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These GROUPS are available to become the moderator. I am at a point where I have taken on too many other responsibilities and can't take care of them and will not be able to moderate anymore. It's been a good experience. I was here at the very beginning of this site and have enjoyed learning and sharing. If interested, please contact : C. Dianne Zweig



Added by Ellene Meece on September 2, 2016 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Got Milk? Trending with Milk Glass

Got Milk? Trending with Milk Glass

By Ellene Meece ~ Grandma's Treasures Online

Milk Glass has been a simple, white, pure…


Added by Ellene Meece on March 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Come Sit a Spell...in a Vintage Metal Lawn Chair

Don’t you just love old chippy metal lawn chairs? They just ooze with memories of days gone by and represent a host of story telling sessions. This past week, I was the happy recipient of two old chairs – a piece of local history that had served well and still offered an invitation to come sit a…


Added by Ellene Meece on July 20, 2014 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Collecting Longaberger Pottery

We all know Longaberger is the source of high quality baskets. The “basket” story began in 1919, when J.W. Longaberger took a job with the Dresden Basket Factory in Dresden, Ohio and subsequently started his…


Added by Ellene Meece on May 30, 2014 at 9:39pm — 3 Comments

Antiquing Online

Even before my mother’s unexpected passing in 2006, I had talked to her about joining up with her antique knowledge and vast inventory in her antique and collectible store to share a website where we could share experiences and questions and make friends with collectors and dealers everywhere. With no internet experience herself, mom was reluctant but the dream didn’t go…


Added by Ellene Meece on January 24, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Antiques and Collectibles ~ To LIve Again

There is a strong trend going on in the Antique and Collectible world: repurposing. Actually, the dictionary and spell checker don’t even know what it is yet. :) But, believe me it’s alive and well. Perhaps another word to describe the trend could be reincarnation. For antiques and collectibles have the opportunity to come back to live again in…

Added by Ellene Meece on October 28, 2013 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Silver Linings

There's a whole lot of silver linings going on in Cottage Decor. VINTAGE Silver has a new purpose to line every cottage room with hope for a brighter day. Just a smidgin' of it here and there and you've got a whole new look!

vintage silver trays...so pretty

Vintage Repurposed

This past year, I took several of my silver trays that were not in the best of shape and repurposed them for another round of…


Added by Ellene Meece on July 18, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

Which Glass is Selling?

Researching this vintage glass candy dish, I came across an article from Glass and Pottery Sellers Association on what will sell out there of this type. Thought I would share it here for others who have some of the pretty, clear glassware pieces to sell.…

Added by Ellene Meece on July 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

TLC Collectibles

So...there are lots of vintage collectibles out there with minor need of tender loving care!

Here's three Need TLC Collectibles added in my photos this morning.

I've found while browsing garage sales that a small chip will sometimes merit it as a throw away and it…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bottoms Up ~ Identifying Unmarked Pottery

When Pottery Companies have an unmistakeable MARK on the bottom that tells the story of age and worth, it's one thing. But, when there are no marks, no "story" with the piece you have found at a recent flea market or garage sale, how do you identify?

Cajun Collection offers an insightful article, Identifying American Pottery, on identifying pottery with or without a mark, starting with: Look at the…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 27, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

Understanding Shabby Chic Cottage Style

What makes it shabby? Extremely distressed furniture or accessories? What makes it chic? The vintage chandelier? What merits the "cottage" title? That your decor lives in a small space?


Leon posted on the Barn Furniture…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 26, 2013 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

The Charm of Vintage Aprons

Cook in style…vintage style that is with chic, stylish vintage aprons. Whether they are 50′s half aprons, full bib aprons, smock aprons, appliqued aprons, fancy hostess aprons…these cover ups add to the charm of a vintage kitchen!

Wear me...

Photo by:…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 23, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments


Summertime is all about fresh corn on the cob! So, it's appropriate to explore the corn patterns in vintage pottery.

Who all manufactured a corn pattern? What were some of the lines?

Three of the manufacturers who come to mind are: Shawnee, Rosemeade and Majolica. Who else made a corn pattern?…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Charm of a Vintage Kitchen...cont.

Ahhhh…brightly colored vintage dishes add soooooooooo much to a charming vintage kitchen! Decorate with your dishes. Use your dishes. Do NOT hide your dishes.

Photo by Country Living

Grandma’s Treasures offers several brightly colored serving pieces:…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 9, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments


From weird styles, to weird advertising, to weird hairdo's, weird family photos...it's FUN to share the 'off center' in vintage.

Jell-O ad from the 1950s...is Gay! :)

You are welcome to join our Weird Vintage group!

Added by Ellene Meece on June 4, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

The Charm of a Vintage Kitchen

From adorable potholders to unique utensils to nostalgic kitchen linens to bright dishes to old cookbooks to fancy aprons to all kinds of kitchen collectibles, a vintage kitchen is the best!

Charm of a Vintage Kitchen - Part !

Charm of a…


Added by Ellene Meece on June 1, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Collecting Hallmark Ornaments ~ Are You Hooked?

I remember friends and family planning their ‘day after Christmas’ strategy to get to the Hallmark Store first to snatch up bargain Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on sale. Others ‘gift’ a Hallmark Keepsake ornament to their children or grandchildren each year as a tradition.  And many are part of clubs who collect and thrive on finding certain ornaments to complete their…


Added by Ellene Meece on December 14, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Who's Who in Vintage Crystal Glassware

Grandma's Treasures Online BLOG article:

Who's Who in Vintage Crystal Glassware gives invaluable tips on shopping for the popular patterns of Fostoria American and Colony/Indiana Whitehall.

I've noticed many (not all) eBay shops seem…


Added by Ellene Meece on November 2, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Simple Thanksgiving? Make It Simply Vintage

With stretched budgets and harried schedules, maybe it's time to come home to a "Vintage Thanksgiving," where life is simple and the main agenda of the day is just to be thankful.

Get out your vintage treasures to decorate and use. Make grandma's

platter the main entree centerpiece, (but did you know you don't have

to cook a…


Added by Ellene Meece on November 21, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Victorian Weddings

Victorian weddings in an idyllic setting are to be envied! Especially for antique, vintage loving lovers who long to imagine they lived in the Victorian era.

Victorian Wedding Chapel in Michigan

If this describes you, there's no reason to not take the step and create your own "to be envied" Victorian wedding. …


Added by Ellene Meece on August 7, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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