Monday, July 28, 2014

Last Minute Plans

Well Saturday I didn't make any plans besides going to my booth late in the day to take measurements... because as of August 1st I will be doubling my booth space!  My booth neighbor moved out and the mall owner offered me the space.  I jumped on it, because I REALLY want my garage back.  I've been parking outside for the last 2 weeks.  It makes me nervous with all the severe storms that have been drifting through central Indiana.

I hadn't made any plans because I volunteered to stay home to wait on the cable man (read: had to because bf went to Chicago).  The cable guy thankfully arrived 30 minutes before he was even scheduled to.  He was there for about 45 minutes working with me to see if we could actually get the cable installed... and without a lot of work... the short answer was no.  Why does AT&T run their cable through phone lines?  My phone lines were in the worst possible spots to put a TV in front of it.  If I didn't move where our TVs were at, they would have to run cables across the room, or have to run new cables and drill holes in my walls.  NO THANK YOU.  I could only imagine how much that was going to cost me.  So, I decided to cancel the order.  Hopefully another cable company offers service in my neighborhood.

Anyways, long story short, I called mom and told her to come over as soon as possible.  We were going to go to the booth and get this measuring done quickly.  And maybe hit an estate sale on the way.  Well  mom arrived around 10, and I informed her, "I hope you don't have plans, because we're going to an auction instead."  I hadn't looked at any auctions for Saturday, because I had assumed that I wouldn't be able to attend any because the cable man would be working for awhile.  So, we ended up at an auction about 45 minutes after it had started.  I planned to bid on several pieces of furniture and nothing else.  I made promises to people (ahem, bf) that I wouldn't buy much more junk unless it was going to the booth.

Well, I couldn't help myself.  My mom was on board too.  She has tried to help me keep my promise.  But, we both agreed that the prices were TOO GOOD to not buy.  So, I did.


I posted this picture to my Facebook after I had been at the auction for about 2 hours.  I had bought all of this stuff.  I bought a few more things after this, including a table (see below).


My new truck has really come in handy.  It fits a lot more than my old one.  I got home from the auction at the exact time my bf arrived home from Chicago.  And he didn't get an explanation, he just saw this truck load.  However, after telling him it was all heading to the booth in a week, he helped unload.  What a good guy - definitely a keeper, right?

So, you guys are ready to see all the goodies right?  The only thing I didn't photograph were all the vintage sheets I picked up, because they are going straight to a friend who collects/uses them.


The bf sat outside with me yesterday as I was putting my "vignettes" together to photograph.  I think he thinks I'm crazy.  I told him that you guys really like to see what I've bought.





I did offer these pennants up on my FB page as soon as I bought them at the auction.  They're $2 + $2 shipping (to anywhere in the US).  Send me an email if you want one.  All mostly say Flackville, IND or St. Michael's School, which are both local schools.  Flackville has since shut down, but the old school building is still there.  I drive by it every day on my way to work. It's for sale, too.  It's sadly in a part of town that is pretty run-down.  I've seen images of the inside of this - covered in graffiti - everything just falling apart.



Anyways, onto more junk, and less sad pictures of old, run down buildings.



Some random box lot stuff...


Close up of the box of matchbooks...


You know I had to buy EVERY. SINGLE. vintage Christmas thing offered up at the auction.  Keeping the light up tree stand for myself.  Sorry.


Have you ever seen these giant matchbooks before?  The matches form a picture on them.



I know Santa's sleigh is broken, but I thought someone would still love him.


Isn't this Santa litho kinda creepy?


It also wouldn't be an auction if I didn't go home with some vintage kitchen stuff... namely, Pyrex.



So apparently I found a "holy grail" Pyrex piece... a Rodney Kent "Starline Series" black 503.  It comes with a metal cradle.  I looked high and low for that metal cradle at the auction.  It was nowhere to be found.  Either way, this piece is supposedly fairly rare.  It is in absolutle mint condition.  Not a nick in the paint, body, or lid!  Would you like to own it?  Send me an email!  It will probably head to eBay or etsy otherwise! 


Next - my FIRST addition to my vintage wedding!  This milk glass cake stand will be perfect for the cake I have in mind.  It will be a small one, since my family isn't big on cake.  I plan on having lots of different pies.  I'm thinking about the delicious pies the Amish make and I'm starting to get hungry.

If you click the link for "vintage wedding" above it takes you to a new page on my blog.  This is where I will be linking all my posts that have absolutely anything to do with my wedding.  So, if you're interested in vintage wedding stuff - be sure to check this out.  If you go to my home page, there are tabs at the top of the screen - one of them for the wedding posts.


Well, that's it.  Next weekend I will be spending hours in my new bigger booth.  can't wait to show you all how it turns out.  So look out for pictures next week.

You still have time to link up to Thrifty Things Friday here on my blog.  Click on the picture below to head on over and submit your link.  You have until Tuesday at 11:55P EST.

http://melissasantiques.blogspot.com/2014/07/thrifty-things-friday-11.html
 

In the mean time, I'll be linking up here:
Thriftasaurus
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Junkin Joe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #11

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I've decided to extend the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week.

Would you guys be interested in participating in "vintage wedding" themed TTFs?  When you can post as many of your posts as you would like that relate to weddings?

Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:




Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Have I Been?

It seems like it's been quite awhile since I last posted about any vintage finds. Although it's only been 3 weeks since I've bought anything.  what have I been up to?  Well, I announced last week that I'm gettin' hitched!  And... my fiancee (that's weird to write, can I still just refer to him as the bf?) has been in the process of moving into my house, while we are on the hunt for the perfect home for us.  We've looked at quite a few, but nothing has struck our fancy yet.


Just wanted to show off my pretty ring and the bottle of Jameson (my favorite whiskey) that he used to propose again.  Thank you for all your kind words (here on the blog and facebook).  It has been a whirlwind of a week.  I'm hoping to have a few fun, vintage-themed wedding posts and Thrifty Things Fridays coming up.  What would you guys like to see?

Ok, so onto my finds from this weekend.  I attended one estate sale and an auction on Saturday and here's what I took home...


The mid-century bookshelf with sliding glass doors and the mid-century metal shelf came from the estate sale.  I have been on the lookout for new display pieces, because as of August 1st, I will be expanding my antique booth, because my neighbor at the antique mall has moved out, and the owner offered me the space at a discount.  Hooray!  And, let's be honest, I have SO. MUCH. STUFF.  I've been trying to make room for the bf's stuff.  I live in a pretty small house (1,100 sq. ft.) and I don't have a basement.  So, we have to make do with what we have until we find the perfect place.  So, also PLEASE don't judge these photos.  I took them in the garage, where they're stored in front of some of our extra stuff -  a mattress, a desk (in a few pieces), etc...


The rest of the stuff came from a SUPER-AMAZING auction.  I wanted everything.  However, it was so super-amazing that people traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles to attend it.  Some of the items I've only ever seen in books.  That is how rare they were.  Anyways, I took home this cute bread box, Fire King Tulips grease jar, and jadeite glass refrigerator dish.


The woman collected Bakelite like it was gold.  I really wanted the silverware, but I couldn't touch it with a 10ft pole, it was so pricey.  I did get to take home 8 Bakelite-handled creamer/syrup dispensers.


I'm thinking of keeping these green-handled ones.


I love the shapes of the 2 on the end.  I got first dibs at the large sized ones (I took them all) and first dibs at the smaller size ones as well.  I only picked one in each color, and left the remaining 20 (or so) to the rest of the auction goers.

So, would you like to see some pictures from the auction?  It's pure vintage eye candy.  I only captured about 10% of what was offered.













Where I'll be linking up this week:
Thriftasaurus
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Junkin Joe

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #10

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I've decided to extend the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week.

EDIT: I FORGOT TO TELL YOU GUYS THE EXCITING NEWS!  I got engaged last night!


If you look closely it says "Melissa, Will You Marry Me?" on the bottle of 12 year old Jameson.  He went all the way to their distillery in Dublin to get some of my favorite whiskey.  Apparently this was a first for Jameson.  They have never put a proposal on one of their custom bottles.

So, look for some vintage wedding planning in the future here at Melissa's Antiques.

Anyways...I can't believe we're already at #10!  Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:




Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.