Sunday, September 18, 2011

Christie Antique Show finds [Part 3]

 Last Saturday I went to the Christie Antique Show and had a blast! My parents and I found many items including tons of salt and pepper shakers. We did buy other items than salt and pepper shakers and here they are:

I have been collecting the old turquoise fiesta ware for about 3 years. I found a small nappy bowl.
 I also found two plates in the turquoise colour. I will later do a post devoted to fiesta ware and the different markings on pre '86 and post '86 pieces.
 I have also been collecting McCoy pottery pieces. This is one of the markings the company used.
 We bought this frog as a present for my grandma, who loves frogs. She has tons of frogs in her garden and in her home. I thought this was in great condition with the paint being very well preserved.
 I have had my eye out for a glass rolling pin for awhile but just couldn't find the right one. I was thrilled when I was at a booth and they had two! This one has not been used and still had the information inside.
 I love that it has the Good Housekeeping seal on it!
This is the information sheet inside the pin. I love the retro logo! It even has recipes on the back!
 I found this Fire King mixing bowl at Christie and pointed it out to my parents and they were thrilled to find it. It is a beauty!

I had to alter the lighting in this picture to show the Fire King label on the bottom of the bowl. Fire King is a popular vintage brand that made mixing bowls, batter bowls, and refrigerator dishes.
Here is the mixing (batter) bowl.

This is a refrigerator dish and lid. We actually got them separately. There was this medium lid and two small lids at a booth that we picked up. We had two small refrigerator dishes without lids at home and thought we might as well buy all three lids. Then a half hour later we found this pretty blue refrigerator dish without a lid. Perfect match!
Here is a picture with the lid on the dish.
Hope everyone enjoys these finds as much as I do!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Well the weekend is finally here!
I'm going to be relaxing and maybe organize a little bit.
I hope your weekend is safe and relaxing. Go outside and enjoy the sun!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Christie Antique Show finds [Part 2]

 At the Christie Antique Show my parents and I were looking for items that we want to add to our collection as well as items that my parents could resell at their Antique booth at Brydges Street Merchant Market in London, Ontario. We noticed at the end of the day that what we had picked up was vintage kitchenware's and quite a few salt and pepper shakers. I don't think we need anymore (s&p) for a while. I find vintage kitchenware is becoming very popular as it can be used in our everyday lives. Here is the salt and pepper shakers that we got!
This pair is a blue milk glass. It is not labelled but it is a very simple and colourful pair.

 This pair is a red/orange coloured polka dot pattern on milk glass. I believe it is made by Hocking company. These are worth $25-$28 each.
 This is a depression era pink glass. It doesn't have a pattern on it. We picked these up for 4 dollars!
This salt and pepper set is called the windmill pattern and is really popular. The lids were originally painted red, but with age this set has red speckling on the top and most of the paint has come off. They are milk glass with a painted blue windmill and red lettering. These are about 3 1/2 inch tall. These were made by the Hazel-Atlas company.
 The three spice jars are the Dutch scene pattern and have a different blue person on each jar. On the three spices the lids have been repainted and this is what the windmill lids would have originally looked like. Each jar is to have a red star above the name of spice. They are about 3 1/2 inch high and made of milk glass. They are worth $12-20 each.
This I think is my favourite. It is just the Pepper but it is really funky! It is a white milk glass that is painted yellow and has the black dots. It is also 3 1/2 inch high.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Christie Antique Show [Part 1]

This past Saturday I woke up bright and early and went to the Christie Antique show with my Parents. It was a great day with some wonderful antique vendors. The crowds were thin in the morning until around 11am and then seemed to get busy. There seemed to be less vendors than in the past but there was still plenty of quality finds.
This is a Airplane stand which was used back in the 50's for placing your drink and ashtray on. My mother has always talked about them since her grandfather had one when she was a child. This is the first stand I have seen with an actual airplane on top of it. It was quite beautiful to see in person. This stand and the next desk was at booth V12 which is Richard Huxtable ANTIQUES 217 Ottawa St. Almonte, ON KOA 1A0. Their e-mail is and the phone number is 613-256-3163.
This is the desk also from Richard Huxtable ANTIQUES. I loved the legs on this desk and all the ornate carvings!

These nesting tables are so cute! They are perfect for an outside patio or inside. They were painted a gorgeous robins egg blue colour and distressed just enough! The glass top had a hobnail pattern on the underside which made the glass look like it had rain drops on it. These table were at booth U9 OF Other Times and you can contact them @ .

This ginger ale clock immediately caught my eye! I love the colours in it. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation! I also love the water spritzer to the right I have always wanted a blue glass water spritzer(but they are out of my price range). These items are from booth Q7 which is Bedard Antiques. You can contact Patty and Paul @ 905-732-4448 or @ They buy and sell antiques too!

Those were some finds I loved and wanted to share!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Christie Antique Show is HERE!!!!
It is the best (in my opinion) Antique show in Ontario. Check out the info!
I have been there two times, last fall and this past spring.
I have found amazing and unique items and highly recommend everyone and anyone to check this event out! It is perfect for people that are new to antiques or wonderful for the experts!
The weather looks perfect and hopefully won't be as muddy as it was this spring.
I suggest that you rise and shine and plan on being at the show early! It takes a couple of hours (atleast!) to get through this busy show. Take your time and enjoy browsing!
Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My New Buffet

I had been looking everywhere for a buffet that would be perfect when painted and distressed. I finally found one at aberfoyle antique market. This is what I started out with.
 I decided to paint the buffet:

I painted two coats with my new paint spraying gun. I fell in love with this gun as it makes painting things so much faster! However I left my painted buffet to dry outside overnight and when I woke up early it was covered in dew! I had a minor panic attack and hoped the sun would help to dry the buffet quickly. A couple of hours later and I found that the dew had made streaks in the finish.
After I looked at the "dew disaster" I realized I liked the effect it had made. Since I was planning on distressing the buffet anyways the extra imperfections the dew had made worked. I would have painted another coat of paint if I had wanted a perfect finish.
Next I sanded using a 120 grit sandpaper on some of the detailed areas and where it would naturally have some wear.
I took out the wooden knobs and replaced them with anthropologie mother of pearl knobs. I love these because they match the feel of the antique drawer pulls the bottom drawer had.

Here is the final look!
So what do you think?