Saturday, March 13, 2010

Honey Hole

I visited picker paradise yesterday and came home with a truck load of fun, funky and downright delicious vintage goodies. I threw everything into a somewhat organized pile on my driveway this morning to take stock. The estate belonged to the parents of a friend who was having Goodwill come by to collect all the items out of the sold home and she thought I might enjoy a look around before everything was hauled away. She was right! It was heaven!

Note the Carnival glass, Depression glass, old tools, bottles, advertising, coolidge and kitsch. Rusty gold, as The American Pickers call it!

Here are a few quick snapshots of some of my finds:
I love the color and form of this old desk which I believe was used in an old schoolhouse. When you open the drawer, the bottom is full of pencil signatures and dates from the 1930s and 40s. There are about 40 or 50 names scribbled into the bottom, which I imagine were the students who used it.

I found the fridge which matches my stove and sink!

Got a whole bag full of vintage costume jewelry. These are just the earing sets. I put them together on cardstock last night when I got home - 38 pairs, no missing or broken pieces!

I had to do a little digging to figure out what this little lovely was. It's called a shadow box purse and they were popular in the 1950s. This one is truely lovely.

Mint, in the box, never worn "comfy" gold slippers. These beauties really encompass everything fashion had to offer in the fabulous 50s!

Mike and Frank would be proud of me for digging out this old emerson spaghetti cage fan and the old Pepsi trash can.

I really love this old wooden tool box. I also found several old hand forged tools, a tiny oil can, lots of old medicine bottles, a nice set of turquoise pyrex bowls a sweet Huntley reading biscuits tin (too bad about the poor condition, but it's still cute), and some old fishing reels and poles (one is bamboo).


  1. Yes, jealous. How amazing to find all this in one estate--I haven't seen anything like it in years and years.

  2. Jealous...Jealous..Jealous. The golden slippers are amazing.

  3. Oh lovely! What a piece of luck.