Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday Antiquing - Milton, FL

My sister and I drove over to Milton, FL for an antique show. The first thing we saw were these adorable baby goats. Aren't they so cute? Makes you want to take one home, right? But then you remember that they grow up. Lol

The show wasn't large, but it did have a variety of vendors selling Civil War materials, Depression glass, ceramics, books, and jewelry.

We were hoping to find some Old Colony or Dogwood depression glass for our mother and aunt, but there were only a few examples and several of them were either pieces our mother and aunt already had or they were buy 'as is' which means something is wrong with the piece.

While walking around I took a few pictures of items that interested me.

I saw this beautiful turn of the 20th century vase by Royal Dux. This is first time I have seen an art nouveau style vase in the wild; usually I see them in museums.

This vendor had an amazing selection of several (5 sets) vanity sets from the 1920s. She was asking for about $200 for each piece in the set?!?! O_o"

She had a lovely perfume casket from the Victorian period. (The red velvet object in the picture.) It opens up to house two glass bottles of perfume. My sister and I thought it was amusing that the vendor stopped to tell us that she would lower the price to $200 if we were interested. Lol

Another vendor had a bunch of vintage knick knacks and kitchen gadgets. My favorites were these adorable chocolate molds for bunnies and lambs. Just one of the smallest ones was $45!!! Sigh.....

I took this picture for my mother as she is interested in spinning and weaving. A vintage yarn spinner. Not sure how old it still spins. My sister couldn't resist pushing the foot pedal. I'm just glad it didn't fall apart when she pushed it!!!

The woman I buy brooches from was there. I bought three brooches from her, two Spanish damascene brooches and a floral circular brooch.

I always assumed that the damascene brooches were 1920s or so because of the trombone backing, but after some research yesterday I found out that they are probably 1950s-60s and were made most likely in Toledo, Spain.

Damascene is the art of inlaying various metals onto oxidized steel. It is still practiced in Spain and Japan today. I have two other damascene brooches in my collection, but I hadn't realized what they were called until yesterday ;)

Maybe one day I'll come across some Japanese damascene brooches. You can't mistake them for the Spanish style as their designs are purely oriental themed.

The things you learn as you collect.

Until next time >___<


  1. How interesting about the brooches. I will have to try to find out more about the Japanese version.

  2. My grandfather owned a candy store and my family still has some of his chocolate molds. Isn't it fun learning about all of those old treasures. And on a side note my friend has 3 goats at her house, and just broke her hand while tripping over one of them in the yard (I would be horrified over the loss of stitching time with a broken hand!)