Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Friday Flea Market

I’ve had several requests for more vintage vanity items, so I’ve obliged! For this weeks Friday Flea Marked at The Pink Rose Cottage you’ll find this fabulous vintage powder box among other wonderful items!

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And if you’ve stopped at The Pink Rose Cottage lately you’ll have noticed a new category, Vintage Travel Souvenirs! Fun items, mostly from the 1950’s, when family travel was so very popular. I have many more items to add to this and other categories, so please stop back.

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Do you love whimsical and designer vintage hankies? I’ve thinned my personal collection and will be listing them on ebay starting Sunday, August 2, 2009. You’re invited to check them out!


Please visit all the wonderful sellers at Friday Flea Market

Happy August my friends!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Friday Flea Market again!

Wow! The week went fast!!! It’s Friday Flea Market time again at The Pink Rose Cottage!

I love these two vintage plates. They have the sweetest cozy cottage window! Lots of hollyhocks and pink roses. What more could you ask for? Oh, how about a darling birdcage and potted pink roses?? Use these with depression glass or take a plate of cookies to a friend on them. No matter how you chose to use them they just sing “cottage charm!”

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Don’t forget to visit all the wonderful sellers at Friday Flea Market

Have a great weekend my friends!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday Flea Market

Welcome to Friday Flea Market at The Pink Rose Cottage! This week has been all about vintage linens! I’ve added a few sweeties to Friday Flea Market including tea towels, tablecloths, and cutter chenilles.

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I’ve also added cheerful and colorful vintage tablecloths in the Vintage Linen Category. Tablecloths are the prefect little extra to make your home cottage cozy!

In the next few weeks I’ll be adding and stocking two new categories. To give you a hint the first one will be FUN! The second with be SWEET! So please stop back!

Don’t forget to visit all the wonderful sellers at Friday Flea Market

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend Finds...

Hope all had a wonderful weekend. The summer is going so fast! But then again, it always does! My parents and I took a ride up to New York state to visit a few of our favorite antique shops. On the way we found a wonderful estate sale. It was the third day of the sale, but the old farm house was still full of treasures. Here are a few of my favorites.

Music books with beautiful ladies

Vintage Advertising Cards

A photograph of a beautiful little girl

Embossed pink rose and violets greeting card

Silver napkin ring

My favorite find – little sheets of face powder in a linen case hand painted with pink roses.

A booklet of soap leaves to carry in a purse or pocket

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mangle Mania!

Some of you asked to see the mangle and here she is! As you can see it has a nice countertop like cover.

There is a knee control lever that makes the ironing roll go around. The back has a long metal bar called the ironing shoe that gets very hot. I just feed the cloth though a few times and it’s nice and crisply pressed! It's great on all linens, but you wouldn't believe how wonderful it is with linen damask. It just makes the design pop from the cloth!

I purchased my mangle at an estate sale on the second day so it was half price. I paid $2.50 for it! It’s extremely heavy and was very hard to load in my van, but so worth the effort! It came with its original instructions.

Here they show a beautifully pressed christening gown.

And a mans dress shirt.

Can you imagine?? I’ve only done flat items with the mangle. It must take a lot of skill to do detailed pieces.

And while I still use an iron when I don’t want to be down in the dungeon (my basement laundry room, lol), I know my mangle is going to get quite a work on in the next few weeks. I recently purchased tons and tons of vintage linens. I’m soaking and pressing and loving it!!

Future clean, crisp vintage linens!

I’m trying not to keep too much, so check out my store The Pink Rose Cottage or my items on eBay at the*cozy*cottage. I’ll be adding these linens soon and often!