Saturday, August 17, 2013

Would you like a jelly cabinet?

Here it is! Isn't it lovely?
 Just the thing you need to store all your jellies and jams in, or at least that's what it was used for originally.

This jolly jelly cabinet, came home with us yesterday accompanied by three chairs, a vanity stool, a table, a wrought iron bed frame, a rolling metal cart, two sets of juice glasses and a box of miscellaneous items.

If you are wondering how that all fit in our van, take a look.

We found out, through a local newspaper, about an antique store that was going out of business. Everything was 50% off, so how could we pass it up?
That's where we found most of the pieces, like the jelly cabinet.

This vanity stool was in great condition, just missing one of it's little feet. We've already found some beautiful fabric to recover the seat with!  I think it had a cushion on the back rest, so I'll have to figure out something for that.

Wooden folding chairs: They are nice and stable, and will be so fun to paint.

Our mom actually bought this adorable twin bed, so it isn't for our little shop.  It will either go in our guest room, or Becca or I will buy it from her to keep for our bedroom. Isn't such a fun green color? I don't think we'll have to do anything with it, except find a box spring and mattress for it.

We think the foot board is missing something.  Probably a decorative piece to match the headboard. You can see the retro cart in this picture too. That also belongs to mom, and I'm not sure what her plans are for it yet.

This is a 1960's era dining table made by the Howell company.  Other then that, we don't know too much about it, except that it's very cute :) It has a few scuffs and wear marks, but we'll clean it up.

It has a leaf to expand table space (for when company comes over).

The tag on the bottom says the color is "Pink Bev".  Pretty cute, huh?

Becca's juice glass sets: The top one was made in the 50's and originally had six glasses. We'll have to be on the look out for more to complete this darling set. Then again, three is a magic number.  :)

This one is circa 1960, and only missing one cup. 

Here's a little retro ceramic turtle planter we found for only $3.00

We planted a little succulent in him, and he'll be a cute house plant! Doesn't he look happier with a purpose? 

 I think our first craft show booth will be nice and full. We are getting quite an inventory of furniture, and other little things.

Oh, and we made a sign for ourselves!

Our friend Mary came up with the mercantile part, and we just loved it! It says "old fashioned" without using the cliche term "vintage".
The rabbit silhouettes are our very own Sarah-Jane! Becca used a picture of her to make them, but half the work was done since she's already black.  :)


  1. I think your sign is cute . You sure will have a lot for your booth:) oh and I got the chords yesterday. Thanks! ~ Keturah

    1. Thanks! And, you're very welcome :)

  2. Those are great finds! I love that little chair with the cushion, that is lovely. (So is the bed. I love bed frames like that.)

    Everything is going to look so great once it is done! You shall have to share pictures! If I lived closer and had my own house I think I'd come to you two for furniture. (Might have to someday anyways.)

    In answer to your comment, sadly I've not see the Monk with "I wish there were ten." But I hope to see them all soon 8-D


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