Found Franciscan Autumn…Just in Time for Autumn!

Welcome to the 51st History and Home Link Party!  If you were reading We Call It Junkin last autumn, you'll remember how I discovered a partial set of vintage Franciscan dishes in the Autumn pattern at a thrift store, and that set off a whole addiction to these lovely dishes made in California in the mid-2oth century.  I was in that same thrift store a couple of weeks ago, looked down on a bottom shelf, and what greeted me but these two serving bowls for 50 cents and 1 dollar!     Needless Read more [...]

The Big Grab

Have you heard of these "longest yard sale" events that are popping up all around the country?  There are at least a couple of them here in South Carolina, and I finally made it to one of them last week.  "The Big Grab", a 43-mile yard sale that covers three pretty little towns was fun, productive, and only a little bit hot.   Here are a few things I liked and thought I'd share with you.  See if you can guess which ones I bought!       So, Read more [...]

Armchair Junkin: Episode 11

Welcome to We Call It Junkin’s monthly game – Armchair Junkin!  In case this is new to you, this is where you: just sit back in your comfy armchair come on a virtual antique- or thrift-shopping trip with me then play “what-would-I-buy” with everybody else. There’s even a poll at the end where you can vote, no email address or personal info needed.  Vote for as many as you like. By the way – this is fantasy shopping, so storage space and funds are not an issue, Read more [...]

Vintage Grapes and Tulips

Welcome to the 50th History and Home Link Party, it's good to "see" you!  Ah, September, the weather is finally starting to cool off where I am, how about you?  Hopefully it will last, I am quite ready for Autumn.  I've already bought two orange mums for the back porch and everything. Here are a couple of vintage lovelies I found recently at a thrift store.  A glass with red tulips (unmarked) and a "sculpted grapes" serving bowl, also unmarked but matches the highly collectible Read more [...]

Dodging Disney Dishes

It was pretty much *crickets* around here last month, wasn't it?  That's because I took a break from blogging and went on a wonderful trip to the happiest place on Earth - Walt Disney World! I didn't forget y'all, though.   While browsing through the gift shops, and dodging repeated impulses to buy cute and whimsical dishes they were selling, I did snap some photos to share with you, dear readers! This Minnie plate just makes me say, "Awwwww!"  I really, really wanted Read more [...]

Wow, Look at Those Curves

Welcome to the 49th History & Home Link Party - it's been nearly a year!  Thanks to all of you who join in each week! I'm sharing a  bit of history with you this week, but only a glimpse.  Remember a while back when I wrote Art Deco Department Store Finds a New Purpose in a New Century?  I never did show y'all the cool, curvalicious mid century building around the corner from the Tapp's Department Store, so I thought I'd show you finally. I'm not sure what it was, Read more [...]

New Towels from Vintage Fabric

Welcome to the 48th History & Home Link Party!  I hope the change in title format didn't throw ya' :) I've decided to go back to the way I used to do these link-ups, where I share something of my own here, and "pin" the features from last week to Pinterest.  I think the link party guests get much better exposure that way, and it gives my non-blogging readers something to read from me in case they get here before anyone's linked up.   I do change my mind a lot, don't I?   Aren't Read more [...]

When Junkin Brings Back Memories

Have you ever been at an antique store, thrift store, estate sale, or auction, and come across something that sent you down memory lane?   I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.  While browsing through antiques and vintage treasures, I'll spot something that makes me think of my grandma, or my childhood, or my dad. These lovely dolls were on display at a large antique mall I frequent, and seeing them immediately brought my late father to mind.       He Read more [...]

Featured at Adirondack Girl @ Heart

    I'm so honored to have been chosen as the Vintage Blog of the Week by Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart!   What a lovely surprise to receive coming off of my blogging break and vacation.   If you don't know Diana's blog, she's always showing wonderful vintage finds, passing on information about things people like to collect, and she has a touching and thoughtful series on faith: FaiTHoughts.    So hop over to visit the Adirondack Girl and say "hello".  Check Read more [...]

Cooking Yesteryear: Ham and Bean Pot

Welcome to the second part of a new series here called Cooking Yesteryear, where I share a recipe from a vintage cook book, and make or serve it in vintage kitchen dishes.  We have another ham dish, because I had a lot of ham left from the last recipe, so I needed to use it, and this one sounded good.   This is from the 1953 Good Housekeeping cook book I have that's really a set of small, paperback cook books bound into a 4" thick volume.   This Ham & Bean Pot (casserole) Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 46 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along!   I'm taking a brief break from blogging, so I've scheduled this week's link party to run on "auto pilot".   Thank you so much for joining in!  ~ Dawn   Read more [...]

Summertime Finds

How are y'all enjoying your summer (those of you in my part of the world, that is)?  We're having a good one, though it's going by quickly.  Soon school will be back in session, so at the time this is being published, I'm actually away from the blog world and taking some time with my family.  WordPress allows you to write and schedule ahead of time, so I'm still here, even though I'm not really here! I have managed some junkin this summer, some thrift store visits, antique shops, Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 45 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along!   I'm taking a brief break from blogging, so I've scheduled this week's link party to run on "auto pilot".  Therefore, I don't have any features from last week, but I do appreciate those who joined in!  ~ Dawn     Read more [...]

Red, White, and Blue Vintage in the Kitchen

July has come and gone, August is here.  I hope you're all having a great summer.  We've been so busy I almost think things will slow down when school gets back in session!  Since I usually change out my vintage kitchen displays around the 1st of each month, it occurred to me that I hadn't shown y'all my patriotic arrangement I had for July.  I usually show this along with a tablescape, but my tables have been out on the porch lately.  Better late than never.    The Read more [...]