Other Vintage Collections

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by amandainvermont, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Just saw this collection of old tins on Facebook. Wonder if any of the rest of you have collections on display to share.

  2. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    You think I collect sweaters. I really collect music. Since I first saw an auctioneer play a 78 record on a gramophone, I was addicted! I figure I collect because I am the youngest of 11 children and had next to nothing for my first 18 years AND usually picked at for being one of those poor Poirier children.

    Vogue picture records. I just got that display for free at the end of someone's driveway on large objects dump day.


    Over the next 18 years, I became a U2 fan.


    More recently 'The White Stripes'.


    I am very fortunate that my house has a loft. In reality it's just this woman's leisure time space. It a damn good life!!!
  3. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    I think all of us would LOVE to tour your home.
  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Gosh, thank you. My nieces and nephews say, " Aunt Linda, you should charge admission!"

    The man who did the house inspection on this new house recently stopped by and I gave him a tour. " You've made this place your own", and he wants me to flip the house. I keep telling him that I wouldn't have a place to live if I did sell.

    I moved back to my parent's farm to care for my aging parents for over a decade. My mom and I went out weekly searching thrift, flea and estate. I stored everything in an extra room. I also made $8,000 at my own yard sale when I moved here.
  5. I collect vintage retro kitchen items and radios from the 1940s 50s and 60.
    The display piece was in my Mother in laws beauty shop and dates to the 1950s.

    The Fiesta Ware pieces were my Moms and some of my Mother in laws.
    I love the humorous novelty plastic salt and pepper shakers which are getting harder to find and anything vintage to do with with dogs.

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  6. Robin of Frocksley

    Robin of Frocksley Registered Guest

    Love this thread! Your house is great, Linda!

    Here are a few of my favorite collections..

    Vintage style advice books. Mixed in are a couple of trashy paperbacks and the funniest quilting book ever (a gift from my hubby)


    I also love vintage dollhouses, this one is one of my favorites


    Vintage stuffed animals are another weakness of mine, here are my three favorite furry friends


    My most expensive (and expansive) collection isn't vintage. I have a serious thing for flowers. Here is my front garden


    And this last collection is actually my husband's, but it is my favorite of all. Mustache and beard awards!


    Thanks for letting me share these!
  7. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    Not only vintage, but also... I collect fashion dolls - mostly Barbie, but some larger ones like Gene too, and many of Barbie's friends and competitors - Sindy, Mimi, Jenny, Tiny Kitty, Momoko, Licca, Fashion Royalty and so on. My dolls come in all shapes and colors. Modern and vintage ones, and I like to mix modern and vintage dolls and outfits. And I love putting up whole display scenes with all sorts of accessories!

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  8. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I always love collections. I find it wonderful that we each find our own bliss.
  9. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

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  10. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    I collect shawls and scarves and belt buckles. I buy shawls when I travel and through the years many of my students have given me scarves. Most are unlabeled but I know where most came from. It's a nice way to remember a trip.

    Most of the belt buckles are from the markets in London. I want to photo them and ask you to help me date them--maybe next year--when I finish my book.

    Yesterday, my grand-daughter sent an email asking me for a shawl for an upcoming SF trip. I asked what color--black.
    I looked into the drawer with shawls--1 drawer turned into 3 and the black shawls quickly became 6.
    All three drawers were a jumble with some odd fabrics and other odds and ends. They're now in a pile on the floor waiting for me to return to sorting this a.m.

    Yes, I have handkerchiefs too about 50. I'll use them all then have an ironing day.Handkerchiefs are particularly interesting to show various types of handwork.
  11. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    Here are a few buckles. The criteria for selecting were the materials. The shoe buckles are at the bottom.


    This is a nice little shadow box I got at a London market.
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  12. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I went to change 8 buttons on a sweater and ended up with buttons all through my kitchen. I had everything in two accordion button boxes but I moved and organized them into these plastic containers I had bought st a garage sale and never found a use for until today. It took about 5 hours to organize.


    I did have a collection of those "boob" mugs but I gave them away and kept those two!!
  13. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  14. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    My small collection of vintage cook books. Google "Gelatine Art" . It was a gift from my best friend.


    I love the Betty Crocker and use them all the time.


    But my favourite are the drawn Jell-o pamphlets!!!


    Edit. I mean, look at this. I've never seen a better invitation to cakes in my life!


    Look at this watercolour!!

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  15. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    Oh yes, those wacky advertisement recipes and the images to go with them... Someone was posting a lot of those on FB for a time.
  16. Better Dresses Vintage

    Better Dresses Vintage Trade Member

    I used to collect a lot of things: dolls (Madame Alexander, mainly), tiny soaps from hotels and airplanes, etc. Now I collect only things I wear/use and art.

    I'm in off-load mode. Anybody want to buy the bulk of my stock?

    Some of my art:

    15443880670858806753562862885302.jpg Huffy Hole by Shane Bard, oil on canvas

    15443881605271384408536165241796.jpg Brown Thrasher by Laura Adams, paper collage on canvas.

    15443886024816157020038973085907.jpg Untitled by Lianna Repass, chalk on paper.

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  17. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I am trying to collect all the 1930s sunbeam mixmaster attachments. The yellow (1930s) one with Jadite bowls, my brother got for me at a yard sale for $10, many years ago. The pink one I got recently on Etsy. Why? Because it is pink (made from 1957 until 1967).


    I have the juicer, two blenders (one for each model) and the slicer/shredder. I made beet chips last week.



    Today, I made banana bread with my new pink mixer. I take them apart and clean them and add fresh grease and oil.


    That moon pan is vintage and look at the results!!!

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  18. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  19. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I HAD to share my pipe cleaner collection with you people. My best friend just gave me that duck in the front row in the left.


    Who makes such things?


    Japan, of course. Makes sense, I love their quirky aesthetic!!!

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