An imperfect vintage circus-themed nursery wall decoration, a Dolly Toy Co. nursery Pin-Up, recently sold in our Etsy shop — and the buyer was cool enough to send us a photo of how it was put to use for her daughter’s birthday party!

happy birthday circus elephant

(We aren’t certain who touched-up the elephant’s foot, but the fancy lettering was done by Lindsay Letters.)

We are very proud to have been a small (but fabulous!) part of this little girl’s birthday celebration!

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Here’s a couple of photos I promised you of the new case we moved into at Antiques On Second in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are sharing the case with my folks, No Egrets Antiques. If you want to see more of the primitive antiques and vintage collectibles, look for case number 95, located on the third floor. Just step off the elevator, turn to your right, and you’ll see it just across from the wrap desk with the helpful staff. (Today, Bethany was working up there — turns out, she’s originally from North Dakota! What a hoot!) More photos will be shared on our Facebook page. Right now, I’m off to do some more antiquing in Wisconsin before I leave for Fargo tomorrow morning. *wink*

antiques on second case 95

primitives antiques vintage in milwaukee

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Tomorrow, I, the wifey, will be driving to Wisconsin with a van (nearly) full of antiques & vintage collectibles. The first few days I will be helping my parents, No Egrets Antiques, with an estate sale they are managing. Then on the 15th, we will be starting selling at our latest antique mall, Antiques on Second in Milwaukee! (All this less than two weeks after our recent buying trip in Wisconsin — no wonder we haven’t been posting much!)

I will post photos once we are moved in and it’s official. Meanwhile, take a look at the new-to-you old items in our Etsy shop!

western vintage dolly toy pinups

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We’re working at Exit 55 Antiques today. (The store is open until 5pm.) Not only are we looking forward to seeing you, but we’ve brought in more new-to-you-but-old-stuff, like this vintage wooden folk art shadowbox shelf. Don’t you just love the zig-zags?! Handmade, slightly primitive, and just $69. If you can’t come in, call and see about having it shipped to you: 1.218.998.3088. And keep an eye on our Facebook page for more photos of our other unique antiques and vintage collectibles.

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Can an antique book be called a history book? It can when the book covered 30 years of history before its printing!

This lovely hardcover copy of Football at Minnesota: The story of thirty years’ contests on the gridiron (Minnesota Alumni Weekly, November 9, 1914) is in our case at Exit 55 Antiques. It features lovely old local MN advertising too.

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