Vintage Flair

Vintage Flair Collection

Vintage flair collection holds vintage items from the past. Why do we love antiques so much? For some, antiques hold sentimental value, for others, there’s a certain charm to the old-time ways of living.

Antiques allow us to directly feel in contact and be a part of a far deeper past than our own lifetimes include. When you understand the thinking behind the building and design of the artifact, you add those thinking processes and appreciations of the world to your own.


In Working Order

Vintage cast iron water pump on one of our friend's properties in the country.<br />
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The cast iron, well pump still works and you can pump water into wooden buckets next to the pump to water trees and plants on the property.

Vintage cast iron water pump on one of our friend’s properties in the country.

The cast iron, well pump still works and you can pump water into wooden buckets next to the pump to water trees and plants on the property.


Glazed Crock and Salt Crock

Glazed Crock and Salt Crock

Glazed crocks and two-toned brown glazed crocks have held my attention since I was a little girl. They say you fall in love with memories. I can attest to that.

The finger handle jugs have stories contained within them. Years have passed us by but still, live on within us. Every time I see a whiskey jug I remember the stories of my great-grandparents and grandparents making dandelion and cherry wine.

Link to recipes

When I see crocks I immediately am reminded of those old stories. A smile graces my face and warmth fills my heart.


Under Lock & Key

Under Lock and Key

I was attracted to the rusty patina on the lock and the bright brass coloring of the key.


Time Flies When Your Are Having Fun

Time Flies When Your Are Having Fun

Vintage Big Ben Westclox and this gem is still in working order and shows a nice patina starting around the edges.


Laid Ashore Old Wooden Boat

Laid Ashore  Old Wooden Boat



A wooden retired fishing boat gracefully sits upon the shoreline of Lake Michigan.


40’s Sewing Room

40's Sewing Room

Replica of a 40’s sewing room and shoe workshop. I remember my great-grandparents heating their home with one of those stoves.


Retired Farm Equipment

Retired Farm Equipment

It is not uncommon to find old retired farm equipment sitting in open fields in Wisconsin. Winter is the best season to find hidden pieces of beautifully patinaed art laying among the white snow backdrop.


Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

I have a vast collection of antique and vintage bowls and cooking gear. Thanks to my mom’s packrat collecting skills. That is something we shared in common. Our love for McCoy bowls, vintage wooden spoons, rolling pins, and cookie cutters.

When she went through her items when moving from her home to her apartment, my daughter brought me home a box.

One of my favorite things to do is bake and cook using those antique kitchen items. It now reminds me of her and my grandma.


Stoneware Wine Jugs

Stoneware Wine Jugs

This is another version of the picture above. When a friend needs a piece of art for their walls and is trying to match a certain decor or color scheme, there could be some picture alterations done. This is one for all you modern country fans with Farmhouse Gray or Greige color schemes.


Parked for the Winter

Parked for the Winter

Found this old rusty bike parked for the winter along a hand-crafted fence in a small town in Wisconsin.


All Tooled Up

All Tooled Up

An old metal workshop, featuring a vintage workbench with the tools from the day. Complete the workshop to make metal crafts.


Have a Seat

Have a Seat

Old spindle back wooden chair outside of an 1850’s hand-hewn log cabin.


American Cash Register

American Cash Register

The American Cash Register Company was in business from 1911 until 1922. I absolutely love to see the brass cash registers on display today


Locks Of Love

Locks Along a Chain Link  Fence

I found out what the meaning of the locks left behind was. The locks were left behind to remember loved ones that had been lost, celebrate marriages, births, and a number of additional reasons.


In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Another piece of farm equipment is in the tall grass. A common Wisconsin country field decoration.


Chevron Gas Pump

Blue Gas Pump

With the evolution of the gas pump, the clock face pump started replacing the Visible pump. The calculator-style pump was soon to follow.


Chevron In Red

Red Old Gas Pump

Loving the wear and tear that is visible on this old Chevron gas pump. The chippy paint and green patina of the metal in the upper right are phenomenal.


The Better To See You With

The Better To See You With

Many sources state that eyeglasses were invented in 1317. Other sources claim that Benjamin Franklin invented glasses, and while he did invent bifocals, eyeglasses were around before that.

This pair depicts the classic round frames that many people still enjoy today.


Oldie But Goodie

Oldie but Goodie

Payphones are becoming harder to find in public.

The world’s first pay telephone was invented by William Gray and developed by George A. Long, and was installed on the corner of Main Street and Central Row in downtown Hartford, Connecticut in 1889. -source


Old Butter Churner

Old Butter Churner

What you find in an old turn-of-the-century barn!


OK Champion Plow

OK Champion Plow

An old OK Champion farm plow retired from action. Now set among the pines as a piece of property decor in Door County, Wisconsin


Old Hay Wagon

Old Hay Wagon

A uniquely painted hay wagon. Back in the day, farmers would mix all their extra paint together and paint their wagons. This one is most certainly a product of using that design method.


Operator – How Can I Connect Your Call?

Operator - How Can I Connect Your Call?

The old telephone switchboard. Operators would connect your call by plugging in the wire between two parties. My, how things have changed over the years.



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