Monday, May 24, 2010

Why oh why can't it be

a five day weekend and a two day work week?  Really, Why can't it!!!!  So many things to do and I know you are all just as busy with graduations, school year ending, preparing for the summer, etc. etc etc. 

So after the tree that fell was finally removed from my front yard, chipped and hauled away, I made a road trip to Snellville and stopped in at Vintage Village to say hello to friends and dealers. There was also an additional shop that recently opened behind the "Village" ... "Joy's Vintage Thrift".   Love it when there is another place to find treasure.

One of the personal touches you find at Vintage Village at this time of the year are fresh flowers throughout. 

This lovely bouquet of hydrangea's (a personal favorite) greets you as you enter the shop.

One of my favorite dealers, My Vintage Heart.  I keep eyeing the pretty silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase every time I see it.  I need to just bite the bullet and buy it as it would look lovely with my footed bowl that looks just like it.

How fun and summery this bright orange water can is.

Speaking of summer, this vintage soft cooler is perfect for Americana holidays, especially when fireworks are involved.

Another favorite dealer, Fox, always finds the coolest stuff.  This neat Victorian fold up chair has been over painted with aqua blue and sports a cabbage roses seat.  The best part, this nifty piece is only $45.00.  I had to force myself to walk away from purchasing it as I just don't have the room in my home.  But what a great piece.

Pressed and hammered aluminum pieces.  The American staple found in homes throughout the 1950s. Still affordable, these are fast becoming the next hot collectible.

How pretty is this vintage cake topper displayed under this glass dome.

Pretty jars have been repurposed with a little wire and a floral spray for lots of decorating ideas.  Use them for starting flowers, seedlings, or fill with sugar water for hummingbirds.

Clever is as clever does.  Pretty summer flowers bloom around a bicycle wheel wreath. 

Love this shade of aqua, especially during the summer. 

A new dealer at VV and I am crazy about the large letters that are for sale.

Eat Cake...words to live by...unless you are Marie Antoinette.

I don't know what it is about a big pair of panties that reduces me to childish giggles...maybe it is Ethel Merman's fault.  As a child, I remember her singing, "The Hostess with the Mostest" and a line from that song was "Don't leave your panties in the hall."   My baby sister and I would laugh till it hurt over that.  There is just something funny about panties.

Made  a lot of wonderful purchases and was so busy over the weekend that I forgot to take pictures of them.  Loaded up my vehicle and then took a short stroll to Joy's Vintage Thrift.   If you are looking for American kitsch, old time candies and a cold soda from a vintage fridge, then Joy's is the place to go.  Prices are great for both the collector and for the dealer looking for inventory. 
These four chair, sturdy, well made and in excellent condition were $35.00 for all four.

A quick coat of white paint and a pretty fabric change on the pads and you have a new set of dining room chairs on the cheap.

Old fashioned cash register greets you as you walk in.

Joy is a delightful young woman who at 21 has opened her first shop.  I love to see young people enter this field, there is such joy in it (no pun intended). 

The fridge full of cold soda's.  Saw YooHoo and had to buy a bottle.  My childhood was calling.

Joy has filled vintage frames with pics of 1950-60s television heroes and stars.  How fun.

Shelves are also filled with penny candy of my childhood.  When my raviolis come to visit, I must take them here to pic out a cold soda and a penny candy treat from her pretty jars of treats.

And finally a shot of my booth.  Brought in more items and filled both the booth and the case as rhinestone jewelry seems to be moving again.  My favorite piece in my booth right now is the small, aqua blue ladies trash disposal can.  Today's young gals probably don't now what it is, but if you grew up in the 1950-60 and a little of the 1970's, you would find this item nestled between two stalls in school and public restrooms for you to dispose of your personal hygiene items.  How fun would it be to put this in a bathroom and fill with your hygiene products.  Have a lovely Monday.  Sea Witch


Chris said...

That was a fun browse through your favorite places! I saw a bunch of things I couldn't have left behind.

Glad to hear rhinestones jewelry is popular again. I have a gorgeous brooch & earring set from my mother, and I lost the huge center stone. Maybe I can find & replacement now!

Tristan Robin said...

wonderful treasures around there!

I love that green settee in your shop!

(... I am not even going to ASK why women no longer have to dispose of hygiene products. I will simply assume it's not because they've chosen to forgo hygiene.)

just call me jo said...

Thanks for sharing the marvelous finds. I wish we had shops in AZ that were that interesting. Maybe I just don't know where to look. Sounds possible. Or maybe I just don't have the refined eye to pick out the treasures. I'll work on it.

Kathleen said...

Oh Witch, looking at your booth gives me an adrenaline rush. Loved the tour. Joy has some terrific ideas going for her. Wishing her much success. Love the penny candy! Gotta go back to cleaning my was much more fun!
Hugs, Kathleen

FrenchBlue said...

I wish I were a fish swimming through your musings~~ I too wish for a 5 day weekend and 2 day work week~~~Have a fun week even if it is 5 days:)

Doris Sturm said...

OH, that was fun! I felt like I was right there browsing through all the shops and lovely items with you. I really liked that bicicle wheel with the flowers, what a clever way to recycle...

Have a great week!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thanks being cooped up in this house I needed a outing such as this. Loved everything and you took some great pictures.
Hope your doing well
I still laugh at that song

One Vintage Hag said...

WOW... Dari,
Thanks so much for another shout out. Joy's is great and I'm so glad you found that fridge of olde time pop iced cold the perfect treat after junkin.
Nannie loved her posies ~ I have a hug for you from her next time you're by. Enjoy your long weekend.
Until next time...
~one vintage hag

Madame DeFarge said...

Love the Ethel Merman pants! I want to know who buys them!

Unknown said...

Oh, thanks so much for such a fun tour. There is so much to see and do beyond our little sphere, I can't hardly stand it!!!! I wish I could jump on a plane and go to each place!!! Wouldn't that be a fun bucket list?

Fox (Karen) said...

Dari, thanks for the sweet words about my booth. Sure hate I missed seeing you during your visit to the Village. We need to catch up and share pictures. Nice shot of your booth!

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos, they are really awesome.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Joy looks like an absolute doll!
What a great place! I would have been lost for hours just looking at all the goodies!

Antique Shows said...

Thanks for the sweet post today... If you can, come by Scotland Yard this Saturday, were having a big outdoor market sale, it starts at 10:00.

Now do you have a booth at Vintage Village? I love going in there.. I'm with you One Vintage Heart is one of my favorites!! I can't wait to check the thrift shop, it looks really cool.

Hope to see you this weekend!


Beach House Living said...

Hello Sea Witch;
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.
I'm afraid the post was a bit harsh for some but I'm hoping it might be one of those reminders that sticks around.

PS buy the vase you have been wanting. You will be kicking yourself when it's gone.

Jacque said...

Hey Witch!

Just stopping by to say hello and catch up on my blog reading. Happy to hear the tree is gone, gone, gone!!

Seeing those cold sodas makes me want one of those good old NEHI Grapes in that tiny bottle, with slivers of ice..OMG--those were the days!!...Have a great week!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a great place to shop and cold drinks too, just what you need when you are out shopping. Thanks for stopping by this morning. Have an awesome day, T

Unknown said...

You certainly have great vintage hunting grounds in your area! And it's hard to believe the hydrangeas are real. Thank you for the tour!

life in red shoes said...

You have much nicer shops than we do:(
And how well I remember those little waste cans...glad those days are behind me.