Sunday, April 10, 2016

Down the Hatch!

A hunt for iron crib corner, rods brought me "down the hatch". But let me backtrack, I headed out to Chamblee Antiques Row in search of these crib rods.  Known for their numerous antique shops, I was certain I would find them there.  It had been a few years since I have visited and sadly, it is nearly vacant of stores these days. In fact, only a small handful, scattered about, remain.  As I drove away, I did notice a new store called "Way Back When" in the "Ice House" so I decided to stop in and check it out.

Don't let the size of the store front fool you, it is larger than it appears, and inside is pure joy and owner, Jerry Margolis, (wife Nansee, was not on site) was welcoming and knowledgeable about all that lies within.

Filled with "real antiques", there is truly something for everyone.  Hoping that the crib rods I needed were hiding within, but alas, Jerry did not have any.  Somewhere between our conversation, Dante's Down the Hatch, in Underground Atlanta became a notable topic.  Before my high school prom, my date and I dined at Dante's Down the Hatch.  It truly is a small world we live in as Jerry Margolis was none other than the General Manager for 40 years.  Dante's was the "IT" place to go in the 1970s and I remember lines out the door and up the stairs with folks waiting to get in.  Fondue and great music was the signature.

Now closed, Jerry shared a little Dante's history with me as he pulled out a box of one of the original fondue pots, note cards, postcards and matchbooks.  Talk about a walk down memory lane.

Marvelous, advertising medicine bottle is huge.  What a fun display piece.

Swooning over this stunning brass cash register.  

What "Way Back When" boasts is the amount of items in various themes.  Numerous tools for the collector or the craftsman.

Love this police order stand.  I remember these growing up as a little girl in New Jersey.

Vintage Baseball mitts.

Love this display of vintage bottles covered in woven cane.

 Fantastic antique doctor's bag and it's in marvelous shape.  Great gift for a physician.

I am head over teakettle in mad love with this condom dispenser. How fun would it be to put this in a guest bathroom.

Beautiful set of lawyers bookcases but the real jewel is the corner locking doors in the middle of the bookcases.  Haven't seen one of these in decades and this unit would look impressive in an attorney's office.

 "Camera row" looks like I walked into a camera store.  

Be still my water loving heart, I am swooning over these two pieces, but especially the little boat in the back on wheels.

Even the windows are filled with pretty pieces.

If you are in the Chamblee, Georgia area, a stop at Way Back When, in the Ice House is a must do.

I collect antique pudding molds and I found this lovely mold with a pineapple at Way Back When.  I will be making a Christmas pudding in this mold over the holidays.

A thrift store find, beautifully framed, hand colored print.

Another yellowware piece, nice bundt type baking piece.  Found this in a thrift store as well.

 Stunning American Brilliant cut crystal bowl has a few chips along the edge but boy does it throw rainbows.  Still wrestling with keeping it or bringing it to my space for sale.

Silver trays continue to move out of my booths as fast as I can bring them in. Sold the previous two butler's serving trays so I brought this one in. A stunning Reed and Barton, chased silverplate in the Regent pattern.  Circa 1947

Pretty little Victorian child's rocker displays a lovely vintage Fenton opalescent bowl.

Get your Steampunk on with this antique Victorian parasol.  Beautifully carved wood handle, the fabric and tassel's have seen better days since the late 1880s but still look great for over 120 years of use.  My Victorian space looks sassy with that sweet little parasol.

Found this pretty Dugan carnival glass “Beauty” Bud Vase in a local thrift store. Branches bottom supports this pretty bud vase, marigold color. Circa 1909-20s.

Lovely Edwardian inkwell.  Cobalt blue has damage to one corner.  Sterling cap.  
Circa 1900s

 Last by not least, a group of incredibly realistic pears that look good enough to eat.  These are well made and have a nice weight to them and a favorite decorative element.  

As you can see, never found the steel rods for the iron crib so the hunt will go on.  In fact, I'm casting this net out there.   Below are two images of items I am looking for, if you have them for sale, please email me with pictures and price.

I have the crib but need the steel rods as noted in the red area.  I'm going to use it as a monitor table so I need the rods to ensure stability to the crib.

Also looking for a flyer or bobbin assembly for a spinning wheel.  I acquired a lovely, antique flax wheel but need the above assembly.  Funny, how you come across these items when you are not looking for them, but when you need them, they all but disappear from sight.

Thank you all and blessings to you and those you love, SeaWitch.

1 comment:

Lady Locust said...

A metal fabricator could make a rod for you - it wouldn't be antique/orig. but you are probably the only person who would know. I had one made for my children's crib when they were wee ones.