Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gathering Items for the Consignment Shop...

Heywood-Wakefield bent wood side table

Jane Jetson's Blogging Chair

A vintage tin Chinese Checkerboard

6 Pewter Mugs

A ceramic pot

A light blue McCoy Hand Vase

2 small framed carriage prints

a small Mexican folk art turtle

A footed wooden bowl, painted green

A glass vase

A vintage filigree tissue box

A cast iron cornbread stick pan

A vintage art print

A vintage Lenox China bowl

A Leonard Silver Plate centerpiece

Two ASCP painted terra cotta planters

A vintage white vase

A vintage lamp with a new drum shade

detail of lamp finish

A wine bottle carrier

A corner shelf

And I'm getting more stuff together
for next time! It feels so good.

If I can bring in a few hundred extra per month,
I can increase my giving at church,
save for a newer car, and maybe tuck away
a little for some travel. 

Word for the Day:
Acts 2:45
And they were selling their possessions 

and belongings and distributing 
the proceeds to all, as any had need.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Old Crate from My Demi-Hoarder Garage

Here's another item that was tucked away 
in my hoarder garage.

I grabbed it years ago from my ex-mother-in-law,
who is now in her mid 80's. She said she 
and her sister used it as a makeshift doll house
when they were little girls in Houston.

The wood is water stained and oxidized. 
I found this on Etsy, which shows it in much better condition:

I also found info on Mutual Orange Distributors.
They are in Orange County, CA. They began
in the early 1900s.

Here's the end of my crate, with remnants of a label.
I can't tell what the name on the label was,
but on the bottom right is "Index Mutual Association."

Click HERE to view a MOST interesting web page 
with a large collection of images of vintage citrus labels.

I have seen some pretty great uses 
for old crates on Pinterest. 

This one is a bit fragile, but still has some charm.
I'm going to see if it can be useful somewhere in my home.

Word for the Day:
Genesis 1:12
The earth brought forth vegetation, 
plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, 
and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, 
each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.