Come Sale Away!

We’ve had a couple of very busy weekends in a row and, though they have been packed with great deals and even better items to pass along to you, we’re looking forward to a weekend at home (we hope) this coming Saturday and Sunday! Still, it’s hard to pass up a great sale and we recently happened upon one that yielded some extraordinary pieces. We also just took a very large load of items in on consignment and we’re excited by all of the treasures, both big and small, that we’ll be sharing with you!

If you’re local, we just updated the items available in our booth space at House of Vintage with some of the pieces we’ve recently acquired. Among other things, there are a couple of real standout pieces we wanted to especially tell you about!

Photo of an antique sideboard.

First is a gorgeous late 30’s/early 40’s sideboard made by the Blue Bird Manufacturing Co. of Los Angeles. It’s really a stunning piece and features the original hardware, too! The style is often referred to as Spanish or Spanish Revival, though there is some overlap with the Jacobean style as well. The intricate details on the accent portions of this piece are amazing, and it would look great in a dining room or even as an entryway piece. (sorry for the dark pic! We were just so excited to photograph it as soon as we got it home and then take it in to the space!)

Photo of a 1938 Philco floor radio, model number 38-7.The second piece that we are very excited to offer is also from the late 30s and is a simply amazing 1938 Philco radio. It’s hard to know where to start with this gorgeous guy. It is a model 38-7 and is in beautiful condition. All of the knobs move freely and the speaker cloth doesn’t have even the slightest snag in it much less any fading. As is the case with many old tube radios, this fella isn’t working but it sure wouldn’t take much to get him to, though how many AM radio stations do you listen to these days anyway, right? That being said, the lights in it DO work and the soft glow that comes from its face is enchanting.

Photo showing a closeup of the face of a 1938 Philco floor radio, model number 38-7.

Both pieces are currently for sale in our booth but, if you’re not local and are still interested, let us know! We’d be happy to send you more pictures and work out shipping costs with you!

Beachcombing

We spent the day at the beach yesterday and, of course, we had to poke around in the local antique stores as well as a flea market we happened upon on the way! Duh!

Just like tide pools at low tide, you never know what you’re going to find! The flea market yielded a few goodies for our home – a couple of new spice tins for the vintage spice rack and a Quaker Oats tin that has become the new home for our large utensils.

Photo of three vintage clocks sitting side by side.The antique stores in town yielded decidedly larger (and more costly) items. We found a never ending supply of glass fishing floats of all sizes, plenty of maritime antiques, dishes, linens, antique hardware, and even the bones of a covered wagon! There were a surprising number of beautiful vintage clocks of all kinds that Karen was quite enchanted with, too!

Photo of antique canopy bed frame, settee, dresser, chair, and amiore.But the furniture! Wow! We saw some really amazing antique pieces! Just check out these pieces! This beautiful wood double canopy bed frame and lace canopy was to in amazing condition and, if we had space in our own home or a buyer to pass it on to, we certainly would have picked it up. The dresser and mirrored door amoire behind it were stunners, too!

Finally, we did make one larger purchase and will return to bring it home shortly. This beauty was sitting just inside the door of a store we stopped in and both our jaws hit the floor when we saw it.

Honestly, the shop was closing soon after we got there so we didn’t purchase it at that time. We couldn’t stop talking about it over dinner, though, or even on the way home. Mark called the store this morning and spoke with the gentleman that owns it and put a deposit on it over the phone.

We haven’t decided yet if we’re going to keep her or pass her on to someone else but she’s a real looker! It’s hard to even decide if she should be restored or left as is. The patina on her is extraordinary!

All in all, it was a pretty fantastic day. It was a beautiful spring day on the Oregon Coast, we got to experience sea spray on our faces, indulged in the obligatory clam chowder and fish and chips, and, like almost all of our treasure hunting excursions, we found creepy dolls. It’s just not a treasure hunt without creepy dolls.

Photo of two creepy dolls.