Vintage Category Archives

Vintage grain sacks

Quite a while ago now, I began collecting vintage feed and grain sacks. It started with some that I’d found at an antique mall, and eventually I found some more in an old barn, thrown over the rafters where they’d been for decades. The other day I unearthed them from my storage unit and have been trying to decide what to do with them since. …

Vintage goodness all the way from New Zealand

These beautiful linens recently joined my vintage stash … all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand via Etsy! I am starting to seriously plan the re-opening of Jennadesigns, my Etsy shop, which will focus on handmade housewares made of modern linen with touches of vintage fabrics. What I love about the vintage linens you find in New Zealand and Australia is that they are usually …

Crazy thrift store find

We all hear about those insanely crazy thrift store finds – the bowl bought at Goodwill for $4 that ends up being a priceless piece of history valued at more than a couple hundred thousand dollars – and we all shake our heads. When we go thrifting, for the most part, we find a lot of junk … mixed with a couple of great steals …

Fun thrifting lately

It has been a good couple of weeks thrifting around these parts, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds with you. In the small town where I live, we have this little store named “Neat Repeats” that sells a lot of vintage and other pre-owned items. I’ve had good luck shopping there … in fact, it is where I found the little …

Huge vintage sheet de-stash: sale prep-work underway

There has been a great deal of laundry going on in my house lately, and it isn’t because the kids are being messier than normal … instead it’s because I’ve decided to let go of a great deal of my vintage sheets and linen stash. In the past, I was the creative mind behind Jenna’s Attic, an Etsy shop that sold vintage sheets and other …

Vintage typewriter find

There hasn’t been much thrifting lately, as I’ve been battling a nasty bug of sorts that’s had me pretty much bed- and housebound for the past couple of weeks. However, while looking for a bundt pan to make a cake (mine seems to be lost in the storage locker along with my blue/white Pyrex), I did come across this beautiful vintage portable Remington typewriter in …

Vintage tobacco cans

I’m a sucker for both vintage and great graphics. Shortly after moving here, these two vintage tobacco tins joined my collection of other tins, found a St. Vincent de Paul for $1 each. I plan to plant a couple of succulents in these. Although these prints are in black/white, the colors on these containers are amazing and quite bright despite their age. I know the …

Thrifting fun this afternoon

This afternoon Hannah and I spent a couple hours checking out our favorite thrifting haunts while up in the Sheboygan area. Seems that it’s always easier to find Pyrex here then down by us in Madison. I found this very good condition 443 Cinderella mixing bowl in the Pyrex Gooseberry pattern. While I don’t much care for the 442 and 444 in yellow with black …

Thrifty finds of late

So, seriously, have you seen anything cuter than this vintage ceramic owl bank? I love his big closed eyes with huge lashes and his beautiful blue/gray color. He’s in amazing condition and the only “defect” I can find is that he’s missing his stopper on the bottom. The coin slot is on the back side of his head. I picked him up at a local …