Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Antique Shop in Indianapolis!!!

Vintage tableclothes hang on an old wood ladder.
Check out this beautiful stained glass eagle made by an Indiana artist.
Antique beer crate stacked with vintage coolers in the "man cave".
Original artwork, old metal toys, musical instruments, and even a great vintage boat motor are other mancave items.
This old lobster trap makes a great display piece.
Last Monday, my daughter-in-law opened a new antique shop in Indianapolis, IN.  The name of the shop is Keystone Antiques and More, located at Keystone and 71st streets.  It is not a huge mall, but a charming 2-room shop crammed packed with wonderful finds from all over the Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  Her first week of business was great, but don't think you have missed your chance on the best items. She has a stock reserve to draw from, and replenishes daily!  She covers many periods of antiques and vintage furniture, glassware,quilts, hunting and fishing items, jewelry, and much more.  Don't miss this nostalgic shop if you are in her area.
Don't look past the great assortment of old fishing lures, poles, and hunting and cabin decor.  The little mancave room will take you back to your childhood trips to the lake!

I fell in love with this red metal file box with it's original contents of boat numbers.  Wonderful condition and a sure collectible. 

These charming vintage chairs and table left on the opening day, but don't be dismayed, they have been replaced with and equally great pair.

Does anyone know any of the Gregg family from Indiana?  This banner sized old photograph is the Gregg Family, some mounted on horseback, in front of their barn in Indianapolis.  I couldn't help but stand in front of it and study the family members.  It is a wonderful picture.  Wouldn't it be great in a cabin or family room?

Love, love, love the old quilts and tops.  Gorgeous work.

This great table is really a folk art piece.  It was designed by an artist who put various table pieces together many years ago to create this one-of-a-kind piece which he handpainted.
No party room would be complete without this hanging lamp with the Budwieser Clydesdales circling inside. 

Cottage chic eat your heart out, this little antique wicker vanity is still in perfect condition, and has a glass knob on the drawer.  The ball and claw piano stool was also a great find. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Visit to my Antique Shed

These old glasses just catch my eye. This picket fence pattern is especially sweet. Wish I could find 5 or 6 more of these!
While doing some work in my antique shed this week, I decided to pull some things out and take pictures for lising items on my website and ebay. My shed is full, and I could photograph many more items, but this is all I could get done before the heat of the day set in. As many of you know, the heat wave that continues over most of the eastern US is still hanging on in Tennessee. We have been hitting the 90's by noon, and without air, my building is sweltering.
I love this old vintage cookie jar. It has a tiny chip on the underside of the rim, but otherwise it perfect with great graphics. I still call it a cookie jar, but I think it was actually called a cracker jar. I will have to look it up in my book and report back. I have had the little yellow USA pitcher for years, using it in my own decor room to room. When we finally remodeled our sunporch, I took it to the antique shed where it has been for the past 3 years.

Love the duck on the cookie jar.

This was a watercolor I did years ago of some pink daisies, I suppose it was echinacea from my garden. I have not been painting as much since we moved to TN, but this year I am beginning to pick it back up. Later I will show you an oil now in the making.

Miniature portrait of Rascal, Jack Russell, in watercolor.

Lead crystal pitcher I just sold on ebay.

The yellow pitcher from my sunroom.

I found this stool at a sale. My plans are to recover it in vintage fabric. Paint or not paint the feet white?

I love these white ironstone Hall nesting bowls. The pattern on them is a holly sprig. At first I thought they were transferware, but I believe they may be vintage decals. I can't find a pattern of holly on Hall bowls anywhere.

This is a great OLD sewing rocker. It was handmade probably in late 1800's. The finials on the top are hand carved, and the rockers are mortise and tenon and fastend with hand-wrought nuts and bolts. It sits very low like typical antique rockers.

I love old teapots too. This one is old English redware. It has a chigger though; the lid has a bite out of it. It could be repaired, but does take away some value.

Enamelware coffee carrier is still in good shape except for a couple of chips. These were used to carry coffee like a thermos, only it didn't stay hot as long.

This is one of my favorite collectibles, graniteware. Chrysolite, this green swirl color is highly sought after. I forgot to photograph it with the lid, but it is quite nice. I have a healthy collection of blue swirl, robins egg and cobalt.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Biscuit Rock Table

I am at an antique auction in TN today. This biscuit board table just sold for 6200.00 and I thought I was going to bid n it! Awesome unusal primitive piece.
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