Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vintage finds from Louisville!

Here is the great vintage I came home with from our trip to Louisville. I can't wait to go back!
I saw the Dalmatians at the Woodstock Shop over a year ago. The yawning one is one of the two I need to finish my set and I can't believe it was still there! We got that red fridgie for a dollar! Ah! I found an Illinois state cup at an estate sale a little while ago, and now I kind of want to find one from each state! I don't know if I will, I definitely don't need 50 more cups.
I thought the poodles were salt and pepper shakers when I bought them, they have holes in the bottom, but they don't have holes in the top. Weird! The pregnant granny salt shaker is something I've been looking for! The text on her belly says "You and your one more for old times sake." Hahaha, look at how mad she is! I love it. I already had the sleeping puppy, but I didn't want to leave him behind. 
I am obsessed with this thing! Hot dog plate!!!! I haven't stopped talking about it since we found it. It's hard to see but his ears say "relish" and "mustard".  I hope I can find more, What a fun collection they would be! I also need to go to Dutch Village! 
I got this sweet little embroidered runner to put on my sewing machine table.
I love pennants. I try not to buy too many, but I loved this dragon.
Another poodle bottle cover! This one has a hilarious pom pom nose. One more and it's officially a collection!
Here are two more pages from the scrapbook in the background. Some more Pekinese, and some sheep on the front lawn. This is actually the first page in the book. I told Travis, "Oh man, I wish these pictures were separate, I bet the whole book won't be good."
Stories about murder and abduction. All unrelated to each other.
I'm really excited about this metal Tums sign! Usually I buy tons of tiny knick knack stuff, and I've been challenging myself to find bigger pieces that I can use. I want to hang this guy somewhere (maybe the living room or dining room) and hang vintage photos/ephemera on it. LIke a rotating display. I love the colors. You can kind of see in the first picture how big it is. 
I couldn't resist this card holder. I actually picked it up and then put it back twice before deciding to get it. The clincher was the bonnet.
And the cute double decks inside.
Also! At the last flea market I saw this set of glasses and loved it! But couldn't justify the 150 dollar price tag. Then we found these at the Woodstock shop for just 10 bucks! i was so thrilled! 
I did a little research and found out these glasses were given away by the Arizona based gas station chain Blakely in the 1950's and 1960's. This site has a lot of info on them. This tall frosted set is the most common, and there is a matching pitcher. I want it! Travis wants to try and resell the set, but I think I'm going to hold on to them for at least a while. I love the graphics and colors.
I forgot to take pictures of a really beautiful edition of The Black Stallion I bought. I've inadvertently started a Black Stallion/Black Beauty collection I'll have to show you soon. I just can't resist them!
So in conclusion, Louisville has some great vintage shopping with great prices. I paid 2 dollars or less for almost everything in this post! Yessssssss. Hopefully I'll have as good luck tomorrow at a local estate sale. It looks like tons of kids stuff from the 60s...and an alleged monkey cage! 


  1. OH MAN! I have those tall desert-scene glasses from an estate sale in Hermitage two years back. They were in this gorgeous 60's china hutch I am still kind of ticked at myself I didn't get at another hoarder-y type sale. I think I paid a similarly low price for the whole set, though some of mine are duplicates (boo). The colors on them are SO. PRETTY. Let's keep our eyes out for the pitcher, how cool would it be to have the whole set?

    That pregnant granny and the TUMS sign...yes and YES. I can't wait to see what you do with the latter, it'll make such a neat display.

    1. yes, i NEED the pitcher! i saw one at the flea market, but it wasn't cheap. I would love to find the juice glasses too.

  2. Great stuff! And that Tums sign is SUPER-cool!

  3. Great stuff! That album intrigues me greatly and I just knew that you were going to say that there was a glue bottle under that poodle.

    I have the pregnant granny too. We need to find her baby's daddy. I've seen them before as a set but never him alone. If you think you're getting that monkey cage, you're bonkers. It's gonna be mine! All mine! : )

    1. i KNEW someone had found that granny recently! I thought it was lisa. I will have you know that when i searched "pregnant granny salt and pepper" our pictures came up in the first few results. haha.

  4. I used to love all that black stallion stuff!

  5. I am going to have to check out the Woodstock Shop! I used to have the cacti collection and I have no where it is now (probably in some box in the attic). I used to live in Tucson, AZ and was obsessed with AZ vintage!

    Even though I live in Louisville, I absolutely love reading about your visits (I learn so much!!)

    1. there used to be a shop called "junk in the trunk" right next door to the woodstock shop but the lady moved to yesternook! she was actually working there when we went and overheard me talking about how much i liked junk in the truck! haha. the woodstock shop people are really nice about making deals too!

  6. Score, such interesting items, I have never seen a hot dog plate, but I am officially in love with it.

  7. I saw four of the state glasses last week at a yard sale, I just about bought them. I'm in Canada, someone must have been on vacation....

  8. Oh wow, that Tums display is so much fun!

  9. I've been wanting to vintage shop in Louisville for a while, maybe I can do a roadtrip down there this summer, whee. I have trouble with little knick knacks too, so hard to resist! The sign you found has awesome colors and I've actually been to Holland, Michigan-- there's a tulip festival there every year!

  10. I have a love for vintage glasswear. Now that I know there are cute glasses for the states, I want them all. And those desert glasses too. Hrm.


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