Friday, September 12, 2014

New To My Holy Grail List - Sanko Ware Numbers Pattern Cookware!

A while back I did a post about 1980's home decorating, and noted the cookware in one of the scans - this one, to be specific:

My exact quote was "Can you make out the pots on the stove? They have big numbers on the side of them - I want some of those for sure!".

I've kept an eye out for them ever since, and never ran across anything even remotely similar - until this week! I was researching some Sanko Ware "Country Flowers" enamel cookware that I was listing at auction, and came across this completed listing:


It sold for $5.00 plus shipping - and it was new in box! While I am so, so sad that I missed the chance to bid on it, I'm so, so happy that I at least have a brand and pattern name to search for! I don't know if it is the exact same stuff that was in that 80's magazine scan, but it is close enough for me - officially added to my holy grail list! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Introducing Vintage Weekend - Online Antiques & Collectibles Show!

It's finally super secret project announcement time! Drum roll please... ;)

http://vintageweekendshow.com/ 

What I've done is gathered together some of my amazing vintage selling friends to try out a new way for people to buy and sell antiques and collectibles online - it's based on the traditional real world flea market / antique show experience, only it's all done on the web instead of out in a field!

The show will happen once a month, Friday through Sunday - hence the Vintage Weekend name. All the dealers will open up their shops ONLY for the weekend of the show. From what I've heard from everyone, they will be offering up a lot of fresh finds - stuff they haven't listed anywhere else before. I know I have personally been stockpiling stuff for the last month or so, saving it specifically for my Vintage Weekend shop!

There is a complete dealer list on the website, and also there are category pages that will lead you to dealers that have items in that category available during the show. Payment is through PayPal, and shipping to the USA is FREE.

The best way to stay up to date with all the Vintage Weekend news is to sign up for the email newsletter - especially if you want show date reminders! I'll also use that list to put out a call for new dealers, when we get to that point...



I also set up a Facebook page and a Twitter account (Pinterest is coming soon!). Give us a follow, it should be a fun show! :)