Friday, August 29, 2014

The August Holiday Push #4

Last week was busy, busy, busy.  I didn't get to write my post about the holiday items I listed in my etsy.  Last week I listed 11 items.  This week I've listed 18 items: 14 boxes of ornaments and 4 WWII era ornaments.

Also, some pretty exciting news regarding my Christmas etsy shop... a big order is heading to Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA.  Quite a few of my products will be featured in an upcoming episode of a TV show.  I will let you know the air date and channel when it gets close.  I can say - it will be the Christmas episode! :)  I am just beyond thrilled.  I've sold products that have been featured in many magazine articles and even one prop to an indie flick, but never a TV show!

Some of last weeks listings:



I listed some fun advertising matchbooks.



I also listed some 1950s plastic ornaments.

This week's listings:





I didn't count the the 20 items I listed specially for the TV show.  Also, I don't want to show you pictures of those, because they were rushed ugly cell phone pictures.

If I don't respond to your comments, etc., I apologize!  I'm on vacation until Tuesday.  Part of my vacation is a town-wide garage sale that I had lots of luck at last year.  Looking back at that post, it's amazing how far I've come in the antique booth department.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #16

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!

I've recently joined the Instagram world!
The feature from last week is... 



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.
  7. I'd really love to see more thrifty/vintage wedding stuff.  Link up as much wedding stuff as you'd like!
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Finds from this Weekend

 I attended an auction Saturday.  Nothing terribly exciting to write home about.  If you're following me on Instagram (I FINALLY joined up!) or Facebook, then you've seen most of these pictures.

This piece of advertising from Indianapolis will be perfect for my booth.
I can't seem to keep local advertising in stock.

I bought 8 of these sealed Mail Pouch Tobacco from the 1930s.
I've already sold 2 to Facebook readers.

A lot of you out there in blogland buy paint by numbers.
(I'm looking at you Gina!)
I'm not a fan of this one, but the frame is AMAZING.

 
 This rewired metal blade fan works perfectly!

 
 I finally got a...

 COLOR WHEEL!!!

 I sometimes buy large boxes of metal bits.
This one yielded some fun pieces.
I think a few of these would make excellent jewelry bases.

 I fell in love with these Federal Glass Co. mini beer steins.
They're perfect little toothpick holders.

 Did you ever read Child Craft books as a kid?
These are from the late 40s.

 I don't normally buy snack sets.
But these were 25c each.

 I've always wanted a set of these.

 I picked this train case up earlier in the week last week.
I'll be keeping the pricing stamps and receipt holder.

I'm linking up this week with:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #15

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  This past week I wrote about more of my vintage Christmas listings, some Soggy Saturday Scores, and made a video tour of my booth.
Let's get on to this week's featured post.



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.
  7. I'd really love to see more thrifty/vintage wedding stuff.  Link up as much wedding stuff as you'd like!
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video Booth Tour

Thought I'd try something a little different... instead of taking 50 pictures of my booth, I wanted to try a quick video.  It's about 3 minutes long.  I made it using Windows Movie Maker and my cell phone.

Pre-warning: "Killer Queen" is playing in the background.  So shut off those computer speakers, if you don't want to hear it.  I had to add music to drown out the sounds of people shopping and talking in the antique mall.

video



I'm linking up this week with:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday Finds + Soggy Saturday Scores

 I'll get to Saturday in a bit, but first... Friday was supposed to be a work-at-home day for me, but I got restless around 11 and decided to call it a day.  I hit 2 garage sales and a thrift store.

 Pictured here: all my finds on the shelf I got in Nashville.

A chopper, canape/cookie cutters/ floral frog, mugs, steins, and old advertising.

2 canisters, McCoy planter for my collection, Pyrex store 'n' see, an opal 501, and old clothes pins.
The opal 501 will be heading to ebay this week.  I've done well selling opal pieces in the past.

I also acquired a 45 of one of my favorite songs of all time.
Such a feel good, happy song.

Saturday:

This was my view from under my umbrella at the auction Saturday morning.
It was pouring and delayed the start of the auction by an hour.
It also ruined quite a bit at the auction.  It was sad.

Here's what I ended up with.

Bar cart, matching scale, crock, and 4 ironstone plates.

There were a lot of box lots of pure junk.
This one was okay.  The figurine is marked Occupied Japan.

 I loved this carnival glass snack tray.
These 2 milk glass casseroles came with.

I took a chance on this lamp, since it had been rained on.
The bf made a few adjustments and it looked and worked great.

Last, I got this lot of orchard baskets.
They were full of dirt, birdseed, grass...
beetles, crickets, and brown recluse spiders.
I had to track down a cricket in my truck, too.
I think I need a pickup.


I'm linking up this week with:

Friday, August 15, 2014

The August Holiday Push #3

In the spirit of the last 2 August holiday recaps (here & here) I'm here to keep myself honest about my listings.  It was a busy, tiring week at my day job, so I didn't get as much listed as I would've liked.


I did get 3 totes and a large box of Christmas items and a small box full of vintage Christmas light bulbs out of my attic... that I completely forgot I had.  I only went up to look for something else completely unrelated.  How do I have that much stuff that I forgot about?  I really am buying more Christmas stuff than I realized.  It's a sickness, folks.  Is there a support group somewhere?




Look at the all the goodies in there.  Looks like I'll have plenty to take to my actual booth come Christmas time.  So I listed 24 items in the Christmas shop this week.  Here's a peek at some of the things I listed...

Some spun head ornaments...



A knee hugger!  Am I the only one who still finds these guys creepy?


How about some plastic items like these Santa picks or this bird that clips onto your tree?



I can't show you everything I listed, but I'll leave you with these beautiful bottle brush trees.


Have a great weekend!