A small nook filled with vintage and antique household goods, from figurines to furniture.

New things found and posted weekly, so check back with us often. If you see something that piques your interest feel free to email me. We're located at 427 England Street in Ashland, just off Exit 92 on Interstate 95 north of Richmond, VA.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hello, its Penny!  So hot outside I had to come inside into the a/c and update the blog :)

here's an overview of what the booth looks like these (hot) days:

Some large pieces:

 Victorian Dropleaf Table
 Victorian cane-bottom chair

19thc Plantation Desk (featuring secret compartment!)


 Colonial Revival China Hutch

 And now for some smalls!

 Shelves stuffed with treasures....

 Homer Laughlin "Virginia Rose" china

 Bohemian cut crystal glasses

 Set of china kitchen canisters...an elegant place to stash your oatmeal...

Happy Hunting (and stay cool!),

Friday, March 30, 2012

treasure hunt

just a quick note, I'll be hunting treasures tomorrow and possibly the next day too!  hoping I'll have lots to post in the next two days!
happy hunting,

Monday, March 26, 2012

another update!

here's ANOTHER update!  I'm hoping this makes up for my slacking this last weekend...which became a bit embarassing when my aunt highlighted us on her blog-of-awesome That Old House.  If you need some inspiration for beautiful table settings check out That Old House....and then check back here for vintage ceramics and linens ;)

this is what i was hoping to enjoy this last weekend:
 (btw, this is the best picture my iphone has ever taken!)

INSTEAD, it rained all weekend...but at least that meant some time for spiffing up some treasures and taking them to the booth...

Nippon handpainted dishes, embroidered tea towels, a birdseed tin, and a fabulous large cookie cutter: bunnies, chicks and eggs all at once!
...yes, that's my kitchen counter again in the background...all the finds are safely (as in I won't be tempted to keep any of them) in the booth now...

 close-up of birdseed tin...look at that happy guy singing his heart out!

 a 14 pc set of ARABIA "green thistle" china...this hand-painted mid-century china would look sweet in an IKEA style kitchen or apartment: perfect set for two includes: a platter, a serving bowl, and two each of: cup and saucer, dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, and roll plate.

 this primitive 19thc desk has 4 drawers with folk carving and brass pulls.  The slant top opens on hinges.  The desk is barn fresh from an old estate in Powhatan, VA.

 Interesting bits of history found when cleaning this piece!

This 19thc (Quaker?) oats advertising crate was reused as the base for the desk.

This is the bottom of one of the drawers.  The older painted label says "A.C. Bartlett  Skyland" and the stenciled label over the older letters reads "C.W L CO  KNOXVILLE".

Happy Hunting,

I'm famous!

well, not really...but i did get a REALLY nice shout-out from a great blog my aunt writes: That Old House.  If you're a visitor from there...thank you for peeking in!

On to the finds:

 a pretty carved rocker.
 a treen box and a silverplate ice bucket featuring birds and bamboo.

a treen mortar and pestle......and some funky vintage kitchen wall art, a giant fork and spoon.

 lots of really neat vintage matchbooks, c1920s to the 50s.

 midcentury steak platters and a blue pitcher.

 Homer Laughlin china, in "Virginia Rose".

 tea cups hand painted with blue blossoms.

a wheel etched decanter with cut glass stopper, and a pair of hand tinted portraits in their original oval frames.

a hand colored photograph in frame, signed by artist.

happy hunting!

Monday, March 19, 2012

the booth in a blue mood.

 oak washstand, pitcher and bowl, and a student lamp


 1930s illustrated children's books

more coming soon!
happy hunting,

Monday, March 5, 2012

new finds!

hi!  we've been busy bees and have quite the back log...so look for rapid updates this week!

here's some things freshly arrived in the booth:

 A lovely 19th century drop leaf table.  Magnificently wide boards were used for the leafs and it has its original brass wheels, in case you need to take the ol' gal for a spin...

 Another table! This one a walnut Victorian renaissance revival side table.  It has an oval marble top and also rolls around on little wheels.

The perfect size to take tea for two!

A mahogany mirror with carved curliques...

A peek into the shelves...in this jumble you'll find a couple of mid-century steak platters, a circa 30s casserole dish, a glass juicer, a vintage bronze mail box door, and a stack of collectible matchbooks loaded with advertising art...

...and a look down on the table top.  The pristine mid-century kitchen scale has a striking black and white dial and comes with the original box.  Lots of souvenir postcards, advertising cookbook pamphlets and an apple peeler.

That's it for now...look for a sneak peek tomorrow of items headed to the booth this Thursday...and after that even more furniture picks, including a history-loaded primitive desk!
Happy hunting,

Friday, March 2, 2012

ok, define "weekly"

sorry guys, for the delay...the hubby and I kept trading off the same darn cold.  (and then last week was so silly nice outside, he did yard work while i worked to get our coop ready for bantam cuties this spring)
BUT I promise to make it up THIS week!

here's some nice fresh finds in the booth right now:

 this cutie is a 19thc tintype in a case.  i love the pressed brass surround.

 it may be the archaeologist in me, but i was so intrigued when i disassembled the piece to clean the glass...under the tintype was two memento locks of hair...maybe from the mom and the baby to a loved aunt or sister they were moving away from?  Here you can also see the inside to the top of the case with the pressed pattern in the velvet.
I have some more tintypes, but i took pics of this one because  it was in a case.  The others are free wheeling...but still fascinating!

I also have a set of 6 mid-century junior classic hardback books in great condition (three in the pic)...I just LOVE the graphics on these, so bold and of the period!

 and also, here's a peek at a great glass flower bonsai sculpture.  it glows in the light.  and i can swear my great aunt had one...so classic...and when have you seen one lately? (there's two more on the way for spring!)

So, thats the mini update until tomorrow morning...HUGE influx of finds being added then so check back!  

Happy Hunting,