Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27- Vintage

I have to admit that I had a moment of panic as I typed in the title of this post. I was fairly confident that it was week 27 but I’ve been so hit or miss lately, it was quite possible that I missed a week or two…. You can imagine my relief when I clicked over to Hugh’s place and saw that I hadn’t lost track of too much time.

I’m very excited about Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vintage.  I have the oddest assortment of collections of vintage treasures. My obsession began when I realized that my mother had given her Pyrex to my sister. I became determined to find my own set and along the way I gained more Pyrex acquisitions than I can comfortably admit. I moved on to Texas-ware melamine dishes and Bolero thermo-ware cups. I have a collection of old clocks on my fireplace mantle…. if I wrote about vintage household items, I could write a series of posts to end all series!

We just struck gold at an estate sale this morning and I found a beautiful antique table for my work-in-progress hideaway and a desk that will fit perfectly under the window. So, suffice it to say I was thrilled at Hugh’s prompt for this week.


I found this sweet little lady at an antique mall and it was love at first sight. She is a holder of some sort but I’m not sure what. When I saw her, I knew she would be the perfect pen/pencil holder for my future writing spot.

And because I couldn’t stop at just one photo, here are two sets of salt and pepper shakers I found.


Now, if anyone can tell me where I can find affordable Holt Howard Pixieware…..

11 thoughts on “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27- Vintage

  1. Great vintage pieces, Kat! Don’t you just love browsing through flea markets and antique malls? We did that last weekend. Do you have a display case for your S & Ps? I’d like to have someplace to show mine, but they are all packed away for now.

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  2. I love the sweet lady pen holder, Kat, and would love to know her history. Is there a makers mark and do you know how old the item is? The colours are amazing and I would have had to have purchased her if I had been at that sale before you. I’ve never seen salt and pepper pots quite like those. Ours tend to be made of glass or stoneware. Maybe I haven’t been looking close enough for them?
    Good luck in your hunt for the Pixieware.

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    1. There are no marks, which makes it difficult to pinpoint an age. I’ve searched online for others who look like her and the ones who look close date between 1940-1970’s. I’m going to keep looking…. 🙂

      The wooden s & p shakers are from the 50’s and seem to be everywhere I go (in antique shops) lately. I collected salt and pepper shakers growing up so they’ve always been something I’m interested in. 🙂

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  3. I saw that exactl salt and pepper set last week at a new vintage store In our historic downtown area. It was hard to walk away from it, but I’d already made several other purchases. 😊

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    1. These were a steal and I just couldn’t pass them up. I’ve wanted a pair but couldn’t justify the cost… but both pairs were less than $5 so how could I resist? 🙂


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