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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Yesterday's junk is today's junkque....

Gosh, if only I had known then what I know now....Here's the story.  I'm 15 and I want to be a rock star.  I play acoustic guitar but I really want an electric guitar because in my fantasy world I'm going to be the next Nancy Wilson (from Heart)...or a female Jimmy Page (Zeppelin anyone?).  I'll sing like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell and Christy McVie, I'll die my hair black and ride a motorcycle ...oh yeah. But I didn't have an electric guitar or an amp.  What I had was a neighbor who collected dolls and she had her eye on my case of vintage Barbies and clothes...so...here's the confession:  I sold my Barbie's for $75 and bought a used amp.  What a dummy.  I still remember the Barbies I owned and their vintage clothes.  I had a Fashion Queen...and she wore a complete 1966 Fashion Luncheon (#1656) outfit that I thought was ugly!  I had Skipper and a Sweet Sixteen Barbie with  original outfits and there were shoes and purses and wigs and.......and now I know what they were worth because I sell Vintage Barbie dolls and clothes....what a dummy.  Where's that amp, you ask?  Who knows, I don't even play guitar anymore...although I think about picking it up again sometimes.  So that's my story...when I was 15 those Barbies were junk but today....they are someones treasure and I could kick myself for not holding onto them.  Oh well.  What's your Junkque story?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summertime and Restaurant Ware...huh?

What do summertime and restaurantware have to do with each other?  I don't know, just makes me think of taking off on a bright, summer morning~ real early with my honey, and stopping at  a diner for breakfast...on our way up Rt. 5 & 20 looking for treasure.  Ya know the small town diners that use heavy restaurantware by names like Syracuse China, Iroquois, Shenango & Buffalo China (if you can still find them) and serves up delicious pancakes, eggs...bacon on those sturdy plates and a steaming cup of joe in that heavy coffee  cup that feels comforting in your hand. 
Then, full from your meal, you head out down the road heading for the next yard sale, thrift shop.....flea market (oh, yeah!).  I think that's my favorite kinda day!

These restaurant ware pieces by Syracuse China remind me of days like that.
Their bright yellow is perfect for summer and the retro design is a must have for the kitchy kitchen!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Squidoo Lens on Vintage Barbies Best Friend~ Midge!



How NoseyRose got its name

NoseyRose Antiques gets it name from a nickname we gave our daughter when she was a baby. A people watcher from day one, she would stare you down until you made eye contact and then she'd give you a big toothless smile! Years later we found some kittens in the yard and our daughter named one of them Rosie. Rosie turned out to be one of those cats that has to investigate everything in the room before she can settle down to her nap, thus inheriting the name NoseyRose. Rosie must stick her nose in every corner, every box, and all your business~ so it struck me that antiquing is so similar, isn't it? And thats how we got our name~ anyone who gets a thrill from digging through boxes at a flea market or bending down to see what's under that next shelf at the local thrift store knows what I mean~ you're curious... you're nosey ! You must know what's in there- because it could be that piece of American Art Pottery you've been looking for or that WWII insignia patch that will complete your collection! Well, thats what NoseyRose Antiques is all about~ finding that treasure you've been poking around for. So, get nosey- poke around our shops and see what you can find!
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