Thursday, August 2, 2012
I Got Myself Together Early Enough Today To Drop Off A Handful Of Smalls At My Antique Mall Booth. Just Some Items I've Picked Up Here And There Lately. Status: Yeah, Cluttered.
Putting together smalls for the booth space (44) has been inexplicably (and inexcusably) difficult for me. How can this be when I've got so much....stuff!? Just like those crotchety old codgers the fellas on American Pickers go up against from time to time...I've become attached.
The problem is, I might have bought most of those smalls with an idea that they were worth much
more than I was paying for them but I didn't have an easy outlet through which to pass them on
to another owner so easily and therefore have had them for a time. Time enough to get attached.
I've figured out the secret: clean it - photograph it - tag it and get to the Green Shag Market ASAP.
I found this set a while back at the thrift store and kinda hemmed and hawed about picking them
up. I can't really tell if they are vintage or not. In the end I figured, they've got the look and they
are high quality and that's what matters in the end. It is unfortunate that there are 6 of each
Except for the small forks (salad forks?) of which there are only 5. Stainless Japan - available
at the booth 44.
This little desk lamp helped pull success from the jaws of defeat last weekend on a check of the
local traps. The little decanter below also helped a bit. But this desk lamp...with it's subtle hint
of danish modern finery...was the real score that day. It uses one of those funky long skinny
bulbs and such wasn't supplied so I've really no idea if it actually works. I can't imagine it
doesn't....but if you must have it, as is where is. Pays your money and takes your chances.
(I'll likely be getting a bulb for it soon and test it proper.)
I've never ever in all my many many years seen a milk glass decanter like this, have you? I do
wish it had a lid but I've no genie on hand to grant such a wish. It'd make a great little bud vase.
It's a great display piece if you are into clean, white, vintage nick nacks in any event. Oh, and
since it doesn't accept a bulb of any sort it can't be tested. You're on your own.
Ok, full disclosure: I didn't take this to the booth yet. I want to give a good cleaning first. But
check it out. A Double Wide! Does this kinda make you ladies want to put your hair up in
empty beer cans for curlers? Don't laugh, I've seen it done....well, in New Orleans during
Halloween anyway. Note that this particular unit has that center divider. I've seen a number
of these double wides at the flea markets, thrift stores and other sundry venues but mostly they
lack that very important piece. This one don't...get ready to snatch it up when it arrives at
There you have it. Most of what I dropped off this afternoon. Except for that silver thing there
on the right. But...BUT...in it's stead, I included the super rad retro lamp that I picked up a while
back. I just realized that I was never going to include it in the household and it was too cool to
just salt away never to be seen. It needs to be appreciated...sold and appreciated...by someone