Monday, July 2, 2012

Hot time at Vintage Village and...

It's a HOT HOT HOT weekend and the temps are still sizzling around the country.  Our A/C is running it's little heart out and can only get the house cooled to a balmy 86 degrees.  I've taken so many cold showers today that I'm actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow to cool off. Still, I had to do a little junkin on Saturday so it was off to a few of my favorite haunts before the heat of the day really kicked in.   Picked up a marvelous wrought iron bird cage on a stand from the 1920s
This is in amazing condition and I love the hexagonal shape.  Found other treasure of which I will share with later post this week.
Following this find, I headed out to Vintage Village in Snellville, GA to say hello to old friends and to check out some of the new dealer booths. Additionally, the little shop out back has a new renter and I was anxious to see what treasures lied within.

Vintage Village has such creative dealers and I love the way this dealer repurposed old license plates into key chains. Tough and yet lightweight, the edges have been sanded smooth so there are no sharp edges.

Sweet little shabby cottage washstand holds lots of scrabble tiles.

Okay, I'm digging the stop light shades.  Would spin these around enough so I could store rolled thick and thirsty bath towels in.

 This cutie is a tiny little table dressed for a party.

A pair of lovely Venetian glass lamps in the palest shade of celery with pretty painted pink roses on them.  

Don't you just love the name on this portable gas can..."The Gasser".  Perfect item for a man cave.

Everyone needs a bag of vintage clothespins.

Love these stacking, double drawers for your kitchen.  Yes, kitchen item from the 1930s.  

Check out the old door and saw horses repurposed into a table. 

Who says you have to have a matching pair of salt and peps?  Why not just have a pair of pretty ones of your choice on your table...or better yet, buy one and fill with lavendar talc and sprinkle your sheets each night for a comfy and gentle nights sleep.

How pretty is this sewing table?  I love the refinishing on it.

Great tote bags in pretty stenciled patterns.

Too cute, this vintage, USA pottery watering can in my favorite color...beachy blue.

Hells Bells...there are a lot to select from this pretty collection of etched and cut crystal bells.

Vintage Village always has sweet little displays throughout.

Such pretty china with colorful flowers.

If you liked Magic Mike, why not bring one home with you?

Call me crazy but I adore the display marriage of a summer cooler next to a basket of vintage Christmas ornaments. Found and purchased an assortment of treasure from Vintage Village (will share in my next post this week) and then moved on to the shop behind the shop to see what I could find.

Just a few feet from Vintage Village, it is always nice to walk to another shop for treasure.  Additionally, there hours match those of Vintage Village so you can make it a double shopping event.

There is something very personal about a chalk board welcome that I like.  You know a "person" had to create the sign by hand which means they are vested in you as a shopper.  

It was a joy to step out of the sweltering 100+ temps into a cool and comfy shop and a pretty little table filled with these decorative pitchers meets you as you walk in.  The owners have decorated small vignettes of space into specific collecting areas. Clever, it is filled with antique and vintage choices for everyone.

A set of school lockers that have so many uses.  If my bathroom was large enough, I would have bought these to put in it. I would fill them with guest towels, soaps and candles, magazines and hair products and appliances.  How fun would that be?

Does anyone else see the humor in this "Crappie" corn bread mold?  Super heavy, I may go back and get this, just to serve Crappie corn bread. 

What a clever idea...repurposing a small table into a chalkboard.  Kids would love this.

How about this unique pair of paint by number sportman boards?   Love this display.

Pretty little vintage chandelier and priced right.

This box of colorful lace caught my eye.  It's all about the colors for me. So glad this little shop is open and I will be back again. Hope you were able to stay cool this weekend and for those who are being hammered by those storms, sending good energy your way.  Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch


One Vintage Hag said...

Ooo-la-la Dari :) you always do such a fab-u-lous job with your village post. Thanks much for this delightful feature,
Stay cool! :) hag

shirley said...

I just love all those wonderful treasures. What a great idea for the pretty salt and pepper shakers.

Stacey said...

Hi Sea Witch,

I've been reading your blog for over a year, and I wanted you to know that you've been an inspiration to me. Your posts and pics for junkin' are the best! So, now I'm jumped in the fray and am a new dealer at VV. I've got a lot to learn, but I'm looking forward to it!