Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bric Brac

Bric Brac!
I have been cleaning out the corners of this cottage...
...going to bring all these odds and ends of glassware to the booth.
A lot of this old green glass was from Brody or Hoosier...
for the florist trade.
 I used to pick it up wherever I found it
 as it went so well with the lush green
 of the tall pines in these mountains.
I have tons of it...haven't gotten to the attic yet.

Bud vases...so pretty all together on a long table...
...perhaps for a summer picnic, or even a bridal shower or wedding!
This rich green color also works well Christmastime.

Manly glassware.

Bar ware.

Cheerful summery colors of the 40's and 50's 

Lynn and I have been cleaning out
 and putting price tags on all these odds and ends.
I am thinking that my little booth will have an Adirondack flair to it to begin with as I part with some of the vintage souvenir collectibles, old kitchenware from camps and cottages and equipment from
 outdoor activities...like fishing, hunting and canoeing items.

... and then there are all these items...
...can't keep it all!

My Dad pulled out the last of the old apple picking ladders
 from the farm...it was under his camp.

I am going to use it to display linens and things.

This is one of 4 old panels made from bark cloth.
You can see the Oriental influence in the mountain motif.
There were lots of this type of fabric used in the old camps
 and cottages in this area.

Time to pass it all along to someone who will make
 good use of these things.
 (Hopefully someone will want this stuff!)

We've been busy...
sorting, planning, chatting and enjoying each other's company.
Just a few days left before Lynn heads back to Chicago.
What will I do without her?

It's another new day.
I hope yours is filled with joy!


Blondie's Journal said...

I think an Adirondack theme is perfect for all the neat glassware and those awesome curtains! A very clever idea. Good luck with the booth, Laura.

BTW, I am having a giveaway, stop by!


Leslie said...

Laura have I missed the wheres and whens of your booth? I'd like to see if I can get there! I simply love your blog!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Some great things there...I have some of that green glass from my mom. And I remember the curtains like that...very popular in the 40s and 50s....ouch...I am getting old!!

lisaroy said...

The green glass looks so pretty massed together like that. And your bark cloth looks identical to what the curtains are made of in our old family cottage that my parents built about 52 years ago! :)

La Dolfina said...

Great idea Laura, having a space.
I agree, it's good to let go of some things and pass them on. I love your theme for the space too.
It's perfect for your idyllic location.
Wish I could come help you:)

outjunking said...

I see those green vases everywhere. I might have to start collecting those too! The daisy makes them pop.

Karen said...

OF COURSE people will want to buy your things! They are awesome! Wish I lived closer (alas, NE is not close) and I would rush over to your booth and shop! I love the little yellow tea bag holders, and the pheasant glasses. How fun to have some quality sister time together. And it's always fun to discover treasures you have forgotten about in your own house! enjoy.

mary pernula said...

Love all the green old glass, those curtain panels are to dye for, what are you going to price them as, they would make nice pillows........Hugs Mary

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What great collections. I bet that stuff sells pretty quickly.

Homeroad said...

Love the ladder... check out what I did with mine!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura,Your booth is going to look so pretty with all of those green pieces.That ladder is great too:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

sandra said...

Those are such wonderful treasures...wish I lived closer! I love your blog so much...my dream is to live on a lake but I daydream with all your beautiful photos. As a child we spent summers on a lake in British Columbia and it was the best. So many wonderful memories. Good luck on your booth :))

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the ladders! Have a delightful day! Xoxoxo

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I hope you're having an easier time purging your collections than I'm having, Laura! It certainly looks like you are - by the number of treasures shown here that you're ready to pass on. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Fishtail Cottage said...

so many adorable goodies! love them all....

DaCraftyLady said...

how terrrific of Lynn helping you, great idea in the booth, I loved the little yellow tea bag holders...the green bud vases are beautiful

Andy's Attic said...

OMG! I have collected the green glass for years...started with the dishes, moved on to the vases. My vases were mostly the larger and heavier kind. And the green glasses with the design....I have tons of the ones that say "Open Sleigh" that I use at Christmas. I've stopped collecting and have sold some.
Wish you were closer so I could come and see your booth. Good luck,

joanne said...

lovely post....what are the stamps? what do they say?? are they signatures? intriguing....love the green glassware too......have a lovely day as well !

Jill said...

What treasures ... I find it sooooooo hard to let go of ANYTHING that is sentimental. You sure do make it all look so pretty!! I just sent you an e-mail about the bark cloth ....


jmcgill said...

OMG! Your salt box with the wooden lid is part of the canister set I've been collecting for YEARS! Can I buy that from you? sincerely, Jean

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like you are making great progress!
Lovin' that ladder and the theme for your booth sounds just perfect!!

Unknown said...

Hi, beautiful pictures and nice words to go with it..I always enjoy your blog. Sweeet!!!
About the green salt box with the wooden lid...
Is that something you would sell. I have a creamer that matches it perfectly.
Just let me know,
glenda@Serendipity Cottage@blogspot.com

Joy Junktion said...

Love those signature plates:)

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Laura,
We had glasses like those with the pheasants...good memories!

Have a wonderful Wednesday. ~Natalie

Carole said...

I remember all your lovely green glassware in your porch. Don't get rid of all of it:)

Whenever I bring up bark cloth no one ever knows what I'm talking about....funny huh?

Good luck with the sorting and the new booth!


Jill said...

Hi Laura ... I've been trying to e-mail you about the bark cloth ... but another Laura keeps responding to me that it's not you??

Essay Writing said...

Your photos are giving back the mood of the event. Thank you!