Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Additions at Vintage Market


   Our space at The Vintage Market in Uvalde, Tx, was due some updating so I headed over with a car full of goods.  Once there, I decided the back wall needed some height and a door to hang some items so I went to the antique mall across the square from our shop and found a painted teal door that was a good price.

While looking around the mall I found an awesome six and a half foot tall wooden tool cubby. 
  I found out it had been used as a display piece for a dealer but they were ready to sell it and at a fair price so I made the purchase and got my friend Party Jett (one of our shop owners) to help me bring it over.  Here it is in our space showcasing some garden pieces.  It is definitely for sale and really awesome.
        I added the camel back trunk I purchased last month.
     Plus I moved a display cabinet and put the newly acquired bread/pie box on top.
     We also have this great resin flower pot I added.
  I'll be working at the Market this Thursday and Friday so if you're in the area come by and say hi and see all the new items all the vendors have added lately.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Antiques Week has already Begun

  I'm going to keep this short and sweet since I'm using my Blogger app and have limited tools (rather I should say limited skills- lol).
      Elaine and I were excited about setting up at The Zapp Hall Antique wshow starting this Friday, March 27th. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned and such is the case with this show. 
    A little over two weeks ago our mom got very sick and had to be hospitalized for two weeks. She only got out a week ago and because we knew she would still need extra care as she regains her strength we made the decision to pull out of the show.   It's our plan to go and shop for a day or two but I would like to encourage anyone who's able to attend this amazing show.  Check out the Show Daily on Facebook for a schedule of all the shows.
     We have so many vendor friends participating in this show so let me just say if you want to find just about anything in the antique vintage, junking world , I'm sure you will find it there.
      We hope to be back in the Fall but in the meantime, follow us on Facebook to see where we'll be.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Treasures Within The Treasure

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a moving Garage Sale and spotted this great old camel top trunk.
At the sale I opened the trunk and saw that the shelf that fit inside it was in very good shape and the price was right so I bought it and took it home.
I got it out to stage all my shopping treasures for a picture and took out the tray and noticed there were two paper rolls in the bottom that looked like maps.
When I got the maps in the house and opened them, I realized they were advertizing maps.  Both of them had multiple maps attached at a binding much like an old calendar binding.
The first one was from the Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman with a Texas map dated 1927-1928. On the back map their was a map of the United States and Alaska with pictures of the presidents up to the current president of that time: Calvin Coolidge.

The second set of maps are from The Progressive Farmer and dated 1938.  There's a Texas map and a map of the North American continent.

Sadly the maps are very brittle and have tears in the bottom parts.  I've tried to research them online but haven't found anything.  I may call the Institute of Texas Cultures this week to see if they know about how to display them so they don't have any more damage and if they can give me some clues as to their worth.  
Anyone have any ideas how I can find out more about these treasures?

I definitely felt I found the hidden treasure with in my treasured trunk purchase.

Thanks for reading this,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's about Time....

That title can be interpreted several ways such as:......... It's ABOUT time I wrote another blog post! (blog writer sheepishly hangs head then rolls eyes and says.. "Whatever!") ha! Ha!  I could go into a long list of excuses, but suffice it to say, life has been a bit chaotic with our family, but all is better so .. I'm BACK!!

   However, the meaning I'm going to talk about today with the title: It's about Time......... applies to the countdown to the biggest antique/junking show in Texas and one of the biggest in the states.. Antiques Week (or weeks depending on which of the many shows within a show we're referring to)!
  Elaine and I and her son, Dan are setting up at Zapp Hall again in the same location next to the fabulous Royers' Cafe!  
    We're having a Spring Garden theme but will be bringing Dan's fabulous repurposed hanging racks
It's not the best picture of one of his racks but the chippy bead board piece in the back is just one that Dan has created.
I've been doing some painting on some items like these benches getting them ready.
 Plus this swan got a shabby makeover and it ready for the party!

So my friends, as we gear up for the Big SHOW,
Get out your dancing shoes
(or Cowboy boots if you prefer!)

And make your plans now to join us and 5000 plus vendors (guessing here, but you know we see everything BIG in Texas)
for the greatest show "on Dirt" (comment thanks to our dear friend and fellow vendor Debbie with Talking Trash)
Here's the schedule (compliments the Show Daily ... a must have free magazine that tells you everything you want to know about all the shows at Antiques Week)
We'll be looking for you!
Betsy and Elaine
Sisters' Treasures

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Changes at Aunt Maudie's Attic

     We have a new announcement to make at Aunt Maudie's Attic in Seguin, Texas-- we've added a new booth.  A fellow vendor who had the front window space (across from the Curious Boys) moved to another town so we got her space along with the space we already have (which is/was packed to the gills!).
       Since we're the view a customer sees when they look to the right upon entering the shop, we put our awesome primitive, chippy cupboard and a buck (that wasn't so lucky) to great our customers.
      As you round the corner, we used one of my favorite finds this summer, an industrial wire rack to show off some of our industrial goods and give a little peak inside the booth.
   Inside the booth we added some vintage garden metal like this fantastic turquoise motel chair.  Just barely in camera view is our cool cast aluminum love seat.
    A cute vintage blow mold Santa and rusty metal "fun" also aline the inside of our space.
     In case you didn't 'bag' the BIG one this year, we'll let you buy this one and claim you did! (we promise not to tell!) :)

   We took advantage of newly created room in our original booth to add this fun pale yellow vanity and the awesome mirror above it.
                                     We still have lots of great vintage Christmas items for sale.
         We put an old screen door on the back wall to showcase Elaine's son, Dan Reinhard's fantastic coat racks he created with antique bead board, reclaimed from a train depot being torn down.
Another new piece in our old booth is this cool shelf made from old pallet wood.

This is a different view of our new space.

We hope if you're in the Seguin, Texas area you'll stop by Aunt Maude's Attic
and shop with all the wonderful vendors at the shop.
     (We want to give a BIG shout out and thanks to Glenn and Joe AKA The Curious Boys for helping us with our booth! We love you guys!)

Betsy and Elaine

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas- Vintage Style

     Whether it's a modern Christmas or a country Christmas or a traditional or (non traditional) Christmas or a vintage Christmas, I just LOVE this time of year.   I have evolved over the years from decorating my house to look like a full out Christmas shop to getting the basic tree and a little garland in place due to careers and circumstances, but no matter what, I love all the looks, smells and sounds of Christmas.  Most importantly, I never forget the TRUE meaning of Christmas, the birth of my Saviour, Jesus Christ.   Many years ago, I bought a cute framed sign at a Peddler's show that said, "My house may be filled with Santas but my heart is filled with Jesus".
I know a blow mold Nativity is pretty cheesy, but it can be an expression of our faith.

       Even before I got in this crazy antiquing/junking business, I loved vintage and my grandma's little Mica village under the tree was one of my favorites.  Sadly I don't have any pictures of her little scene, but I did inherit the village which is now deteriorated and gone.  I am always on the search for mica houses and if I'm fortunate enough to find any for a good price I buy them.  Last year, I created little domed village scenes with them and sold all.

This year Sisters' Treasures decked our shop and booths with vintage Christmas and soon my home will follow.  Here's a few pictures from our various spaces:
At Vintage Market Home and Garden in Uvalde, Texas we a little pastel Christmas going on.
Also at the Vintage Market I stole  rather "borrowed" this idea from Pinterest
This one is from Pinterest... (link is above)
This is another one of our versions of the toy truck Christmas!

This scene is from our cottage at Fredericksburg Trade Days.  Can you remember when the ceramic trees were popular (back in the 70's I think)?  Well, the popularity has resurged again.  We've sold all but this one (which will be available this weekend after Thanksgiving at Trade Days). :)
We have a great selection of vintage Shiny Brites and vintage ornaments at Trade Days.
Aluminum tinsel trees from the 50's and 60's are still in HIGH demand and we have this one (you just need to find a color wheel light). This is at Aunt Maudie's Attic
Also at the Attic are darling lace stockings Elaine created along with these cool burlap and lace bags and the awesome repurposed bead board coat rack that her son Dan Reinhard made.

I know I should be blogging about Thanksgiving and I do want to thank God for all the blessings He has given Elaine and me with this fun business and to our families. I pray He blesses your families also.  This is "The Season" in the retail world so we're getting you in the Christmas spirit, Vintage style!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Betsy and Elaine

Monday, October 28, 2013

Rusted Gingham Barn Sale---- Here We Come!

   For the third year, Elaine and I are taking Sisters' Treasures on the road to Gonzales, Texas.  We will be vendors again at the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale this coming Friday and Saturday, November, 1 & 2.   Suzanne Sexton and friends have been doing this sale for five years and have continued to grow with new vendors and more customers.
        It's set at the JB Wells Showbarn which will also be hosting a youth rodeo.  You can find more info about it at their Facebook page or on the Rusted Gingham webpage.  Suzanne was on Great Day SA last Friday to promote the show.  You can watch her segment here.
       Here are some pictures of our booth last year:
   We had lots of Christmas things and they were a big hit.
   We also took some garden things and sold a few of those items:
  We also do well sellling frames:
  The following pictures are from our first show at The Barn Sale in 2011.  We had lots of Christmas there also and sold a LOT of it.
 We sold this cute bistro set first thing.
We also had a great collection of vintage holiday clothes.

Here is Elaine getting our check out counter ready.
The two wild and crazy sisters who love to "dress in true "BE Original" style.

I hope if you are anywhere near Gonzales either Friday evening or Saturday, you'll come by the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale and be sure and come say "Hi!"... 

Betsy and Elaine