Monday, March 26, 2012

"Daisy's Antiques" Presents Vintage Bridal!

The very talented Janice has just opened up a secondary shop focused on lovely Vintage Bridal gifts and accessories!

Choose from handmade vintage lace cuffs, white and ivory gloves, antique champagne flutes and saucers.  Ohhh and Ahhh at the fancy retro dresses just waiting to be modernized for your special day!!!  Chippy cake toppers, sweet photo albums, feminine china, glimmering silver plate, and gifts galore - all to have and to hold, from this day forward!

"smitten" ~ Newly Remodeled, & More Fabulous Than Ever!

 the creative visionaries at "smitten" have totally revamped and restocked their shop with brand new vintage finds & glorious eye candy ~ think tonal hues, coastal vibes, scientific chic, and glam bam, thank you ma'am!!!

behold the new look of "smitten"!!!

 springtime in paris has never been so divine!

 the fascinating angelic trunk of bling is full of treasures! brand new necklace strands, cocktail rings, evening clutches, and jewelry boxes. try on our new collection of "CHARMED" necklaces that dangle from above on the branches. each unique design incorporates a variety of holy medals, found objects, and vintage two are alike and each is designed with a specific personality in mind...see if you can find the piece that speaks most to your persona, and wear your destiny out for the whole world to see. we will also be taking custom orders for these "CHARMED" necklaces. please visit the store to touch and feel these beautiful creations!

 stunning, all new earring display...check out all our new styles! also, please ask about our clearance jewelry swag grab bags ~ over $30.00-$45.00 worth of stuff for just $9.99 very limited quantities!!!

 house rules: no drinking until after 5!

 victorian clip art magnets and pretty social these times of overwhelming technology (never ending emails & text messages), it is such a beautiful gift to send or receive a hand written card!

 dream journals, novel rubber stamps, and nautical inspired smalls.

 breathtaking engraving of a renaissance masterpiece.

 pearls of wisdom inspiration shakers, les coquilles seashell plates, vintage pearl necklaces, and brain corals to decorate your home with coastal style.

 spring fashion in crisp white eyelet lace, and alpaca woolen sweaters to take the chill off, fancy jet black jewelry sets just the right contrast as to not be so innocent!

 sacred art

 the owl of sleep calls out to coax you to his tree of dreams.

 footloose & fancy free...jazz up your hairdo with our festive floral hair clips...springtime means bloomtime!

 collectible laboratory borosilicate glass beakers, antique medicine bottles, phrenology charts, rusty iron votives, and mercury decanters

 a variety of vintage ironstone & milk glass...your morning coffee has never been so chic!

richert would like to give a special shout out to his nephew bailey and niece maya who worked very hard to help their uncle realize this lovely merchandising dream, in the cold, and without dinner until after 10pm...i love you both very much and could not have done it without you!!!

mention this blog post and receive 50% OFF one single item in "smitten's" space, now through May 15th, 2012!!!

Country Primitives Are Back At "Of Simpler Tymes"!

WELCOME: "Of Simpler Tymes"

The rustic simplicity and country beauty of primitive furniture makes it a useful and timeless style for your home. Recalling original primitive pieces from antique woodworkers and American pioneers, the functionality and hand-hewn roughness of primitive styled furniture pieces makes it perennially popular. 

 Another appealing aspect of "Of Simpler Tymes" attention to detail is their wonderfully muted color palette. Like old-fashioned milk paints of the 19th century, their furniture comes in great colors: barn red, cottage white, old black, colonial blue, and mustard instantly bring this popular and warm design style into your home. Inspired by original plant dyes from earlier centuries, these primitive colors are a nod to past craftsmanship from a bygone era. 

Come in today to take a gander at "Of Simpler Tymes" workshop's well-crafted and useful primitive furniture pieces. Like their wonderful kitchen hutches pictured here.  They also stock older earthenware crocks and mixing bowls, punched tin and wrought iron candlestick lighting, woven baskets, and even handmade candles & potpourri to give your home that downright country feeling - we know you'll find something you just can't live without! 

Collecting: A Closer Look At Jadeite

 In the 1940s and 1950s, jadeite - a stain- and heat-resistant, milky-green glassware - was quite common and sold in hardware stores and five-and-tens. Sometimes a piece of jadeite would be included in a bag of flour or a box of oatmeal as an inducement to the consumer to buy the rest of the set. Today, jadeite is a popular - and valuable - collectible. A ball jug that once sold for $5 could sell for as much as $5,000 today.

McKee was the first company to mass-produce jadeite dinnerware in the '30s. The company's only complete dinnerware line is also the least popular today: the delicate and frilly patterned Laurel. You can identify McKee jadeite by the letters "McK" in a small circle on the back. The Jeannette Glass Company, however, actually coined the term jadeite. Most Jeannette jadeite is unmarked, except for some of the earlier pieces, which have the letter "J" in a triangle, followed by the mold number.

The Anchor Hocking Company produced Fire-King, a type of glassware that could withstand the high temperatures of ovens and stoves. "Jade-ite" was one of their most popular colors. Many jadeite aficionados collect Fire-King Restaurantware, a very popular and increasingly hard-to-find pattern. As the name suggests, it was made for institutional use in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, and so is heavier than other makes, and much harder to break.

 If you're interested in collecting jadeite, David Ross, a dealer of 20th-century glassware and coauthor of "Jadeite: An Identification and Price Guide," recommends examining each piece thoroughly for chips and cracks. Because jadeite was meant to be inexpensive glassware, there was no quality control. So you may notice that there are different shades of green, making it difficult to find matching sets. The good thing about jadeite is that it's very durable. You can wash it as you do any dish; keep it out of the microwave, though, as jadeite was produced before microwaves existed and is not meant to withstand that kind of heat.