Archive | October, 2014

Vintage Boxed Set of Bird Clothes Pins

16 Oct


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How cute are these??? I can just picture what a funny sight it would be with these colourful little birds holding up wet clothes on an outdoor clothesline.

The box contains 8  plastic bird clothes pins with stainless steel spring action clips.  They are in great condition, probably never used.  The spring action appears to be working fine.

Come visit my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at Carleton University Fieldhouse on Oct 25th and 26th 2014 to find these and other charming mid century collectibles.

Please note these are now SOLD!!!


Vintage Lady Utex 1970’s Hippie Paisley Boho Style Coat

16 Oct

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This was a ‘Had to Have’ item when I came across it in an antique store in a small town recently.  The moment I laid eyes on it, the memories flooded back.  I had one that had a white background and similar paisley decorations in turquoise and reds.  My younger sister, who kindly modelled the coat in the photo, inherited the coat from me back in the 70’s.    We both had  strong reactions and a sense of ‘deja vu’ when we saw the coat and luckily for my sister, it fit her.  I was not so lucky.

The coat is in excellent vintage condition, with very little apparent wear.  The label says: Lady Utex – The Aristocrat of Casual Fashion – Made in Canada. The coat is lined with a gold coloured satin and has a lined attached hood. The fabric has a soft, velvety feel to it.

I will be bringing the coat and some other vintage clothes to the Ottawa Antique Show at Carleton University Fieldhouse on Oct 25th and 26th 2014. Drop by my booth and try it on and be transported back in time.

Please note this coat is now SOLD!!!

Biscuit Barrel Tin by Baret Ware ca 1964, England

8 Oct



This biscuit tin is in nice condition with some minor scuffing and tiny dents consistent with use and age. The pattern is actually in gold tones, which my photo doesn’t do justice to. These biscuit tins were made by Baret Ware in England and this one is dated on the side 1964.

There is a round compartment on the underside of the lid which holds a moisture absorbing material to keep the biscuits dry.  Periodically the component in the lid should be taken out and placed in a warm oven to dry out and then returned to the compartment in the lid.

These tins are available with lots of different designs.  This one is called Somerset.

Priced at around $15 and available in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.



Card Suit Schwartz Mustard Glasses, ca 1950’s and 60’s

8 Oct



You can read more about the company that manufactured these iconic glasses at this web site;, where I found some interesting information:


I certainly remember having these glasses growing up.  Almost everyone played cards during that era, which is why these were so popular.  These are the taller version of the glasses.

They are now much harder to find in good condition. Many people put them in the dishwasher which dulls  the painted design.  All vintage glasses should be handwashed to keep the finishes nice and shiny.

They are priced individually at $ 5 each.

Available at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week, 10 to 5 all year round.

Please note: These glasses are now SOLD!!!

Vintage Flowered Dress by Simplicity ca 1950’s

8 Oct

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Thanks to my sister who modelled this dress for me.   The dress was made using a 1950’s Simplicity Pattern and I used vintage fabric that I found at an estate sale.  Sling back shoes, gloves, faux pearls, small beaded purse and a 1950’s pancake style straw hat complete the vintage look. A crinoline gives the dress fullness.

The dress is priced at $55.

Hand made crinolines are priced at $25

Check out our booth at the Carleton Fieldhouse Antique Show this Oct 25th and 26th, 2014, where this dress and other hand made outfits using vintage fabrics will be for sale. I will also have some ready made vintage clothes, purses, hats and gloves.

Please note this item is SOLD!!

Carrigaline Pottery Ireland Milk Jugs, ca 1960’s

8 Oct


Three different sized milk jugs are featured here.  Manufactured by Carrigaline Pottery Ireland in the mid 50’s to early 60’s.  It is hard to identify the actual date.

The Carrigaline Pottery Co. Ltd, in County Cork in the southeast part of Ireland, was started in 1928.

The company closed in 1979, reopened under German ownership as the Cork Art Potteries. The company changed its name back to Carrigaline Potteries Ireland Ltd. and closed again in 2002.

The company also made complete sets of striped dishes in pink, yellow, blue, and turquoise and mint green.  Later striped patterns were done in combinations of olive green and brown; chartreuse and light chocolate brown; yellow and brown; dark green and light green.  You can sometimes find small egg cups, cream and sugar dishes, teapots etc.  They are increasingly more difficult to find now.

These are individually priced. Small ones are $12 and the larger ones are $15.

Available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note these jugs are now all SOLD!!!!


Polka Dotted Skirt and Stretch Top by Simplicity ca 1950’s.

8 Oct

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Thanks to my sister for modelling this outfit for me.  I made it using a 1950’s Simplicity pattern for a gathered skirt and pullover stretch top, with crinoline underneath to give added fullness.  She is wearing vintage sling back shoes and cotton wrist gloves to complete the ensemble.

This skirt sold to a lovely young woman at the Vintage Clothing Sale in Almonte in Sept.

Hopefully I will be able to whip up more vintage clothing for an upcoming sale in October at Carleton University Fieldhouse Antique Show  on Oct. 25th and 26th.  I will have some readymade vintage outfits for sale as well as hand made ones.  I use vintage fabric whenever possible for a more authentic look and feel.

Please note the outfit is now SOLD!!