Most of you know that I love antiques and anything vintage. Last week my teacher assistant asked me if I would like some things from her aunt’s house. The family has been working hard to clean out her home and they had all taken what they wanted. I could hardly wait until school was over so that we could go “shopping.”
Becky, the best teacher assistant in the world, and I have worked together for many, many years. She knows how much I love and appreciate antiques and she thought that it would please her aunt in heaven to know that someone would use and appreciate her things.
Let’s take a look at the vintage goodies that Becky kindly shared with me!
I love old picnic baskets. I recently shared how I use one on my pantry to hold cake and cookie decorating supplies and another to hold wine. Now I have a third one to use in another area of my home. The Atlas and Ball jars will be added to the ones that my mom and grandmother gave me. I was thrilled to get a few more tops since I have several jars without one. The thermos is in perfect condition. I’m so tempted to use it for coffee instead of just a decorative item.
Is this canister set with a red clover motif not the cutest? Right now it is on display on my kitchen counter, but it won’t be long until I put these beauties to use.
This green pepper cookie jar is McCoy. It had a weird 1970’s decal on it that came off easily when I soaked the jar over night. I hadn’t seen this design but when I looked it up on Ebay and Etsy, I saw that it is pretty readily available.
I couldn’t pass up this pretty covered candy dish and footed compote. They will be displayed in my china cabinet along with similar pieces inherited from my grandmother.
A Vera kitchen towel was never used. I’ll bet that it was a gift that was saved for a special occasion.
Both of these table clothes are handmade. I haven’t tried the green one on my table and I have my fingers crossed that it will fit.
I recently learned that table clothes that are card table sized are called bridge clothes. These two appeared to have never been used. When I washed them they shrank…a lot. I will save them for a pillow project.
Buluah was Becky’s mother and Harry was Buluah’s brother.
These vintage postcards were too pretty not to take. I love their beautiful designs.
Can you believe that there is more? I couldn’t believe that family didn’t take any of these tables. I can’t wait to give each a makeover and share it here with you.
Many thanks to my friend Becky for sharing her family treasures with me. They’ve all found a good home.
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