Archive for June, 2013

SUMMER FUN AT AMERICAN HARVEST

We have been gathering many fun antiques, collectibles and decorating items for our Summer display at American Harvest.  From A to Z, apples to zinc top tables, we have been collecting a good amount of interesting finds for our customers.  Here are just a few of our summer fun items now available at American Harvest!

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We have a truly wonderful selection of bird prints…a variety of sizes and styles.

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The Kissing Couple bottle stopper is a vintage find in great condition.  Just press the lever on the back and the couple will lift up, face each other and kiss.  In the front are two butter press molds, also vintage and in great condition.  We have a nice collection of antique spice tins too.

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We love French religious antiques.  We have a superior collection in stock now.  See above and below.

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Shells of all sizes and colors are in stock at American Harvest, many from South Carolina, Australia and the Philippines.

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We have antique cameras in a variety of styles.  This is one of my favorites.

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Here is a book from France.  We have several antique books many from the mid-1800’s.

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For our “crafty”  customers, we have a great collection of vintage yarns, threads, ribbons and more.

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This group of yarns and threads are from Sweden.

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Pictured above are three sterling silver antique pieces from France.

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The purses are from France, yes they are sterling silver…from the 1800’s.

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Sharon loves old postcards and has an extensive collection.  The 3 French postcards are displayed with American framed tin types.

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On our recent buying trips, we found beautiful glassware.  A display of this glassware is really nice for all seasons, but in the summer months has a clean, fresh look.

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Divided dishes as shown above are great in the bedroom or bathroom to hold your jewelry.

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Summer signs are a quick and easy way to liven up your home, lake house, beach house or cabin.  This Canoe Rental sign would look great in your home.

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We have gathered many vintage suitcases.  Just a warning, they are selling fast at our shop.  Please call for availability.

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Children’s plates and cups are very collectible still.  We know that many grandparents like to give a set to their grandchildren.

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Sharon likes to display by color.  Although these items may seem unrelated, the common denominator is color.  Here we have French antique tins, a 1950’s cowboy mug and a hand carved folk art bird from Pennsylvania.  The background features ironstone plates.

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Summertime means travel time for many families.  Check out the great selection of travel items, postcards, luggage tags, maps, globes, rubber stamps and more.

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Fun pillows can make a family room or media room come to life.  They are funny and comfy!

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We like to decorate with antique birdcages.  Instead of a living bird, we place bird pictures in our cages.  Hang them outside in a tree, put a lighted candle in the cage and you have instant out door decorations.

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Also in stock, but selling really fast are great beach related signs and pictures.

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We found this wire stand on a recent buying trip.  It is perfect for inside or outside decorating.  It folds up for easy storing.

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Rodger has a passion for garden gnomes….yes it is kitschy, but a lot of fun!  This guy still has a good amount of his paint left.

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We found a nice collection of 1930’s bisque figures.  Many have already sold, but these are still available.

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Small restaurant ware, such as these creamers can make a fun collection.

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Rodger found a lot of children’s books and records recently.  We are showing only a small portion of them.  Records included are Davy Crockett, Little Toot, Cinderella, Snow White, Dumbo and Mighty Mouse.

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The children’s books are from the 1940-1950’s.  All have wonderful graphics.

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We have found some really cute pieces of small furniture, including the bench above and the two tables below.   The tables are children sizes.

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So, we hope you will venture out this June and July to American Harvest.  We have wonderful items for sale.  It is always a pleasure to see all of you at American Harvest.  Your friendship and loyalty is very important to us.