown  #brosna  #orourke  #familyhistory  #therustytypewriter 
Shortbread shamrocks will liven up any white ironstone piece don't you think? Sharing this medium size platter I thrifted before vacation for #ironstonewednesdays. I can tell I'm still on Irish time because I craved afternoon tea today. Well that and I keep looking right and almost getting killed by motorcars! Happy hump day! #vintageironstone #ironstoneplatter #teaanyone #afternoontea #vintageteacup #shortbreadshamrocks #galwaysweets #auntnelliessweetshop #irishsweetshop #therustytypewriter
Shortbread shamrocks will liven up any white ironstone piece don't you think? Sharing this medium size platter I thrifted before vacation for #ironstonewednesdays . I can tell I'm still on Irish time because I craved afternoon tea today. Well that and I keep looking right and almost getting killed by motorcars! Happy hump day! #vintageironstone  #ironstoneplatter  #teaanyone  #afternoontea  #vintageteacup  #shortbreadshamrocks  #galwaysweets  #auntnelliessweetshop  #irishsweetshop  #therustytypewriter 
Two things on my souvenir list for Ireland: 1. Wool goods and lots of 'em. 2. Vintage anything! Item one was covered by two scarves, a blanket, socks, a sweater, and hand spun hand dyed wool for crocheting. Item two was checked off on the last day in Dublin. I'll tell you, I suffered. I suffered through shop after shop of fine antique furniture, jewelry, and China. Past solid gold greyhound statues, turn of the century watercolor boxes, leather books, and cast iron stand globes, I shlepped. Until when chance came, lo! A thrift! And so I have a 1939 map of Northern Ireland and a copy of "My Little Black Donkey" in Gaelic. Also featured, my hare pin, and pewter miniature of Blarney Castle. #Ireland #irishwool #blarneycastle #vintagemap #tripofalifetime #gottahavevintage #wherearetheantiques #vivalavignettetuesday #therustytypewriter
Two things on my souvenir list for Ireland: 1. Wool goods and lots of 'em. 2. Vintage anything! Item one was covered by two scarves, a blanket, socks, a sweater, and hand spun hand dyed wool for crocheting. Item two was checked off on the last day in Dublin. I'll tell you, I suffered. I suffered through shop after shop of fine antique furniture, jewelry, and China. Past solid gold greyhound statues, turn of the century watercolor boxes, leather books, and cast iron stand globes, I shlepped. Until when chance came, lo! A thrift! And so I have a 1939 map of Northern Ireland and a copy of "My Little Black Donkey" in Gaelic. Also featured, my hare pin, and pewter miniature of Blarney Castle. #Ireland  #irishwool  #blarneycastle  #vintagemap  #tripofalifetime  #gottahavevintage  #wherearetheantiques  #vivalavignettetuesday  #therustytypewriter 
Pink peonies in a turquoise #mccoypitcher for #vivalavignettetuesday. This is one of my favorite combos and always makes me think of my grandmother. She had peonies planted along the sidewalk in her backyard for as long as I can remember. Every year when they bloom it makes me smile at the memories. #mccoypottery #vintagemccoy #vintagepottery #therustytypewriter
When your mother's game is ON POINT at her neighborhood-wide yard sale. Yes mom, buy that entire table of 25 cent kitchen gadgets! In other news, my kitchen will soon be adorned with #allthemintgreenthings.  #momsthebest #eagleeye #gimmeallthemintgreen #buyeverythinggreen #vintagekitchentools #vintagekitchengadgets #collecting #vintagekitchen #vintagekitchenalia #therustytypewriter
I'm tagged by the mother of #Happy😊Hoarder @thisoldcapehouse to share an open call memory this week! I'm actually sticking with her tale of a memorable pursuit theme. This is my super fab, Julie Andrews-made-out-of-drapes, Peck and Peck dress. It came to be mine during an epic estate sale hunt with my bestie @the_gryphons_nest in DC. She was visiting you see, so I had to show her the best DC had to offer! The house was ancient, peeling wallpaper, three floors plus an attic, hadn't been cleaned for 20 years type of place. We lamented over how it must've looked in its heyday, and then, we picked! Oh and did we. Boxes of Christmas cards, drawers of tablecloths, tables with hat boxes and hats to die for, closets full of clothing from 1930 to 1970, and all of it vintage. We perused, we plucked, we plundered! We both left with more than we could carry (albeit without the typewriter no one could open the case to!) and tried not to think about our empty wallets. Although we are separated by a few states, we still text each other with a great find. And on the occasion that we use something found on one of our epic expeditions, we always think of when the next one might happen! (Pictured, me and hubs at the Poconos wedding last weekend.) Thanks to the lovely hosts @thisoldcapehouse @cakebatterfinds @christinevautour and @pixiegurrrrrl! #peckandpeck #vintageclothing #vintagestyle #vintagedress #skytoplodge #therustytypewriter
I'm tagged by the mother of #Happy 😊Hoarder @thisoldcapehouse to share an open call memory this week! I'm actually sticking with her tale of a memorable pursuit theme. This is my super fab, Julie Andrews-made-out-of-drapes, Peck and Peck dress. It came to be mine during an epic estate sale hunt with my bestie @the_gryphons_nest in DC. She was visiting you see, so I had to show her the best DC had to offer! The house was ancient, peeling wallpaper, three floors plus an attic, hadn't been cleaned for 20 years type of place. We lamented over how it must've looked in its heyday, and then, we picked! Oh and did we. Boxes of Christmas cards, drawers of tablecloths, tables with hat boxes and hats to die for, closets full of clothing from 1930 to 1970, and all of it vintage. We perused, we plucked, we plundered! We both left with more than we could carry (albeit without the typewriter no one could open the case to!) and tried not to think about our empty wallets. Although we are separated by a few states, we still text each other with a great find. And on the occasion that we use something found on one of our epic expeditions, we always think of when the next one might happen! (Pictured, me and hubs at the Poconos wedding last weekend.) Thanks to the lovely hosts @thisoldcapehouse @cakebatterfinds @christinevautour and @pixiegurrrrrl! #peckandpeck  #vintageclothing  #vintagestyle  #vintagedress  #skytoplodge  #therustytypewriter 
For my #ironstonewednesdays submission I present two perfectly imperfect ironstone creamers in personal size! I went crazy over the patina on these little guys when I found them. They make perfect little bud vases. Happy hump day!  #vintageironstone #ironstonecreamer #ironstone #crazing #therustytypewriter
Attending the band book sale as an alumni was strange. On the plus side, no one knew me, so no one could judge me on how many books I bought. As an avid science lover how could I leave behind temptations such as "The Wonders of Algae", and "The Wonders of Fungi"? Well obviously I couldn't. I'm adding the Field Guide to Mammals to my green HMCo collection! Happy #magpiemonday all! #vintagefieldguides #vintagebooks #bibliophile #vintagescience #fieldguides #greenbooks #exlibrarybook #booksale #therustytypewriter
Attending the band book sale as an alumni was strange. On the plus side, no one knew me, so no one could judge me on how many books I bought. As an avid science lover how could I leave behind temptations such as "The Wonders of Algae", and "The Wonders of Fungi"? Well obviously I couldn't. I'm adding the Field Guide to Mammals to my green HMCo collection! Happy #magpiemonday  all! #vintagefieldguides  #vintagebooks  #bibliophile  #vintagescience  #fieldguides  #greenbooks  #exlibrarybook  #booksale  #therustytypewriter 
It's been quiet over here. I know. Real life has been keeping me busy lately. Interviews, vacation, training, and a new game hobby have been hogging my attention. But I'm still here. Promise. We have company tonight so I snipped these flowers from what blooms we have in the backyard and stuck them in a small McCoy butterfly jardiniere. Azalea, ranunculus, and some Easter flower remnants to brighten your afternoon!  #mccoypottery #vintagemccoy #vintagepottery #usapottery #mccoyjardiniere #springflowers #therustytypewriter
It's been quiet over here. I know. Real life has been keeping me busy lately. Interviews, vacation, training, and a new game hobby have been hogging my attention. But I'm still here. Promise. We have company tonight so I snipped these flowers from what blooms we have in the backyard and stuck them in a small McCoy butterfly jardiniere. Azalea, ranunculus, and some Easter flower remnants to brighten your afternoon! #mccoypottery  #vintagemccoy  #vintagepottery  #usapottery  #mccoyjardiniere  #springflowers  #therustytypewriter 
Easter grass my way. At this stage in my life I'd much rather be hunting McCoy jardinieres than eggs. Anyone? Anyone? Look they're just as colorful, but they don't leave dye all over your hands. Or get rotten. Just sayin'. Happy #vivalavignettetuesday ! #vintagemccoy #mccoypottery #mccoyjardiniere #springtime #yesmygrassneedscutting #therustytypewriter
It started out with blue. Only blue birds from Japan. Then came the green. Annnd suddenly it's a veritable menagerie of avian friends. Although admittedly none of these are magpies, they'll do for a #magpiemonday submission! Monday's almost over! We did it! #vintagebirds #ceramicbird #thingsicollect #notmagpies #therustytypewriter
For this round of #happy😊hoarder Dana has declared an open call! I'm going with a theme of my own and it's called "hairbrained hoarder". I'm often a little distracted in my thrifting and the result is that I've ended up collecting a lot of different collections. Take the above photo for example. These are my flea market scores from yesterday. I have a few other souvenir mineral boxes and I grab them up every time I see them. I snagged the Easter candy box like an insane person because I've never seen one but I knew it'd be awesome in an Easter display. The horse head is a souvenir from the Land of Little Horses, I went there when I was 4. My father says being in my house is like being inside a curiosity shop. I think I'll take that as a compliment.  What are you hoarding? Would @vintagegreenantiques @vintagebaby63 @lalunedesigns or @thewhitepeppervintage care to share? Post before midnight EST! #vintageeaster #rockcollection #vintagekewpie #vintageminerals #fullerbrushman #therustytypewriter
For this round of #happy 😊hoarder Dana has declared an open call! I'm going with a theme of my own and it's called "hairbrained hoarder". I'm often a little distracted in my thrifting and the result is that I've ended up collecting a lot of different collections. Take the above photo for example. These are my flea market scores from yesterday. I have a few other souvenir mineral boxes and I grab them up every time I see them. I snagged the Easter candy box like an insane person because I've never seen one but I knew it'd be awesome in an Easter display. The horse head is a souvenir from the Land of Little Horses, I went there when I was 4. My father says being in my house is like being inside a curiosity shop. I think I'll take that as a compliment. What are you hoarding? Would @vintagegreenantiques @vintagebaby63 @lalunedesigns or @thewhitepeppervintage care to share? Post before midnight EST! #vintageeaster  #rockcollection  #vintagekewpie  #vintageminerals  #fullerbrushman  #therustytypewriter 
Fluffy ranunculus in a McCoy bean pot. It reads fall, but my brain is on full spring ahead! These blooms are from some plants I bought last week. Soon they'll be able to go in the ground. My green thumb will be tested. Happy #vivalavignettetuesday ! #mccoypottery #vintagepottery #vintagemccoy #mccoybeanpot #ranunculus #therustytypewriter
Today my husband and I celebrate 5 years of epic shenanigans! We are off in the #endlessmountains of Pennsylvania enjoying a quiet stay at #bearmountainlodge and a weekend of adventure with #pinecreekoutfitters. This morning kicked off with a breakfast at the historic #wellsborodiner and a hike in the #pennsylvaniagrandcanyon will follow! The diner was opened in 1939. Here's their collection of Syracuse China and original Corning restaurant ware. I have buyers remorse every time I pass up restaurant ware, but I have so many dishes already that it would be ridiculous to buy any! Don't forget to share a story for #happy😊hoarder before tomorrow at 9pm! #corningware #corningglass #syracusechina #restaurantware #smalltowndiner #smalltownusa #therustytypewriter
Today my husband and I celebrate 5 years of epic shenanigans! We are off in the #endlessmountains  of Pennsylvania enjoying a quiet stay at #bearmountainlodge  and a weekend of adventure with #pinecreekoutfitters . This morning kicked off with a breakfast at the historic #wellsborodiner  and a hike in the #pennsylvaniagrandcanyon  will follow! The diner was opened in 1939. Here's their collection of Syracuse China and original Corning restaurant ware. I have buyers remorse every time I pass up restaurant ware, but I have so many dishes already that it would be ridiculous to buy any! Don't forget to share a story for #happy 😊hoarder before tomorrow at 9pm! #corningware  #corningglass  #syracusechina  #restaurantware  #smalltowndiner  #smalltownusa  #therustytypewriter 
For today's #ironstonewednesdays post I give you lids and handles. It's all about that aerial view folks! I feel like we don't get to appreciate the tops of things enough. Everyone climbs on tables and chairs to look at things like this right? Nope, just me? Oh well. Happy hump day! #vintageironstone #ironstone #ironstoneteapot #piesafe #therustytypewriter
"Don't touch that it's mine!" At least that's what I would've said if I were brave enough to say such things out loud 😂. It's what ran through my head when I spied this on a goodwill shelf another shopper was perusing ahead of me. I then politely did a reach-around and snagged it right out from in front of her.  Sure enough, I was rewarded with that lovely NM. And that's how it came to live with me, and be jammed full of tulips. Happy #itfoundmejunk Thursday! Thanks to Susie @junk.beaucoup and her lovely cohosts! #mccoypottery #vintagemccoy #vintagepottery #usapottery #mccoyvase #nelsonmccoy #therustytypewriter
"Don't touch that it's mine!" At least that's what I would've said if I were brave enough to say such things out loud 😂. It's what ran through my head when I spied this on a goodwill shelf another shopper was perusing ahead of me. I then politely did a reach-around and snagged it right out from in front of her. Sure enough, I was rewarded with that lovely NM. And that's how it came to live with me, and be jammed full of tulips. Happy #itfoundmejunk  Thursday! Thanks to Susie @junk.beaucoup and her lovely cohosts! #mccoypottery  #vintagemccoy  #vintagepottery  #usapottery  #mccoyvase  #nelsonmccoy  #therustytypewriter 
It's the final day to post your story for #happy😊hoarder! This round we want to hear about your craziest, weirdest,  or most embarrassing collection. What skeletons do you have in your closet? My most embarrassing collection, but also my proudest, is books. They dominate my house. I've always wanted my own library, and I have almost every book I've ever read, even my children's books. There are 3 large bookcases in my living room, 3 in my guest room, one in our spare room, and one in the master. I have books coming out my ears! Swipe right to see some of the bookcases. Although these pictures don't show any of my textbooks, two bookcases, or an extensive collection of childhood books and inherited cookbooks, I'm sure you'll get the picture 😂. What embarrassing or downright strange collections do you have hiding in your house? Make sure to tag the hosts @thisoldcapehouse  @815vintagegoods @pixiegurrrrrl @grayowlcottage and me @the_rusty_typewriter so we see your entries before 9pm! #vintagebooks #bookhoarder #bibliophile #mylibrary #athomelibrary #mylargestcollection #therustytypewriter
It's the final day to post your story for #happy 😊hoarder! This round we want to hear about your craziest, weirdest, or most embarrassing collection. What skeletons do you have in your closet? My most embarrassing collection, but also my proudest, is books. They dominate my house. I've always wanted my own library, and I have almost every book I've ever read, even my children's books. There are 3 large bookcases in my living room, 3 in my guest room, one in our spare room, and one in the master. I have books coming out my ears! Swipe right to see some of the bookcases. Although these pictures don't show any of my textbooks, two bookcases, or an extensive collection of childhood books and inherited cookbooks, I'm sure you'll get the picture 😂. What embarrassing or downright strange collections do you have hiding in your house? Make sure to tag the hosts @thisoldcapehouse @815vintagegoods @pixiegurrrrrl @grayowlcottage and me @the_rusty_typewriter so we see your entries before 9pm! #vintagebooks  #bookhoarder  #bibliophile  #mylibrary  #athomelibrary  #mylargestcollection  #therustytypewriter 
One giant, perfectly aged ironstone platter. Complete with some forsythia I picked three days ago, before we got 4 inches of sleet. A happy reminder that spring really is around the corner, despite what's outside my window. Mother Nature you fickle lady. #ironstonewednesdays #vintageironstone #forsythia #ironstone #ironstoneplatter #therustytypewriter
They're calling for snow. I say, we'll see. In the meantime, I'll spin my globes and wish I were somewhere with sun and sand. #magpiemonday #vintageglobes #replogleglobe #tinglobe #globebank #therustytypewriter
Rene of @adayinthelifeal tagged me to share for #itfoundmejunk so here's some fun paper! Remember the bummer #38 estate sale? Well I didn't walk away completely empty handed. I got some BONUS junk! I bought a whole box of paper because it had some amazing Christmas cards in it and handwritten letters, which I always love. While perusing the box later I discovered that the contents included most of the correspondence and travel ephemera of a female Army private from the 1950's! I know I'm a day late for #internationalwomensday but here's some awesome history for you anyway! #ephemera #airmail #vintageletters #femalearmysoldier #vintageadvertising #vintagetypeography #vintagepaper #therustytypewriter
Rene of @adayinthelifeal tagged me to share for #itfoundmejunk  so here's some fun paper! Remember the bummer #38  estate sale? Well I didn't walk away completely empty handed. I got some BONUS junk! I bought a whole box of paper because it had some amazing Christmas cards in it and handwritten letters, which I always love. While perusing the box later I discovered that the contents included most of the correspondence and travel ephemera of a female Army private from the 1950's! I know I'm a day late for #internationalwomensday  but here's some awesome history for you anyway! #ephemera  #airmail  #vintageletters  #femalearmysoldier  #vintageadvertising  #vintagetypeography  #vintagepaper  #therustytypewriter 
Two small #ironstone pitchers that traveled with us from Georgia to Maryland. They don't have a makers mark. I don't care. I just love their copycat poses and their swoopy backs inside the handles. Happy #ironstonewednesdays and hump day! #vintageironstone #vintagebooks #vintageclothespins #ironstonepitcher #ironstonecreamer #therustytypewriter
Science. I just love it. Want to know how much sugar is in your food? Chemistry. Want to know how bees remember where the hive is? Biology. Want to know where your salt comes from? Geology. Science is real. And really important. Here's some of my favorite science stuff for #vivalavignettetuesday. Make sure to scroll through for close ups! #vintagescience #vintagelabware #vintagetextbook #cardcatalog #vintagecardcatalog #vintageglobe #kenavision #microscopeslides #vintagetesttubes #scientificequipment #scienceisreal #marchforscience #therustytypewriter
Science. I just love it. Want to know how much sugar is in your food? Chemistry. Want to know how bees remember where the hive is? Biology. Want to know where your salt comes from? Geology. Science is real. And really important. Here's some of my favorite science stuff for #vivalavignettetuesday . Make sure to scroll through for close ups! #vintagescience  #vintagelabware  #vintagetextbook  #cardcatalog  #vintagecardcatalog  #vintageglobe  #kenavision  #microscopeslides  #vintagetesttubes  #scientificequipment  #scienceisreal  #marchforscience  #therustytypewriter 
It's #happy😊hoarder day and I'm co-hosting! I've mentioned before that Instagram is a labor of love for me, but so are estate sales. Since we moved to Maryland, sales are usually no closer than 30 miles from our house. I have to rely heavily on photos to decide which sales to go to and always try to arrive early because they all give out numbers. I drove to a sale an hour away today and it was a bummer. I got number 38 😑, all the marbles were gone, and someone got the huge box of ornaments before I even got to see it. The light at the end of the tunnel is that down the block, an antique mall yielded this lovely McCoy heart vase for $9. So I can't complain. The thrill of the hunt is always worth it! I've tagged some IG friends who always have great stories (but if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!). If you'd like to play along, post before tomorrow at 6 and tell us about that time you drove 7 hours to a sale or braved a scary house to find that amazing thing. We want to hear your stories about the thrill of the hunt! #mccoypottery #usapottery #vintagemccoy #vintagepottery #thrillofthehunt #therustytypewriter
It's #happy 😊hoarder day and I'm co-hosting! I've mentioned before that Instagram is a labor of love for me, but so are estate sales. Since we moved to Maryland, sales are usually no closer than 30 miles from our house. I have to rely heavily on photos to decide which sales to go to and always try to arrive early because they all give out numbers. I drove to a sale an hour away today and it was a bummer. I got number 38 😑, all the marbles were gone, and someone got the huge box of ornaments before I even got to see it. The light at the end of the tunnel is that down the block, an antique mall yielded this lovely McCoy heart vase for $9. So I can't complain. The thrill of the hunt is always worth it! I've tagged some IG friends who always have great stories (but if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!). If you'd like to play along, post before tomorrow at 6 and tell us about that time you drove 7 hours to a sale or braved a scary house to find that amazing thing. We want to hear your stories about the thrill of the hunt! #mccoypottery  #usapottery  #vintagemccoy  #vintagepottery  #thrillofthehunt  #therustytypewriter 
I've got a case of the project junk! These panoramic group photos are a favorite find. I have a framed one of a Daughters of the American Revolution dinner that I've shared here previously. These two, and the one in picture 5 are unframed. I dream of framing them and displaying them all together somewhere. They date from 1917, 1930, 1940, and 1951. The one in the bottom of this picture is my most recent find. It is labeled on the back, Posey Iron Works Picnic, August 11, 1951 Hershey, PA. This was taken before there was a fence around the park and I believe that is why it doesn't say Hersheypark. I spent my formative years enjoying the thrills of Hersheypark. I rode my first rollercoaster there and went to physics day with a good old fashioned gravimeter. The coaster behind them on the left is The Comet, the oldest coaster still running in the park. I believe the group is at a baseball diamond that once existed behind the coaster where it crossed the creek (there's a screen in front of the bleachers). Scroll through to see close ups of the dates (and the hats!) #itfoundmejunk #panoramaphoto #vintagegroupphotography #vintagephoto #thingsicollect #hersheypark #hersheyparkhappy #hersheyparkhistory #hersheyhistory #poseyironworks #vintagephotos #vintagegroupshot #therustytypewriter #yardlongphoto
I've got a case of the project junk! These panoramic group photos are a favorite find. I have a framed one of a Daughters of the American Revolution dinner that I've shared here previously. These two, and the one in picture 5 are unframed. I dream of framing them and displaying them all together somewhere. They date from 1917, 1930, 1940, and 1951. The one in the bottom of this picture is my most recent find. It is labeled on the back, Posey Iron Works Picnic, August 11, 1951 Hershey, PA. This was taken before there was a fence around the park and I believe that is why it doesn't say Hersheypark. I spent my formative years enjoying the thrills of Hersheypark. I rode my first rollercoaster there and went to physics day with a good old fashioned gravimeter. The coaster behind them on the left is The Comet, the oldest coaster still running in the park. I believe the group is at a baseball diamond that once existed behind the coaster where it crossed the creek (there's a screen in front of the bleachers). Scroll through to see close ups of the dates (and the hats!) #itfoundmejunk  #panoramaphoto  #vintagegroupphotography  #vintagephoto  #thingsicollect  #hersheypark  #hersheyparkhappy  #hersheyparkhistory  #hersheyhistory  #poseyironworks  #vintagephotos  #vintagegroupshot  #therustytypewriter  #yardlongphoto 
I present to you, a pudding basin. I have no proof, because there's no pudding. But that's what the backstamp says. Our yard is starting to come back to life with all this unseasonal weather. Green buds on everything. This branch came down in a wicked storm this afternoon. March is in like a strange lamb/lion combination. #ironstonewednesdays #puddingbasin #vintageironstone #springissprung #ironstone #inlikealionoutlikealamb #hellomarch #therustytypewriter
This, my friends, is a fastnacht. And what makes this ordinary looking pastry so delicious you ask? Potato. And, well, lard. It is a PA Dutch German delicacy usually eaten on #fattuesday , the last Tuesday before lent. Also called Shrove Tuesday, they make these treats to use up all the sugar and lard in the pantry before the fasting of lent begins.  Oh how I've missed you these last five years. You can keep your king cakes south! #fastnacht #vivalavignettetuesday #padutch #tradition #shrovetuesday #vintagechina #chintzchina #keepyourkingcake #therustytypewriter
This, my friends, is a fastnacht. And what makes this ordinary looking pastry so delicious you ask? Potato. And, well, lard. It is a PA Dutch German delicacy usually eaten on #fattuesday  , the last Tuesday before lent. Also called Shrove Tuesday, they make these treats to use up all the sugar and lard in the pantry before the fasting of lent begins. Oh how I've missed you these last five years. You can keep your king cakes south! #fastnacht  #vivalavignettetuesday  #padutch  #tradition  #shrovetuesday  #vintagechina  #chintzchina  #keepyourkingcake  #therustytypewriter 
I'm shopping for white McCoy. Oh but a whole box of Dennison ribbon! Nope, only McCoy today. Fast forward 36 hours. 😱 why didn't I buy that ribbon! Nevermind the four hour round trip to go back and get it. It was totally worth it. And there's my #happy😊hoarder share (since I'm guest hosting this week, make sure you share a crazy junk chasing story!) and my #magpiemonday!  Bring on Easter decorating! #dennison #vintageribbon #vintagedennison #originalbox #typography #vintagetypography #vintageadvertising #dennisonlove #therustytypewriter
I'm shopping for white McCoy. Oh but a whole box of Dennison ribbon! Nope, only McCoy today. Fast forward 36 hours. 😱 why didn't I buy that ribbon! Nevermind the four hour round trip to go back and get it. It was totally worth it. And there's my #happy 😊hoarder share (since I'm guest hosting this week, make sure you share a crazy junk chasing story!) and my #magpiemonday ! Bring on Easter decorating! #dennison  #vintageribbon  #vintagedennison  #originalbox  #typography  #vintagetypography  #vintageadvertising  #dennisonlove  #therustytypewriter 
I recently passed 1500 hundred followers 😳 and I wanted to use #myfabulousflatlay to acknowledge the milestone and say thanks for joining me on my vintage journey!  There's also a hidden #itfoundmejunk story in this photo. I have a few antique stores on my list of frequent stops. Last week I was visiting one such location and saw this fabulous white pedestal crammed in a corner behind a bunch of furniture. I knew it didn't match the jardiniere they had placed on it, but I couldn't find a price! So after asking the clerk, I moved pretty much everything in that corner of the store and dug it out. It isn't perfect, but the price was and home with me it came. Now I'm on a quest. It may be a lifelong quest, but it's one I'm willing to embark on. I must find the 8.5 inch leaves and berries jardiniere that matches this beast. None on eBay, Etsy, or local auction sites means this quest could be a long one. I'm thinking road trip long. I'm all in! #mccoypottery #vintagepottery #vintagemccoy #thingsicollect #roadtrip #antiqueroadtrip #rosevilleohio #usapottery #therustytypewriter
I recently passed 1500 hundred followers 😳 and I wanted to use #myfabulousflatlay  to acknowledge the milestone and say thanks for joining me on my vintage journey! There's also a hidden #itfoundmejunk  story in this photo. I have a few antique stores on my list of frequent stops. Last week I was visiting one such location and saw this fabulous white pedestal crammed in a corner behind a bunch of furniture. I knew it didn't match the jardiniere they had placed on it, but I couldn't find a price! So after asking the clerk, I moved pretty much everything in that corner of the store and dug it out. It isn't perfect, but the price was and home with me it came. Now I'm on a quest. It may be a lifelong quest, but it's one I'm willing to embark on. I must find the 8.5 inch leaves and berries jardiniere that matches this beast. None on eBay, Etsy, or local auction sites means this quest could be a long one. I'm thinking road trip long. I'm all in! #mccoypottery  #vintagepottery  #vintagemccoy  #thingsicollect  #roadtrip  #antiqueroadtrip  #rosevilleohio  #usapottery  #therustytypewriter 
Sometimes half-off day at the Salvation Army and #ironstonewednesdays come together in a beautiful explosion and produce a gorgeous Independence Ironstone piece made in Japan. It may not be quite as heavy duty as its English cousin, but man this stuff has some lovely lines to it! What's your latest #thriftscore? #vintageironstone #ironstone #vintageteapot #ironstoneteapot #therustytypewriter
Spring has been jumping into my cart everywhere I thrift lately. I fell in love with this amateur oil painting of a flower arrangement. I think I like it so much because it doesn't have a frame and the flowers included seem willy-nilly to me. Then the art of Frank Mosse with its tiny brass enamel flowers and pretty green rocks caught my eye. Add in some wildflower guides, a vintage botany textbook, and a reminder of my upcoming trip to Ireland and you have a springy #vivalavignettetuesday entry! #vintageart #amateurpainting #vintageoilpainting #oilpainting #vintagebooks #enamelflowers #therustytypewriter
Spring has been jumping into my cart everywhere I thrift lately. I fell in love with this amateur oil painting of a flower arrangement. I think I like it so much because it doesn't have a frame and the flowers included seem willy-nilly to me. Then the art of Frank Mosse with its tiny brass enamel flowers and pretty green rocks caught my eye. Add in some wildflower guides, a vintage botany textbook, and a reminder of my upcoming trip to Ireland and you have a springy #vivalavignettetuesday  entry! #vintageart  #amateurpainting  #vintageoilpainting  #oilpainting  #vintagebooks  #enamelflowers  #therustytypewriter 
The post I did about McCoy butts seemed to go over pretty well so I've decided to continue on with the "Butts Series" 😂. For this #magpiemonday I'm sharing my small but growing collection of stoneware pottery. The shield is McCoy's early mark from the 20's and 30's. The yellow piece is marked RRPCO and is a Robinson Ransbottom piece. The blue piece is only identified by a mold number and a capacity number so I'm not sure of its maker, but I couldn't resist the beautiful blue glaze. As with all my collections, this one grows slowly but finding these bowls for $10 or less is worth the wait! #vintagepottery #usapottery #thingsicollect #mccoypottery #mccoystoneware #stoneware #vintagestoneware #stonewarepottery #stonewarebowl #vintagemccoy #therustytypewriter
The post I did about McCoy butts seemed to go over pretty well so I've decided to continue on with the "Butts Series" 😂. For this #magpiemonday  I'm sharing my small but growing collection of stoneware pottery. The shield is McCoy's early mark from the 20's and 30's. The yellow piece is marked RRPCO and is a Robinson Ransbottom piece. The blue piece is only identified by a mold number and a capacity number so I'm not sure of its maker, but I couldn't resist the beautiful blue glaze. As with all my collections, this one grows slowly but finding these bowls for $10 or less is worth the wait! #vintagepottery  #usapottery  #thingsicollect  #mccoypottery  #mccoystoneware  #stoneware  #vintagestoneware  #stonewarepottery  #stonewarebowl  #vintagemccoy  #therustytypewriter 
Oh. Mah. Gah. *SWOON*
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@Regrann from @the_rusty_typewriter -  My collections as a child were exactly what you'd expect. First seashells, then abandoned keys, and finally a large container of early American coins from my great-great-uncle. Back then I wasn't a master of display, all of these collections lived in jars or boxes, in drawers or on dressing tables.  But they grew my love for collecting.

Nowadays my displays are a tad more refined (although I still stick things in drawers) and my collections are bigger and harder to hide.  The red Corona 4 was the first in this collection. It came from eBay with a disclaimer that the carriage wouldn't return. It was simply missing a screw. From there I grew my typewriter garden to include other makers, typefaces, and body styles. This is about half of what I have, but they are my favorites (shh don't tell the 85 lb pink Royal office model!) I love these machines for their simplicity and elegant design.  And yes, I use them!

Thanks to the hosts of this fun new tag @thisoldcapehouse @bittersweetandbloom @thistlebluetradingco and @partial2patina! Does anyone else have something to share for #happy😊hoarder ?? #typewriters #vintagetypewriters #coronatypewriter #olympiatypewriter #smithcoronatypewriter #hermestypewriter #typewritercollection #typewritersofinstagram #typewriter #cardcatalog #vintagecardcatalog #therustytypewriter - #regrann
Oh. Mah. Gah. *SWOON* . . . . . . . . @Regrann from @the_rusty_typewriter - My collections as a child were exactly what you'd expect. First seashells, then abandoned keys, and finally a large container of early American coins from my great-great-uncle. Back then I wasn't a master of display, all of these collections lived in jars or boxes, in drawers or on dressing tables. But they grew my love for collecting. Nowadays my displays are a tad more refined (although I still stick things in drawers) and my collections are bigger and harder to hide. The red Corona 4 was the first in this collection. It came from eBay with a disclaimer that the carriage wouldn't return. It was simply missing a screw. From there I grew my typewriter garden to include other makers, typefaces, and body styles. This is about half of what I have, but they are my favorites (shh don't tell the 85 lb pink Royal office model!) I love these machines for their simplicity and elegant design. And yes, I use them! Thanks to the hosts of this fun new tag @thisoldcapehouse @bittersweetandbloom @thistlebluetradingco and @partial2patina! Does anyone else have something to share for #happy 😊hoarder ?? #typewriters  #vintagetypewriters  #coronatypewriter  #olympiatypewriter  #smithcoronatypewriter  #hermestypewriter  #typewritercollection  #typewritersofinstagram  #typewriter  #cardcatalog  #vintagecardcatalog  #therustytypewriter  - #regrann 
My collections as a child were exactly what you'd expect. First seashells, then abandoned keys, and finally a large container of early American coins from my great-great-uncle. Back then I wasn't a master of display, all of these collections lived in jars or boxes, in drawers or on dressing tables.  But they grew my love for collecting.

Nowadays my displays are a tad more refined (although I still stick things in drawers) and my collections are bigger and harder to hide.  The red Corona 4 was the first in this collection. It came from eBay with a disclaimer that the carriage wouldn't return. It was simply missing a screw. From there I grew my typewriter garden to include other makers, typefaces, and body styles. This is about half of what I have, but they are my favorites (shh don't tell the 85 lb pink Royal office model!) I love these machines for their simplicity and elegant design.  And yes, I use them!

Thanks to the hosts of this fun new tag @thisoldcapehouse @bittersweetandbloom @thistlebluetradingco and @partial2patina! Does anyone else have something to share for #happy😊hoarder ?? #typewriters #vintagetypewriters #coronatypewriter #olympiatypewriter #smithcoronatypewriter #hermestypewriter #typewritercollection #typewritersofinstagram #typewriter #cardcatalog #vintagecardcatalog #therustytypewriter
My collections as a child were exactly what you'd expect. First seashells, then abandoned keys, and finally a large container of early American coins from my great-great-uncle. Back then I wasn't a master of display, all of these collections lived in jars or boxes, in drawers or on dressing tables. But they grew my love for collecting. Nowadays my displays are a tad more refined (although I still stick things in drawers) and my collections are bigger and harder to hide. The red Corona 4 was the first in this collection. It came from eBay with a disclaimer that the carriage wouldn't return. It was simply missing a screw. From there I grew my typewriter garden to include other makers, typefaces, and body styles. This is about half of what I have, but they are my favorites (shh don't tell the 85 lb pink Royal office model!) I love these machines for their simplicity and elegant design. And yes, I use them! Thanks to the hosts of this fun new tag @thisoldcapehouse @bittersweetandbloom @thistlebluetradingco and @partial2patina! Does anyone else have something to share for #happy 😊hoarder ?? #typewriters  #vintagetypewriters  #coronatypewriter  #olympiatypewriter  #smithcoronatypewriter  #hermestypewriter  #typewritercollection  #typewritersofinstagram  #typewriter  #cardcatalog  #vintagecardcatalog  #therustytypewriter 
What this transferware ironstone piece lacks in lid, it makes up for with pretty gold trim and seashells!  It's time for #ironstonewednesdays and I'm guest hosting so be sure to share your pretty plates, platters, and tureens! #vintageironstone #ironstone #transferware #vintagestyle #vintagedishes #therustytypewriter
Cheesy sentiments, chocolates, hearts and flowers? Nope, I got Outlander season 2 on bluray for the win! We don't really celebrate #valentinesday. But that doesn't mean I don't have a mess of vintage Valentines lying around! #vivalavignettetuesday #vintagevalentines #ephemera #vintagevalentine #therustytypewriter
For every great hat there is usually an equally great hatbox.  Hats in hat boxes are one of my favorite things to find at estate sales. Obviously the black and white box is my favorite at the moment. (It has nothing to do with the fact that the fabulous green velvet pillbox hat came inside it.) Nope 😉. Happy #magpiemonday ! #vintagehats #vintagehatbox #thingsicollect #vintagestyle #vintagehatboxes #hatboxes #wearvintage #vintageclothing #vintageaccessories #therustytypewriter
For every great hat there is usually an equally great hatbox. Hats in hat boxes are one of my favorite things to find at estate sales. Obviously the black and white box is my favorite at the moment. (It has nothing to do with the fact that the fabulous green velvet pillbox hat came inside it.) Nope 😉. Happy #magpiemonday  ! #vintagehats  #vintagehatbox  #thingsicollect  #vintagestyle  #vintagehatboxes  #hatboxes  #wearvintage  #vintageclothing  #vintageaccessories  #therustytypewriter 
A weekend away with friends. A fully furnished cabin with 70's style oozing out of the woodwork. Lingering snow, a hike, a winery, and birdwatching a wee owl. A much needed escape from the bustle of life. And the cherry on top, a purple crystal doorknob discovered on the outdoor shed. Life is good. #vintagelife #sevenmountains #glamping #crystaldoorknob #sundaysimpleliving #therustytypewriter
Blue onion? Nordic blue? Whatever they call it, this J G Meakin ironstone pattern is downright beautiful on the sugar/creamer set. The melamine flatware was made in Italy and features stunning "hilts" in sterling. But all I could find were forks. Yep, forks. That's all forks! #ironstonewednesdays #jgmeakin #nordicblue #ironstone #vintageironstone #blueonion #therustytypewriter