Friday, February 22, 2008

Great Vintage Treasures

I am so lucky to have wonderful parents back in Maine, where I grew up. Since 1993 they have had a little antique shop in Bath, Maine, where they sell lots of great finds. My mom focuses on Victorian smalls, textiles and dolls, and my father sells Civil War-era memorabilia, early American tools and holiday "stuffs" (everything from Victorian Christmas ornaments and garland to Halloween treat containers from the 1920s and bunting from the turn of the century.)

Together, Mom and Dad have been combing Maine for fabulous vintage items since I was a kid. While other children were at home on Saturday mornings watching cartoons and eating Fruit Loops, I was traipsing around flea markets, auctions and estate sales with my parents (and little sister in tow.)

I have decided that I will start to tell my faithful readers a little about growing up as an antique dealer's kid, and all of the amazing experiences that having led such a lifestyle afforded me. I will try to do this once a week in little installments.

In the meantime, I thought I would give you a little sneak peek into the kinds of things that they have on their Ebay site, and in their store. Later, I will tell you more.

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1920s silk and crepe art deco shawl

Recknagel bisque & camp girl doll c 1909

Wedgewood blue toile drapes-turn of the century--"Everglaze"

19th century linen and netlace wedding hankie

1900s Hungarian Matyo floral embroidery round

1920s piano girl

19th century Maine friendship/remembrance quilt

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Since putting public info on a family blog is pretty much a no, no, I will only share the specifics of my parents' shop with folks that I know. Needless to say though, that if you see anything you like on here, feel free to look the item description up on Ebay. Who knows! You might get a great deal!


Allison said...

Oh, and get your mitts off Piano Girl, I just bid on her and SHE'S MINE!

Stephanie said...

Hi! I saw you linked to me...that is so nice. I love to hear from people who read my blog. (don't we all?) :) I'll add a link to you, too.

I LOVE Maine and am so jealous that you grew up there. sigh. Love it.

I got all the Barrett Jackson pics from my dad and if my kids would leave me alone for 5 minutes, I will post them. heehee. My Dad sold the Thunderbird Italien this year for $600,000.00. He had restored it himself and it was a one of a kind...pretty exciting for us.

Anyways, I would have emailed all of this to you but your comment didn't go to my inbox for some reason. So nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more. (Your James is a doll! How old?)

Redhead in Vegas said...

that stuff looks so neat. except for the dolls, they are a little creepy. all of the fabric is so amazing. i actually have a weakness for pretty, unusual fabric. i imagine making a beautiful dress or skirt out of it. now if i only knew how to sew...

alice c said...

Spoilt for choice here - but I am going for the friendship quilt!