About

Welcome.  

My name is Annette and I retired in 2011 from a job as an Admin Assistant in Human Resources at the Ottawa Hospital. Now I am finally doing something I really enjoy and have passion for.

When I started collecting over 20 years ago, I never imagined that I would some day have a booth at an Antique Market selling mid century treasures.  My fascination with the era started with visits to auctions, estate sales and garage sales.  I was hooked on collecting mostly blue glass pieces that were pretty to look at and serviceable, like bowls, glasses, dishes etc.   As I acquired more pieces, I began to research what I had bought and found that much of what I had was from the 1940’s to 60’s.  I needed to learn a lot, having no clue  in the beginning of what I was buying aside from the fact that I really liked it.  Thus, my extensive library on glassware began.    I eventually sold most of the collection when I moved to a smaller place and kept only the best of the lot.   The idea of selling on a regular basis started after having a garage sale where every single piece of blue glassware I had for sale was bought by a local antique dealer.  I didn’t realize she was a dealer  until I went to a local antique store and saw many of my pieces of glass with price tags that were more than quadruple what I had sold them for at the garage sale.  A light bulb went on in my mind and I thought I could actually make some decent money at something I loved doing and it would give me a good excuse to go out and buy more.    It has now become my passion.  I can’t wait to get out there and see what other treasures I can find.

There is so much to collect from that time period. I concentrate on finding mid century kitchen gadgets, glassware, cookbooks, bakeware and utensils.   I have an extensive stock of older Pyrex, FireKing, Hazel Atlas and items from other glass manufacturers from that era.  FireKing Jadeite and Delphite from Jeannette Glass or Pyrex are my particular favourites and much harder to come by,  so the rewards are great when I stumble across a perfect piece for a good price.

I also sell a lot of vintage jewelry and buttons.  These areas of collecting are fascinating as the range of items is endless.  Nothing catches my eye more than a beautifully made piece of Sherman jewelery.  Some glass buttons are absolutely stunning in their own right and they fetch a good price on ebay.  I sold 3 gorgeous old ‘Gay Nineties’ buttons for $65 that I found at an estate sale in a box with vintage plastic earrings.

I will share my latest finds with you and give you as much information as I can about the pieces I find.  Sometimes many hours of research are needed to identify a particular item and sometimes I don’t find any information at all and must rely on past experience.   Now that I am retired I can devote a lot of time to learning about the lovely things that I do find.

I am located in the Almonte Antique  and Collectibles Market at 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, Canada.  The Market is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm all year long.  We only close for Christimas Day.   The market is home to over 50 antique and collectibles dealers with a wide range of items to suit any taste or collection.  It is housed in a lovely old heritage building right across from the old mill. Telephone number at the market is 613-256-1512.

We also do about a half dozen antique shows in the region throughout the year.  Carleton University Fieldhouse in the Spring and Fall,  the Crystal Palace in Picton Ont in the Spring and Fall, and also the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show at Carleton University  in the Spring and Fall shows and The Antique Show in Morrisburg Ontario in July.  Great events worth attending.

Thank you

32 Responses to “About”

  1. Charlene April 25, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Considering selling my delphite collection (majority is Pyrex). Where would you recommend selling it in its entirety?

    • afacette April 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      How many pieces do you have? What condition are they in? I would be interested if you can send me some photos. Email me at afacette@gmail.com.

  2. Barbara April 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Hello,
    I am interested in selling my Island Worcester, Forbidden Fruit (Jamaica) dishes. I have a complete 4 place setting plus extra dinner, lunch and dessert plates, a teapot, creamer and sugar bowl with lid. they are in excellent conditon.I was wondering where you would recommend selling it?

    • afacette May 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Please email me at shrike4@rogers.com with the amount you are asking for the dishes. I would be interested in them. Also, if you have photos, it would be helpful to see the condition. Are you in the Ottawa area?

  3. shannon silverthorn July 30, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    do you have any Sovereign Pottery Vogue pattern pieces for sale? Looking to add to our collection.

    • afacette August 15, 2013 at 1:18 am #

      Sorry, I don’t have any pieces left. If I find any, I will let you know.

    • smgoodfellow August 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      I have some pieces I am interested in selling if you are still interested. I could email you a photo if you are!

  4. Barb MacKinnon August 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Can you tell me when/where the Almonte Antique Market takes place. I love many of the same things as you do, and I think I could do some serious damage to the plastic out there. Also wondering if you buy? I have one of the retro step stools that is in pretty good shape that I no longer have room for. Someone may get some more pleasure from it.

    • afacette August 23, 2013 at 1:38 am #

      The Almonte Antiques Market is open year round, every day of the week from 10am to 5pm. It is located at 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just west of Ottawa. I do buy and I am always looking for step stools. Email me at shrike4@rogers.com and we can communicate that way. Thanks

  5. Jared August 27, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    How much would that chrome coffee maker in renfrew fetch approx? I have one in great shape. Don’t need it!! Can’t find cord though currently.

    • afacette August 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

      Hi, the chrome coffee maker made in Renfrew would retail about $45.oo if in good working condition, with the cord.

  6. Peter J August 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Residing in Ottawa, my wife and I try to get to Almonte as often as we can. We love to stop by at Robin’s Nest (just up the road from your market), and it is a must to stop by the Almonte Antique Market. I believe it is your booth (upstairs in what is the south-west corner, I believe) that is our favourite. We always go through it on every visit saying things like ‘got that glass’ or ‘we had that at home when I was younger’. Your booth is excellently displayed and we really like how you have displayed things in a colour scheme.

    We are currently on a waiting list for a booth at your antique market. We have so many items that I have collected over the years. I have the urge to try selling at an antique market .

    • afacette August 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words about my booth. I have such fun putting it all together that it really doesn’t seem like work to me. I collect a lot of what I remember growing up with too and that is what motivates me. I wish you good luck and hope to see you up in Almonte at the Antique Market soon. I work there 5 days a month and always on the last day of the month if you ever want to stop by and say hello.

  7. Nancy Everling May 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Hello, i am looking for a Hazel Atlas moderntone pastel childs tea set. Do you have one available to purchase or know where I can find one. I live in Arizona, U.S. Thank you

  8. Jason Ross June 18, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    I am interested in the Anchor Hocking Soreno Nesting Honey Gold Amber Ashtrays, can I purchase these online?

    • afacette July 8, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

      Hello, if you are still interested in purchasing the Soreno ashtrays, please email me at afactte@gmail.com. Thanks

  9. Rhonda August 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    I am looking or a Blue Flowerday/ Hayhoe teapot.. do you have one or know anyone who does?

    • afacette August 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

      Sorry, I don’t have a blue Flowerdale teapot. I wish I did, I also need one to complete my collection.

  10. Tarren August 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I was curious if you bought items from other people? I have some things that I have been wanting to sell. Thank you!!

    • afacette August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

      I do buy items but it all depends on what you have for sale and also where you are located. I am in Ottawa ON, Canada. I am mostly looking for mid century kitchen ware and linens. Thank you.

  11. Lozza T September 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    I need some help to identify a small frypan / skillet. It is highly sort after by 3/4 sisters in my family. It is my Mothers and currently at my house. Can I send photos of it to you. I would love it if you could help identify it and perhaps locate 2/3 more. Where can I send pictures. The bottom is very warn out and I cannot see much of any name or logo. Feel like a challenge?

    • afacette September 8, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      Certainly you can send me a photo. I would be happy to see if I can identify the frying pan for you. My email address is afacette@gmail.com.

  12. Hazel Sundstrom April 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi I was just wondering if you would know what price to put on a four place setting amethyst luncheon set.

  13. Hazel Sundstrom April 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    asking price of 4 place setting of amethyst luncheon ware

    • afacette April 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

      If you are talking about the Hazel Atlas Moroccan Amethyst lunch set or snack set which is comprised of four plates and four cups in a shell shape, the price is approx $45.

  14. Marc April 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    Any chance you still have these:
    Vera Neumann, Island Worcester, Pumpkin

    https://fabfindsblog.com/2012/10/10/thanksgiving-dinner-dishes/#comments

  15. Deb July 11, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    Hello, I was at the Almonte antique market and the nice lady directed me to you! I’d like to ask you a question or two about Fire King mugs. Would you be willing to communicate by email? Many thanks!

  16. Amber February 8, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Hi Annette, any chance you would sell your Vera horse napkins? Kind regards, Amber

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