my latest (instant) collection

My latest instant collection; glass paperweight, I got them from the auction last weekend.  I wish I could display them on my coffee table next to some books and magazines, but they're so pretty and heavy and dangerous for two little kids with sticky fingers and bad temper tantrums, so off to the shop they will go.



hi there! I have been scanning and listing the past couple of nights and opened up a separate shop for my ever growing collections of vintage ephemera, prints and supplies.  I have been meaning to list them but thought it would be better if they dwell in a separate space apart from the rest of my home decor wares.  I've recently thrifted a big stack of vintage floral prints that I've started to list yesterday, you can check them out here if you'd like.


vintage lamps!

What does vintage chairs, canisters and lamps have in common? They all seem to have a regular appearance in my minivan each time I visit the auction house or thrift stores; just like vintage chairs and canisters I can't leave a cute vintage lamp behind I must take them with me.  So, these are some lamps I’ve thrifted in the last couple of months that will be making their appearance in the shop this week.

Happy Monday!


vintage coin bank

I'm excited with this recent vintage find, I'd like to show it off- it's an old dentist coin bank made of cast iron.  Wouldn't this make a really cool decor in a dental office or a gift to a dentist friend?

When I bought this I thought it was just a neat little decor piece, then eventually figured out that it was a coin bank.  It features a dentist and his patient and I just love these guys expressive faces!

"open wide!!"

The way the coin bank works is this; you place a coin inside the left coat pocket of the dentist and then to activate it, press the metal lever located just in front of the patient's right foot.

and this will cause the patient to fly back out of his chair and the dentist to fall back on his seat (and most likely you too the operator if you don't exactly know what is that little lever is for and forgot to properly position your thumb before pressing it!)

As the dentist falls, the coin drops into the coin slot just behind him.

what an awesome expression!

- I have a few more favorite finds I will be sharing here throughout the weeks, be sure to come back :)


I scream, we scream...

if only I have some extra counter space I would totally keep these vintage ice cream canisters, but I don't so in the meantime they will be in my basement (and shop) until they go to their next home.