Thursday, September 4, 2014

Columbus Arts and Vintage Marketplace

Did you miss the last Columbus Arts and Vintage Marketplace Show? No worries!! The next one is right around the corner! Saturday, September 13 a multitude of fantastic vendors will return to the Aladdin Shrine with a huge collection of goods for you to peruse! The show is happening the Saturday of the Country Living Fair in Columbus and I know a LOT of you don't care for the ginormous crowd at the fair. If you're one of those you need to visit this show! Also, it's inside (no rain, plenty of A/C), there are food trucks, craft beer and only $5 admission fee!! Check out some of we saw at the August show!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Almost 4 months since I last blogged? it has. Does anyone even read this any more? Are you out there? Do you prefer Facebook and/or Twitter? I'll not scare you with a lengthy post since this turned into a once a quarter schedule. I'll wait and see what you all say. Plus, if you didn't see on Facebook... here's what I'm up to today...

(Dated yellow pine one drawer table.)

(Weathered, beachy, grey, driftwood goodness.)

One down, three to go! All in preparation for the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace happening this Saturday , August 2, 9am to 4pm
. Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some of my recent finds now at Grandview Mercantile

Modern vintage 'Chromcraft' two tiered bar with smoked glass top and two Lucite and Naugahyde barstools - $295 at Grandview Mercantile now.
Vintage modern Lane cedar lined chest. Makes a wonderful coffee table, credenza for a flat screen media center or use as it's original purpose. Brass/glass table - SOLD.
Vintage modern two door cabinet - $145, huge industrial mesh basket - $189 SOLD and a great folk art Americana type of a race horse. Believed to have been a stall marker from Beulah Park race track the horse is on wheels and would have been pulled in and out of stalls when a horse was being warmed up, etc.
Mid century modern china cabinet with glass doors, the most amazing size! Perfect for an apartment.
'Chromcraft' table and chairs - SOLD
10 x 12 rug - SOLD
Wood top, white base table headed to Rural Society Sale, May 3rd.
More for Rural Society. Large tub from Germany, small child's tub from France and a garden statue.
Antique carnival game wheel from the 1800's, made from a wooden bicycle wheel.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Rural Society Antique and Garden Show




Friday, January 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: 5 Valuable Collectibles to Seek Out at the 2014 Country Living Fairs

HUGE thank you to Country Living Magazine and the editors for the mention in the March issue!! It is such a compliment to be included with these other stellar dealers. What do you hope to find at this year's fair? Leave me a comment and I keep an eye out for you and maybe have it for you come September!! If you don't want to wait until then you can always shop urban farmhouse in person or online at the Grandview Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio's Short North Arts District.

Miniature Books
The vendor: Tricia LeTempt-Gray of
Why they're hot: "Over 25 million Little Leather Library books were sold between 1916 and 1926. During World War I, they were especially popular with soldiers for their convenient, four-inch size."
Expect to pay: $30 each

 Red Lanterns

The vendor: Patrick Kenny of
Why they're hot: "Vintage camping lanterns from the 1940s and '50s add a warm cabin feel to mudrooms. Buy ones that work, in case of blackouts!"
Expect to pay: $10 for an unmarked model (like the one on the left), and $40 for a gently scuffed Coleman.

Painted Scales

The vendor: Lisa Maughmer of
Why they're hot: "This kitchen model from the 1930s can be used to weigh any kind of food. The one from the '50s determines if an egg is indeed 'extra large.'"
Expect to pay: $20 to $60 a piece

Turned-Wood Candlesticks

The vendor: Scarlett Scales-Tingas of
Why they're hot: "Since they're handmade, no two of these early-19th-century gems are exactly alike."
Expect to pay: From $20 for one to $75 for a pair

Military and Sports Medals

The vendor: Jenni Bowlin of
Why they're hot: "I love rescuing medals, because people worked hard to earn them. Their markings—these are from the 1930s to the '60s—make them easy to date."
Expect to pay: $10 for a 1940s Boy Scout medal; $35 for a World War II "good conduct" award