My So Called Crafty Life

Category Archives: Vintage Finds Of The Week

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- September 30th

Hey guys! I am a little under the weather this week, so I am a bit off of my normal routine. I meant to post this back on Monday. I have tons of vintage loves, including linens, mid century, art deco, etc. One of my little obsessions is vintage westerns and western goods. So, I thought I would share some of my favorite vintage cowboy finds with you all this week. Here is my top twelve…

il_570xN.839520757_ifukCowboy Figures. Vintage 1930s Cast Metal. Painted Miniatures. Pair of 2. Lincoln Log Signed. Lasso Rope & Pistol Figurine Lead Toys from Bohemian Trading

il_570xN.804767738_8ar3Lime green and Red Justin 1940’s cowboy boots from Vardo Antiques

il_570xN.826921699_hbg9Vintage chatelaine enamel brooch with a cowboy and a horse gold tone with chain, 1930s from Aerosvar

il_570xN.810063836_kx22Vintage Whitman Publishing Cozy Corner Book Yippee! Cowboy published 1947 color illustrations from Vintage Reading Room

il_570xN.828863193_slnhDavy Crockett Style Vintage Rocking Horse With Clip Clop Bell from Simply Creative Living

il_570xN.721546519_5gdfVintage Wallace China Rodeo Westward Ho 10 inch Dinner Plate Till Goodan Cowboy Dishes from Oceanside Castle

il_570xN.800117029_2lnc40s Child’s Vest * Vintage Leather Novelty Vest * American Indian * size 5 6 7 from sparvintheieletree

il_570xN.819285772_99vcToy Texas Ranger Cap Gun, Wood Handle, Leather Holster, Star Studs, Vintage 1940s 1950s, Children’s Toy, Western Pretend Play, Role Playing from Neutral Nellies

il_570xN.719674466_ng2aVintage Shirt / Vintage 1940’s Western Shirt // 40s / Rockabilly / h bar c shirt / 1940s / viva las vegas from Vintage Box Fashions

il_570xN.764978838_n7knVintage 1940’s Gene Autry Cowboy Print Scarf from 65 Cobblestone

il_570xN.622727038_j642VinTAgE TaBLeCLoth -whimsical startex Rodeo from Gramas Attic

il_570xN.664165891_c48rPretty Little COWGIRL With SKINNY LEGS Stands Next to Her Horse Photo Circa 1930s from Niepce Gallery

Don’t you just love them! I am head over heels for the brooch, and the china and tablecloth! Do you have a favorite this week? I hope you enjoy browsing through these lovely Etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with some fall goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- September 21st

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend! We took the pups on a beautiful hike at Umstead park. They had a fantastic time and it was a lovely day! I picked up a new set of chicken salt and pepper shakers too at a local thrift shop. Overall it was a great weekend! Vintage salt and pepper shakers are one of those things that I can never pass up. I have quite a little collection in my house. So this week I thought I would share some of my favorite shaker sets from Etsy this week. Check out my best favorites:


Vintage Golfing Bugs Salt and Pepper Shakers from Rabbit Heart Designs

il_570xN.749567884_mx3yVintage Milk Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers Lime Green Accent Range Size Shakers Retro Kitchen Shabby Cottage Decor Vintage 1930s from Cynthia’s Attic

il_570xN.745728877_nnkyVery Rare Vintage Bambi and Falina Kissing Deer Salt & Pepper Shakers Collectibles or Cake Toppers from Moon Faces

il_570xN.743903800_apilSalt & Pepper – Nifty ‘Westinghouse’ Shakers – 1950s Washer and Dryer – Wood – Picnicing, Camping, Glamping in Your Retro RV – Flamingos from Retro Mama 65

il_570xN.786143719_qd62Vintage Chicken Hen Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Made in Japan – Hand Painted Salt & Pepper Chickens w/ Scarves – Mid Century Kitsch Hens from Vintage Dazzle

il_570xN.464102786_poijVintage Carter Hoffman Salt Pepper Shakers 1940’s Collectible Pottery Country Decor from In Another Life Vintage

il_570xN.520854424_owwc1950s Ucago wood cow salt and pepper shakers moo when shaken great barbecue kitsch from Lunch Lady Vintage

il_570xN.837391291_504f1950’s Salt &Pepper Shaker from Vintage Meg

il_570xN.792293278_qlqqVintage Rare Lotus Lyngby Cathrineholm Salt & Pepper Shakers – Mid Century from House Of Seance

il_570xN.680968132_b2gxVintage Toothpaste Tube Girls Anthropomorphic PY Salt and Pepper Shakers 1950s Napco Pink Blue CUTE and RARE from Crazy 4 Me

il_570xN.833379259_b0mkLovely pair of Old English Salt & Pepper shakers Odds of Mid Century and 1940’s vintage shabby chic crockery from Guidoux Vintage

1-Funky_Junks_Party_Junk_link_party.29-AMVintage Lion or Cat couple salt and pepper shakers. Very hard to find. Marked Japan and both numbered 4659 from Forever Finery

Aren’t they all adorable! I am a total sucker for ceramic animal shakers! I love them and actually have them all over my house. I can’t pick a favorite this week. Any of them strike your fancy? Be sure to check out the great shops that they came from! There are lots of treasures to see! I’ll be back soon with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- September 14th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! School is back in session, and fall is on it’s way. I can’t wait for some cooler weather! I was cleaning up my craft room the other day and came across my grandmother’s high school year book from in Mobile, Alabama. It is one of my favorite possessions in the world! I love reading what her friends wrote and seeing her photos in the clubs she was in! So, this week inspired by my grandmother’s year book, I have put together a “school days” collection of vintage finds for you all. Here are my favorites:

il_570xN.618150576_grwa1941 Tattler Year Book Logansport Indiana High School Felix the Cat from 13th Street Emporium

il_570xN.804383099_s939vintage 50s plaid skirt pleat midi / full circle pleated skirt from Soda Folk

il_570xN.791920249_p2bbVintage College Pennant ALABAMA University Red School vtg SMALL MINI Felt Pennant Flag 1940s-1960s Dorm Collectible Sports Decor Man Cave from The Old Time Junk Shop

il_570xN.829998743_n0cqCool Old School Clock from Vintage Mementos

il_570xN.523756731_3s91Vintage Black and white illustrations Childrens picture flash cards 1941 Small, Family theme Set of 6 from Sunshine and Suitcase

il_570xN.793342458_71p1Vintage Pencil Sharpener – Apsco Giant Clear Side Mechanical Hand Crank – Adjustable Wall Mount Model – 1940s Manual Pencil Mill from Vintage PDX

il_570xN.621969699_odohAll Around Us Vintage 1940s Children’s School Reader or Textbook by Scott Foresman and Co. with Scottie on Cover from Grandmother’s Attic

il_570xN.777732857_suxzVintage 1940s Richmond Spelling & Numbers Board – Educational Toy from Retro Reaction

il_570xN.497433958_6wuwVintage brass Perfect Attendance pin 1940’s excellent condition back to school goal from Love Me 2 Times Vintage

il_570xN.736942948_169dVintage 1940s Handmade Cotton School Gym Bag with Colorful College Pennant Design from Fun Old Stuff

il_570xN.481048936_koppSchool Charm Bracelet Wood and Lucite 30s Vintage from Syrtis 4

il_570xN.736653821_ql5wVintage Childs Handkerchief 1940’s School Days from Decojumeau Antiques

Aren’t they all adorable! There is something so wonderful about a plaid pleated skirt! And vintage flash cards and early readers are beyond charming! I hope you all have enjoyed my little collection this week! Be sure to check out the lovely Etsy vintage shops they all came from too. I’l be back soon with more vintage cuties. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 24th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We spent a little time at the flea market and even fit in a date night at our favorite sushi place. We’ve been talking about taking a nice vacation next spring some time and have been thinking about some of the great national parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite or Sequoia. So, this week I thought I would share a few vintage nick nacks from our nations amazing national parks. Check em’ out:


Vintage Green1960s Chalkware Souvenir Piggy Bank, Paradise Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park from Planet Alissa


Yellowstone National Park Vintage Souvenir Travel Patch from Voyager – New In Original Package from Heyday Road Trip


Vintage 50s Wyoming State Souvenir Silver & Green Enamel Bracelet Charm from So Cal Jewel Box


1950s New Mexico Travel & Tourism Ad Vintage Advertising Carlsbad Canyons National Park Illustrated Print, Wall Art Decor from Ad Vintage Com


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vintage Red Felt Pennant – Banner – Flag – Day-Glo from You Bet Your Glass Etc.


vintage souvenir plate – Yellowstone National Park from Forrestina Vintage


Yellowstone National Park Vintage 50s Souvenir Tablecloth Cactus Cloth Yucca Print DavisCo from Rare Rags and Treasures


Vintage Log Cabin Ceramic South Dakota Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Badlands National Park from Randall Johnson Blades


BADLANDS, North & South Dakota – 1950s postcard sets – Tichnor Quality Views, Photo souvenir folder: National Monument from Cammoo


Ruins Trail to Citadel-Nalakihu – Wupatki National Monument Brochure {1952} Vintage Paper Ephemera from Jessica Ann’s Emporium


Vintage Smoky Mountains Souvenir Plate – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee North Carolina – 1950’s Kitchen Art Wall Decor Dish from Zippity Doodle



Moro Rock Sequoia National Park Bracelet Charm Vintage Bates & Klinke Sterling Silver from Sterling Revival

Aren’t they so cool! I love vintage travel souvenirs! Although I love them all, I think the piggy bank is my absolute favorite this week. What about you? Anything strike your fancy? I hope you enjoy browsing through these fantastic Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week. I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 18th

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We took the pups on a walk and also took a trip to the flea market and the dog park. It was a pretty good weekend, especially for the dogs! There were some gorgeous vintage enamel daisy brooches at the flea market this weekend I was swooning over. Daisies are definitely some of my favorite flowers ever! So, this week I thought I’d share some beautiful vintage daisy finds with you guys. Here are just a few of my favorites:


40s Vintage Floral Bolero in White Lace Daisies Vintage 1940s Cropped Lightweight Summer Shrug Size Small from Stutterin’ Mama


1930s Dress // Daisy Love Cotton Dress // vintage 30s dress from Deth Rose Vintage


The Daisy Housecoat ~ Vintage 40s Painted Silk Long Sheer Robe S ~ HUGE Celluloid Buttons from LaBelle Boudoir


Late 1950s Deweese Daisy Applique swimsuit and matching cover up–near pristine! from Le Dressing De Mabel


1950s Medium Hat Straw Sun Daisy Daisies Floral Flower Summer Church Wedding Retro Pin Up Resort Beach Kitsch Rockabilly Picnic Kawaii Doll from Topanga Hidden Treasures


Vintage Dainty Painted Oval Link Bracelet Yellow Goldtone Metal 1950s 1960s Fashion from WM Daughter


1950s DAISY ENAMEL brooch- fair vintage condition from Buckaroo Bear


1950s Vintage DAISY Necklace & EARRING Set Hand Colored Plastic from The Popular Jewelry


1940s Vintage Feed Sack Fabric Dish Towel 37″ x 37″ Cornflower Blue Daisy Printed Dishtowel Tea Towel Kitchen Quilting Crafts Cotton Flower from Hand Maid Marian


Glass Tumbler Culver Daisy Flower Floral Beverage Water Swanky Swig White Unique Applied Design from DDB7


1930’s divided serving tray with rattan handle, handled serving plate made in Japan from Mathilda’s Attic



10% OFF! 1950s MAXEY, 19″ Tray, Center Design Navy Background, White, Red Daisies, White, Gold Leaves, Boarder, White w Red, Gold Daisies from Gwendalysa Arts

It was so hard to narrow down my list this week, there were so many amazing items to choose from! I love them all! The swimsuit, and the house coat and the dress, I can’t even find words for them! Do you all have a favorite this week? Be sure to check out these awesome Etsy shops too, there are some great vintage goodies in them! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Crafts- DIY Knotted Plant Holder


Hey everyone! Today I am back to share another vintage craft with you all! A little while back I snagged a vintage copy of a 1957 Popular Mechanic’s Special, 200 one evening projects, for my hubby. There are some great projects in here. Most of them are woodworking projects, but there are a few general crafts too. I came across this vintage planter holder made from roping and thought it would be a fun summery project to share!

Here is the Original:

pm plant holder instructions copy


I found this project to be super easy! I think it took me maybe fifteen minutes from start to finish. I really love how easy it is to customize to whatever vessel you choose to use. I used a cobalt blue ceramic mason jar and instead of rope I used paracord. I followed the instructions pretty to the point. I did not add beads to the sides since my beads did not have holes large enough for multiple strands of cord. I added my lucite stripe beads to the top of my planter to dangle. Instead of braiding the top I tied a knot and then another knot a couple of inches above that one to have a hole for hanging. Then I strung and knotted beads on my loose strands at the top to dangle.


I am planning on hanging this cutie out on my screen porch to use as a flower vase. I think I may make another one with my old colander and use it as a planter. This Popular Mechanics mag is brimming with all kinds of projects! I am looking forward to sharing many more with you guys in the future! I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 10th

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend. We both worked through the weekend here, and spent a little time summer cleaning the chicken coup. One of my favorite things is hanging out in our backyard on the weekends in the hammock with a book. This week I thought I would share some of my favorite summery grass green vintage finds with you all today. Check em’ out:



vintage 1950s dress / 50s green cotton plaid dress / 1950s full skirt dress from Simplicity is Bliss


Mid Century Serving Dish, Retro Palissy Kelly Green Kontiki Atomic Oval Serving Platter 1950s from Keepsies


Vintage GE Transistor Radio P-726A, Retro Turquoise Green Transistor Radio, Portable Radio, 1950’s Transistor Radio, General Electric Radio from RD1 Vintage


Vintage 1940s green desk lamp with yellow fabric wire from Rustic Italia


Rare Scotts Lawn Care Book 1948 / Instructional, How-To, Green Thumb / Reusable Ring Binder, Set Prop from Atty’s Vintage


2 1950’s Crochet Pot Holders-Pretty Green and White-Never Used from Moon Maiden Emporium


vintage starburst lighter – 1950s-60s mid century green atomic Five Star reusable lighter pristine in original box from Mk Mack


1950s Plas-tex Jadite Green Plastic Salt and Pepper Shaker Set from Houseless Homewares


Retro 1950s Green Tea Trio from Lavender Rose Cottage


VINTAGE JAPAN 1950’s Green Pair of Geta , Child Geta , Wooden Flip Flap , Kids Sandal , Rabbit Motif , Small Size , New Old Stock from Time Trip and Co.


Vintage 1950s Green Plastic Jaguar XK120 Roadster Car Toy Made In U.S.A. XK 120 Convertible Matchbox from Vintage Inquisitor



1950’s Vintage Wallpaper – Green and White Floral Wallpaper with Bird from Hannah’s Treasures

I love all of these green beauties! I love this color! I really love the radio and the serving tray. Do you have a favorite this week? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 3rd

Happy Monday everyone! Well July just flew by didn’t it! My sister was in town for most of July, which was lovely! School will be starting soon, but we have a few more weeks of summer left, and I will be enjoying them fully! Today I am going to share some of my favorite vintage gingham goodies with you all. Gingham is one of my favorite prints ever!  It’s a classic and will never go out of style. Gingham is a print proven to stand the test of time. My finds this week span from the 40’s through the 80’s. Check them out:


ON SALE 1940s Dress / 40s Day Dress / 1940s Blue and White Gingham Dress from Coldfish Vintage


Opal white glass Flour canister – Red gingham kitchen retro decor box – Arcopal French vintage 1970s seventies from French Baguette


Better Homes Gardens New Cookbook Recipe Binders 1930s 1940s 1937 1941 1948 Blue Red Plaid Cover My New Better Homes Gardens Cook Book from Laura’s Last Ditch


Rare Taylor & Kent bone china sugar bowl, 1930s from Priddey Things


Federal Glass Plaid Tumbler Set of 8, Kitchen and Dining Drinkware, Gingham Plaid Glassware Set from Minnie’s Flea


Vintage Mikasa, Country Gingham, Mint Taffy, Salad Plate, Mikasa Plate, Retro Mikasa, 1970s, Green, Pink, Neon Green, Pink Tulips, Kitsch from Molly Finds


Darling 1950s Gingham Eyelet Playsuit S from Q’s Daydream


Vintage 1950s Gingham Embroidery Patterns Cross Stitch pdf from Rebecca’s Vintage Salon


Vintage Gingham Horse Show Ribbons Brown and Yellow Checked Prize Ribbons with Rosettes from Buckeyes and Bluegrass


Vintage 1980s Women’s Apron / Yellow Gingham Cotton Half Apron with Embroidered Images / Helpers Apron from Parkwater Princess


Vintage green GiINGHAM COFFEE CUP set⎮Vichy French style⎮country chic rustic kitchen retro⎮cup & saucer set of 6 from Le French Bazaar



Vintage Kitchen Towels – 1950s Green Gingham – Don’t Kiss Me – Newlywed Slogans from Jackson Mill

Aren’t they all fantastic! I love them all! The fire king glasses are definitely going on my birthday wish list this year! I also really love the pdf of the vintage booklet on gingham embroidery designs. One of my favorite aprons is a red gingham with chicken scratch embroidery. I bet that it’s time consuming but so fun! Anyways, I hope you all have enjoyed my gingham goodies today! Do you all have a favorite? Be sure to check out these lovely items and the wonderful shops they come from, there are so many cool finds in each of them! I’ll be back soon with more vintage cuties. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 27th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My sister is in town this week, and we are off to have some fun. Before I head out, I wanted to share some of my favorite vintage summer dresses from Etsy’s wonderful vintage world with you. Here is just the tip of the iceberg, you can see more in my favorites in my Etsy profile…


40s 50s Dress // 1940s 1950s Black & White Gingham Dress With Red Rose Appliqués // Medium from Off Broadway Vintage


50’s Polka Dot Dress // Vintage 1950’s Turquoise Polkadot Print Cotton Rhinestone Classic Casual Summer Day Dress L from The Vintage Studio


vintage 1940s dress – 40s yellow swiss dot dress – cotton summer dress from Bright Eyed Clothing Co.


vintage 40s wiggle dress / 1940s summer dress / sleeveless summer dress / green and white dotted dress / Square Peg dress from Archetype Vintage


SUMMER SALE 1940’s Red Plaid Dress//Cotton Day Dress//40’s Red Picnic Dress from Capsule Vintage


1930s Linen Dress / Tulip Stem Dress / 30s from Wildfell Hall Vintage


1940s Red Plaid Dress from Vera Vague


40s Day Dress White Eyelet Lace Cotton Full Skirt Womens Spring Summer Fashion 1940s Rockabilly Pinup Small S XS from Rage Vogue Vintage


40s Lemon Garden Dress • 1940s summer dress from Shop Mani


Late 1940’s Early 50’s White Cotton Pique with Red Dots Garden Party Formal Dress / Size 0-2 Extra Small from Salty Dog Vintage


1940s Dress // Bright Light Dress // vintage 40s Barbara Fields Dress from Death Rose Vintage



Vintage 1950s Dress / 50s Novelty Print Dress / Day Dress / House Dress / Milgrim from The Vintage Mistress

Aren’t they amazing! I picked dresses from the 30’s through the 50’s as those are my favorite years for style! The prints, the fabrics, the silhouettes, make me so happy! I can’t even pick a favorite this week. Which one of these beauties would you like to add to your closet? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these awesome style shops as much as I did this week! There are some gorgeous items in every one of them! Now, if I was only rich and skinny!I would have them all! I will be back next week with more vintage summer fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 20th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My sister is in town for the next week and a half, and I am so happy to spending some time with her! We are going to try to get by the farmers market this week to find some peaches. It is peach season here in the south and as a huge fruit lover, it is my second favorite time of year, behind strawberry season of course. So, this week I thought I would share some lovely peachy vintage finds with you guys!


Vintage 1930 1940 WWII Eye Frame Sunglasses Glasses Frame in Beautiful Transparent Peach Hard Plastic, High Quality Made in France from Voodoo Retro


Vintage 1950’s Peach Wiggle Dress (Size 8 Aust / 4 USA / 6 UK) from Audrey’s Wardrobe


Gorgeous 1950s geometric shape pearlized peach pink plastic necklace – vintage 1950s 1960s MOP choker necklace with extender – wedding VLV from Chronically Vintage


Vintage 1950’s Coral Pink Spun Lucite Large Disk Clip Back Earrings – Large Face Coral Pink Daisy from Sam Jams 3


Vintage Retro 1950s Peach Frosted Glass Lemonade / Pimms Jug & Glasses from UpStaged Vintage


Vintage Smiling Peaches Salt and Pepper Shakers 1940’s from Vintage Delight Shop


Simtex Peach Tablecloth with White Stripes from Lou’s Mercantile


Vintage Agee Pyrex Peach Lustre Ramekins Set of Six 1960’s from Deb’s Vintage Emporium


Vintage 1940s Hollywood Doll, Small Hard Plastic Jointed Doll, Blue Sleep Eyes, Blonde Hair, Collectible Doll, Peach Dress from Deb’s Country Vintage


Vintage Pale Pink 1950s Umbrella – Curved Hook Handle – 50s Peach Parasol – Walking Stick Cane Umbrella – Dusty Rose Tan – Steampunk from LaRoux Vintage


Vintage Fire King Chevron Peach Table Vase, Art Deco Decor from Mid Century Kitschen



Angel Fish Wall Art 1960’s Set of 2 from Stephanie’s Retro Life

Aren’t they all so beautiful! I had a hard time narrowing my finds down this week since there were so many things I loved and so many different peachy hues. I love everything of course! My hubby says the doll is creepy, but I just love her little dress! And the peach salt and pepper shakers and the wall fish are right up my alley! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...