Batsto Red Cedar Glass Pitcher

I found this deep amber colored glass pitcher at the Columbus Farmer’s market while rummaging through boxes. I held it up to the early morning sunlight and was delighted to see a deep amber with dark red highlights, no chips, no cracks, and BATSTO NJ 2 embossed on the bottom.  Apparently, this lovely glass commemorative pitcher #2 was made in Wheaton Village in 1980 for the Batsto Village Gift Shop from the red saw dust from the heartwood of a 150 year old red cedar tree that was milled at Batsto following a storm.  It stands 4 1/2″ tall and looks amazing when the sun shines through.

Available for purchase on Artfire 

Antique Swing Arm Toaster

Antique Swing Arm Toaster 1920s

This antique toaster has a nice art deco style, made in the 1920s by Landers Frary and Clark in New Britain Connecticut. The swing arm mechanism works fine and was designed to flip the bread to enable toasting on both sides. Nice nickel finish, could use a good cleaning and polishing. There is no cord included with this gem. Vintage toaster measures 6 1/2 inches tall, base is 7 inches by 4 inches.

Find more photos and information about purchasing this item HERE. 


Vintage Scottie Dog Wooden Desk Box

Vintage Carved Wood Scottish Terrier Dog Desk Set With Hinged Box

Looking for a new home! This interesting Scottie dog carved desk set, made in Germany, early 1900s, features a Scottish Terrier with glass eyes, a serious “dog on duty” face, guarding the carved wooden hinged box beside him. “Made in Germany” is stamped on the bottom. The base measures 5 1/2″ long by 2 3/4″ wide. Scottie dog is 2 3/4″ tall. The hinged box measures 3 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.

Available for purchase on Artfire and see more photos HERE.

The Cream In My Coffee

Vintage Creamer Collection

Vintage Creamers

Rosenthal Porcelain Creamer
from North German Steamship Line Bremen 1930s

Small creamer in light gray and white from the Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Line with the company emblem in gold – a crossed anchor and the Bremen key surrounded by oak leaves. This vintage little creamer measures only 2 inches tall and is, I believe, from the 1930s. This vintage little creamer measures only 2 inches tall and is, I believe, from the 1930s. Rosenthal Germany is marked on the bottom. No chips, cracks or rough spots. The North German Lloyd S. S. Co. was founded in 1857 and quickly attained a dominant position in the transatlantic cargo and passenger business.

Listed for sale on Artfire ~

Fascinating accounts of the history of the North German Lloyd S. S. Co., Bremen can be found here:

The Norddeutscher Lloyd – Passenger lists and Emigrant ships from Norway Heritage

History of the North German Lloyd Steamship Co., Bremen (1898)

Vintage Syracuse China Creamer Pitcher
Dinkler Hotels Restaurant Ware

This creamer pitcher features the second logo, black and white with letters D and H, used in the Dinkler Hotels. This particular piece was made by Syracuse China in Syracuse NY in August 1956, according the 8-KK stamp on the bottom. (See photos)

A 1956 advertisement for The St. Charles in New Orleans, “one of the completely air-conditioned and modern Dinkler Hotels in the South!”, lists other Dinkler Hotels ~ The Dinkler-Tulwiler in Birmingham, The Dinkler – Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, The Dinkler Plaza in Atlanta and The Dinkler – Andrew Jackson in Nashville.

This creamer stands 4 inches tall and measures 4 inches from the end of the spout to the top end of the handle. Great piece of Southern hotel history.

Listed for sale on Artfire

Scammell China in Trenton made the lovely creamer with a blue scroll pattern, a basket of fruit and an urn. It’s called Derby Blue circa 1925 – 1929.

The Poetry and Song of Ireland

The Poetry and Song of Ireland by John Boyle O’Reilly

The Poetry and Song of Ireland 1887
The Poetry and Song of Ireland 1887

This is a First Edition, in remarkable condition, of The Poetry and Song of Ireland with Biographical Sketches of her Poets, compiled and Edited by John Boyle O’Reilly, illustrated with steel and wood engravings. There is an inscription written in pencil on first page that reads: “Mr. to Mrs. E Ibbetson 1892 “. The book was printed in 1887 by Gay Brothers & Co., New York. Corners of the green embossed and gilt hardcover and spine do show some wear, while spine is intact and endpages are attached. A small
dash of the gilt can be found on the bottom paper edge but the rest is gone. I found a half inch rip on the top of one illustration and Most of the engravings of the poets still have the protective paper in place, however, there are light brown spots on the margins where the protective paper didn’t cover the poets’ biographical sketches. Book measures 8″ wide, 10″ tall and 3” thick with 814 pages. This rare antique book of The Poetry and Song of Ireland is in very good condition and would make a fabulous addition to your library.

Available for purchase in my Artfire shop:

The S.S. Grand View Point

I found this interesting gravy boat at a yard sale this weekend. Restaurant ware 1930s made by Warwick China for Joseph Horne Co. Pittsburgh, PA. No chips, nicks or repairs. The ship on the front was nothing like I’d ever seen before but the words beneath it, “S.S. Grand View Point” gave me something to “Google” to find out more about where it came from.

S.S. Grand View Point


What I discovered is The S.S. Grand View Point Hotel, also known as the Ship of the Alleghenies, was Herbert Paulson’s vision and quite the roadside attraction on the Lincoln Highway in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Built in the shape of a steamer ship, the Grand View Point Hotel officially opened on May 29, 1932, five floors with dining and sleeping quarters and a “grand view” of three states and seven counties from the observation deck – and docked on an Allegheny mountainside. In the late 1970s, Herbert Paulson died and it was sold, renamed Noah’s Ark and eventually fell into disrepair. The ship shaped building burned down to the ground in 2001.

Listed for sale in my Artfire shop

Be sure to check out this website:
The Grand View Ship Hotel Tribute Pages
Honoring the “Ship of the Alleghenies,” 1932-2001

And there’s a book!

Antique Bottles On My Window Sill

19thcenturybottlesThere are three 19th century antique bottles sitting on the window sill on top of an old Singer Sewing Machine cabinet drawer.  I’ve had them forever, never really thought about selling any of them until I started to do a little research and started asking around about them.

One of them, the teal Gargling Oil bottle made in Lockport New York, is rather common.  This one I have listed in my shop on Artfire ~ PattyAnn’s Vintage and Other Cool Stuff.

The other two are not so common and would make a fine addition to someone’s antique bottle collection.  They are not currently listed for sale but I have gotten a few offers.  Interested?  Make me an offer I can’t refuse – Contact Me Here

Antique Medicine Bottle Dr. Hoofland’s Sudorific C M Jackson Philadelphia

This antique pale green bottle of Dr. Hoofland’s Sudorific For Any Disease of the Lungs or Throat was manufactured and distributed by CM Jackson Philadelphia. Rectangled antique bottle has beveled corners, opened pontil scar  and recessed panels on all four sides with embossed letters:

OF (on bevel)
THE (on bevel)

The cork is still inside the collared top. Visible inside the neck are cracks, swirls, bubbles. Open pontil scar is sharp as well as a small chip right below the collar on the outside. This 19th century medicine bottle measures 5 1/2″ tall and 2″ wide.

Sudorific, relating to or causing sweating, would have been used to reduce fever and aid in eliminating toxins in a patient’s body?

Dr. Hoofland (Dr. Christolph Wilheim Hueflin) was a German doctor who introduced his Celebrated German Bitters to America in 1850. C.M. Jackson (Charles M. Jackson) located at 120 Arch Street in Philadelphia, began manufacturing and selling his products until 1863.


Aquamarine Antique Bottle Rare Find Crocker’s Gum Elastic Self Polishing Blacking

This one, apparently, is a rare find! Made between 1856 – 1860 at New London Glass Works in Connecticut, this light aquamarine, rectangled antique bottle has beveled corners and recessed panels. The front panel has embossed letters:


Open pontil scar on the recessed bottom has sharp edges and a few rough spots on the lower outer collar of inward rolled top. No cracks, minor scratching. Measures 5 1/2″ tall and 1 3/4″ wide.



Taltos Fortune Teller Tea Cup

“Perchance this cup will show it thee. Would’st thy fortune like to see?” is written around the outside of the cup. In the center of the cup is a sailing ship surrounded by fortune-telling symbols. Saucer is decorated with the signs of the zodiac, a shamrock is in the center. Both the saucer and the cup are in lovely condition. The original 1970s Taltos Fortune Telling Teacup and saucer by Jon Anton Ironstone – Made In England for A.G.D. Reg. No. 947345/6 was  available in my Artfire Shop at but has been SOLD.

Jon Anton Fortune Tellers Tea Cup and Saucer

My husband had accompanied a friend to a tea leaf reader who offered to tell him his fortune too. She told him to take a long walk and he would meet his Queen of Hearts an had he walked out her front door and turned left, he would   have walked right past my house. We met in the Deserted Village of Allaire six months later where I worked in the General Store on one of his long walks   through the park. It was love at first sight and we’ve been happily married for 35 years. I don’t read tea leaves but I do believe.