Junkin' Finds, Vintage Style

Monday Funday Vintage Junkin’ Finds

Hey friends! It’s “Monday Funday!” Or at least it is for me! Early this morning on the way home from taking my son to school I spotted a huge florescent pink yard sale sign. I hadn’t noticed the sign on Saturday when I was out junkin’, but I figured somehow I must have just missed it (or perhaps I was still half asleep and dreaming this morning!) because nobody has yard sales in our area on Mondays. Still I drove closer to read the sign with a little flicker of hope for a sale in my heart, and as it turned out the sale was for today and it was just a block over from our house! I rushed back home to get a few dollars from my junkin’ cash stash and headed back with a good feeling about the sale. My intuition was right! For under $10 I scored some really cool and interesting vintage junkin’ finds. Take a look!



This is quite a haul for under $10 don’t you think? I always unload my vintage junkin’ finds on the patio table before taking them inside so I can inspect them for any signs of mold or tiny critters and then wipe them down. I also found a vintage alarm clock and a Victorian angel Christmas tag that I had already taken in the house when I took this photo.


small vintage alarm clock

I was delighted to add this small vintage alarm clock to my collection for only $1.oo.



This angel tag was given to me for free by the yard sale host. It will look at home among my other Victorian style Christmas ornaments on our tree.


I think the vintage match boxes are my favorite finds of the day. The old Keeneland match box is perfect for a Kentucky girl. Keeneland is the horse park and race track located in Lexington, KY which is just an hour and a half away from our home. My husband and I take shopping and dining trips to Lexington at least once every six weeks or so.



Our bedroom has a a few Kentucky and English equestrian pieces so this little matchbox will fit right in with some of the vignettes on our bedroom bookcase.



I have been junkin’ and collecting antiques since I was a little girl but I have never seen little matches like these. Be still my vintage-loving heart!



My heart is all aglow for these pretty treasures and I can feel the desire burning to find more of these to start collecting! (Okay give me some gluten free brownie points for creativity here!)



beautiful vintage ironstone platters

The smaller platter pictured here matches my Milfred China that you may remember from my Spring to Summer Tablescape. The larger platter is very similar to another platter that I already have in my china cabinet. I love the art nouveau style design around the edge, especially the green.



God Medal

It has a very faded  company stamp on the back, Gold Medal St. Louis Owen China Minerva with a possible number 524, but I can’t really make it out.  I find the stamps on the back of vintage china and ironstone dishes to be so fascinating and I love learning more about the various companies.



This creamer and sugar bowl is very similar to the Mildred pattern but it is actually vintage Knowles china. I need to do a bit more research to find the exact pattern. So pretty!


vintage Knowles Ironstone stamp



This old toilet water bottle is simply amazing. I have found a few reproductions over the years but never an authentic one. I definitely think I need to incorporate this beauty somehow in my “One Room Challenge Powder Room Makeover Reveal” in four more weeks. If you would like to follow along as my husband and I complete the makeover you can catch up here.



Now for the real treasure! This very old Coca-Cola bottle is a rare one. It is very heavy with embossed lettering. I haven’t had a chance to research the value but similar ones seem to be worth quite a lot. I have been collecting Coke items since I was a teenager, so regardless of  “value” this is a priceless find to me. There is a glimpse of my vintage Coke cooler and an old coke crate holding a large fern on our back porch in the background of this picture.


What makes this a true treasures it that it is from Louisa, Kentucky which is just about 20 miles from our town. It is always awesome to find vintage Kentucky items!



Well that’s how a routine early Monday turned into a funday for me! I hope you enjoyed seeing my unique vintage junkin’ finds. If you have any information about the little matches, Coke bottle or dish patterns, I would love to hear from you. Let’s talk vintage junk!


Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great week!



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  • Reply Tina Micheal Ruse

    Your lucky day! What great finds those matches are so cute!

    October 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much!

      October 15, 2019 at 12:31 am
    • Reply Cecilia

      Great haul, Amber! I adore the violet water bottle. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

      October 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    All real treasures! I love Coca-Cola memorabilia, so the Coke bottle is one of my favorites of your new finds.

    Yes, you should incorporate the vintage bottle into your powder room makeover!


    October 15, 2019 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    So many fun treasures, Amber! Loving the little clock and violets bottle especially! Junkin’ is always a fun time!

    October 15, 2019 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Kathy A

    What great treasures! Thanx for sharing them with us!

    October 17, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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