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Antiques and Collectibles: "Odd Collections" Part 2

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #5076878

Moooooooooooo...I had to take everything out of the kitchen this morning. Having the counters replaced...and I won't be able to cook for awhile. ( I'm crushed... ) These were in the window...have a few more, but they wouldn't fit on window sill.

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #5359221

Here's my miniature baskets, mostly from trips to Orient and living in Hawaii nearly 20 yrs ago. They've been in a box and I didn't dust them...

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schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5359344

Hey do I see Elsie?????
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #5360547

Ummmm...not unless her maiden name was ...Japan!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5382280

Oh, I loooove the baskets. FYI all basket of any size are made by the human hand. There are no machines to do it. Same thing for crochet. There are knitting machines galore but not crochet. Makes me partial to both art forms.

Christi
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5382326

Thanks, Christi!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #5494095

Finally took pics of Blue Willow we left at lake, but are packing up to take home. DD and SIL and friends are using place more than we, and I don't want these outside on the dock. Camera batteries must have been failing...color's way off. (Can you tell I'm trying to keep my mind off the hurricane?) Most of these are the deep blue color, but all kinds of different marks on bottoms... The little china cabinet is handmade. And the small glasses are cobalt blue. Wish the photo was better...

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5494106

And the rest of the Willow in cabinet...

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5494128

And one more, just for fun. The old stove that was there when we bought the lake house. Can't even find burner rings for it, but I don't use it much anyway! Microwave..or eat out...

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 1, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #5494535

We have very similar tastes. Think I mentioned that before. My problem is I don't want to dust anymore and lots of collections are now in Rubbermaid tubs. After I get my "legs" back and can lift a little, may just have to dust and put some of it back. Beginning to miss all my goodies.

Christi
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5495025

Well, I typed a long response, but it disappeared! Glad you're on the mend Christi...and I know what you mean about dusting. DH is 3 months into the kitchen project...and there's dust everywhere, every room.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2008
11:15 AM

Post #5497530

I have attended many auctions but never have I seen that amount of blue willow togather!
Thats a mini gold mine.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #5498330

Really? Even if they have dif. marks? Some say Buffalo, Ridge...? most are Allerton...?
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #5516399

Found some milk bottles and creamers...now I have to remember where I put the can full of caps..

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NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #5525602

Your cow creamers bring back such memories. My mother used to have a cow creamer but hers was white with black spots. Don't know what happened to it--wish she had kept it. She passed the few antiques she had to me because I was the only one of four kids who liked them.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #5612497

Naturelover...my brother and I figured the lady who worked for my mother probably had a fortune in "antiques" at her house. My mother would get something new...dishes, flatware, appliances, etc... and give the old to her cleaning lady. She never liked to hang on to anything "old."

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 3, 2008
2:03 PM

Post #5628810

Bubbles I have your milk tops! :)

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2008
2:18 PM

Post #5628870

That's coooool...
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #5630798

Here's a program for the Rose Bowl. Inside is the newspaper section with the Queen's Court

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lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5630804

That is awesome!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #5631116

Theatre program for Gone with the Wind...

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lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5631130

even more cool. Went to the theatre with my Mom when I was young to see that movie. Base theatre.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5631131

Front page of theatre insert inside program...

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #5631140

I didn't see it till my college roommate took me...in New Mexico!

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5631148

hey I didn't remember superman being in that movie!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #5631151

I would have been 5!

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #5631172

Maybe George (Superman) went off to war early on!

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #5631195

Well we saw it in some kind of oldies rerun on base in the early 70's. I was like 12 when we saw it.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5631384

Sandy, my brother was 60 years old just yesterday, born in 1948.
I can't remember when or where I saw the movie but it is still a classic. MIL thought Sonya Henny was the all and everything.

Christi
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #5632055

Well, he's just a lil' kid...I'm 61! I don't remember the ice skater, tho...
I was stuck in the house yesterday afternoon waiting for the cable guy. He had to rewire from the box into the house because animals had chewed the cable behind the fence. And he "tuned up everything." Internet's faster, TVs are sharper...so I guess it was worth the wait...
toniwill
Natural Bridge, VA

October 13, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #5666798

Hi all, Here are two pics of my odd collection: animal planters or cache pots. These cover my mantle.

And, bubbles, I see you're in Austin. I'm going to be there the first of Nov. for a week, and wonder if you could tell me some great thrift shops. I already know of the antique mall on S. Congress. Any other "reasonable" shops?

thanks,
Toni

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2008
7:10 PM

Post #5666837

Cool collection! I love to see what others are collecting.
Let me get a list together of good spots to check out. If you were going to be here early on the 1st of Nov, there's a Saturday market in Wimberly with lots of little booths. I'll have to think about it, but will surely come up with a lot of places you might enjoy!
toniwill
Natural Bridge, VA

October 13, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #5666861

The other picture.

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5672160

Door stops...gave some to DD...I usually stub my toe on them when I vacuum...

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5672169

love doorstops and love mini baskets. you're quite the collector sandi
toniwill
Natural Bridge, VA

October 15, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #5675535

Thanks Bubbles; I'll wait to hear more from you. I should be there on Nov 1. Where's Wimberly?
toni

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #5677982

Toni really love those pots!!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #5679213

Hey Nery, not so much a collector, as a keeper. Going to try to clear some room in the garage so DH can have workshop space. too many boxes...
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5685429

toniwill...Wimberly is an hour from Austin. Small town, very arts and craftsy. There's a huge market there every 1st Saturday of the month sponsored by the Lions Club. Don't know if you'll make it, but it's fun, especially now that it's cooler. People come for miles around. It's antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, you name it... My DH hates it because I'm a "browser." Drives him nuts. He's a, "You want it? Get it. Let's go."... kinda guy. I just wanna look a while...
There's also an antique mall in Round Rock (exit 251 ?) that has lots of antiques and collectibles. I'll have to check more on the little shops. I'm being kept on a short leash until I clean out the garage!...sigh...
toniwill
Natural Bridge, VA

October 18, 2008
3:59 PM

Post #5687039

Yes, I love those pots! They're probably from the 50s and are kind of cartoon-like.

Thanks for the info, bubbles. I can probably make Wimberly.

Toni

bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #5687287

This should link you to Market Day...(well, the entire address didn't show, but you can click around and find it)

http://visitwimberley.com/marketdays/wimMarket.shtml
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #5730847

toni...I tried to look up thrift shops around Austin...there's so many, and I'm really not familiar with them. I do know that there's another antique mall off Burnet behind the roller rink right before HWY 183...and a couple of blocks of small shops on N Lamar between Koenig and Airport. I can d-mail my phone # if you have any questions once you get here. Maybe we can get together while you're in town.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #5730857

Here's some of the frogs I've found in boxes...and I actually use some of 'em...

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5730862

Weapons of torture...

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
9:21 PM

Post #5730869

Little book full of tin types...can you tell I've been rooting around again?

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #5730879

Last one...boxes of these little books...I assume they were for soldiers to carry in pocket? Someone must have brought all his home.

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podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2008
10:42 AM

Post #5739556

As always, I love your collections Bigbubbles! LOL the weapons of torture... The tortured was the woman of the house that got to use them! Keep digging and keep your photos coming please?
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5743585

Thanks, Pod...
I had the pleasure of escorting an out of town DGer Friday to hit a bunch of thrift/vintage and antique shops. She bought,... I just looked and checked prices. Was a fun day and I hope I didn't wear her out. We ran out of time and energy before we ran out of shops...and we never left Burnet Rd.
DH and SIL are still shaking their heads about me 'meeting people from the Internet.' I have to keep esplainin' to 'em,.."not Internet, just Dave's." An interest in Plants brings a certain group of folks together, I believe.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #5743901

Tell them to cool it. I have been to Maui to stay with Braveheartsmom. DH and I. Have been to Houston to pick up IslandShari at the airport and we went to Randy's. Met Jeanne there. Randy has been here for a weekend in April and is coming again this weekend. Mitch and TJ lived near until Mitch moved to Oklahoma. They have been here and I have been to their houses. Then there are the RU's.

As soon as I have time and am able I may just come visit Austin. Will try to be sure we meet your whole family. chuckle.

Oh, Sheila and Mibus2 have both been to my home. Feel safer with DGer's than I might at a high school reunion. Never know how all of those people turned out. hahaha

LouC
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

March 28, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9061302

[quote="bigbubbles"]Here's some of the frogs I've found in boxes...and I actually use some of 'em... [/quote]

Please explain "how" to use them. I have one of my mother's and one a cousin gave us all the way from Folsom Prison made by a prisoner. I have never used them because I don't know how. Why didn't I ever ask my mother?
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2012
2:21 AM

Post #9061409

Yes I have one but not know what is for about frogs so please tell me what is use for? Thanks.
Does is old or what? Thanks again.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9061453

If I may try, a frog sits in the bottom of a large vase or bowl that you want to arrange flowers in.
The holes in the 'frog' hold the stems of the flowers in position.

There are also frogs that are made out of lead and have spikes sticking up from the base.
The flower stems are stuck in/on the spikes to support the blooms in the same manner as the glass frogs.

Hope that helps ~ Kristi
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9061510

Ok thanks got it and wonder was is old antique???
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9062422

There are old (antique) frogs but I think new are still being produced. I honestly don't know how you could tell how old they are.
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #9062874

ok thanks so I been had this more than 40 years.
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9113988

Weiner dog stuff I try to keep it classy but it's hard !

Johnny

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earthling

earthling
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #9130116

I sure have enjoyed seeing all these collestions...
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

June 28, 2012
12:40 AM

Post #9184300

[quote="bigbubbles"]Weapons of torture...[/quote]

Are they really? I see an egg whisk and a plunger for the loo!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9184370

Actually ~ the scale in the photo is hard to judge but the two in the front of the photo are larger than an egg whisk and are what was called a rug beater. They used to hang rugs or quilts on a clothes line and beat the dust (or feathers) out of them. And believe it or not, these are still commercially available. http://www.lehmans.com/store/Home_Goods___Cleaning___Brooms__Dusters_and_Mops___Wire_Rug_Beater___18195#18195

The two items in the back of the photo are called a breathable washer. They were used to plunge the water/clothes up and down on laundry day when the clothing was washed in a tub. The vents near the handle let the air escape when plunging down. Here is a link to a new one that can still be purchased. http://www.lehmans.com/store/Home_Goods___Laundry___Washing___Rapid_Laundry_Washer___66RW#66RW
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9184512

Yep, I still see them as weapons of torture...for the housewife who had/has to use them.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9185353

Absolutely!! LOL Although I am certain both have been known to relieve aggression and stress.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9186837

I love you guys!!!!!!

xoxoxo Christi
JeanK
Deland, FL & Hot Spr, AR

July 5, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9193992

Bubbles:

Just caught up on this thread -- been away for a looooong time -- your posters of "Gone With the Wind" brought back lots of memories. In 1939, I was 6 years old and wanted desperately to see the movie as everyone was talking about it. One evening, Mother, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa, along with yours truly got in the car and went "up town." We parked and everyone got out of the car except Daddy and me. As we sat in the car after everyone had gotten out and didn't return, I asked Daddy where everyone was. He said they had gone to see "Gone With the Wind." As you can imagine, I was one upset little girl and poor Daddy was left to deal with me. Later, when I did see the movie, I realized the wisdom of why I wasn't allowed to go -- the movie was 4 hours long. Since everyone wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to have the responsibility of taking me home in the middle of it because it was just too long for a 6-year-old. To this day, however, it remains one of my favorite movies and now and then DH and I bring out our copy and watch it.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 7, 2012
12:43 AM

Post #9196106

[quote="REDROSE"]ok thanks so I been had this more than 40 years.
[/quote]

Antique may have to be older than that, but this comes close. You can probably find sites online to tell you more about them to get a value. If you love them, keep and use them.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9196374

JeanK, I didn't see the movie until I was in college and remarked to my roomie that I'd never seen it. She insisted we go . I'm glad she did!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

August 5, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9230574

[quote="podster"]Absolutely!! LOL Although I am certain both have been known to relieve aggression and stress. [/quote]

They certainly got their exercise without resorting to joining the gym! I remember the copper for washing vaguely and what Mum told me about it, but Mum was fairly modern and had the old barrel washing machine with the electric ringer by the time I came along - then a double trough with one blue rinse and one clean rinse water! Mum's clothes were pretty clean. Dad had white shirts for when he was a Bartender - crisp not a wrinkle in sight!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 5, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9230882

And what a lot of work that was... my Mom tended to laundry for Dad and 9 children.
We were not allowed to do more than get the wash off the line and ironing.
Must admit progress is nice... 8 ) Kristi

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