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Friday, October 5, 2012

Congratulations to Pam!  She is our "Guess What I Paid" contest winner!  She guessed the closest at $17.50.  I paid a grand total of $1.20 for this book at my local Goodwill.  I had to look through a bunch of old smelly books to come across this gem, but I really got a steal!!  Thanks to those who played along and took a guess!  :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guess What I Paid????!!!!!!

Happy Spooktober!! :)  Everyone ready for Halloween?  Any ghosts or ghouls out there wanna win some sweet little...I mean....spooky scary.....Halloween stickers and a $10 gift card to my Etsy shop????  All you have to do to be eligible to win is guess what I paid for this book::::::


It is a first signed limited 1999 edition of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes.

It is signed by Ray Bradbury, Joe Lansdale, and Peter Crowther.

It includes pages from Ray Bradbury's screenplay for Disney with notes and corrections.  

This is the inside of the book jacket...when I saw the original price...I couldn't believe it.  Needless to say...I did not pay that much for it!!!! :)  I'm a picker (of the vintage/antique/weird junk variety... although I have picked  a few guitars, never any noses).  In other words....I'm cheap.

Since I did not get this from a high-end book store and it's been around for a few years, one thing is missing.  Like the tray case it came in originally. is a little weird that it is not actually "lettered".  I've had a tough time trying to valuate this.  I usually buy things to resell, but this is one thing I will probably hang onto!  I love that it has Bradbury's signature.  

So....anyone care to venture a guess as to how much I paid for this???  Step right up folks...write your guesses in the comments section below.  The person who guesses the amount closest to the actual price I paid wins a $10 gift card to my Etsy vintage and scrapbooking shop and a set of these spooky scary Halloween stickers (click on the pic to get some more info, pictures of the stickers):::::::::::

You have until Friday Oct 5th at noon (Eastern-New York time) to guess the price.  I will be announcing the winner Friday evening on this blog and on my Facebook page .  I ship around the world so my international friends are welcome to play along!  Good luck and have fun!  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fresh Picks!

Here are some recent vintage finds that I haven't added to my shops yet.  A few may get in eventually...others may just stay with me!

The Dirty Medicine Bottle-Found this beauty while digging through loads of junk at our local Goodwill!  Going to clean it up and list it with a bigger glass medicine bottle as an "instant medicine bottle collection".  Might even wait to list these until I find one more medicine bottle...that would make more of a collection! Also have to do a little more research to figure out what year this is from.  My guess is early 20th century.  

The French Book with the Beautiful Cover- Love the embossing on this old book.  Not sure of the date (the copyright page is missing), but it looks like it could be late 19th century - early 20th century.  Going to so some research on the title to see what I can find out.  I'm leaning towards keeping this book in my personal collection.  The binding is coming apart, the spine part of the hardcover is torn, and there are massive age spots on the pages, for me, this book is ripe for upcycling.  I really want to use the covers for the front and back of a handmade journal.  I've never created a journal before, but have a binding machine that's been sitting patiently waiting for me to use.  I've been itching to create with it!
There are also some great illustrations in this book that I would love to frame or use for a mixed media project.  Here are a few::::::


The Unique Frame- Love this tiny frame!  It's a Levi....probably mid 20th century.  My idea for this piece is to frame either antique paper ephemera or lace.  I'll probably list it...although....I may just keep it to add to the  millions of tchotchkes on my desk!  

The 100 Year Old Magazine-  I think I'll read through this one before I list it.  It's got some short novels by various amateur writers of the early 1900's. This is thin enough to frame, so I might try to find an an antique frame to put this in when I list it.  I love the illustration on the would make a great display piece! 

The Porcelain Trinket Box and the Art Deco Design Linen Napkin- I've got to look into the trinket box before I list it.  I think it's probably from the 1960's, but want to make sure before I put it into my shop.  I am keeping the pretty art deco napkin.  It will be repurposed as a doily for a small table in my sunroom.  

The Cute Porcelain Map Decorative Plate- Keeping this one!  Going to find a plate holder that will fit it and display this in my sunroom.  This will be a fantastic complement to the map prints that are already in the room.  Now...hopefully the kids and the cats won't play with it!  


Let's just call this one....The Dupe-  I found this at a local estate sale the other day.  I had both of my little girls with me ( lovable distractions) and the house we were in was a bit dark....these are my excuses for buying a brass letter holder that I THOUGHT (and was told by one of the guys holding the estate sale) was from the 1940's or 50's.  I DID turn it over and look at the bottom for a mark...but could not see it that well.  I got the price down from the $45 they were asking to $10.  So.....I bought it...thinking I could sell it in my vintage shop.  Well, got home to my brightly lit craft room and checked it out...the sticker says "Global Views Made in India"....not vintage!!  I checked them out on the web and they are a current company that was probably not even around in the 1940's!!   So...I will just keep this and add it to my desk!  It's really pretty, but I am disappointed that I didn't check it out a bit more before purchasing it.  Oh well.....thank goodness I only spent $10!! :)

That's all for now!!!!  More fresh picks next week!

If you stop by my Etsy shop this week, feel free to use coupon code BLOGFRIEND for 15% off any items in my shop!

Happy Hunting!!!!! :)


Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!!!!  Today is the finale of SECRET ITEM OF THE DAY week!!!!  I've saved the best deal for last!!!  Here's the last Secret Item of the Day from my ETSY SHOP.......

The beautiful six piece set of Lomonosov china is marked down 50% for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!!!  Its regular price is $49.95.....from now until noon EST Nov 19th it is only $24.97!!!  WOW!!!   Take advantage of this while you can!!!

Happy shopping and have a great day!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday's Secret Item of the Day-For the vintage book lovers!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!  It's cold and rainy here.....the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book....or three!  Today's Secret Item of the Day fits the bill perfectly..........

This bundle of 3 books comes with a pretty ribbon so that the books can double as a unique display when not in use!! :)  Instant book collection!  Click the picture above for details on these interesting (and diverse) books!  This bundle was $25!  From now until noon EST Nov 18th, it is marked down 50% to $12.50!!!!  Take advantage now and snap this up before it goes back to its regular price!!!!!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Secret Item of the Day!!!

Today's secret item is...........

This beautifully illustrated book was published in 1943.  It's a wonderful children's book and would look great displayed in a nursery!!!  Its regular price is $25....I've just marked it down 50% to $12.50....this offer ends at noon EST Nov 17th when it will go back up to its regular price!  There is also FREE shipping to all U.S locations for this item!!!!  Click on the picture above for the book's listing in my ETSY shop.

Have a great day everyone!!!  See you back here tomorrow for the next SECRET ITEM OF THE DAY!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Secret Item of the Day

Hello everyone!!!  The secret item of the day today is.........

This vintage Delft Blue porcelain trinket box would be a great stocking stuffer....or a unique way to gift wrap a set of earrings or other small gifts.  The regular price is $18....from now until noon EST Nov 16th it is only $9!!!!!!!!!!  Just click on the picture above to get to the listing in my ETSY shop.

Happy shopping everyone!  Have a great day!