Just a darling little vintage (nearly antique; circa 1930s) carved wooden cuckoo clock from Germany (or Austria) — just look at the the clock face framed by a pair of gnomes!

1930s cuckoo clock

old german austrian cuckoo clock with gnomes

Measures 10 inches tall; 9 inches wide (at the widest point of the roof), 5 inches deep.

And, as you will see & hear, it sure does work!

This old cuckoo clock is for sale, with a price of $200. It is currently on the wall in our booth space at Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls, MN. We *will* ship! If you are interested, contact us or call the antique shop at 218.998.3088. (The shop is open daily between 10 am and 5 pm, central time.)

vintage antique cuckoo clock

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I don’t like to throw anything out, if I can help it. I suppose that’s true of most lovers of vintage items and antiques… Many of these “old used things” can go on to live another life — if you can only see what they can be!

Sometimes, however, no matter how inspired I am, I just don’t have the time to make the things I see in my mind’s eye; those things we put up for sale. Like these antique wooden organ pieces. Wouldn’t they make great birdhouses? These are available at Exit 55 Antiques (Fergus Falls, MN).

antique wooden pieces from an organ

(More photos of these on our Facebook page.)

And these old spigots and turn-handles make lovely sculptural flowers — that last long after Summer has come & gone. These can be found in our space at Antiques On Broadway (Fargo, ND). (Another photo of these is also on our Facebook page.)

vintage outdoor faucet handles

If you have the inclination to get crafty and repurpose these beauties, contact the stores — or us, and we can get them to you!

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More photos of great things we just brought in for sale at Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls, MN, that I just love. The feature of this little set-up is the antique child’s chair. Details on the chair can be found here. Other special pieces include the antique doily holder, a ceramic black poodle bank, a smokey-colored glass decanter, a floral tin, catalog or salesman’s cards for Italian lamps, and those theatre pieces from a production of The Nerd. As always, if interested in anything shown here you can contact us here; call me, Deanna, directly at (701) 306-6145; or call the shop directly at (218) 998-3088. And keep an eye on our Facebook page for more photos of our antiques and collectibles.

antique child's chair and pieces

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Sometimes, decorating a booth space at an antique mall is much fun as decorating your house. The only sad thing is seeing how cool the set-up looks and wishing you could take it all back home with you and re-do the house. Unfortunately, hubby won’t let me do that. But if you love chippy-paint antique tables, antique wood, and a primitive look, then you’ll understand how I feel about this:

love wood antlers

I love the look of the antlers by the insides of an antique piano. Even more amazing, the old newspaper adhered to the top of the old one-drawer wooden farm house table has the word “pianos” front and center!

chippy green table

piano parts at exit 55 antiques

chippy heaven

We brought a lot of cool stuff in with us today, working at Exit 55 Antiques (Fergus Falls, MN). We’ll be posting more photos at our Facebook page, so “like” and follow us there to see them all.

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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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We will be bringing in some new old items to sell at Exit 55 Antiques (Fergus Falls, MN) when we’ll be working at the store this Saturday, October 20, 2012.

The store hours are 10 am to 5 pm, and whether you want to buy, sell, talk about antiques and collectibles, or just want to window shop, we hope to see you there!

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One of the things we like best about selling vintage items is finding the right homes for the gems we find. We consider ourselves more like adoption assistants for objects than dealers just trying to make a living, and as such we often find ourselves smiling when we don’t make a sale but make connections with people over objects. A recent example of this occurred at Facebook.

One of the owners of Exit 55 Antique’s page posted a photo of a rather large vintage sewing sampler we have for sale in our booth there, and a gentlemen named Dick Linhart left the following comment:

Since my Bride is a whiz with threads, yarns, and needles of all shapes and sizes, we have a great many of her creations personalizing our Cottage. It was that early ’70s era when stamped cross-stitch kits, patterns for knit & crochet wearables, and quilts started the revival of handiwork which exploded in 1976–the 200th anniversary of our nation’s independence. Apparently, Sharon or her family do not appreciate her handiwork; I hope you find loving home for this charming creation.

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If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you know that we’ve expanded our antiques and vintage collectibles business by going from a case at Exit 55 Antiques to a booth. While this image makes it all look like magic, we spent nearly five hours Saturday night moving all the items in, arranging them, and vacuuming and cleaning up after ourselves. You can stop in any day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see all our goodies, but if come in this Saturday, September 22, 2012, you’ll find us working there too!

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