Category Archives: Vintage

Boxes and Bubble Wrap

“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe.
It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche … especially if I’m lucky enough to have the right size box and bubble wrap. 😉 

The shop is in full swing and I’m on pace to sell and/or donate at least 1/2  of one storage locker. Woo hoooo! Thank you to all who have stopped and shopped!

Recently listed this gorgeous pair of tile pears. My original idea was to glue them on to something but that was decades ago.  They may be handmade Italian pottery – maybe not – and they can be used as drink coasters or wall art. Click 2 Browse the Shop Here  or scroll down for more exciting new listings.

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a pair of pears – beautiful tile coasters / wall art / click image to view listing

Beautiful Pair of Pears Tile Drink Coasters – Wall Art. Artist unknown. This Pair of Pears looks like they were created on gorgeous … looks like handmade tile and they give off a warm Italian energy to me. Maybe, maybe not.;)  Both tiles have cork feet to be a coaster and a place on back to hang as wall art. Very gently used and I’ve had them since the late eighties so that makes them vintage too. Each tile is approx 4″inch x 4″inch x almost 3/4″ thick and weigh almost (1) one pound each. You’ll love them. I have. 😉 No chips, no cracks and no repairs. Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.
Vintage Androck Orange Bowl and maybe a Vintage Hazel Atlas Orange Creamer
Favorite and Very Retro Orange could be Sugar Bowl and Vintage Orange Creamer  / Click image to see listing.

Just listed … Vintage Androck Orange Bowl that has been used for sugar and might be a Vintage Hazel Atlas Orange Creamer or… it could be a Lancaster English Ware Orange Creamer – not sure – that have sat together for years as a cherished but never used – fabulous orange – would be – sugar creamer set. This listing is for the set of both of these fabulous and very vibrant orange decor pieces. The measurements of the Androck orange bowl is approx 4 1/2″inches w x 3″inches h. The orange creamer measures approx 4 1/2″ inches wide x 3 3/4″ h. Both pieces are in good condition with minimal to no fading, no cracks, no chips and no repairs with a bit of shelf marking and some adhesive residue that I still need to clean off before shipping;) Love these this little mismatched sugar-creamer set and you will too! Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.
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Fruits & Nuts – SOLD.

Rare Find of the Week …

Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn. – Jaime Murray

Unicorn Vintage Brinns Ceramics
Rare Find of the Day – Vintage Brinn’s Ceramic Unicorn Figurine that may be from the 60’s or 70’s and after researching vintage Brinn’s, I couldn’t find another one so … I presume that it’s a rare unicorn that I found. 😉 Beautiful colors in iridescent shades of white, pink, blue, yellow and green with a shiny gold horn. No chips, no crack, no repairs, some shelf markings and a few little rough spots can be felt on the tip of the ears and the horn but it’s not damage just age. Magical. The unicorn figurine is approximately 4 1/2 inch base, 5 1/2″ from back of base to unicorns nose and 6 3/4 inches from base to the tip of the golden horn. Colors vary from monitors to real life. 😉 Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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If it were that simple …

It was fun going through the first trailer load of storage locker stuff. The second trailer load was less fun.  OMG. The third trailer load was exhausting and we’re only 1/4 of the way there. OMG.
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Try to remind myself of the surprises in every box … and there are … like finding – a much more extensive than I recall – vintage dial telephone collection – soon to be posted for sale.  Did I say, OMG!? vintage-telephonesSo far, so good with my intention to list one item for sale each day on our Etsy Shop …   I just posted a Sunny Sky vintage soda pop bottle with the original vintage bottle cap at the shop.  

vintage-soda-pop-bottlesIt’s the little things … I can’t care if the end of this purge takes a lot longer than I’d like it to … what really matters is that I’ve gotten to admire an empty trailer bed 3 times!  Woo Hoo! Gold Star!

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Vintage Soda Bottles or as Dad said, Vintage Pop Bottles

If you told me a year ago that I would part with my vintage soda bottles … crazy talk … that was then, this is now, no turning back. Sell, sell, sell …

Just listed a really great set of 3 vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Bottles that I’ve been schlepping  around for years … done and done. On Sale Now! Shop …

Six Sugar Bowls

There are certain objects spared from the shard pile … this oversized vintage sugar bowl is one of those things.  Never had the heart to break it and it’s so big – for a sugar bowl –  plus it reminds me of Mackenzie-Childs meets Alice in Wonderland. vintage sugar bowlPretty sure this is a Victoria Austria sugar bowl in brilliant White and Gold Porcelain Oversized Sugar Bowl with Lid, regal Gold Trim and Scalloped Edges. Unable to find out more information about the makers mark on the bottom of the sugar bowl but I did find a sold out listing – for what looks like the same sugar bowl – on replacements.com. A bit more research lead me to believe that this piece may be Victoria Porcelain Schmidt & Co Bohemia sometime in the early to mid 1900’s. Beautiful condition with no chips or cracks, some shelf marks on footer with minimal fading gold.

After deciding to sell everything that won’t fit in 973 square feet,  I had to choose one – and only one – sugar bowl for our little home, this vintage cutie didn’t make the cut … literally;) and it’s On Sale Now in the Shop.  

vintage-sugar-bowlVintage Sugar Bowl measures approx 6 1/2″ across – from gold handle to gold handle x 5″ high to top of lid x 3 1/4″ deep.

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Daily Distractions and Time Outs

Trying to organize the studio and decided that if I just glue everything to something else, it will take up less room.

This is what happened in April.

Glass on Glass – “Any Which Way”

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saw it before it appeared. © mara lee

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mourn the loss. shattered. © mara lee

 

Recycled Art – Vintage China & Glass

Trunk up for Good Luck!

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Somehow these 3 vintage plates ended up together, along with a crystal candlestick and 2 glass bud vases. Think the snack pics added a nice touch. Sort of a Mackenzie Childs vibe … may have to keep this one.

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Finally finished a glass on glass window, that I glued a ceramic tile to 6 years ago, and she ended up as the “Goddess of the Boobies”

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“Totally Out of Place”

 

and …. these 4 little pieces just screamed to be stuck together. For eternity. Unless you drop it.

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Have a Heart

Happy Friday!

Peace!