Thursday, May 3, 2012

I went to an auction

 I had to have this sign. Maybe I should start selling hot dogs in the store. Of course they'd have to be locally sourced, no pesticides, no antibiotics, grass, (organic, of course) fed, humanely slaughtered hot dogs. :)

 The graphics on this side of the sign were singing to me.

 This racy green Haeger cornucopia vase was a steal.

 Hand-colored lithograph, probably mid 19th century. Butterflies and birds never go out of style.

Pantry Queen bread box, tea caddy, and sugar tin. The sugar tin is missing its top, but I think it would look nifty with a jar filled with wildflowers in it. There is a green milking stool peeking out beneath the bread box.

I leave early for the Catskills. The store is now open every Friday. Just letting you know, in case you're in the area.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jen

12 comments:

  1. Have a great weekend ! your new stuff is wonderful. I love a good dog (kosher of course) WHY? because they just taste better. I adore that teal blue green color of the tins !Fabulous
    - KAT -

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  2. Hello Jen:
    You really do have an eye for some very unusual 'finds'. The sign appears to us to be completely 'vintage', particularly on the reverse side, and we wonder from when it dates? We should guess the 1960s but may be quite wrong as we have no idea of the cost of a hotdog in dollars today.

    Kellemes hétvégét!

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  3. what fun finds! those tins would have caught my attention too. great colour as well.

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  4. What inexpensive chips they were! I'll have the green milking stool, please; the glimpse looks most alluring.

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    1. Hmmm, but they are American packages chips, not pub chips that come with a Yeats poem tucked inside.

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  5. I wish I lived near your store! They look very interesting. I like the butterflies' lithograph and the unusal green vase very much.

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  6. What great finds! The graphics on your sign sing to me as well! I wish I was going to be in the area. I would love to stop by, see the store and say "Hi"!

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  7. They actually do make a good hot dog somewhere in the Bay Area, but I can find none out here. I kind of always wanted to have a hot dog stand - a simple operation that can pay the rent. Remember when they used to have hot dogs just outside the Costco entrance? They were certainly a draw. Hint, hint. :)

    Have fun in the Catskills!

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  8. Hey Jen. Glad to see you hanging in there and um, shopping? Last year we did a ride up to Saratoga on the bikes. Maybe this year, we'll get nearby and be able to see your shop.

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    1. I hadn't been to an auction for a long time, and realized that is a big part of what I enjoy about the business--so I went to one, but was pretty restrained. :)

      Saratoga is beautiful. You are always welcome in the Catskills.

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  9. I agree . That sign would have been irresistible !

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