8/13/09

For Vintage Thingies Thursday, I give you...

The world! Okay, the planet earth can't really be considered vintage since it is prehistoric, but this globe lamp is definitely vintage. I love this globe, but learned early not to send Sydney looking at it to find a country because the world has changed significantly since it was made. I love the fact that it lights up and that it is sooo cool when lit. I found it at a garage sale a long time ago and it took me a while to figure out how to get in it to change the bulb, but I finally got in without breaking it.




And, the next two things are items I picked up at an estate sale last Friday. The first is a water carafe with an inverted cup that sits on top. I love these, but they're so impractical down here where anything with cold water in it will sweat like crazy, but I still love them. This one was at a great price, but there's no maker's stamp on the bottom, so probably not very valuable. But, the light blue is fantastic!




And, this rooster, I fell in love with and felt sorry for. For some reason, the red on the comb and the beard were painted on top of the glazed finish. I guess that was so they wouldn't shine. I've been toying with the idea of repainting them, but haven't decided. The previous owner collected roosters and there was quite a selection spread out on a table. But, this was the one I was attracted to. He was the oldest, and oddly enough, was only marked 10 cents, but when I went to pay, they didn't want to give me 90 cents change, so just gave me the rooster. Who can complain about anything free! Right now, he's sitting on the back of my stove, but I won't let him stay there long. He needs a better (cleaner) place. And, I want to find a small container to put in the hole and fill it with toothpicks. It's too deep if I don't put something in it, but I haven't found anything small enough yet. It's only about an inch across and the whole rooster is maybe 5" tall and 5" from beak to tail.





On a quilty note, I gave up on the teeth for the nutcracker block last night and just gave him a great gold chin. I tried three different things last night and am tired of working on that. I've spent as much time on those teeth as I have any of the other whole blocks for the quilt. Decision made, action taken, and we're moving along.



Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by my new friend Suzanne at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-thingies-thursday-sewing.html. Go over and see the sewing patterns she has posted and see the other vintage items that you can get to through her links at the bottom of the post.




Y'all take care and we'll see ya' round the net. Lane

12 comments:

Postcardy said...

I still think of the globe having the countries it had when I learned about geography in school. Now there are so many places that have changed.

Coloradolady said...

What a great Globe Lamp, I have seen old globes, but never a lamp. That is really cool.

I would have so wanted that rooster too, he is great. I have a couple that are chippy with the paint and I just love them.

Have a great VTT!! (I was looking for a pic of the nutcracker's teeth) LOL.

Keetha Broyles said...

If prehistoric ISN'T vintage than I don't know what is!!! And I should know, since my students are SURE I roamed the Earth with the dinosaurs.

Becky said...

The rooster is cute. Try finding a cap from a bottle or something like that.....it might fit in the hole for the toothpicks.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Fun post...and I feel so wordly after reading all your shared info! LOVE IT!

Shirleymac said...

I love the globe. My son has one that lights up but it's newer than that one. But I think it was before the Soviet Union broke up so it's still not right as far as the countries go. Love chickens too. The carafe is neat. Could you set it in a little box/bowl of ice to keep the water cold? It would still sweat but not stain the furniture.

CC said...

Everything is so pretty..but little rooster is my favorite. I'm so happy that he's found a loving home. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Candace said...

Great finds! I had a rooster exactly like that about 40 years ago - it had been my moms....wonder if it found its way to you - LOL!
Cheers!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love those light-up globes so much, but have never seen one in my price range! That carafe is very cool, and I'd love to find one of those too, because I've always got a glass of water at bedside. And I'm so glad you adopted that poor rooster! Would a pill bottle fit in the hole to hold toothpicks?

Ruby said...

I have always wanted a globe, lighted or not. Neat! Roosters I have but yours is pretty. Like Becky said check out bath (skin so soft?)stuff lids. I've seen some that would work. Don't paint him,he'll be fine. :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Globes.. I always wanted one for my boys! maybe about time I look for one.. thanks for sharing and your rooster is super cute!

Ulla said...

We had a globe like that at home when I was young! I think the state borders were only visible with the light on.