Wednesday, April 29, 2009

~ Our Collections of Vintage Time Keepers ~

There is just something about the ticking of a wind up alarm clock that brings me back to my Grandma's house in my younger years.
My parents would put us down to have a nap in Grandma and Grandpa's room. Being a hyperactive child, I did not do naps. The only comforting sounds was the tick tock of the clock on the bedside table as the other children napped.
Here are three of the clocks that are part of my collection.

~ Diana ~ Lucky's Vintage

These are my four vintage alarm clocks. The large silver one is battery-operated. The other three are all wind-up (though I rarely wind them, since the sound drives me crazy!). They are great through when decorating, to add character to a room.

~ Tara ~ curiouskitty

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vintage and Re-Purposed Children's Items

Inspired by the birth of my new niece just a few weeks ago... I thought I'd feature some great vintage and re-purposed baby and children's items I found on Etsy.

Vintage Little Girl's Shoes

Vintage Little Girl's Shoes

Blue, Yellow and Green Floral Vintage Chenille Cube Rattle for Baby

Blue, Yellow, and Green Floral Vintage Chenille Cube Rattle for Baby

Hope these great items give you ideas of what wonderful vintage and re-purposed gifts there are out there that you can share with the new moms you know...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The collection is growing...

When I moved when I got married, almost 4 years ago... I packed away many of my things from my old house. Several of those boxes have remained packed away until now... the items in them not needed, forgotten... The other day I remembered there were a few things that I hadn't seen since I moved and wondered where they were. So I opened one of the boxes, and this is what I found:

Two little #080 8 Oz Individual Round Casseroles! One in Flamingo Pink and one in Dove Grey. I completely forgot I had these and was thrilled to find them, since I have never come across these again! They are marked "PYREX, Made in Canada". I LOVE Pyrex, in all shapes and sizes, but I have to say that these miniature casseroles really are the cutest things ever!!

Also, a Turquoise Amish Butterprint Butter Dish. Marked "28, PYREX, Made in U.S.A."

And here is another recent thrift store find... a Turquoise Amish Butterprint Cinderella Mixing Bowl. Marked #443 (2.5 quart), Made in U.S.A.

I can't decide if I'm going to part with any of these beautiful dishes... or if they will just join my ever-growing collection of Pyrex... :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Unknown China Collection

I love this china!
Can anyone give me a clue as to what kind it is. I have been in touch with, but they cannot help me. It is missing mugs or tea cups and saucers and I would like to get some of these to complete the set.

I commented on the set when my friend owned it about 10 years ago. Not long after that as we were helping her move once again, she said that they would stay at the new home until they retired.
I told her "wanna make a bet?" I was just joking...not believing her as they had an above average number of moves in their history.
Next thing I knew she said,"If we move then you get this china!"
I explained to her I was just joking, and did not really believe that they would stay there that long, but did not want her to give up the china.
A year or two later the china was mine. I did not want to take it, but she insisted!
Here it is in it's entirety.

This set consists of:
1 lrg. platter
1 sm. platter
1 gravy boat
3 serving bowls(2/w lids)
12 dinner plates
12 luncheon plates
9 bread and butter plates
11 soup bowls
11 dessert bowls

These are the only markings that this china has. It looks like a W. Then a different number on each type of dish.

Here is the dinner plate.

Here are some of the serving dishes that make this set fabulous!

Any help anyone can offer me on the identification of this set would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Wishing you a lovely Easter long weekend... filled with good food and good company! Here are some things that I've come across lately from some great Etsy shops that just scream of Spring...


Saturday, April 4, 2009


Thanks DIYMonday for featuring us on your blog this week!

If you haven't already checked out the DIYMonday blog, you should! Lots of free Sewing/Crochet/Knitting/Dye & Print tutorials are available, as well as Jewelry/Household How-To's. Also, if you have an Etsy shop or blog, you can sign up your name and link and it's displayed on the website free of charge! There are also Handmade Goodie Giveaways and Featured Etsy Sellers. It's really a great resource!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


You know the feeling... winter's drawing to a close... and it's just time to clean house! Freshen things up a bit, clear out the old to make room for the new. Well, that's what we're doing. Lucky's Vintage and Curiouskitty are both holding Spring Sales throughout the month of April. We want to not only give you a chance at getting a great vintage piece at a great price, but also want to free up some space so we can add all the wonderful Spring items we've been finding.
We'll be putting different items in our shops on Sale throughout the month of April. Here are a few of the items that are on Sale right now:

~ ~ ~ curiouskitty's shop ~ ~ ~

Was $17.00 Now $15.00

Vintage Silver Metal Rocking Horse Coin Bank

Was $10.00 Now $8.00

Valentines Cherry Red Vintage Ascot Tie Secretary Blouse M

Was $16.00 Now $14.00

~ ~ ~ Lucky's Vintage ~ ~ ~

Vintage Black Leather Coin Purse

Was $8.00 ~ Now only $6.00

Was $26.00 ~ Now only $23.00

Was $15.00 ~ Now only $12.00

Those are just a few of the many items that are now on Sale in both of our shops. And please continue to check back throughout the month of April, as we'll be continuing to add more items to the SPRING SALE. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to own quality vintage items for a good price! :)