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Antique store finds!

Well, I went into Southport Antique Mall not expecting to find much and left two hours later with two new (but old) radios, a piece of Depression glass, and a vintage doily!

First, here’s my pink Depression glass ice bucket (sitting on the vintage doily).  I’ve seen a lot of Depression glass, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen an ice bucket.  It’s surprisingly heavy!

photo (13)Next, here is a Sonora brand radio, which I’ve discovered is from 1948.  I got it for a great price, considering it’s in really good condition!

photo (7)And finally, this is a Wards Airline radio.  This one is my new favorite radio. It’s gorgeous.  The problem is that I can’t identify what year it’s from.  These radios, sold by Montgomery Ward, were made by a company called Wells-Gardner.  This one is model number WG-193, and I can’t locate any information on it.  The closest I can find is model number WG-197, which came out in 1936.  So I’m guessing it’s from the 30s.

photo (8)So here are all four of my console-style radios.  (I also have a floor model radio that’s upstairs, but it’s not in good condition.)

photo (4)Also, due to starting my new website (details on that coming soon), I bought the cookbook below on eBay and it arrived today.  It’s a Mary Lee Taylor cookbook from 1941.  (And if you’ve never heard her, you need to look her up.  She read recipes over the air and repeated everything so the listener had time to write it all down!) She had a radio show for over 20 years and was sponsored by Pet Milk.

Anyway, that was my loot from the antique mall.  (I also bought a cute little Prada bag that I’m 99.5% sure is a knock-off, but I don’t care because it’s perfectly-sized!)

3 thoughts on “Antique store finds!”

  1. Rachel – Your finds are gorgeous and I am enjoying your site. Can’t wait to see what else you post. The ice bucket is beautiful! Pink glass is a gorgeous find. I’ve also never seen a pick glass ice bucket. The radios are beautiful!!! I’m looking forward to any thing else you share, including the vintage recipes. Have fun, and continue sharing!!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing, Rachel! It is impressive you found a Depression-era glass. I wish the cooks I watch on television, when I find the time, would repeat their ingredients. Some of them speak so fast because there is so little time.

    1. Or they make disgusting recipes! Trust me, some of Mary Lee Taylor’s recipes that I’ve transcribed are pretty gross. Spam??? No thank you!!!

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