Sunday, June 30, 2013

Awesome Vintage Kitchen

A few weeks back, I was at an estate auction that had the most amazing, cool, little 1950's kitchen!  The bathrooms had been redone sometime in the 70's but the kitchen remained in it's original state.  It even had the built in clock above the oven and turquoise laminate counter tops!



But the most amazing feature had to be the over head cabinet supported by a very unique shelf!  I also LOVE the door hardware...atomic door pulls!



It was a small kitchen but so well laid out!  I would have bought the house just for the kitchen alone!  I hope whomever purchased the house will kept the kitchen just the way it is...but I have my doubts.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Harvest Star Antiques Summer Open House

If you're local and have nothing to do on Saturday, why not take a drive over and do a little shopping! There will be food, door prizes, and hot deals!  Stop by and say hello :)

HS Summer Open House

Saturday, June 15, 2013

One More for the Collection

Oops I did it again!
Yes, I scored another vintage patio umbrella. 
This one I found at an estate auction in one of the closets in the house. The auctioneer didn't even know it was there but I spotted it right away and immediately almost peed my pants.  I had to ask him to include it in the auction so I could buy it. 



Hand crank ones are hard to find.


I wonder if people drive past my house and say...."look there's the crazy umbrella lady with all the old turquoise patio umbrellas"....that would be cool!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Town Wide Yard Sale 2013

My haul from our local town wide yard sale this past weekend!  Town wide yard sales are huge around my area.  It seems like just about every single sleepy little town around here holds a town wide yard sale in the Spring, Summer, or Fall months. Their little streets become jammed with people and traffic, so it's best to find a parking space and set out on foot with a shopping tote.  It's also a lot of fun to participate in some house voyeurism as you walk around!  Oooooo, look at the turrets on that one!

Pyrex Gooseberry Pink serve and store casseroles #472 and #473.  Now I just need to find #471! I really limit myself to only collecting certain types of pyrex designs when I can find them at a good price.  I pass pyrex pieces up often at auctions because they go higher than I'm willing to pay.  I found these beauties all dusty and dirty at the bottom of a box, they cleaned up really cute!  Also pictured is an old cast iron soap dish with a star fish and a wooden knife holder with a rooster on it!

This is a 1950's child's twin Cinderella/Prince Charming/Fairy Tale Themed comforter.  I loved the novelty fabric and it was to cute to pass up.

Up close look at the cute 1/2 pint Atlas jars.

Perfect 1950s religious kitsch....St. Jude and Virgin Mary night lights.  St. Jude just needs a new bulb! Really, now how could I pass these up?

Yup, I found's only a thin red spacer... but still bakelite and something that's rare to run across at yard sales anymore or thrift shops for that matter.  It pays to look at the junk bagged jewelry.

When participating in such a large area of yard sales, it's important to have a plan.  I have my established route down fairly well and I stick to certain areas of town that have an older population or houses that I've found something cool at the year before.  I don't usually venture into new sub-divisions that have lots of toys or baskets displayed on table tops.  I also don't haggle over something priced at just a dollar or two.  It's rare to see anything priced at less than a dollar at a yard sale anymore.  So, a dollar for something little, like a pyrex dish, is a good deal to me! 


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Strawberries...A Love Story

Fresh picked strawberries...

Fresh picked strawberries! 
A strawberry ice cream recipe....
* 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
* 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
* 2 large eggs
* 1 cup sugar, divided
* 2 cups heavy whipping cream
* 1 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl, set aside in fridge for 1 hour. In large mixing bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add 3/4 cups sugar, mixing well. Stir in milk and vanilla and mix well. Add strawberries with juice and mix well. Gently stir in whipping cream just until combined. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.

An old ice cream maker picked up for a few bucks at an auction...

Makin fresh strawberry ice cream tonight baby!

Plus two goof balls...

We all scream for ice cream! Some of us get our tongues ready!

Equals YUMMY homemade strawberry ice cream!!!

I LOVE this time of year!!!