Vintage Picks Of The Week – Advertising Collectibles

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Dr. Pepper Clock

What I Like About It: I really like the shape and the orientation of the clock.  It is very unusual in that it only has the numbers 2, 4 and 10.   

How I Would Use It: I would use this in a game room or my garage.       

Dr. Pepper advertising clock from the Etsy shop of Eagleseyefinds

Advertising Thermometer

What I Like About It:  That bottle of rootbeer brings back so many memories.  I like that it says Dad’s and it is functional too.  

How I Would Use It:  I would hang this on the cabinet door right next to the garage fridge where all the beverages are chilled and ready to drink.  It would also look cool hanging with other soda pop advertising pieces.  

Vintage advertising thermometer from Antique Advertising Collectibles

 

Serving Tray

What I Like About It: The photo of the sparkling glasses makes me want to mix up a gin and tonic with a twist of lemon.

How I Would Use It:  This would make a nice tray to keep things tidy on the bar.  You could also use it to serve drinks which I believe was its original purpose.  

Beverage tray from Apartment Therapy Marketplace

 

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Gainey Ceramics

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Pam at Vintage Renude.

Since I have been busy decorating my new home, I have been on the look out for pots and plants.  One of the most iconic California Ceramics companies has recently closed their doors. Gainey Ceramics began in 1949. The pots and planters they made are timeless.

Circle Pot

What I Like About It: Where do I start, the shape, the color, the innovative design. You can hang it, or set it on a surface since the bottom is flat. They will even drill a drainage hole for you if you like!

How I Would Use It: I would love to have several of these in multiple colors hanging on my back porch. Filled with trailing succulents or bright nasturtiums, fuchsias, or english ivy.

 

Available at PottedStore.com

 

Ribbed Rare Large Mustard Pot

What I Like About It:  This beauty is very rare indeed. The color, the ribbed design, the size, all make this a fabulous piece.

How I Would Use It: Front and center in the yard with a beautiful palm. This would be a perfect statement piece to create my personal oasis with.

 

Available at greencycledesignLA on Etsy

Classic Matte White Pot

What I Like About It: This style pot is what Gainey was known for.  These classic pots will never go out of style.

How I Would Use It: I want a collection of these, in all sizes and colors. I would fill them with greenery of every type from ferns to succulents, flowering to evergreen.

 

Available on eBay from auroranifnif

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Autumnal Orange

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Mary Ellen at Aunt Hatties Attic Vintage .


As the evenings are cooling off here in New England, I feel the urge to spend more time inside my house.  I also crave warmth in heat and color. I want some of Autumn’s orange and will add touches of it here and there in my mostly neutral palette decorating scheme. Orange is an energetic color which grabs our attention and excites us. There are so many variants of orange to work with from soft pastels to fiery hot shades or burnt orange darks. Why not add some to your Fall decorating.

Vintage 60s 70s Orange Fabric Cushion Cover / Retro Pillow Cover

What I Like About It: The bold geometric pattern, the scale and the bands of bright and dark.

How I Would Use It:   I would brighten up a cozy chair or add some roundness to my boxy leather love seat.I also think this would have fun playing with tweeds and textures on the bed.

A great combination of color and design in this shagalicious pillow cover from Retro68 on Etsy

 California Sequoia Ware Ceramic Serving Dish

What I Like About It:   I love the variations of orange in this and how it appears to resemble flower petals

How I Would Use It:   I would use it to serve home made or even grocery store cookies while sharing warm cups of tea or coffee. I might even get some Jaffa cakes.

I would love to use this serving dish from A Vintage Desire on Etsy

Vintage Weatherhead Original Equipment Fittings Hardware Cabinet with 4 Drawers

What I Like About It: I love the color, the size and best of all the industrial lettering on this very cool set of drawers.

How I Would Use It:  Bathroom, kitchen,craft area and all of the many places I love to organize smaller things and hide them away in drawers.

A great color and storage combine in this set of industrial drawers from ThirdShift on Etsy

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Woodworking tools

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage.


Vintage woodworking tools have a story to tell. They have the nicks and chips and paint spatters from the countless projects they played a part in. And the quality of their manufacture, they stand heads and shoulders above many of the discount priced tools made today. But some of them are too darned fabulous to stay in the workshop. 

Salvaged wooden tool handles

What I Like About Them: The kind of authentic patina you can’t fake, the range of colors and sizes

How I Would Use Them:  As creativity catalysts to make a show stopping coat peg hanger. Mount these handles on a piece of vintage painted wood and…

salvaged wooden tool handles
Salvaged vintage hand tool handles by dkgeneralstore on Etsy.

Disston Countryside handsaw

What I Like About It:   Disston saws are not only beautiful, they are also top quality, much better than anything you could find at todays big box warehouses.

How I Would Use It:  I would put it to work and let it fancy up the workbench in between jobs. Okay, it would have lots of time to relax and be admired because there isn’t that much sawing going on around here–but boy oh boy, when there was something to saw, it would do an amazing job.

Disston handsaw
Disston Countryside hand saw from Speckadoos on Etsy.

Antique Dunlap spirit level

What I Like About It: The colors, the patina, the nice long length, the bubbles that magically move up and down their glass tubes.

How I Would Use It:  This level is much too awesome to hide in a workshop. I would figure out a way to hang it on the wall, setting it out just a bit so that I could use it for hanging jewelry or ties. 

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Antique Dunlap spirit level by Vintage05 on Etsy.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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 Vintage woodworking hand tools available from NextStage Vintage.

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Figural Creamers

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage.


It would be impossible to overstate the allure of vintage figural creamers. You can only imagine how the designer thought about her subject…what part of the anatomy could be the spout, what part could be the handle. At their best, they are the perfect blend of folly and function.

Long Beaked Bird Creamer, 1930s

What I Like About It: The soft airbrushed colors of the era, the cheeky little beak.

How I Would Use It:  As a display piece, for sure, perhaps with some china in the same colors from the same era.

parrot creamer
Figural bird creamer from Coconut Road on Etsy.

 Plastic moo cow creamer, 1970s

What I Like About It:   Pure nostalgia. At my first waitress job in New Hampshire at the Interlakes Dairy Land, I filled these every morning.

How I Would Use It:  I would use it on a daily basis, filled with synthocream soy liquid for my tea.

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Whirley Industries plastic cow creamer by PinkSkullCA on Etsy.

Czech moose creamer, 1930s

What I Like About It: There are a lot of versions of the elk or moose creamer, clearly a popular motif. They vary in quality from fine porcelain to novelty pieces, but as with most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

How I Would Use It:  I would go for a completely off label use. I would use it for maple syrup for Sunday morning 

elk creamer
Czech moose or elk creamer, 1930s, from ThirdFloorRetro on Etsy.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage


A brief history lesson: Neon signs are electric signs that are illuminated by glass tubes containing rarefied neon or other inert gases. The first commercially available neon lamp was displayed at the Paris Motor Show in 1910. Neon advertising didn’t come to the US until 1923 when the roaring twenties and the automobile industry were booming. At the peak of its popularity in the 50’s and 60’s, there were 24 colors of neon tubes available. Neon has been replaced by the more durable plastics when it comes to commercial advertising which makes the good old neon signs extremely valuable.  Now for the fun stuff: 

Advertising Arrow Light, c. 1940’s

What I Like About It: Great lines and the large scale give this vintage sign the perfect steampunk vibe. 

How I Would Use It:  Outside to point the way to our front door.

Large scale Neon arrow offered by Urban Country on 1stdibs

Neon Boot Repair Sign, c. 1940’s

What I Like About It:   It’s double sided and 5 1/2 feet tall so this boot repair sign makes quite a statement. 

How I Would Use It:  We have a collection of antique shoes and shoe store signs…..but nothing in neon. Yet. 

Boot Repair Sign offered by Rejuvenation on 1stDibs

Neon Chiropractor Sign

What I Like About It: I love the bright colors and the cool layout with the capital C.

How I Would Use It:  Wouldn’t this be fun in an exercise room? A reminder to use the proper form or run the risk of a trip to the local chiropractor. 

Vintage Neon chiropractor sign offered by Urban Americana

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week Native American Pottery

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures. I have an affection for pottery. The warmth and earthiness of pottery pieces seem so calming to me. I hope you enjoy my picks this week!

Hopi Pueblo Polychrome Bowl 

What I Like About It: The traditional design of this bowl is the attraction. Having a purposed item survive through the years adds to its attraction.

How I Would Use It: This bowl would be at the center of my collection. On a tilted stand to show off the design and surrounded by miniature pottery on a shelf in my hutch for all to adore! 

Mojave Indian Effigy Vessel c.1880’s

What I Like About It: The artistic design not only of the pottery itself but of the hand painted decoration gives this piece a sort of whimsical feel. The “face” has an otherworldly feel which makes it all the more special.

How I Would Use It: I think this would have to live on a shelf in my kitchen. I wonder how it would look with herbs in the spouts? Fun don’t you think!

Acoma Pueblo Jar by Lucy M. Lewis

What I Like About It: Another gorgeous piece with traditional geometric shapes. I love the small size and deep colors.

How I Would Use It: The small size gives this piece the ability to be displayed just about anywhere. I would love to use this to hold small jewelry items such as earrings or finger rings. 

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Architectural Salvage

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Tiny Shack

What I Like About It: I really like that they used salvaged materials like the door and windows.  I like how they have added so much detail while keeping it rustic and charming.   

How I Would Use It: I would love to have a garden space in my back yard and this would be a whimsical focal point and serve as a potting shed.     

Tiny shacks made from reclaimed materials by Back120.com

Escutcheon Plates

What I Like About It:  This photo!  What a great visual of architectural salvage pieces offered up at a shop in SanDiego.    

How I Would Use It:  My doors are all very boring but if I had a door from this era, I would add one of these plates to it.  These can be used to add interest to any grouping on a shelf or could be mounted to a piece of wood with a matching door knob.

Photo courtesy of Oh Joy blog.

 

Bird House

What I Like About It: I like that they have used salvaged hardware to add interest to their handcrafted birdhouses.  I also LOVE that all proceeds are donated to an animal rescue.

How I Would Use It:  Why I would use it as a birdhouse of course! 

Salvaged pieces add interest to these handmade birdhouses made by BirdHouses4TheDogs on Etsy.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Antique Wall Mirrors

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Pam at Vintage Renude.

Black Lacquered Scalloped Mirror

What I Like About It: This is right up my alley. Black, scalloped, and very old. It’s gorgeous.

How I Would Use It: I can see this used as a vanity mirror over a bathroom sink.  What an elegant addition to master bath this would make.

 

French Louis XV Style Gilt Mirror

What I Like About It:  The detail, the shape, this one just called out to me.

How I Would Use It: This would be perfect in a foyer with a small gilt shelf underneath. The perfect place to check your hair and make up before leaving the house.

Vintage Art Deco Beveled Edge Mirror

What I Like About It: This sweet Art Deco mirror is simple, yet elegant.  Small enough to be hung almost anywhere. I love the simple scallop pattern.

How I Would Use It: I would hang this over a vanity or dressing table and use it to get ready in the mornings.  Or possibly place it into a mix of similar era pictures on the wall in my dining room.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Ice Cream Time

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our new series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Mary Ellen at aunthattiesatticvintage.com

Chromolithographed Serving Tray from Ms Dow’s Antiques ‘Tique Talk

Hall Company’s Quality Ice Cream Tray

What I Like About It: I love the colors and the jolly faces of the children. When I have ice cream I feel as though it’s my birthday too!

How I Would Use It: I would hang this on the wall as a decoration but absolutely put it back into service serving dishes of ice cream to children of all ages. If I could bear to give it away, I’d give it to a family named Hall or someone who lives in Binghamton.

 

Metal ice cream mold from TreasuresTooVintage on Etsy

Ice Cream Mold – Pewter – Vintage Lady’s Shoe Candy, Chocolate, Craft Mold – c. 1900

What I Like About It: This shoe has style and  would be quite fun to work with.

How I Would Use It: How about Ice cream shoes for a gal’s night out or bridal shower. Present the ice cream shoe and all sorts of candy to decorate it and give an award to the winner. Of course everyone’s a winner with a nice ice cream dessert they decorated themselves. Quick! Before it melts! Another way is to mold chocolate or marzipan for all sorts of holidays, Halloween, Mother’s Day, add a Buckle for Thanksgiving. Crafts! Mold paper shoe containers…you’d need to experiment but you just know that this mold will bring out the creativity in you.

Raffia Ware Ice Cream Bowls from SentimentalFavorites on Etsy

Vintage Raffiaware, Pink Plastic Bowls, Ice Cream Bowls, Thermoware Straw, Pool Party

What I Like About It: I love the color, the tiki quality of the raffia and the fact you can use them on the pool or patio with no fear of broken glass. Reusable ice cream dishes are cool!

How I Would Use It: Of course I would use it for ice cream but also cool pieces of watermelon or even for side bowls for make your own tacos or custom salad additions.


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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