Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - More Bees

It's that time of the week again. Thursday! I missed posting last week. I did stop in at Suzanne's last week to see what others shared. Make sure you stop by Coloradolady's place this week to see the fabulous vintage items my friends are sharing.

Several weeks ago, I shared my non-vintage collection of bees along with my vintage beehive cookie jar. If you missed it, you can see that post here.

I want to share some new bee items I have acquired since that post.








This is not a vintage item as its copyright is 1990, but I wanted to share it as another one of those unusual finds from Hubs. I have no plans to make this bee glove as I already have a manufactured one.






I've been doing some EBay shopping. Very dangerous! Recently I purchased two separate lots of vintage embroidery transfers. I knew this pattern was in one lot. Click on the picture to enlarge it. The price sticker on it says "CO-OP" and cost nineteen cents.


In the other lot, to my surprise, I found this one. It has a price sticker and cost nineteen cents as well. This one is from Sprouse-Reitz Co. Inc. Anyone ever hear of this store? I'm not familiar with it.

I've been busy getting ready for a trip home next week so I will miss posting to VTT again next week. On my return, I will check in to see all your goodies.


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16 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What great patterns. I know what you mean about ebay...it can be trouble if your are not careful. Looks like you found some great treasures. I love the embroidery ones. Have a great week and trip! See ya' when you get home. Be safe!

Roslyn Atwood said...

ebay is dangerous for me when I go vintage quilt top/block hunting!

Marie Reed said...

What a funny little bee glove! I like that the packaging is in French too! It may not bee vintage but the box has such a retro feel to it!

Threeundertwo said...

I love vintage transfers! Those are so cute. It's fun to have a theme to hunt for.

ClassyChassy said...

That bee glove is neat - and the transfers are wonderfully fun!

Elizabeth said...

Great patterns, Bea, especially the glove bug!
If you write your VTT post before you go, you can have it go up on Thursday with the "Post Options". If you decide to do that, let me know and I'll put you in Mr. Linky.
Hope you've had a chance to visit my giveawys.

foxxy said...

I love vintage transfers. They are so neat to collect.

Susan said...

So cute that you found these transfer of bees. I love old transfers. Have a safe trip!

Sarah said...

Found this in Wikipedia:
Sprouse-Reitz is a defunct chain of five and dime stores based out of Portland, Oregon. Sprouse-Reitz started around 1909 and at its peak had nearly 400 stores in the Western United States. In 1991, the company tried to revive itself by renaming stores Sprouse!. Sprouse-Reitz decided to liquidate and close its final 84 stores after failing to find a buyer in late 1993.

Cool old transfers!

Miri said...

Great transfers...the Vogart bees are hilarious! Bee Relaxed... Bee Thrifty... but Bee Smart- Bring humor into your kitchen is the best! :)

Donna said...

Great patterns....I look on ebay for those also...not to buy just to look at them...

mannequin said...

Oh those are so cute! What a little treasure for you!

Amy said...

oooh those are cool! I think I would've loved the glove bee when I was that age :-)

Jan Ely said...

Cute! I bet you have more "bee" items!!! Thanks for sharing! BTW, love your background and signature!

CC said...

What little treasures you have. I have the first bee transfer..it's so cute. Came in that big box of patterns I bought. I know what you mean about ebay. I love shopping there,but ummm, sometimes I don't know when to stop. :). Happy VTT and hope your weekend is a lovely one.

Dawn said...

To bee, or not to bee--that is the question--those are cute patterns!