****SOLD**** Very heavy & high quality glass decanter by Krosno. There is a small chip at the top, but this does not interfere with the decanter's functionality. This would also make a striking modern vase. Stands 11 1/2" tall. Price: $10 (retailed for over $70)
Snappy little chili-red purse, mixed leathers, with snap closure. Very retro 80s! I love the triple band of thin straps that falls over the top of the purse when it is closed. Made in the U.S.A. by NAMs. Measures 10" across and 9" in height. Price: $10
****SOLD**** Alexander Dumas' Crimes of the Borgias. Ed. H.M. Tichenor. Little Blue Book No. 66. (1922) Very small! Barely taller than a tea cup. I get a serious kick out of the fact that this "Little Blue Book" is as not-blue as it can be. Price: $10
"Historical Note: Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1888-1951) began publishing his "Little Blue Books" in 1919 in order for classic works of literature to be available for a much lower price than usual, at five or ten cents each. His association with the Socialist party led him to buy the Socialist paper Appeal to Reason along with their printing press, which he used to publish a number of his books. The books became widely popular, and by 1949, over 300,000,000 had been sold. The series includes over a thousand titles spanning a wide range of material, from novels to philisophical tracts to advice manuals. The first several hundred books include mostly previously published pieces, but the series later expanded to include original works as well. Some of these are edited versions of more extensive pieces and some are completely original. Additional historical information about the Haldeman-Julius publications can be found on the Haldeman-Julius.org collectors' site."
****SOLD**** Some toys were designed to withstand some tough playtime and this sturdy wooden airplane is certainly a fine example of that! It measures a foot in length, 6" in height, and the wingspan is an impressive 9." Perfect gift for your little (or not so little) flying ace! Price: $10
****SOLD**** Brass table top lamp, 1960s, with triangular prism shade. Has a few scratches here and there, but they're hardly noticeable. Tall! Stands 23" at tallest point & the circular base is 6.5" in diameter. Price: $25
This is a great everyday bag in a rich ink blue. Perfect for toting your lunch, book for the bus, and other daily essentials. It is by Aldo, and feels like the same material used by Matt & Nat. 15" across, 10" tall, 5" deep, with multiple pockets. Price: $20
There'll be a bit of a slowdown in postings this week, as I am going to be laptop-less. The ominous blue tint which reared its weird little head on my screen last week has evolved into a flurry of staticky blue lines and so back to HP our little darlin' goes.
The Trove itself is fully stocked with goodies, so please do feel free to schedule a raid!
****SOLD**** Throughout the 70s and most of the 80s, my parents had one of those wide faux wood TV consoles. I've always liked the proportions of that piece and was happy to find them again in this 1960s GE alarm clock. The alarm no longer works, but it still makes a nifty time-teller. Love the brown and almond colours! It would make for part of an eclectic display on your bedside table.
****SOLD**** One day I shall have a wild rambly garden, but in the meantime I am content with my cheerful geraniums on my little balcony overlooking Sherbrooke ;) If you're a fellow balcony-gardener, and you'd like to add a pop of vintage charm and colour to the space, why not consider hanging this tin oil lantern in a corner? Price: $10
****SOLD**** This stein is an unusual piece of milk glass, great for a milk glass collector and/or a beer lover! It is in excellent condition, stands 6" high and features an outdoor tavern scene. A barmaid is placing 2 steins on a table in front of 2 men in German costume. One man is seated on a bench and the other is sitting on a tree stump. This was made my the Federal Glass Company in the 1960s. Price: $10
S. and I are taking Saturday to attack our wedding checklist (meep!), so no Trove raids tomorrow. There are still a few appointments open for Sunday afternoon between noon and 5pm, so do feel free to contact me.
Does your desk need a pop of bright colour? This goose-neck lamp (so bendy!) would add a cheery metallic zing of cherry red! It has some scratches, but is still perfectly functional and pretty.
****SOLD**** Oh the 90s. I confess, I was a grunge-era teen. Contrasting plaids? Check. Grandma florals & liberty prints? Double-check. Grey wool socks with the red stripe - oh, indeed. Baby tees, pinkly emblazoned with "Born to be Wild" were blithely (maybe hopefully) worn by my very shy, rather nerdish self. And with everything: black lace up shoes or boots. These soft leather Italian-made booties would do well with the current wave of 90s nostalgia! Rock 'em with an updated floral or high-waisted anything and layer on the granny necklaces ;) Size: 6 Price: $20
****SOLD****An ice blue oblong rhinestone is set smack dab in the middle of a faux pearl setting to form a striking pendant (1" long) on this 10" (or 20" if you measure the full length) gold-tone chain. This necklace would be a chic addition to your summer accessory collection, pairing well with daytime tees and tanks and long wispy summer dresses. Price: $10
How adorable are these two? Turquoise blown glass penguin & royal blue blown glass bunny figurines. The penguin is 3" tall, and the rabbit stands 2," they'd catch the light on a windowsill very well.
****SOLD****Add a dash of colour to your windowsill with this array of nine little glass bottles. Ranging between 25 and 100 years in age, and 2" - 6 3/4" in height. The oldest one is the tallest, and is a T.C. Wheaton's "King Oval" medicine bottle (1903). The kitchiest is a 3" tall amethyst purple bottle, produced in the 1970s as a novelty item. The raised lettering on it reads: