Saturday, November 12, 2011

hot items

Many shoppers are reliving their childhoods with the purchase of vintage toys.  Old metal or cast iron cars, trucks etc. are among the most desirable.  Recent auctions would indicate the economy isn't affecting the purchase price for many bidders who are adding to collections or buying with the desire to enhance the decor in their homes.  Maybe American Pickers, Picker Sisters and other antique themed programs are adding to the awareness of how much fun it is to have unique and one of a kind items as part of their overall house design.  Even older Fisher Price toys are bringing high prices.  In other words, don't throw anything away!  Our grandsons are enjoying playing with their dad's and uncles' Little People, airport, shopping mall and parking garage that have survived since the 1970s. 

little cars and trucks at Exit 55

A well loved old pedal car at Exit 55


This is my first time as a blogger and am excited to see if this works! My husband and I have been lovers of antiques all our lives and once we retired from teaching decided to try career number two as antiques dealers. We have now been selling in one shop or another for 12 years. We are currently selling at Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls, MN, The Weekend Cottage in Clear Lake, MN and Yesterday's in Alexandria, MN. Our daughter-in-law also sells for us on her Etsy site "Remnants by Carrie".

Here are a few pics from some of our latest displays from our 3 antique shops. If you see anything you like please let me know via the comments section and I will see if it is still available and provide you with whatever information you may need. (Anything from Remnants by Carrie needs to be purchased through Etsy.)

The Weekend Cottage Antiques in Clear Lake, MN
Vintage pictures and books in a lovely corner display

Vintage clothes and hats along with a handmade bag (sold) from Remnants by Carrie)
"Everything But The Kitchen Sink" Bag
Made of vintage fabrics by Remnants by Carrie

"Tweedy Birds"
Made from vintage odds and ends and repurposed tweed fabrics by Remnants by Carrie

Yesterday's Antiques in Alexandria, MN
Sweet little shabby chic vanity chair/bench with awesome fruit on black fabric seat.

Newer hooked rug with 4 stylized geese or swans

Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls, MN

Primitive display (bag no longer available)

Everyday kitchen items in fall colors.
Wonderful vintage spice tins!

Old scalloped edge farmhouse mirror with original ornate tin framing.

Carnival glass in marigold color on lovely fall table display
Vintage popular advertising signs - great for the men in your life who have everything (or don't :) )
Fun Fergus Falls feed sack
Collector corner full of fun things
Feather hats, pheasant glass and pitcher set and other interesting collectibles
Handmade bag made using vintage barkcloth and vintage linen towel
(made by Remnants by Carrie)