Pumpkin Patch, Apples and Antiques Too

We are having a heat wave with temperatures in the mid 90s, talk about a late summer here in Sonoma County!! On the way to work we pass this amazing country harvest stand and they have filled it with pumpkins, squashes and apples and I believe they grow these on their farm. The site is really spectacular. I am looking forward to an open-house/parking lot sale at the local antique multi-dealer mall in town ‘Antique Society’ that is happening this coming weekend so I will certainly post some pics up about that. There have been lots of church sales advertised and coming up are the Christmas Bazaar’s I keep seeing signs for so I hope to get a chance to stop by and see what there is. I have been finding lots and lots of vintage Christmas decorations and figurines by Napco, Holt Howard, and Lefton and hope to one day have a room in my house that I can keep decked out for the holidays all year long as the magic of these vintage Christmas decorations just keeps me smiling, I love them!!  How about you all? Are you ready for Halloween and then of course the Holidays are right around the corner.


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Vintique Friday Finds

Stopped at a couple local sales this Friday and scored some adorable items. My favorites are the vintage Christmas tree boy salt and pepper shakers and the 1950s vintage country rooster jam jar. A couple other finds are a vintage Napco Christmas girl planter, a Portmeirion tray, a lovely Desert Rose vase…..I think it is actually the cookie jar without a lid, a pair of vintage poodle dog salt and pepper shakers and another vase (too tall for pic). At the end of June I will in silicon valley and visiting some antique shops there and there are a few multi-dealer malls I can’t wait to get into. I will of course post pics along the way!!




Vintage 1950s Christmas Candy Cane Figurines


I am loving these cute vintage Christmas figurines that have a “candy cane” theme.  Many of these are made in Japan by the great manufacturers of the era like Napco, Norcrest, Lefton Wales, Inarco, Kriess, Holt Howard, Relco, Replo, Ucago, and Commadore.  These vintage candy cane themed figurines and decorations are increasing in value each year and a couple years ago you could pick them up for $25-$40 dollars and today they can go over $200, especially the Lefton Christmas kids riding on a candy cane. Keeping my eyes open for one!!

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Same Old Same Old

Visited a couple antique shops and thrift stores this past weekend down in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square area it was the “same old same old” stuff I saw when I first moved down here almost six months ago. Kinda disapointing as this is exactly the time of year that I am out searching for vintage 1940s-1960s Chirstmas items like tablecloths, Napco and Lefton Christmas figurines and mercury glass ornaments and found nothing. Ok, in all honesty I did see a 1950s old Christmas tree stand (pictured). I still had a really good time as the day was gorgeous (I am starting to understand why people love California) and my husband was so sweet and came with me and in one shop the booth owner really took a liking to him and wouldn’t let him leave as he had so much to “talk” about regarding old post cards. Hope you all had a fun weekend and found some great stuff!! Click on the pics to enlarge.