Sunday, January 30, 2011
Don't let the blue carpet distract you. This is a decent mid-century sofa at only $25.00. It's located in Howell, MI. Check it out HERE!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Pictured is Color & Design's newest wall paper, Zuna.
These pieces are available on Etsy and priced reasonably.
Tulip vase is for sale HERE.
Compote is for sale HERE.
Ewer is for sale HERE.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The company was founded in 1900 as the Canonsburg China Company by John George. In 1909, the name was changed to Canonsburg Pottery Company. The company produced its pottery in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, a borough south of Pittsburgh. SOLD
Set of 5 coffee cups and saucers available HERE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Introducing Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle! Pantone describes this color choice as "A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it."
I'm ready for our summer cabin.
In the mean time I'll have to settle for a cold walk into town.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I absolutely fell in love with this set of dishes! They are by Homer Laughlin the style Rythym and the pattern Lotus Hai. These pictures do not do this set justice. Not one bit! It's in mint condition
and includes: This set includes: 4 dinner plates, 4 desert plates, 4 berry bowls, 4 coffee cups and saucers, cream and sugar, platter and serving bowl!
It's available for sale HERE!
Below is an old production video from Homer Laughlin in the 1930's.
It's time to feed Google and assist shoppers. :) Below is a list of treasures that I have available for sale on Etsy!
Large Chafing Dish with Blonde Maple Handles, Pale Yellow Enamelware Pot, Red-man Redmon Picinic Basket, Fort Leavenworth Ceramic Milk Pitcher, ZS and Co Mignon Bavaria Desert Plates, ZS and Co Relish Tray with Yellow Roses, Art Deco Cocktail Pitcher and Glass Set, Rockin' 45 RPM Tune Tote, Bybee Casserole Baking Dish, New Martinsville Relish Tray Depression Glass, Peach Pink Depression Glass Decanter Set, Royal Vienna Z.S. & Co. Relish Tray, Calfornia Pottery Covered Dish, Crooksville Iva-Lure Coffee Cups Oak Leaves, Glasbake Turkey Platter with Warmer Rack, Hallite Wear Ever Pots, Oster Electric Fondue Set, Pebbleford Cream and Sugar Set, Sexton Cast Iron Wall Hangings, Anchor Hocking Aqua Glass Bowls Chip & Dip Set, Canonsburg Temporama Set of 9 Dishes, Shawnee's Kenwood Sundial Casserole Dish , Crooksville Platter Iva-lure, Holkham Pottery Cambridge Mugs, Ceramic Fondue Set by Price Imports, Teak Salad Serving Set, Japanese Tea Set Ceramic, Children's Singer Sewing Machine , Blenko Crackle Pitcher, Mod Orange Alarm Clock by Westclox, Teak Danish Modern Candle Holders, Lime GREEN Fondue Set, Atomic Dip and Chip Set, Campbell Soup Bread Box and Spice Rack, Campbell Soup Tureen, M.Z. Austria Cake Plate
This is the matching coffee set is in excellent condition and is available for sale by a different seller HERE.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Online auctions can also be exciting, the people interesting, and the finds outstanding. You can bid from the convenience of your home. The main draw back is that you're competing with a world audience and can drive prices up beyond your pocket book. I have found many great items on ebay but I have also made a price point that I do not go over when I purchase. I don't purchase items for resale but for personal use. The best auctions are from sellers who either don't know to put the manufacturer in their listing or have misspelled the manufacturer name in their description. So if you're looking for a specific item try a broader search.
The salad bowl set is available for sale HERE!
* If you're looking for a live auction close to you try AuctionZip!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Pets on Furniture Contest 2011
Submit a photo of your pet on your favorite mid-century modern furniture for a chance to win an Isamu Noguchi coffee table valued at $695, a Noguchi dining table ($795), a Pierre Paulin easy chair ($1,170) and a George Nelson bubble lamp ($269).
Here are some contest tips:
Must be a photo of a pet on modern furniture
Pictures should be clear & the furniture must be recognizable (avoid close ups of your pet’s face)
Photos must be original no borrowing copy written photos without permission
A medium shot is better so we can see the furniture, pet & interior (we want to see your style)
Include your pet’s name and furniture designer/description (if applicable)
Orange, oh how I've missed you! It's great to have you back in my life again. Country blue had nothing on you. This cool orange Westclox alarm clock is ready to greet you in the morning! Tick tock, you can purchase this sweet clock HERE!
Now that you're awake you can head down stairs and enjoy a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice with this cute little orange juicer pitcher set. Available for purchase HERE!
Is it time for tea? Invite 12 of your closest friends for tea.Yes you heard that right, this is a tea service for 12! Available for purchase HERE!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Every once in a while I come across these great old Americana pieces that remind me of the days when we were manufacturing giants in the world. This is an old enamel can cup made by Continental Can Co. for their annual picnic in 1935! According to the Harvard Business Library the Continental Can Company was founded by T.G. Cranwell in 1904, three years after the formation of its greatest rival, American Can Company.
The company bought the Standard Tin Plate Company in 1909 to ensure that they would have a steady supply of tin. Continental's original business consisted only of packers' cans for fruits and vegetables. Given the seasonal nature of this work, the company decided to expand to general canning in 1912. By 1913 the company had acquired all of the interests of a New Jersey corporation also called Continental Can Co., as well as the Export & Domestic Can Co. and the Standard Tin Plate Co. The same year, Continental was incorporated in the state of New York.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
My favorite place to go to a virtual open house is sellModern. Not only do they feature some of the most unique homes in the country their site also features a Contemporary Design Magazine! The images and information offer inspiration for those of us who are fascinated with modern design and architecture. You may not find items here that are in a garage sale budget but it can give you the tools you need to make the right purchases for that look you're seeking on a budget.
Now if you really dream big, and I mean gargantuan, check out some of the most fabulous homes and estates around the world at Christie's Great Estates. I wonder if any of these people ever have garage sales??? If they do I am so there.
In Fort Wayne, IN check out Finders Keepers at 2608 S. Calhoun St.
Never under estimate the resale of hotel furniture. Check out Hotel Furniture Liquidators in Holland MI.
We'll begin with this Homecrest Swivel Rocker with matching ottoman circa the 1960s and 70s is located in the small town of Butler, IN near Fort Wayne. They are asking $165.00. Homecrest is still in business and was founded in 1953 and headquartered in Wadena, MN.
Next stop is the home of the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, MI. This is a newly upholstered teak framed sofa with the asking price of $570.00.
In Grand Rapids, MI we find a very nice set of black end tables with a matching coffee table for $200.00.
Last stop Cleveland, Ohio for this great retro fireplace! A great price for $85.00. I might be interested in this one. :)