Mothers Day Breakfast

I am having so much fun with this new hobby of setting a nice, pulled together tablescape, that I decided to set one up for my own Mothers Day breakfast!  And what better dishes to use than a tea set given to me by my mother (and father,) several years ago at Christmas. Since we were having a simple Read more [...]

Pyrex, a Plant Stand, & Plates a’Plenty

Today I'm sharing the whole family's recent junkin finds.  Yes, they went junkin for my Mothers Day gifts!  They know me and they know what I love.  My daughters gave me these beautiful Pyrex Daisy Cinderella-style bowls, made between 1968-1972.  I love having that handle and pour spout when Read more [...]

Pink Elephants

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Material Culture Monday, where you get a little history behind the find.  A few months ago I picked up this pretty little Cory pink elephant decanter from an antique store for a song.  I say for a song, because I had just seen one for sale online for about 10 times Read more [...]

Vintage Style Magazine

This is my review of Vintage Style Magazine - I am not associated with the production of the magazine in any way. Today I'm off on a rabbit trail about my new favorite magazine, Vintage Style.  Have you seen this on the newsstand yet? For all of us lovers of antiques and vintage collectibles, Read more [...]

My First Tablescape

  How many new things can a person take on in one week?  Apparently, four.  Two new blogs, starting an antique mall booth, and a new tablescaping hobby.  Needless to say, I haven't had much sleep! I recently discovered a great blog called Between Naps On The Porch.  One of the weekly Read more [...]

Big Week of Junkin

Whoa! I don't normally buy this much in one week!  But I have decided to dive into the world of antique-booth-ownership, so I went a little crazy at a couple of estate sales this weekend.  This, after visiting thrift stores and an antique mall last Wednesday.  I've got to build an inventory, right? Read more [...]

Kitchen Shelf Clock

Welcome to the very first Material Culture Class, where you get a little history behind the find. We purchased this lovely antique kitchen shelf clock a couple years ago at an antique store in Columbus, Ohio.  These clocks are also called kitchen clocks, shelf clocks, and mantel clocks. When I Read more [...]

Welcome to the Place for All Things Olde

Do you enjoy scouring antique stores, thrift shops, and estate sales searching for the olde and crumbly? Then we have something in common.  Having been raised by antique lovers, (and expert furniture restorers), I didn't stand a chance.  I was bound to end up a lover of the olde. For me, there Read more [...]