This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is KitschyVintage that’s run by Anne.
Anne began collecting as soon as she could walk. It started with pretty rocks (what kid doesn’t like those?) and toads & salamanders, but quickly graduated to penny machine prizes (remember rat-finks?), trolls and comic books.
She has always loved old things, old stories, family history (her husband calls it ‘ancestor worship’) and the link that vintage and antique things have to the past.
Anne loves to go to flea markets, estate sales, thrift shops and the occasional curb-side. She’s not above dumpster-diving and should have a bumper sticker that reads ‘I Brake for Other People’s Trash’! Often the cast-off and forgotten hides a nugget of wonderful-ness that just needs to be found.
One of those great nuggets is this great plastic cheese server with Mouse handle on the top.
The cheese server dates to the 1960’s, and it can be found in the KitschyVintage shop here. Another great item in Anne’s shop is this great Vintage Androck Whipper with a glass jar.
The Whipper dates from the 1930’s to the 1940’s and would be great for making cream, mayonnaise or even beating eggs. You can see it in the shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the KitschyVintage shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is mascarajones that’s run by Mascara Jones. Mascara Jones is obsessed with the 1970’s and is Insane Collector and Incessant Shopper.
There are a wide variety of items in the mascarajones shop, like this terrific Modernist Lucite Jewelry Vanity Box.
I love the shape of this great vanity box, and it can be seen in their shop here. Another great item in the mascarajones shop is this funky ring.
I love the combination of the sterling silver and the pearls, and the ring can be seen in their shop here. As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the mascarajones shop here.
Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight features the Reconstitutions shop that is run by Shelley. Shelley lives in the gorgeous state of Kentucky, and runs Reconstitutions with her husband. Together they choose the wonderful, beautiful and sometimes bizarre items you may find in their shop.
Her love for all things vintage can be attributed to my grandmother, Marleah. She instilled in Shelley a love and respect of unique antiques and the memories they hold. When Shelley was little, her grandmother would sit Shelley in front of her china cabinet or jewelry box and tell Shelley wonderful stories about the sparkling things inside. Those memories are some of her greatest treasures.
One of the great treasures in her shop is this nutcracker from the 1970’s.
This nutcracker was made by the DIAMOND company, and it’s billed as the “nutquacker”. You can see this great item in their shop here. Another great treasure that they have in their shop is this piece of Samsonite Luggage.
It dates to the 1960’s, and what’s cool about it is that it’s bubblegum pink. You can see this great item in their shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can see all of the great items in their shop here. Head on over and check them out!
Depression glass is a colored glassware that was distributed either free or at a very low cost in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression.
The great thing about Depression glass is that it comes in a wide varieties of both colors and shapes. They are even very functional, like this green kerosene lamp from the circaonetsy shop:
While not in use, you can have this on the corner of your retro desk or on a bookshelf. You can see the lamp on Etsy here. Another terrific Depression glass item that would be great to use or display is this black glass serving bowl with an Art Deco design on it.
The great thing about it is that it could be used to hold fruit on a kitchen table or even potpourri on a side table. You can see it in the shop of KitschyVintage here.
As you can tell from the few examples, there are so many different examples of Depression glass on the market today. You can see all of the great examples that the Etsy Vintage Team has to offer here.
What kinds of Depression glass have you run across?