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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New to the shop and transferring my domain name.

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).

WW II US Optical Gas Mask Carrier


Available from 

on etsy.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Doll, a Cloche and a Giveaway.

I listed two new things in the vintage shop today. A cloche and pedestal that I assembled from vintage items. It think it's petite and charming.

Doesn't it look cute with this little bird figurine in it?

Sorry, the bird's not included, but I'm sure you have some ideas.

And look at this sweet American Character Baby Doll.

I only got her because the other lady who always fights me for the sweet little dolls was late to the auction! I guess it pays to be on time. Lol, isn't that terrible of me!

Both are available in my shop 

But wait, don't go yet!
I'm also having a giveaway on my facebook page for my artfire shop, Sweet Southern Vintage. You can win a set of these cute little bottlebrush trees

Go here to enter!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Create a timeless vintage display.

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


A wonderful 1800s Victorian style quadruple silver butter dish with its etched dome lid would be a lovely fill in for the candy dish. You don't need to mortgage the house to own it either.

find it in my shop here

Then pair it with this old silver-toned pocket watch that's been around the block a few times. Available at just the rite price!

find it in my shop here 

for all your vintage needs: Cottage, Shabby, Farmhouse, French, 
Industrial and Handmade Vintage Inspired.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday Night Finds.

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

Thanks for visiting! Y'all come back soon! (how corny right?)