Monday, June 6, 2011

Adventures in Antiques

Roger and I have always had a mutual love for old stuff. We both enjoy scouring antique stores for our favorite things - tin toys and WWI stuff for him and toy and full sized sewing machines for me. We love finding interesting things at auctions and have bought more than our share of odd stuff for a buck!

Recently, Roger started buying pedal cars to restore. Then, he restored a couple antique school desks for my sister and I and the results were fabulous, so he bought some more school desks. Then he bought some trunks to restore...

It's come to our attention that we cannot and do not want to keep all of these things. Plus, I've bought a number of random things, too, that caught my eye, but I don't have a good way to display. The next obvious step for a pair of collectors is to start selling. So, that's where we are at. We plan to spend the summer collecting, and then open a booth in one of our local antique stores this fall.

We have definitely been collecting this summer, and we have barely entered the auction and garage sale season! Just a few of our favorite finds, thus far!

Slide puzzles! These were at the bottom of a box of board games I bought at an auction. I love little surprises like this!

This clock is 30 inches in diameter. I saw it and loved it, so Roger brought it home. It will probably be up for sale, though, since I don't have room.

Roger bought this covered with dirt and filled with a broken ceramic planter. I was so proud!

The fire truck is a Midge Toy and the other two are Tootsie Toys. They'll probably stay in Roger's collection.

Needlebooks! Do people collect these? If not, they should! These are a just 3 of the ones I found in a box of miscellaneous sewing stuff from this past weekend. The Atomic and Shakespeare ones were my favorites.

Check out more awesome finds at Thrift Share Monday!


Cassandra {Sleeping or Sewing} said...

That clock is fantastic!!! And the bowl is a great find too!

Anonymous said...

I have a couple needle books that have come to me over the years. I don't really collect them, but I do love looking at them when I need to get in my sewing stuff.

You found some cool stuff!

Brittany said...

Those slide puzzles are a hoot!

One Gal's Trash said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
The slide puzzles are kooky and fun. I'm always drawn to needle books too. Those little squares of colored foil are so yummy.