I love my Etsy stores and I love selling vintage items. I am by no means an expert on vintage. Quite often I get questions about something I’ve listed in my store. That’s when I learn the most. This week I had a buyer ask me how I knew the Sandwich glass dishes I am selling were made by the glass makers of Sandwich, MA.
That question had me on the internet looking for information on Sandwich glass. I found out that there were several companies selling a sandwich glass. This is glassware patterned off the original Sandwich glassmakers. Westmoreland, Indiana Glass, Anchor Hocking and Duncan & Miller were some of these companies. The patterns varied slightly by each company.
This is a quote from the internet I found.
“The other usage of the term Sandwich Glass refers to some specific glassware patterns produced by a number of makers from the 1920s to present. These patterns were inspired by a group of patterns made popular by those Sandwich, MA glassmakers that have a flower and ornate scroll motif with the space between filled with stippling (tiny raised dots). The phrase “Sandwich pattern” would be much more accurate for these later pieces, as the common thread is the similarity of the patterns as opposed to the common locale of the various glassmakers.”
I knew enough to know that the pattern was sandwich glass but not enough to know which company was the maker. I quickly changed my listing from Sandwich glass to Sandwich pattern.
I appreciate my shoppers and buyers so much. They have challenged me in many ways. My knowledge continues to grow because of them.
Yesterday morning I was determined to stay home from Estate sales and get caught up on my listings for my Etsy stores. That didn’t last too long. I found a killer sale in Murfreesboro, Tennessee just down the road from us in Antioch. It sounded wonderful. So off we went. I was a little disappointed in their prices even at 30% off. But that didn’t stop me from bringing home some goodies.
This is a black Amethyst trophy vase. The front is embossed with an Art Deco design of dancing ladies. When you hold Black Amethyst up to the light it shows purple through the glass. It’s a really pretty piece of Depression Glass.
This is a delicate open lace scalloped bowl. It measures 11 inches across. It has an open design around the rim. The base of the bowl has a diamond design. This would be so pretty on your dining room table with Christmas ornaments stacked in it. It looks really delicate but is stronger than it looks. I actually found three of these bowls in different designs and different sizes but all with the open lace edging. How lucky is that.
Wouldn’t this be pretty on your buffet table serving punch? It’s made of aluminum. Quite ornate for what it is. I haven’t seen one quite like this before.
Who doesn’t like cobalt blue and white. This has a pretty windmill design on the front. It has a German makers mark. I usually think of these being Delft but it isn’t marked with the Delft name. This is C.A.W. Germany.
If coffee isn’t your choice, how about tea? I thought this was a brass teapot until I picked it up. It’s totally pottery. It is marked “Made in England”. I haven’t measured it yet, but it looks like it might hold two cups. It is such a pretty little teapot.
We never know what we’ll find. I have a lot of research ahead of me. I like to find out more about the things I bring home. I am excited to go back this next weekend. The same estate sale is having another sale. The things that didn’t sell at half price will be marked down even farther. The only thing I like better than a good sale, is good prices. Check back and see what our new finds are. Till then, Happy Holidays.
So much time has passed since my last blog post. Our lives changed and new things took our time. If you remember junkblossoms was all about repurposing our junking finds. We kind of got burnt out. We no longer had the room to work or the ideas to bring to life. Our creative minds went blank. We were also getting older. We had to make some decisions that fit our health and age. Do you remember that we had booths at a flea market? We closed them down. So we no longer had an outlet to sell our recreations. But we didn’t stop junking. Instead we opened an Etsy Store. Then Another. And then Another. Junkblossoms 2.0 is where we’ll share our junking finds and show you our stores. We still go to estate sales and yard sales. We’ve been having so much fun, we want to share that with you. I have learned so much about so many things.
Today I’m going to share just a few photos of the things we’ve listed in our stores. The store names are Junkblossoms, Junkblossoms2 and Blossomprintsandmore. We hope you will visit the stores and give us some feedback. Here are some examples of the things you will find in our stores. In the future, I’ll write about what I’ve learned from some of these Items. Junkblossoms isn’t going to be just about vintage items. I’m going to share the everyday things that make me happy and hopefully you’ll enjoy it. So here we go……Junkblossoms 2.0
Vintage Snuff Bottles
There are no many more items I want to show you. I hope you will come back and check them out. And maybe learn along with me.