Booth Update

15 Jul

While I have been on vacation, I’ve managed to pick up a few things as we travelled. We went to a yard sale, a flea market and the Mister’s mom and sister had been doing a little volunteer Pyrex hunting for me.

New York loot!

New York loot!

I’m a big fan of the 1950’s poodle toaster cover and the two ceramic squirrels (sorry, taxidermy fans, these are the only squirrels I’ve run across in months) and the little refrigerator jar, which is labeled “Refrigerator Jar”, in case you were thinking that it was some sort of all-purpose jar, which NO. It is Refrigerator Jar!

Did you notice the aqua butterprint Cinderella bowls? The Mister’s sister found those for me; didn’t she do good? I’ve got a reasonable amount of Pyrex in the booth, but Pyrex fans…I’ve got to say that I’m going to get pretty darned picky about what I buy from now on, and I’ll be sticking to popular patterns like the Butterprint. The fact is, Pyrex is enjoying a nice spurt of popularity but TONS of other dealers, including many who never before stocked Pyrex, are filling their booths with it. It’s just not as hard to find as it used to be about 5 years ago when I started collecting refrigerator boxes. The estate sale companies tend to set their prices off of what they find on Ebay, and so estate sale finds are often pricey and leave me little profit margin. My actual favorite pattern is the Early American, but that’s a pretty terrible seller even though the graphics are downright charming and so era-appropriate. So, you can still find a lot of Pyrex in the booth right now–and you can ALWAYS count on me to stock primary nesting bowl sets!–but I will definitely be dialing it down on some of the less popular patterns and over time, carrying less overall. Aside from Pyrex, what I hope to be carrying more of are bowls like the Fire-King large Tulip nesting bowl you see here, and more Jadite, and I will always be on the lookout for sort of weird or kitschy home accessories, like the apple-shaped grease jar pictured here.

As always, if you see anything you need/want, my booth is located in Gas Lamp Too Antique and Decorating mall in Nashville, TN. I love it when people stop by, so please do! xoxo, LaurenT

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2 Responses to “Booth Update”

  1. rae July 16, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    i love that toaster cover! if i had a toaster i would totally be on my way to your booth to snap it up!

  2. AngLeeRick July 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Love the cookbooks!

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