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    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been busy moving my shop to Facebook. Look there if you would like to buy any of the items from my post or videos!

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Welcome to Auntie Tina's Antiques

This site is dedicated to the sharing history and information about vintage and antiques items. Everything has a story and I'm here to share it!

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Can we bring hats back? A little bit of hat history.

I like hats. I have been told that I look good in hats, but I’m not entirely sure that is true.  Sadly, wearing hats in today’s world is just not the “thing”.  Sure, some women can get away with wearing baseball hats occasionally.   And, if you go to the Kentucky Derby, it is expected. I […]

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Clever little compacts!

I have to admit, writing about make up compacts was kind of odd to me.  I don’t really think about makeup at this point in my life.  However, these decorative compacts did intrigue me.  And, well there was a chance to research something new I had never considered before. When I began examining my personal […]

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Uranium Glass (aka Vaseline Glass)

If you saw my video on uranium glass, you know the only way to tell if a piece of glassware is really uranium glass, or aka Vaseline glass, is to hold a black light up to it.  This made me wonder, when were black lights invented? Guess what! There is a site dedicated to everything […]

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I’m still here!

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I know it has been a while since I posted something new.  I have been switching the blog page over to the new site and I have finally opened an Auntie Tina’s Antiques store on Etsy.  I have mostly listed some of my latest things I have collected.  There is a set of Taylor Smith […]

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New Site!

Welcome to my new site.  I’m still learning the ins and outs of WordPress so expect some changes!  Meanwhile here are some of the upcoming topics I am working on: vintage makeup cases: I have found some really pretty ones! Vaseline glass: This stuff glows under a black-light! I think I will do a Halloween […]

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Carnival Glass

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Before I started researching the different types of vintage glassware that I inherited, I honestly didn’t know there was a difference between “Depression Glass” and “Carnival Glass”.  And I guess the distinction for some people is fine enough that it could all fall under the same label.  But, it isn’t the same thing, not really. […]

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Carnival Prizes

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It’s carnival time around here!  The state fair will start in just a couple of days.  My daughter’s school will have their Fall Carnival next week.  Oh, joy.  Bouncy houses and cheap prizes are in my future!  Hopefully, there won’t be any more goldfish! We brought one home a couple of years back.  That silly […]

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Blue Ridge Pottery

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Many years ago I took my son on a camping adventure.  We found our way to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.  I wish I could say it was magical from the moment we turned on the road, but unless it was some really bad magic, I can’t!  That first day we hit the […]

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Vintage Jewelry: Rhinestones

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Rhinestones Some of my favorite costume jewelry pieces are rhinestone pins.  When I was a kid I was convinced they could be diamonds, but no one else could figure it out but me!  I should mention here, I was born blond and sometimes I still am! I also thought the gold color under the yucky […]

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Vintage Jewelry, Earrings

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Vintage Earrings, clip ons When I was little I loved going through my grandmother’s earring collection! They were so pretty, but those clip on earrings! They hurt! Why on earth would someone choose to wear something like that? Did you wonder the same thing?  Well, it turns out there is a historical or social reason […]

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