Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Orchids of Hawaii I-94 Tiki Mug Bowls, Japan, and the Usual Rusty Stuff, etc.

 Vintage Tiki Mug Bowls

There were about 20 more where these came from, the ones that got thrown into the dumpster. Mr. Cranberry surprised me with these two Tiki Bowls (whatever that is), and I was about to throw them out when I decided to look them up on Ebay. One was selling for $399 and another for $280. You're kidding??  They're about 8 inches across and sit on that greenish pedestal, hula dancers and palm trees, and they have a volcano in the center. One reads 'Orchids of Hawaii I 94' and 'Japan' on the bottom. The other, newer looking one has China written on the bottom.  It's amazing what is left behind on a demo site, what manages to escape the dumpster, and most of all, what is considered collectible.


 Feed'er in the barnyard.

This is just about the color I want to paint a white ex-hospital wardrobe to put in our youngest (married) son's ex-bedroom. The walls are a very pale hue of the same color, so I think this, along with a brushed on (or brushed over) rust or light brown color might look nice. I'm sure I can find that color in an Annie Sloan chalk paint, right?


 Some Amish machinery. No idea.
I'll have to ask Mr. Cranberry. He will probably know.
(Time has passed)
Okay, this is his guess: the one on the left - some sort of hoisting apparatus
The one on the right, a two-row cultivator



Vintage brick schoolhouse.
Someone's planning on visiting one of Wisconsin's 15,000 lakes.
(and just remember that bit of info next time you see a Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes, license plate)


Up until the mid-1950s, there was a country school house about every two miles. In about 1956, the country schools consolidated with the town schools, ostensibly to save money. We know how that's  worked out. Anyway, some of the buildings have since been turned into living quarters. Some tastefully, some not. Others have disappeared from the landscape altogether. I've always thought it would be great to live in an old schoolhouse and keep it looking like a schoolhouse, with maybe one wall (the one not seen from the road) being mostly glass, looking out onto a garden with bird feeders and a few sheep. In case one becomes available, we're ready with the 30-some chalk boards and a library full of books. (And no, I don't really have any intention of moving.)


 One of the prettier white barns in our neighborhood
Don't you love the chippy white treatment? ;-)


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39 comments:

laurie said...

I have always loved old schools and churches...I think it would be fun to live in one!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

OMG I want those bowls!!! Great post.

Dicky Bird said...

Yes, hula, tiki, Hawaii stuff is and has been going "high" on ebay. Good find! Love old barns and school houses! Many residences around here in the old school houses. We do have more lakes here!

Roan said...

Nice bowls. I think Mr. Cranberry is right with regard to the old equipment. I've seen a cultivator like that one behind Grandpa's barn. My aunt actually did live in an old schoolhouse for a few years. It was hard to tell it was a schoolhouse from inside. Love that barn! Thanks for linking up!

Paulette said...

Your husband certainly does find interesting things. Sell those Hawaiian items. Who would have thought they would go for such high prices. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Sandra said...

it amazes me that these old things from Japan are so collectible. i see it on Tv all the time and people don't know so they trash them. if i had the bowls i would sell them and buy the feeder... that is the things i would collect if i could and had space to put them...i remember all those country schools, there was a small one for each area.. grade 4 though 9 i went to those small schools..

Sally in WA said...

Amazing what the tiki bowls are going for! I never knew Wisconsin had 15,000 lakes, either. Interesting!

Mascha said...

What nice and charming old things! Like the white barn, it's great, I've never seen such an building in Germany -

Cathy said...

When we were out driving some country roads in Ohio on Saturday, we drove past a really old school house. In fact, the sign said it was the first brick school house in that county. Wish I'd stopped and taken a picture.

That is a really cool barn. I'm typically drawn to red barns, but that one is really neat.

Vee said...

I think I would very much enjoy a visit to your corner as long as I could be home for supper. Ha! We share a fun dream of living in a schoolhouse. There's a small one that I have featured on my blog before near here that is so charming. I love what the owners have done with it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A tiki bowl...looks like something they served poi in. Who knows. Yep, another man's junk is certainly treasures to others.

Love the barn, and I've seen the 2 row cultivator before. Of course, I had no idea what they were 'til now.

Cheryl said...

Quick, quick...get those bowls on eBay!! That's a find!

I, too, love the idea of living in an old schoolhouse. (Have you ever read the blog "Pleasant View Schoolhouse"? That family does exactly that.)

TexWisGirl said...

always like your wisconsin views. the hoist with the cable and belt-wheel is neat! and way to go on those weird bowls!

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...those bowls are something else...never seen anything like them! What a good hubby you have! Love all of these rusty beauties and buildings.

Tanya Breese said...

holy moly, i'm glad you didn't throw those out!

Pamela Gordon said...

What an interesting bowl(s). I'm guessing the one of the right might be of more value just by the painting on it. I wonder what they were used for. I like the rusty old farm equipment and the barn. A lot of old schools and churches have been transformed into homes in our parts. They would have a lot of character with blackboards and maps.

Halcyon said...

You found some nice "rubbish" examples. I always think old machinery is interesting!

camp and cottage living said...

Thanks for the tour around your neighborhood. I always enjoy seeing the old farm implements and barns.
Oh my goodness, who would guess anyone would pay that much for the Hawaiian pottery? And there were more in the dumpster? You'd better send hubby back for more diving!

Felicia said...

wonderful images Judy. I LOVE the barn image. glad hubby brought you some valuables.

September Violets said...

I take it you're not impressed with your tiki bowls. Pretty high prices, maybe you could sell them or trade in for a school house. Your number of lakes is cute ;) Wendy x

marilyn said...

just lots of interesting stuff in this post... enjoyed it all and I do like the color of that old feeder in the barnyard

bj said...

Great post..
the chippy paint on the barn looks awesome..ON THE BARN...but I don't like chippy paint on my furniture. I know a lot of people LOVE it...I'm the same way about RUST....just not for Sweet Nothings..:)
hugs, bj

Valerie said...

Wow! Those bowls are quite a find! I love that old white barn. How lovely and tranquil.
Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

Terri D. said...

Oh, I love that barn! Your Mr. Cranberry is a keeper, bringing home treasures like those ceramic beauties. My Joe is not a keeper or treasure hunter, at all. Probably a good thing, since I have been known to go overboard.

Terri D. said...

Oh, I love that barn! Your Mr. Cranberry is a keeper, bringing home treasures like those ceramic beauties. My Joe is not a keeper or treasure hunter, at all. Probably a good thing, since I have been known to go overboard.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Great find! Wow! That white barn looks huge, its roof line is so interesting.

Nancy Shuman said...

As always, I love your wonderful rusty things (I feel I've found a kindred heart in your various loves). And that barn is magnificent!

Blackberry Lane said...

Wonderful array of photos today. I hear so much talk about the Annie Sloan paint. I'd like to try something "small" some time!!!

bettyl-NZ said...

I'm really liking that white barn! It's quite different from any I've ever seen.

Trace4J said...

Wow what a cool bowl.
And I always wanted to live in a old barn.
I think a old school house filled with books would be just perfect for you.
Woolie Blessings & Prayers

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh that white barn in your neighborhood is absolutely beautiful!!

Susie said...

Wow, what a find ! Isn't it kind of funny, what we would just throw away. The old school house is really in decent shape. An fellow living in a school house down the road passed away last week. When I drove Emma by there and saw they were cleaning it out...I said "oh the man living there must have died." She said , "someone lived there ! What is that place?" Wish you could have seen her face when I said it was a one room schoolhouse , and that the kids went to outside restrooms when it was for school. LOL Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

Yes, shocking on those bowls being worth so much...never know do you? LOVE the picture of the barn...

Stephanie said...

Lovely pictures, Judy! The photos of the rusty old items remind me of my grandpa and his yard :)

And those bowls are fabulous! Enjoy :) Hugs to you!

Mama Hen said...

I love the pictures of the old school houses. It is amazing what things can be found ready for the trash and it truly is a treasure. Those bowls are really neat! I think Mr. Cranberry certainly had a good find! :)
Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wow- you just never know. I watch Antiques Roadshow when I remember it's on. I am always amazed at the values they put on things.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

It's amazing what some items will fetch. They say one person's rubbish is another man's treasure don't they. The chipped white barn looks so interesting. Take care xx

Ida said...

Wow it's true then that "One man's trash is another man's treasure." What a great find with those Tiki Dishes.

Neat looking rusty stuff too and a cool white barn, the peeling paint adds great character.

pattisjarrett said...

I've never heard of a tiki bowl, either, and sure wouldn't have expected that kind of price. I do like that white barn. Always enjoy the rusty things, too.

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