Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I love those MULTIPLES!

It is with delight that I join the MULTIPLES Blog Party.

My antiques business is ALL ABOUT multiples...most of the time that is my main criteria for buying something...

Can I get a lot of something....hose nozzles, tomato baskets, printers letters, whisk brooms....on and on....

Also, I look for common items that will look interesting in groups...below are some examples. Enjoy!!! Which do you like best?





























33 comments:

  1. Clock faces are great! enjoyed catchibg up with your blog this morning...inspiring, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  2. Fabulous multiples. I'll take 5 of each!!
    Rhonda

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  3. I like the beaded flowers, and I'm not sure what the other flower things are. Are those Christmas ornaments in the center of them?

    Sue

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  4. I collect small bottles so I would have to say that I love your collection of those...

    You do have some great collections, Joan!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. The butterflies! Definitely the butterflies! But they're all such great pictures that you really should write a book, Joan, and include them! You are The Queen!

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  6. Beautiful photography of your "multiples"!

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  7. You have some really neat items in your "multiples". I think it is nice that you have so much knowledge about so many things.

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  8. oh yes...I'll take all of those bottles please. lol. Wonderful multiples!

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  9. OK....I thought when I saw the bottles it was going to be a no-brainer....then I saw the clock faces, then the measuring tapes, then the flower frogs, and then the porcelain casters....love them all (and have a collection of all the above mentioned). If I ever get to your antiques business it would be deadly to my wallet!!
    Jane

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  10. Ooooh! I love them all too! I'm a sucker for old bottles, so I'm going to say that those are my favorites. :o) Great pics!

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  11. LOVE the clothes pegs, HATE the butterflies! (Just because they were killed by the collectors, you know - seems so wrong by modern standards). I made so many happy little peg dolls from pegs like that - it really takes me back! You have some great 'lots' (that's what they're called in French too, pronounced 'low').

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  12. The bottles are my very favorite! I would love to have ALL of those! Bisous... Julie Marie

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  13. I collect all that stuff too except for the paint brushes and the butterflies. I could probably do those too with all the painting I do and all the butterflies we get here. They're already dead in the greenhouses when I find them. I could never kill them either(noticed Floss mentioned that)
    Seems weird we used to do that as kids in school.

    xo,
    Carole

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  14. I like the clock or watch faces, the flower frogs, the old wheels, but I think my favorite is the butterflies. But only because it reminds me of my son's butterfly collection he had when he was a child. Brings back good memories.

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  15. Oh wow! I love your frogs and bottles! Isn't it neat all the different styles of flower frogs they made?

    Thanks for joining in the fun!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  16. I have really been enjoying this blog for the last month or so!! Is it odd that I'm actually jealous of your PILES? I feel so good when I have piles of treasures around (don't look in my front hallway, there may or may not be five different dressers that need to be listed for sale that I can't bring myself to do...) and I so love reading about your business, it's so inspiring for those of us who would love to open shop one of these days!!

    Cheers!

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  17. Already a follower!
    Love the clock faces and frogs!
    Anne

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  18. these images would make a beautiful set of note-cards..love them all. xo

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  19. How much fun you must have collecting all these treasures! Those butterflies are particularly stunning, thanks for sharing!

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  20. you've got some great stuff! i especially love those vintage measuring tapes!

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  21. Oh My Goodness, I just love all your "multiples" The butterfly collection is just amazing!!!
    Debra

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  22. I am definitely loving all your multiples Joan. Loving them!
    Hugs,
    June

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  23. Wow, you have all kinds of good things. I think the clock faces, have to be my favorite though.

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  24. You have amazing collections BUT I think the bottles are my favorite!

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  25. I really love the clock faces and clothes pins; but all your collections are neat!

    Nancy

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  26. The bottles are awesome-I am building my collection again after losing the last one in a house fire, and the paint brushes are something I never thought of grouping as a collection-I tend to hang on to well loved/abused paint brushes..looks like its time gather them up and find a cool container!

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  27. Yeah. You got me with the butterflies. Very cool.

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  28. OMG- I love love love collections of small things...I have sock darners, noisemaklers, flower frogs and mini French santons. I switched to collecting "things that can fit in a large wooden bowl" because of the propensity of my former in laws to constantly gift me with rabbit themed things after I declared- I like rabbits. I have discovered people rarely gift you with sock darners...which is GREAT cause I like finding them myself. That said, feel free to send me those rabbit garden markers:)

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  29. Ok, you know how to take great pics of cool rusty stuff. I'm sold. I'm your newest follower. weeeee!

    Donna

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