Let's play find the treasure!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We created more fun vignettes at Blue Cardinal over the weekend. Won't you come in and see if you can find:


some chicks

an adorable pixie

a tole tray

a banana split set

a big stop sign

fabulous binoculars and their original leather case

Juggling pins

a pair of alabaster lamps 

And a survey stick! 
Please let us know if you find these in our booth!!!

Just off the truck!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From the opening vignette
we have really swirled things around and 
everything is fresh at Blue Cardinal!

Fabulous reclaimed wood bookshelf.

Butcher block island, bar or sofa table... it works in so many settings!
Life size shooting gallery target would be great in a game room!

Amazing one-of-a-kind watch maker table!!

So warm and inviting...

This green dresser has the MOST wonderful patina!

Another handsome reclaimed wood bookshelf!

We love galvanized and zinc!

Sure hope you can stop by and take a look!

Will you be my Valentine?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I  have always wanted to start a collection of vintage Valentines but didn't know where to start. Should I collect from a specific era, should I just collect hearts, should I collect animals? I just didn't know and it seemed like the choices were overwhelming. So I had to narrow it down... I decided to start collecting valentines that seemed like they were written or created just for our family. Here are photos and captions to explain just what I mean:

I love my camera and taking pictures of everything and everyone!

My husband and I have spent so many happy hours together sailing!

We all love playing board games!!

My son is a great drummer and he has blond hair!
My daughter just loves to dance and spends many happy hours
practicing with her dance companies!

My daughter also LOVES her phone!!!

Both my kids love the trampoline!

This one reminded me of my dear husband ...
the ticker tape moves and so do the eyeballs!!

We all have a sweet tooth! Hello Sugar is right!!

So I just feel like these were tailor made for us
and to me that makes a great collection!

How about you? Do you collect Valentines??

Do you have a crush on mortar and pestles?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

These primitive grinders 
have been around
for a very, very long time.

The oldest ones known 
date back to 1550 BC
and have been found in Egypt.

How cool is that?

Some are heavy bronze....

Some are wooden .....

Some are carved stone or marble....

Some are cast iron.....

This one is porcelain. (Source)

There are some made of shiny brass.

As for me, I prefer the antique soapstone sets with partially wooden handles.

How about you?
Do you have any?

Stop by Blue Cardinal 
Antiques and Vintage
sometime soon. 

We always have a few
mortar and pestle sets!