Oh, Josie! Your teapot is ready! Lol, I just listed this special order in my handmade shop, CottonridgeEmporium. Josie saw this teapot in my sold items and asked that I paint one just for her. I sure do hope she likes it 'cause I had fun painting it!
If you see something in my sold items just drop me a note and I'll be happy to do my best to recreate it just for you.
Well I'm back. Did you miss me? Several days ago I decided to not renew my .com domain name with my provider and to look for a cheaper alternative. Found one right away and started the transfer. Then my .com disappeared for 3 days. I guess it went pretty smooth considering. I'm just glad it was only 3 days. Anyhow, I'm back now and at a cheaper rate!
So here's what's new at Cottonridge Vintage:
This cute little canvas bag is from WW II. It's stamped "US Optical Gas
Mask M1" on the front.
I'm not sure what the symbol represents.
There are the neatest black metal snaps that close it securely.
On the inside of the flap it's stamped "M5 E.A. Lot 63".
It has a canvas shoulder strap that can be adjusted with metal hardware.
You can see from the photos it has a few small age holes. They look like they are burns from sparks to me. There are also some places where someone wrote on it in ink. They're pretty faded now but are still visible (enlarge the photos to see them).
You may know by now that I love the images and ideas you can find from around the world by browsing the internet. Recently, in my net travels, I came across this lovely vintage display as part of a New Year's celebration. If you love it as much as I do you can find two of the pieces needed to recreate the look in my shop
Almost every Friday night I attend a local auction. My Mom and I have reserved seats, lol. Last night there was an unusually large crowd, but I was lucky enough to bring home this haul...
I love the old turquoise step stool. Its wonderfully distressed and is showing some of the red paint that was its original color in the back. The little footstool is a gem, too.
See the little dog, he's a keeper. I know he's a likeness of Spuds McKensie (sp?), but to me he looks very much like my little granddog, Monkey. He's even the same size! And the lovely cake stand is a birthday gift for my dear Aunt. (Shhh! Don't tell her.) All the other pieces are going in my shop.
Including some lovely old English china and some blue onion.
And three matching silver plate pieces and an old horsehair basket that I'm going to fill with linens and lace.
If you're interested in purchasing any of these pieces before they're listed just send me an email at CottonridgeVintage@live.com.
Thanks for visiting! Y'all come back soon! (how corny right?)
I have many, many items in my vintage shop and they all hold some sort of fascination for me. I must admit, though, that I do have my favorites! They are not always the oldest, nor the rarest, nor the most expensive, but there is something about each one that calls to me. If you collect I'm sure you know what I mean. Here's my latest favorite...
Plus, Thank you to Debra at Common Ground for featuring my French Chalkboard in Marketplace Monday! It gave me such a thirll to see it large as life in my feed this morning! Lord knows I need all the thrills I can get on a rainy Monday morning when I have a cold! Thank you again, Debra!
I can't seem to stop making these large roses! My little portable workstation is starting to overflow with them. If y'all want to stop by and relieve me of a few I won't mind at all, lol. Just hop on over to CottonridgeEmporium on etsy.
I'm linking up with Debra over at Common Ground for Monday Marketplace. Be sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful things peeps are sharing!