Hi again! If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have been busy consolidated my collections, while renovating our new to us downsized home. We have now completed all the major renovations, which is giving me a bit more time to focus on my collectibles and recently my vintage green farmhouse decor.
The green vintage rooster above was a garage sale find. The lady had it in the ‘for free box’ !!!
I had given you a few snippets on my collectibles page and previous posts, but now I have made more room to display them together in one place. It’s funny because I worked in offices most of my career, but I never had an office with so many antiques and collectibles in it. I have been able to find two hutches, plus now a bookshelf was repurposed, so I have several ‘displays’ going at once.
This is really helpful, because it’s a lot of work to take down one display to put up one more. And then storing everything in boxes while you work on a new display is a real pain! Besides, I like to be surrounded by all the memories and the beautiful antiques!
Anyway, here are some closeups of my green vintage farmhouse decor and then I will show you the full display as usual.
Summer Thrifted Green Vintage
This summer I visited our home farm in Saskatchewan as we held memorial services for my mother, my 2 uncles and an aunt. It was long overdue, but with Covid we couldn’t get there and hold the services any earlier. There wasn’t much left at our old farmyard on my dad’s side, nor on my mom’s side, which is a bit sad in itself.
As a diversion, my son and I spent a whole day visiting some local thrift stores in neighboring towns and an online seller’s farm. She had a lot of red and white enamelware, which I have posted about in my previous posts. As we visited one of the local towns, we were able to visit one of the older antique stores. We rummaged around and found a few treasures such as these vintage green glass salt and pepper shakers and this juice squeezer. I loved them as soon as I saw them as they go well with my other green kitchenware.
Aren’t they cute? Of course, I had to look up some history about green depression glass and here is what I found:
Uranium Glass glows green under UV or black light. Not all Green Depression glass contains uranium. It is one of the many colors of depression glass which was made during the Great Depression period.
I haven’t tested these for uranium content, but I sure won’t be handling or using them regularly.
I like looking for green doilies or doilies with a bit of green, like the one above. These are usually a little harder to find, so when I see some I grab them.
Vintage Green Collectibles
Below is my antique farmhouse washstand, with a few of my older vintage green collectibles and some new. I have this smaller farm lantern given by my aunt, and my mother’s green needlepoint recipe book. As well as my original green rolling pin from my mother, that was given to me for my hope chest when I was 16, and started my love for vintage green kitchenware. The rest of these vintage green collectibles have been thrifted over the years.
The green enamelware scales are a perfect addition to these displays along with the vintage green glass, and more green kitchenware.
Christmas Green Display
After consolidating my Blue Willow, my Red and White Enamelware, my White Vintage Ironstone and my collectible and antiquarian books, I finally had room on one of my bookcases for my Green Vintage Collectibles!
The teacup above was from a garage sale out near our cabin. I added some cottoneaster from our backyard 🙂
Aren’t these green Santa tins sweet! Along with a few vintage wooden Christmas ornaments, they create quite the Christmas scene 🙂
I have quite a few vintage telephone insulators from our farm in a variety of colors, especially various tins of green. I added quite of few of these wooden Christmas ornaments to brighten up the Christmas display.
And then of course there are more books, and some of my mother’s green inkwells, more thrifted kitchenware.
We had an estate sale down our road and that is where I found these lovely vintage quilts. I also have my original green rolling pin, plus another I thrifted awhile ago.
This farmhouse chair is just so perfect for this setting.
Green Vintage Collectibles and Enamelware
Here are a few pictures without the Christmas decorations, along with some close up pictures.
I added this antique aluminum kettle to the display. It is so much like the one we had on the farm growing up!
I am literally a bit crazy for this green chair with my gingham green tablecloth folded up on it. And of course with the flowers it all goes so well together 🙂
Here’s a close up photo of some of my bottles and insulators. I added a green quilt below.
And here’s the full display 🙂
So cute!! I am enjoying putting these vignettes together and having fun with my vintage green farmhouse decor!
YouTube video of this display
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