Sunday, March 22, 2015

MOTHERS DAY ANTIQUE/VINTAGE EVENT coming right up

 Working on new vintage/antique to bring to the ACORN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE MARKET
may 9-10th MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND.





Just a bed of roses will be on the back wall in a double space...will share more goods as the days go by!
We'll have a fabulous choice of vintage/antiques...look forward to seeing you then!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Antique fencing from a cemetary long long ago, heirloom

 I love my sons...they help their mom with her craziness in finding antiques...they know it makes me so happy!  Hopefully they are learning..

 I bought this from the vintage yard sale utah on fbook. Have you joined them? There are new posts of vintage/antiques about every minute or less. You have to be FIRST to say I want it and then work it out with the seller. If you drag your feet (like mr. roses was trying to do, questioning me where is it going etc etc etc while i was saying to him...lets just get it anyway or we're going to lose it and we almost did, lesson learned to him) and he loves it.
 It came in 16 1/2 ' pieces and now it's broke down in to half that so we can manage at home for placement.

 Aren't these long pillars neat.

 the gate too!  I can't wait to see what i do with it, cause i'm not sure.

this fence was an inherited family piece and they decided they didnt want it. story is it came from fairfield cemetary. Then i learned the Allreds (polygamist group maybe owned the cemetary and wanted all fencing out). Then it went to a decendents home and was placed between brick pillars. when they moved they gave it to the people we bought it from and they had it sandblasted and painted. If you know me...i would have prefered original...but now I know this fence will live on and on and on and I will let it rust away.

I have never comitted to where i want to be buried...but if they made it legal i wouldn't mind this wrapped around my burial plot. Fat chance in hell.

do you love it?

2 benches left...100.00 each! Church benches for sale and antique table

2antique oak church benches with pads   7 1/2'
 nice condition, pads need to be cleaned and even nicer removed, but okay.

each has a hymn book in back or under bench

.$100.00 each!!!
email me: justabedofroses@hotmail.com
You can friend me on fb: brenda klomp
and you can find my daily sales on fbook: vintage yard sale Utah. 
You must ask to join that group.

Have this beautiful antique table all wood from an estate...this is shown with 2 leaves and I'm not exact on the measurements. but can get them  price: $125.00 It will include a chair with arms. email for those also.  Pick up in west haven.
no deliveries on these.
The church benches...you can get 2 in the back of a truck

Vintage Whites markets and lots of before the show snippets

 Vintage Whites market snapshots...right before First Finds Friday, whew thank goodness I remembered to take them...before I could get finished...you guessed it... the battery died. Oh I hate that!

 We totally filled up for this event...the crowds of vintage lovers came, and they didn't let us down this year. Friday night 5-9 was a relaxing shopping for 250 prepaid  shoppers, Mindy Gledhill concert, food and first picks of Utah vintage finds by wonderful vendors who worked so hard to be ready to sell their wares. It's a undaunting job to tag, load, unload and display...then sell it all, cut off the tags, sack it up, hold it, redisplay all day...you got the picture! Between Joni, Carl and I we held it together..and took lots of aleve. No time to eat, potty, nor sit... we're not complaining, it's not our first rodeo.

 We love vintage and happy to hunt and gather, dig and scrub just to make someones day, we always keep something for ourselves
!
Joni brought in alot of her own personal collections...she made customers very happy! You can expect
the same next year at vintage whites. Not sure when she will sell with me this year...possibly Nov. shows.

 Pickle green is fun, goes great with industrial metals...as your looking at photo's I would say 75% of this is gone. But you can always ask! Joni has an etsy shop: vintage 1955

 Its good to take time to dig through boxes filled with empheria, laces etc...there are fun treasures if you'll take the time to look. I had the best time ringing up joni's stuff, I really had no time to enjoy what she brought.

 Typewriters are still all the rage...we sold 3 of them all different. 6 globes. one buffet. farmhouse chippy
paint never fails to fly out the door. Very random buying this year and we love to collect random.

 we fill every nook and cranny and then some

 Mr. roses made alot of flowers out of vintage kitchen metals
jars empty, jars filled, these were in a round wire canning rack made some gal very happy!

 garden is always hot...you cant see the old rusty childs garden chair, it was my favorite thing!

 Aqua...vintage aqua...does it ever grow old...NO!

 Our chippy paint doors were a hit
 And mr. roses was happy to have his great big counter, so glad we kept it!

 We had tons of old books this year. Pages of dick and jane story books were fun (they were not the old books). but bring back so many memories and fun graphics.

 Garden area stacked and hanging

 and more
 lots of handmades
 we had bins of books and bins of just rusty junk parts to be sorted through.

These benches
 barn ladders, didnt have a one left
 games and pieces, reds are always fun
 rustic tins and toys
 Kitchen collectables
 small furnitures and vintage linens never fail to make a vintage shopping treat special

Joni made this wonderful garland!
You can find her on etsy: vintage 1955
I have etsy but never seem to post. join me on fbook: brenda klomp
                                                I'm chatty on there everyday...all day
                                            we really missed those who couldn't make it
There are other markets coming up
for now...we will do the BIG ONE which includes our huge yard sale at our home in west haven
so keep in mind between " after" mothers day and "before"  memorial day all depends on the weather.

Fleattitude will be at this same building around JUNE 27th

Happy collecting, thank you, appreciate you and see you soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Garden district walking tour, Magazine street for antiques, Patina cemetaries Part 2 Norleans

 A trolley to the walking Garden district...you can walk for a long long time and see the most charming homes in their restored glory with well designed yards. Smaller lots hardly a yard and not much grass but bushes, plants trees and all close to each other. Had the best historical feel. These give you a sampling.





 There were some stunning churches and schools. we did an hour...but its a half day easily only if you have it.

 Magazine street is where you find the trolly to get back, it has antique shops. I went in two is all. This one was fun, all about old keys, doorknobs etc. and most display cases were huge collections and not for sale items.




 In the Garden district, which you can walk or drive all around (you could have a tour guide and learn much more or google search it), but we took the trolley and walked through the cemetary. Row after row, a little scary and perfect for an October visit. The headstones/bodies are all ontop of ground because of the water table of course and aged with wonderful shades of Patina. This is a photographers haven and just reading the stones was intriguing...made you wonder. (even wonder what happened to the bodies during Katrina). The fronts open up and the deceased is written on the fronts, some are current. You can basically bury a whole family in one of these pieces.









 Each burial piece was made from brick and then covered with cement and design.


Some are maintained and others grow as wild as the wind must get.



This area can take about an hour...
I will be back with the waterfront part of new orleans which is unique shopping, lots going on and the best place to spend some quality time.