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Nabbed a few really amazing turn of the century smalls this morning.  The biscuit tin is by Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company.  The tiny prayer books are 🙌🏻 so good! The bonus: inside they are signed by Lizzie, the original gifter. The copy of Bible Lilies was given as a Christmas gift!  Gotta love a little Victorian/Art Deco score!  #antiquebooks #vintagetin #biscuittin #artdecotin #artdeco #victorianerabooks #victorianprayerbook #victorianbooks #vintagebooks #bibliophile #therustytypewriter
Nabbed a few really amazing turn of the century smalls this morning. The biscuit tin is by Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. The tiny prayer books are 🙌🏻 so good! The bonus: inside they are signed by Lizzie, the original gifter. The copy of Bible Lilies was given as a Christmas gift! Gotta love a little Victorian/Art Deco score! #antiquebooks  #vintagetin  #biscuittin  #artdecotin  #artdeco  #victorianerabooks  #victorianprayerbook  #victorianbooks  #vintagebooks  #bibliophile  #therustytypewriter 
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a floral design class featuring ranunculus @localcolorflowers in Baltimore.  Not only were the flowers amazing and plentiful, but so were the people.  Ellen, the space you’ve created, the knowledge you share, and the guidance you offer is fantastic. If you love flowers definitely be sure to sign up for one of her fabulous classes, or stop by for locally grown blooms on Saturday mornings!  Swipe to see my arrangement flying solo! #locoflo #locofloclass #alltheranunculus #ranunculus #loveflowers #freshlocalflowers #buylocal #mccoypottery #mccoylove #showusthevintage #therustytypewriter
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a floral design class featuring ranunculus @localcolorflowers in Baltimore. Not only were the flowers amazing and plentiful, but so were the people. Ellen, the space you’ve created, the knowledge you share, and the guidance you offer is fantastic. If you love flowers definitely be sure to sign up for one of her fabulous classes, or stop by for locally grown blooms on Saturday mornings! Swipe to see my arrangement flying solo! #locoflo  #locofloclass  #alltheranunculus  #ranunculus  #loveflowers  #freshlocalflowers  #buylocal  #mccoypottery  #mccoylove  #showusthevintage  #therustytypewriter 
The new collectors editions of children’s books from Barnes and Noble are so so good!  I couldn’t resist this copy of The Wind in the Willows. With its mint green cover and shiny brass details, it fits right in with my decor and my bookshelf! I’m off on a new adventure this evening, standby for pictures!  #barnesandnoblecollectibleeditions #vintageseashellart #seashellart #seashellbox #vintageseashellbox #mccoypottery #therustytypewriter
Someone painted this super great backyard landscape in colors that come off slightly neon in person, and they didn’t sign it! Grrrrr. Oh well. It looks great in my kitchen with the Pyrex! #vintagepainting #unsignedart #vintageoilpainting #gardenpainting #onanartkick #amateurpainting #therustytypewriter
I is for iconic Italian images and Italian millefiori jewelry.  The very first Baltimore estate sale I went to was a Jewish household. In their basement I didn’t find any Christmas (obviously) but I found a purse that held stacks of Kodak envelopes. The images were from Italy, Greece, and their birthday parties at home.  These informal portraits in Venice remind me of the photo of my grandmother feeding the birds in Rome. She always dreamed of visiting the Vatican, and got to go just a few years before she passed on. She brought back a millefiori cross for my mother (not pictured), which spurred me to start collecting it when I see it for low prices.  Now if I could only find some micro mosaic frames for less than eBay prices 🤔. Hope you’re sharing for Melissa’s alphabet tag #tqitb, you never know what you’ll find on a great quest! #vintagephoto #italianmillefiori #italianmicromosaic #italianjewelry #vintagepictures #oldphotos #oldphotographs #vintagephotos #vintagevacationphotos #therustytypewriter
I is for iconic Italian images and Italian millefiori jewelry. The very first Baltimore estate sale I went to was a Jewish household. In their basement I didn’t find any Christmas (obviously) but I found a purse that held stacks of Kodak envelopes. The images were from Italy, Greece, and their birthday parties at home. These informal portraits in Venice remind me of the photo of my grandmother feeding the birds in Rome. She always dreamed of visiting the Vatican, and got to go just a few years before she passed on. She brought back a millefiori cross for my mother (not pictured), which spurred me to start collecting it when I see it for low prices. Now if I could only find some micro mosaic frames for less than eBay prices 🤔. Hope you’re sharing for Melissa’s alphabet tag #tqitb , you never know what you’ll find on a great quest! #vintagephoto  #italianmillefiori  #italianmicromosaic  #italianjewelry  #vintagepictures  #oldphotos  #oldphotographs  #vintagephotos  #vintagevacationphotos  #therustytypewriter 
Last month I went to a privately run estate sale and all I bought was this schefflera.  I didn’t go for a houseplant, but you know how fickle estate sale land can be. My last foray with a schefflera didn’t end well ☠️. However, I’m pleased to report that this monster is growing new leaves every week and seems to be thriving.  I think it’s a case of better lighting and more even temperatures (the last one was upstairs). I’m also pleased to report the fiddle leaf fig is marching on! 🤞🏻my green thumb streak continues as I plan two new massive flower beds for the backyard!  #houseplants #schefflera #secondhandplant #vintageelephant #potteryelephant #ilovespring #therustytypewriter
Last month I went to a privately run estate sale and all I bought was this schefflera. I didn’t go for a houseplant, but you know how fickle estate sale land can be. My last foray with a schefflera didn’t end well ☠️. However, I’m pleased to report that this monster is growing new leaves every week and seems to be thriving. I think it’s a case of better lighting and more even temperatures (the last one was upstairs). I’m also pleased to report the fiddle leaf fig is marching on! 🤞🏻my green thumb streak continues as I plan two new massive flower beds for the backyard! #houseplants  #schefflera  #secondhandplant  #vintageelephant  #potteryelephant  #ilovespring  #therustytypewriter 
When the teeniest tiniest bisque birdie matches your new doorstop from last weekend 💛. It’s 87 and sunny here, and we are planning the first backyard fire of the year tonight. Happy Friyay friends! #bisquebird #vintagebirdfigurine #vintagedoorstop #mccoypottery #bisquefigurine #vintagebird #majolica #therustytypewriter
Don’t be sad when you strike out at an estate sale. It probably means something better is coming your way. On Sunday I went to a half off sale that was still chock full of wool rugs. Why? Because they were still $50 and up WITH the discount and threadbare. As in you can see the floor through it. 😑. So naturally I took a few days to be angry about it, and then I went to Savers.  They had the perfect 5x7 for my dining room, with a lot of wear, for $14.99. And I had a 20% off coupon. Visit my stories for a fun breakdown on my new/old rug. Ps, it still has tags and I wish I could read them 😫. #thriftperseverance #woolrug #vintagewoolrug #saversfind #mccoypottery #thatpatternthough #secondhandisthenewnew #vintagerug #vintagearearug #therustytypewriter #vintagerugs #oldrugs #bohorug
Don’t be sad when you strike out at an estate sale. It probably means something better is coming your way. On Sunday I went to a half off sale that was still chock full of wool rugs. Why? Because they were still $50 and up WITH the discount and threadbare. As in you can see the floor through it. 😑. So naturally I took a few days to be angry about it, and then I went to Savers. They had the perfect 5x7 for my dining room, with a lot of wear, for $14.99. And I had a 20% off coupon. Visit my stories for a fun breakdown on my new/old rug. Ps, it still has tags and I wish I could read them 😫. #thriftperseverance  #woolrug  #vintagewoolrug  #saversfind  #mccoypottery  #thatpatternthough  #secondhandisthenewnew  #vintagerug  #vintagearearug  #therustytypewriter  #vintagerugs  #oldrugs  #bohorug 
H is for Hats. I like hats. A lot. I always thought I looked terrible in hats. Both of my grandmothers wore hats and looked fabulous, yet I couldn’t wear millinery to save my life. Know what the problem was? I was wearing boring hats 😂. I have since rectified the issue and come to accept my hat wearing heritage.  Here is the proof. (Except maybe that one with rodent tails 👀🙈🐿?) #tqitb #vintagehats #vintagemillinery #vintagehat #vintagewoolhat #vintagefelthat #hatheritage #therustytypewriter
H is for Hats. I like hats. A lot. I always thought I looked terrible in hats. Both of my grandmothers wore hats and looked fabulous, yet I couldn’t wear millinery to save my life. Know what the problem was? I was wearing boring hats 😂. I have since rectified the issue and come to accept my hat wearing heritage. Here is the proof. (Except maybe that one with rodent tails 👀🙈🐿?) #tqitb  #vintagehats  #vintagemillinery  #vintagehat  #vintagewoolhat  #vintagefelthat  #hatheritage  #therustytypewriter 
Saturday held an adventure of antique proportions.  Last month after visiting Longwood Gardens we ate lunch and went antiquing at #brandywineriverantiques in Chadds Ford.  I was on the hunt for oil paintings but the prices were high.  I found this stunner on the third floor of their barn.  It is double sided, so it has 6 gorgeous oil paintings on it featuring flowers and birds.  I was sure the price would be four figures, and was shocked to find it was under $200.  So on layaway it went! My house is pretty small but this piece can be flat so my plan is to display it along a wall for now.  Swipe to see closeups, and yes I’ll definitely be sharing the other side in a future post!  #vintageroomdivider #bambooroomdividers #bambooscreen #victorianbamboo #vintageoilpainting #vintagescreen #antiqueroomdivider #antiqueoilpainting #therustytypewriter
Saturday held an adventure of antique proportions. Last month after visiting Longwood Gardens we ate lunch and went antiquing at #brandywineriverantiques  in Chadds Ford. I was on the hunt for oil paintings but the prices were high. I found this stunner on the third floor of their barn. It is double sided, so it has 6 gorgeous oil paintings on it featuring flowers and birds. I was sure the price would be four figures, and was shocked to find it was under $200. So on layaway it went! My house is pretty small but this piece can be flat so my plan is to display it along a wall for now. Swipe to see closeups, and yes I’ll definitely be sharing the other side in a future post! #vintageroomdivider  #bambooroomdividers  #bambooscreen  #victorianbamboo  #vintageoilpainting  #vintagescreen  #antiqueroomdivider  #antiqueoilpainting  #therustytypewriter 
You don’t choose majolica, majolica chooses you.  I mean, it’s literally right there in the name: 🙌🏻majic🙌🏻. Bonus for colors that play nice with aqua McCoy.  Also I can finally prove to my husband’s mom that majolica really IS different from McCoy. Flea market Sunday was a rousing success. Now back to the real world! #majolicapottery #majolicapitcher #vintagemajolica #majolicaparrot #igavehimflowerhair #mccoypottery #mccoylove #vintagepottery #usapottery #britishpottery #therustytypewriter
You don’t choose majolica, majolica chooses you. I mean, it’s literally right there in the name: 🙌🏻majic🙌🏻. Bonus for colors that play nice with aqua McCoy. Also I can finally prove to my husband’s mom that majolica really IS different from McCoy. Flea market Sunday was a rousing success. Now back to the real world! #majolicapottery  #majolicapitcher  #vintagemajolica  #majolicaparrot  #igavehimflowerhair  #mccoypottery  #mccoylove  #vintagepottery  #usapottery  #britishpottery  #therustytypewriter 
Green has to step aside and bow down to the fabulous collection of pink that made its way to me today.  The thrift gods sent me hand embroidered tea towels for 25 cents each, a $5 peony painting, the second addition to my doorstop collection, and volume 2 of my favorite McCoy reference book!! Now if only the weather would just Spring up a bit!  #vintageoilpainting #embroideredteatowels #mccoypottery #castirondoorstop #vintagedoorstop #floraloilpainting #vintageembroidery #therustytypewriter
Green has to step aside and bow down to the fabulous collection of pink that made its way to me today. The thrift gods sent me hand embroidered tea towels for 25 cents each, a $5 peony painting, the second addition to my doorstop collection, and volume 2 of my favorite McCoy reference book!! Now if only the weather would just Spring up a bit! #vintageoilpainting  #embroideredteatowels  #mccoypottery  #castirondoorstop  #vintagedoorstop  #floraloilpainting  #vintageembroidery  #therustytypewriter 
G is for this great handmade green box with an Art Deco style handle.  The inside has great vintage fabric, but a yucky stink smell 👎🏻. I’m hoping to put it out for some sunshine therapy. The only problem is there hasn’t been any sun lately! See the inside of this cute box in my stories! #vintagehandmade #handmadebox #vintagelace #vintageoilpainting #artdecodetails #tqitb #therustytypewriter
The week of green continues! I’ve wanted a fiddle leaf fig for quite some time now. The quest today was the absolute best and rewarded me, for always checking the garden center, with a two foot $20 ficus! (Yes they are a ficus). Now I just have to worry about keeping it alive 😬. Any tips are much appreciated, as my house is not super sunny inside.  This window is east facing but has filtered light once the giant tulip poplar outside has leaves.  I think it’s my best bet, I just hope it isn’t too drafty 💨 (that looks like a fart 😂). Also green pottery for #tqitb. Sadly my largest McCoy pots are not big enough for my new friend.  See my stories to join in the dance party and send advice. Wish me luck!  #fiddleleaffig #homedepotgardencenter #hopeidontkillit #finickyplant #mccoypottery #crock #stonewarecrock #usapottery #therustytypewriter
The week of green continues! I’ve wanted a fiddle leaf fig for quite some time now. The quest today was the absolute best and rewarded me, for always checking the garden center, with a two foot $20 ficus! (Yes they are a ficus). Now I just have to worry about keeping it alive 😬. Any tips are much appreciated, as my house is not super sunny inside. This window is east facing but has filtered light once the giant tulip poplar outside has leaves. I think it’s my best bet, I just hope it isn’t too drafty 💨 (that looks like a fart 😂). Also green pottery for #tqitb . Sadly my largest McCoy pots are not big enough for my new friend. See my stories to join in the dance party and send advice. Wish me luck! #fiddleleaffig  #homedepotgardencenter  #hopeidontkillit  #finickyplant  #mccoypottery  #crock  #stonewarecrock  #usapottery  #therustytypewriter 
In honor of it being “G” week for #tqitb, I’m sharing more than once. Because I have a lot of green. And I love it all.  Say hello to my little green custard cups 🙋🏼‍♀️ and the tiniest of my green plant babies 🌿! The are forecasting another 8 inches of snow for the weekend, so I’m relying on my indoor plants for some spring love this week!  #greenpottery #vintagecardcatalog #cardcatalog #custardcups #vintagecustardcups #therustytypewriter
G is for green, gold gilded, and gobs and gobs. That’s how I like my books.  Subject doesn’t really matter, but science and literature are favored.  Bonus if the cover and the spine are gilded.  I recently learned that the illustrators of these covers would sometimes place an identifying artists mark in the design somewhere.  Keep your eyes peeled friends, for the quest is the best!  #tqitb #gildedbooks #vintagebooks #antiquebooks #bibliophile #icollectbooks #greenbooks #therustytypewriter
G is for green, gold gilded, and gobs and gobs. That’s how I like my books. Subject doesn’t really matter, but science and literature are favored. Bonus if the cover and the spine are gilded. I recently learned that the illustrators of these covers would sometimes place an identifying artists mark in the design somewhere. Keep your eyes peeled friends, for the quest is the best! #tqitb  #gildedbooks  #vintagebooks  #antiquebooks  #bibliophile  #icollectbooks  #greenbooks  #therustytypewriter 
Dreary Monday? Not a problem when it’s a #magpiemonthly Monday!  These three landscapes became an instant collection for me last week when they all turned up at the same thrift.  Two are painted and signed by the same person in 1935 and 1938.  The third is unsigned but features a similar painting style. All three have a bridge over water as the subject.  My favorite is the top right.  Swipe to see the handwritten notes on the backs of the signed pieces!  #vintageoilpainting #vintagelandscape #vintagepainting #landscapepainting #thanksforthebackgroundneighbor #therustytypewriter #pennypackpark #pennypackcreekbridge #oldestbridgeinusa #frankfordavenuebridge
Dreary Monday? Not a problem when it’s a #magpiemonthly  Monday! These three landscapes became an instant collection for me last week when they all turned up at the same thrift. Two are painted and signed by the same person in 1935 and 1938. The third is unsigned but features a similar painting style. All three have a bridge over water as the subject. My favorite is the top right. Swipe to see the handwritten notes on the backs of the signed pieces! #vintageoilpainting  #vintagelandscape  #vintagepainting  #landscapepainting  #thanksforthebackgroundneighbor  #therustytypewriter  #pennypackpark  #pennypackcreekbridge  #oldestbridgeinusa  #frankfordavenuebridge 
A small collection of joyous Easter postcards I purchased from my favorite junkin lady in GA @distresseddonna a few years ago.  My favorite is the top with the chicks and pussy willow stems.  Easter always reminds me of my grandmother, who loved the holiday. She always had pussy willow stems in her arrangements, and her favorite flower was lily of the valley.  The postcard lower left has beautiful writing in French on the back, but was never postmarked. The ceramic mold bunny and chicks belong to my mom.  Happy Easter friends 🐰! #vintageeaster #vintagepostcards #easterpostcard #vintagepostcard #easterpostcards #eastermolds #vintageeasterbunny #vintageeasterchicks #therustytypewriter
A small collection of joyous Easter postcards I purchased from my favorite junkin lady in GA @distresseddonna a few years ago. My favorite is the top with the chicks and pussy willow stems. Easter always reminds me of my grandmother, who loved the holiday. She always had pussy willow stems in her arrangements, and her favorite flower was lily of the valley. The postcard lower left has beautiful writing in French on the back, but was never postmarked. The ceramic mold bunny and chicks belong to my mom. Happy Easter friends 🐰! #vintageeaster  #vintagepostcards  #easterpostcard  #vintagepostcard  #easterpostcards  #eastermolds  #vintageeasterbunny  #vintageeasterchicks  #therustytypewriter