Monday, September 12, 2011

Here is Some of the "Stuff" We Buy...

As antique and collectible dealers one question that we are frequently asked is "what kind of items do you buy and sell?"  Our answer is always... interesting or different "stuff"!

We just went on a mini visit to the Las Vegas, Nevada area and of course had to check out some of their antique malls, here is some of the "stuff" we brought home with us...

We are always looking for typography, of any kind....so when we spotted this bright red marquee channel letter "A" we added it to our pile of goodies....

I also love books, if they have wonderful color pictures I love them even more :),  this 1927 Nature Encyclopedia with 700 illustrations, 200 in full color, was also added to the pile!


A new interest of ours is anything Industrial that can be used as home decor....look at this huge Industrial light that was waiting for us :)  We love it!

An old interest of ours is architectural salvage items.....Mr. B believes these once added interest to the corners of buildings....I love them "just because"  they look awesome!  There must be something fun to do with them..

Pepper was with us on our treasure hunt, she found a large box of sewing items, but what she really wanted was the 3 bags of yoyo quilt pieces in it...(those little bits of round fabric were everywhere in that box!)  We split the cost of the box and I took the fabric pieces I found interesting...the rest will be donated...here is my "pile" of fabric and some packages of vintage seam binding I found in another mall booth....




 I also have a weakness for vintage Hartman suitcases, the more leather on them the harder I fall....so of course when I spotted this one, it had to come home with us...




We have bought and sold antique Indian Clubs (the exercise kind) for years but they are getting much more difficult to find....when I spotted these in a corner of a booth my heart almost stopped...when I showed them to Mr. B...so did his...LOL!

You have probably noticed my last find since he is in most of my photos...my little vintage man...how could I leave him?  Even if Mr. B is not as intrigued with him as I am.....He is my newest favorite photo prop...
Well, that is some of what we buy...how about you?  What tickles your fancy?

VE

5 comments:

Runs With Scissors said...

I love all your finds! I think my favorite is the little man, even though Mr. B isn't happy you have a new man in your life!

I have way too many items that I spot and it makes my heart skip a beat! I think only other collectors know the feeling.

Great finds and thanks for sharing!

peppercorns said...

I noticed the little man right away! He does make a great photo prop even if he is rubber and a wee bit creepy. LOL

We had a great time and I love my yoyos, and especially the fact they are already made. :)

jj said...

Great finds!
I thought oooh it can't get better than the letter, then saw the book with the color illustrations....then the corner pieces...etc.
I think I need to go to some of the places you guys shop at...lol
(and I like the little man too, sorry Mr. B)

goodgosh said...

LOL ~ I must say I enjoyed looking to each other looking for Mr. Man! I also love that letter A you found and well, everything else! How fun! Are you selling these things?

goodgosh said...

that's each "photo" I meant.

sigh.