Gardening in dressers & drawers is all the rage now. We posted a bunch of ideas on our Tumblr (this post specifically). And you can keep an eye on our Gardening Pinterest Board too. (As well as Facebook.) Just know that we have a slew of vintage wooden drawers over at F.A.R.M. – and we will be bringing ladders in too! Other dealers have drawers and dressers too. So stop in & be inspired!

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Check out the cute vintage figural kid’s desk!

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Pluto is made of wood, the legs are metal. The desktop is complete with lifting chalkboard top (so you can store chalk, etc.).

Marked Walt Disney Productions, this vintage bit of Disneyana was likely made in the 1960s.

Super cute — and in wonderful shape — this cutie is in our space at F.A.R.M. (booth #40, right next to the check out desk) at SuLaine’s. As always, email if interested. (We *do* ship!)

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A trio of lovely antique advertising pieces. The first two are very large tins, one for Sears Rivera Brand Coffee and the other for Sweet Cuba Tobacco.

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Also shown (a bit) in this photo of the two tins is the antique copper cigar humidor, inscribed “To Schultz.”

More photos of these tins:

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To help you get an idea of scale, here’s the antique tobacco can on a vintage picnic basket:

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All of these are in our space at SuLaine’s Antique Mall, Detroit Lakes, MN.

If you were impressed by the size of those cans, check out this huge antique Cream City Flour Bin & Sifter!

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A close-up of the gold advertising logo/graphics on the black metal bin:

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And, for a better idea of just how large this antique flour sifter is, here it is shown next to a vintage high chair & other items in our booth at F.A.R.M. (booth #40, right next to check-out desk).

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UPDATE: Just learned that the Sears, Roebuck and Company (Chicago) tin sold. The rest are still available!

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In case you missed it on our Facebook page, we recently moved into SuLaine’s Antique mall — it’s the largest antiques and collectibles center in Minnesota’s Detroit Lakes area. Here are a few photos from our space (dealer code “YES”).

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People have asked about the gorgeous antique plaster relief of Mary we previously showed you, so here’s some more info:

It came out of a very old Catholic church. It’s not so much a wall plaque; this old plaster piece was built into the alter or wall of a church — as evidenced by the carved and gilded wooden frame. A rather large architectural plaster relief religious medallion.

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Measurements:

23 inches by 27 inches, and 5 inches deep.

We are proud to present another turn of the church piece — a true antique religious item! Never seen another like it!

If interested, contact us for additional information and details. For now, it sits in our space at SuLaine’s. Price: $415

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We’ve been busy, setting up and refilling so often that we’ve been remiss in telling you that we are selling at the new Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market (F.A.R.M.). Today it is one month to the day the shop opened! It’s a great mix of true antiques, cool vintage, and unique repurposed, recycled, upcycled items.

This is just some of what we have there in our space. Or maybe we should say what we’ve had there — because things are selling fast! Our space os booth #40, which is located right next to the check-out desk. (We’re on the other side of the wall of ribbons and wrapping.)

The shop is open from noon until 6 pm today, so stop on in & see what’s there!

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If you like automobilia, if you’re looking for some cool vintage advertising for your man cave, take a look at these vintage metal auto part storage boxes.

Original metal wall-mounted tool cabinets which once hung in Sahr’s gas and service station in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, these were pretty stinkin’ dirty. This is them after being sprayed with the hose, before any scrubbing took place. But we cleaned them up and now they are spiffy enough to use in your home.

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Even better than metal advertising signs, these vintage metal cases hold things! They can be used, as they once were, as tool and supply cabinets to hold auto, fleet, farm, and marine parts; or you can store anything you’d like inside as there are shelves as seen in the photo above — but don’t worry, all clean now!

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I think the black and white box with the retro 70s car, boat, tractor, truck, bus, and boat graphics would be a cool way to store Matchbox and other collectible cars — for little and big boys. But once you buy it, fill it with what you like!

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Super functional; super cool.

Uncommon pieces as they were only available to service stations, auto supply shops, and the like; not for consumers.

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The taller upright metal Napa & Belden cases are likely from the late 1960s-1970s; the shorter, wider, unit with the green and gold Filko advertising is circa late 1940s-1950s.

You’ll find these items, and many others, in our booth at the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market this weekend in Wisconsin. Our booth is located outside, near the entrance to the flea, in booth #214. Call 701.306.6145 if you need help finding us!

PS We travel to the flea tomorrow, so keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates with photos!

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We salvaged a number of vintage metal rolling carts, also known as kitchen carts, utility carts, bar carts, etc. And by “salvaging” I mean they were in atrocious conditions… Rusting, covered in funky old contact paper, missing the rolling wheels, etc., they sure were “fixer uppers” for junkers like us.

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But, after lots of elbow grease, sanding, and spray painting, look how fabulous these two look!

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The super space-age mid-century modern design begged for some red paint to go with that fancy chrome!

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Next to the cart is an vintage industrial paper towel holder that we spiffed up to match. Because what racy red bar cart doesn’t risk some spills?

These pieces, and more, will be brought to this weekend’s Elkhorn Antique Flea Market in Wisconsin, where we expect they will go quickly!

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The opening weekend of the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market may have been rainy and not-so-nice, but we sold over half our inventory anyway! Since then, we’ve been focusing on restoring, repairing, painting, etc. of other furniture pieces in (and outside of) our shop.

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But here’s a sneak peek at some of what we’ll be bringing to the next one on June 28th… That’s this weekend!

This vintage chest or cabinet served in the workshop — where it was likely made too. Note the drop-down storage and the black metal legs.

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Also, a vintage cabinet & kitchen table we salvaged and painted a a creamy butter yellow. Each is properly distressed for a country prim home. (Mighty cute for the dining room or the porch!)

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And this mossy green dresser got a few pale yellow stripes and a fresh coat of paint on top.

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Last (for right now!) this cute little table we gave a shabby finish and a shiny lacquor seal so it stays chippy — but keeps too much paint from coming off. It also makes the red tone of the wood really pop!

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Workin’ in our own workshop today — it’s equal parts storage, office & shipping headquarters, photography studio, and workshop or creative space. Just like us, this space is put to many uses! Since Antiques On Broadway closed, and we left Exit 55 Antiques, this is where we spend most of our work time. (If you see anything here that’s mentioned at being at either of those antique shops, please check our Etsy listings or contact us to see if we still have it. I’ve not yet gone about the business of updating all the links. But I’d certainly be glad to help you!)

Kind of embarrassing to show off the mess, but this is the first stop for all our estate shopping and picking hauls. I think it honestly shows just how much stuff — and work — there is in this business. How the sausage is made, so to speak. *wink* So come, take a tour!

Today we’re primarily sortin’ junk & rediscovering finds… Making piles of what needs cleaning, takin’ pictures of what’s ready to go… Busy, busy, busy! (That’s hubby there, taking photos!)

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This is our print station, where we custom cut, mat, and frame old prints — and those cool images we print on old paper and antique book pages. (We sell those in our new Etsy shop, LunaTique Bazaar.)

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These are some — just some — of the old books we’ve rescued to recycle and upcycle for these projects. (We promise, no good books in good conditions are harmed!)

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We have lots of books; the wifey is even downsizing some of her cookbook collection!

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And there are lots of vintage fashions and textiles to go through yet…

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We’ve been rather focusing on the lovely vintage lingerie, lately… But who can blame us?

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Soon we will begin working on larger projects, with furniture and the like. So stop back soon — and keep up with us on Facebook too. We share lots of photos and tips there.

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