Compared to other years, this summer hasn't been all that great for finding antiques. The estate sales have been mediocre and there haven't been many great auctions. I hope this situation changes soon, and it certainly might. But I have found a few treasures here and there, and so has my brother, who gets to some auctions I don't attend. He picked up the cast iron Southern belle doorstop for me recently, as a matter of fact. I love old doorstops.....
I bought a box of paper ephemera and had to laugh at some of the old pamphlets inside. Interesting summer reading......
I think we all forget about the wonders of anthracite, so it's good to have a reminder:
This vintage ice cream freezer was a nice find:
Although not real old, I liked this ceramic hen and rooster. They would look great with country or French country decor:
I put them in my booth at the Livingston Antique Outlet:
I just sold an old mohair teddy bear, so I was happy to find another one that was almost the same size:
I can always sell old teddies:
This large book published in 1937 by the London News featured the coronation of King George VI. If you saw the movie The King's Speech, that's the king we're talking about, the father of Queen Elizabeth II:
Some of the images inside were interesting.....
Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl (and a blonde....):
Have you been finding anything interesting this summer? Let me know in my comment section.....