Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: SchwaVintageDestash

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is SchwaVintageDestash that’s run by Carolynn ni Ochlainn.

Carolynn started this shop to have some fun selling her grandmothers’ wacky choices in jewelry.  It’s grown up a bit since then, but she’s still selling their stuff (both sides of the family had a lot of stuff).

One of the items in Carolynn’s shop is this terrific cocktail ring.

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The pear-cut amethyst is natural, a lovely shade purple – not too light or dark to sparkle! The pave diamonds, set in white gold, provide a shiny, glittery field for contrast.  The ring itself is 14kt yellow gold.  You can see this terrific ring in Carolynn’s shop here.

Another terrific item in the SchwaVintageDestash shop is this rhinestone necklace.

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It dates to the 1950’s and sports a strand of round rhinestones featuring a central section with a second, larger row of round rhinestones that converge on a square diamond turned 90 degrees for a diamond-shaped center.  From there, two strands of four rhinestones each dangle.

You can see this terrific necklace in their shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the SchwaVintageDestash shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

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Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: TheLionsDenStudio

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is TheLionsDenStudio that’s run by Heather Hagen.

The Lion’s Den Studio is a one-woman operation made up of funky vintage items that Heather collected and also her hand made arts and crafts.  She loves searching through flea markets and garage sales for slightly chipped and rusted vintage treasures, ready to be restored or re-purposed. She tends to collect pieces that she wants for her own home and loves to test them out before writing descriptions.

One of these great items is this enameled Dutch oven pan.

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This great lidded Dutch oven pan with kobenstyle handles on both sides and on the top of the lid was made by Dansk. The lid can be used as a trivet, making this a great piece for serving.  This older Dansk piece was made in the original factory in Denmark, between 1954 and 1966, and is marked with the duck logo.

You can see this terrific pan in Heather’s shop here.

Another great item in TheLionsDenStudio is this great Louis Vuitton Train Case.

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The Louis Vuitton train case or cosmetic case dates to about the 1980’s, and it was designed to keep beauty products organized for travel. It also makes a fantastic vanity or dresser top case for cosmetics and accessories.

You can see this great find in TheLionsDenStudio shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in TheLionsDenStudio shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: UpbeatVintage

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is UpbeatVintage that’s run by Dan Jacobs.

Dan is passionate about finding (and restoring) unusual & functional pieces from the past.  He especially loves vintage advertising and anything made out of wood & metal, preferably both together: knives, straight razors, meat cleavers, military pins, tools, pulleys, silver coins, brass figurines, lighters…the list goes on and on.

One such advertising piece that’s in the UpbeatVintage shop is this great tip tray.

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The tip tray is advertising Miller Beer, and it dates to the 1950’s.  The great thing about the tray is that it has one of the most recognizable advertisements on it–the Miller High Life Girl in the Moon.

You can see this tip tray here.  Another great item in the UpbeatVintage shop is this terrific pocket knife.

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The Barlow Knife dates to the 1960’s, and it was made by STAG (which is based in Ireland).  You can see the pocket knife in the UpbeatVintage shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the UpbeatVintage shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: SecondHandNews

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is SecondHandNews that’s run by Michelle.

Michelle absolutely loves Shabby Chic and Country Cottage decor; particularly that which includes Robin’s Egg Blue, Pink or Barnwood Red – some of her favorite colors. Her work consists of primarily reworked pieces that she’s painted, distressed and transformed in some way.

Michelle also has an obsession with Vintage things whether it be home decor items or books. She’s always up for a trip to the Flea Market or an Estate Sale and loves to share her beautiful finds with all of you.

One of these great finds is this cool mustard tin.

Coleman's mustard

This tin is for Colman’s Mustard, and it dates to the 1970’s.  It still contains mustard, although I wouldn’t recommend using it.  You can see this great tin in their shop here.

Another great item in the SecondHandNews shop is this great wire memo board.

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This great shabby cottage chic chicken wire memo board is made from a distressed picture frame and chicken wire, and I love the polymer clay rose applique attached to the top.

You can see this great item in the SecondHandNews shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the SecondHandNews shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: LaKimonoya

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is LaKimonoya that’s run by Isabelle.

The first time Isabelle came to Japan, she fell in love with the local flea markets, kimonos, haoris, kakemonos.  She loves Japanese vintage items, their uniqueness in color, touch and designs.  Isabelle has lived in Japan for few years now and feels very lucky that enjoying those became a part of their daily life!

One of the items in the LaKimonoya shop is this terrific Japanese long Kimono.

japanese long Kimono, wine red leaf pattern

I love the wine red leaf pattern that is on it, and you can see this terrific item in their shop here.  Another great item in the LaKimonoya shop is this great Lacquered Wood Lunch Box.

Jubako Lacquered Wood Lunch Box

This great 1970’s lacquered wood lunch box was originally aimed for festive food presentation (something like New Year’s celebrations or even for a wedding).  It could also be great storing little treasures, and you can see it in their shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the LaKimonoya shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: KitschyVintage

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.

Plastic Cheese Server with Mouse Metal Handles Covered Cheese Tray

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.

Vintage Androck Whipper in 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!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: mascarajones

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.

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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.

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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!