Okay, the 6th installment coming up! This installment of cool vintage items features small items or “smalls”. These go pretty fast in a booth so we have to have some back-up. We try to keep our eyes open for interesting and fun smalls that we think our clients would like. It can’t be ordinary or easy to find if we want to sell it. This is an ongoing process and it’s much harder in the winter without yard sales or trash at the curb.
Right now, we have a decent inventory but come October, when the Riley Days Festival starts, we have to be jam packed!
So, here are a few of our newer smalls:
I found these at a yard sale. They immediately took me back to when my dad and grandpa worked at the Swift’s meat packing company. Mom and mamaw would pack thermoses full of coffee for each of them. Daddy’s was like the one on the right — the Aladdin brand. Papaw’s was more like the one on the left with a cork stopper. I just had to get them.
Mom found two of these teapots in the bottom of a box lot from an auction. They were black — I mean black! We were so surprised when we cleaned them and found they were actually made of copper with brass accents. They is so nice looking now! Mom kept one and put one in the booth. It looks nice sitting on the stove in the kitchen!
This little vignette holds all sorts of treasures! The little dress for a flowergirl or pageant — the vintage kids record player — the McCoy green ruffle vase — some of my Precious Moments collection — a salt glazed mixing bowl — an old FireKing bowl — and the list goes on!
Hope you have enjoyed looking at these “smalls”. More next month!