Thursday, December 17, 2009

Japanese And Lovely

Vintage Cloth Kokeshi Doll 18

My friend, Sela, found this intersting doll and she called me at work to come take a look at it. I really am lucky to have friends who take in interest in what I like to do!I've been trying to figure out what era she's from. I'm guessing early 60's. I'm usually afraid of dolls. They tend to creep me out quite a bit. But I have her on top of a shelf in the living room, and she has been nothing but absolutely adorable :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Perfume Bottles

Glass Perfume Bottles-2 In Brass Holder 30
Measures 4 5/8" x 2 3/4"
Set of 2 glass perfume bottles in footed brass holder. Glass stoppers have daubers.
Circa 1950's. Excellent vintage condition.
Very cute!

Cut-glass Perfume Bottle 30
Measures 3" x 1 1/2"
This little beauty is dark peach colored and from the early 1900's. There are a few miniscule chips along the rim, which are barely noticeable. The bottle has a few bubbles throughout.
Overall, very good vintage condition.

Zuni MOP Cardinal Pendant 58

Measures 2"x1 3/4"
Pendant stamped 'VCS' on back. Silver and mother of pearl, inlaid with coral and turquoise. Comes with 22" sterling chain.
Also has a pin on back, so it can be worn as a brooch as well.
Absolutely breathtaking! I wish I could keep it for myself :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

So far

Things seem to be going pretty well on etsy, as far as 'just starting out' goes..I hope I can soon fill my pages with the things I had in mind when I thought up my name, Argentum Vintage. When I first came up with the name, I had visions of high tea services, old shaving kits, and antique medical instruments.
But, I have to say, I am pretty content with the way things are now.

Antique Silver-plated Cobalt Glass Shakers 22

Vintage Grey Arcoroc Cups and Saucers 14

Silver Plated Godinger Teapot Shaker Set 20

Monday, November 9, 2009

Glass fetish

Is there such a thing?
I have always loved glass. I remember collecting pieces of it on the beach, smoothed down from the sand and salt in the water. I once lived above a stained glass shop, and I would often find beautifully color-swirled shards all over the sidewalk. I like that fact that it's usually cool to the touch, but it can also be made to be extremely hot.
I'm not sure how many bottles I have in my apartment, and I refuse to count them. They range from a small soy sauce bottle that I use to water my plants to antique decanters from the late 1800's. The weirder shaped, the better.

Antique Dr Jayne's Expectorant bottle-Aqua 6

Antique Castoria Bottle-Aqua 6

Glass Cobalt Rexall Bottle 7

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I did it!
I finally opened an online shop, on
It's called Argentum Vintage, and I am selling vintage and antiques in it.
I will be posting pictures here of my items as I list them in the store..

Matroyshka Nesting dolls 15

Dr Fisch's Bitters Bottle 18

Monday, June 15, 2009

In Stitches

I have recently joined and I have to say, I have been blown away by all of the creativity I have been witnessing there. To be honest,this is the next best thing to having extremely crafty/artistic friends..not that I don't love my booze-hound buddies :P
On one of my recent Saturday outings with Demi, I picked up a cross-stitch of a rooster and I have been working on it here and there.So, today, while carousing craftster, I came across some super awesome stuff by Kate Westerholt.
Pure genius!
Not only is she great at the X stitch, but pretty witty too.
I am truly inspired.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Ritual

Every Saturday, my friend Demi (short for Demelza) texts me to find out what I'm up to.
Then our day proceeds like this:
1.She comes aver and plays with the dogs while we figure out where to eat
2.We go to some type of Asian eatery - usually over-priced, and we pig out
3.We go to a craft store and pick out some crazy looking crosstitch pattern while I walk around aimlessly trying to figure out what it is we came there for in the first place. I usually never figure it out and leave with a new hobby.
4.We always end our outing by dropping me off at my house from a car full of plants we just purchased from Home Depot. She's more of a quantity buyer, while I shop for quality :P
This is what I bought today

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Before I go to bed

I just wanted to post about Joshua Petker's awesome art.
His paintings were brought to my attention by a friend who posted his site on my facebook page, saying "you should be in these paintings".
What a compliment <3

I Need a New Camera

So, the time has come to upgrade and downsize my digital camera.
I'm torn. I really need something that:
-takes good pictures in low lighting
-has a fast shutter speed
-has manual settings
-is smaller than my clunky EOS 30D.
-has a video option
-be less than 300 bucks
So far I have yet to find a camera that meets all of these requirements.
This is what I have been looking at so far:
1. Canon Powershot SX110IS
2. Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
3. Canon Powershot SD1200IS

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Beginning

I've been wanting to make a blog for a while, but I'm such a procrastinator, it has taken me forever to get started.
I'm not sure if I want to make this a personal blog, or an art blog. Maybe I will do both here.
I have alot of time off from work, as I only work 3 days a week. So I am often cruising around online looking for new things to occupy my time. If I could possibly figure out a way to stay home and make money, that would be totally ideal for me. This is the first time in years that I have lived in a place that I don't mind not leaving everyday!
I am in the constant company of my two dogs, Logan and Stagger. They are kind of my audience in a way..heh...