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 Kultur based in Carmel Valley, California.
Kultur is the Etsy shop of two European transplants to California’s Central Coast. One is a finder and describer, the other is the shipper when not functioning as a feeder of beasties.
Kultur is the word for ‘culture’ in German and most Scandinavian languages. The shop examines the treasures of culture past. The goodies that are special enough to make us smile or even grin are presented in their shop. Sometimes it almost feels like they are an adoption agency finding new homes for orphaned vintage items.
One of these great items is this great silk scarf.
The scarf was made in the 1950’s by VERA, and I love the orange and gold color on it. You can see the scarf in their shop here. Another great find in the Kultur shop is great book from the 1910’s.
The book is titled “Uncle Wiggily’s Airship” and was written by Howard R. Garis. This copy is a first edition, and the book can be seen in their shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the Kultur shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is Starfish Collectibles that’s run by Gwen.
Gwen has always been a collector of unique things. Her love affair with household vintage items began in her 30’s when she started shopping in second hand stores to supply stuff for her home. She discovered a whole new world that had existed before she was even born- the 1950’s and earlier! Gwen loved looking, finding, and fitting new found treasures into her home. She loves things that are cute, have character and a bit of a history.
One of the great things that Gwen has found is this terrific Whirligig.
I love that it looks like a man sawing a piece of wood. You can see it in Gwen’s shop here. Another great item in the Starfish Collectibles shop is this great book by Winston S. Churchill.
The book is titled PAINTING AS A PASTIME and dates to the 1960’s. You can see this great book in their shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the Starfish Collectibles 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 is Nuggets of Goodness that’s run by Carla.
Nuggets of Goodness specializes in original one-of-a-kind handmade jewels and accessories made with recycled vintage baubles and beads. They scour local antique stores, flea markets and yard sales for hidden treasures to use in our unique pieces, each with its own special connection to the past.
Carla started collecting vintage jewelry while in high school, oddly enough due to Madonna. She wore stacks and stacks of rhinestones, and while Carla could pick up knockoffs in the store, her thriftiness led her to second-hand stores where she could pick them up for next to nothing. This is also when she began to make her own jewelry too, crazy stuff made of found objects from the hardware store!
A few years ago, overwhelmed by the amount of jewelry in her collection that never got worn, Carla decided to break it down and recycle it, and Nuggets of Goodness was born.
One of these really cool recycled pieces of jewelry is this really cool ring.
This terrific ring has a pink and yellow vintage glass cabochon, and it’s adjustable to fit just about any finger! You can see this cool ring in the Nuggets of Goodness shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the Nuggets of Goodness shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is the WhimZies store that’s run by Bev. Bev has been a folk artist for over 30 years and finally realized that she has many more supplies than she can ever use so she decided to set up a whimzical shop on Etsy.
This way she can share some of her interesting and unusual finds. Her collection of “stuff” includes ephemera, vintage lace, patterns, books, photos, postcards, aprons and unique bits and pieces. All of the items in her shop is perfect for altered artists.
One of these great items is this book from 1912.
This book is a vintage copy of “English Readings” of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King published in 1912. Idylls of the King, originally published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. You can see this terrific book in Bev’s shop here.
Another great item in the WhimZies shop is this terrific paper road map.
This fun mid-century road map is for Fulton county Ohio. This is perfect to frame for your wall or to give as a gift, especially is someone lives in Ohio! You can see this great conversation piece in the WhimZies shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the WhimZies 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!