June 26, 2019

Independence Day Holiday Schedule

Where did June go?!  It seems weather here in Northern California has gone from winter to summer and back to winter for a short time and now we've jumped into a hot summer and June is almost over!  July 4th is on a Thursday, so this holiday will be spread out through the weekend.  Vintage Gal Antiques will be open Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7.  We hope you have a safe and fun holiday! 


April 28, 2019

Grass Valley Old West Show

A really great show coming soon! 
Hope to see you in Grass Valley~stop by Vintage Gal's 
sales table! 

March 30, 2019

Vintage Gal Goes National!

I'm pretty excited for a friend who has a home featured in the new issue of Country Sampler Home Tours 2019!  But I'm also excited for me, because Vintage Gal Antiques is mentioned, too!!

The article is called Sweet Sensation and Karlee's home is full of all the wonderful country store antiques that I love!  An awesome antique country store bean counter, fantastic store bins and tins, a beautiful oak hoosier; everywhere you look there are some amazing pieces!  Karlee purchased some bathroom collectibles and quirky quack medicines from me and they are displayed in one of the photos.  

Vintage Gal Antiques is mentioned in the Resource Guide and I'm thrilled to be included! Thank you Karlee!

 If you get a chance, pick up a copy of the Country Sampler Home Tours magazine. There are some other gorgeous homes featured and lots of great decorating ideas, too.  Enjoy :)




February 19, 2019

Antique Western Memorabilia Show & Sale

Vintage Gal Antiques will be selling here!
It's one of my favorite shows - come and check it out!

Cheerful China ~ Spring Is Almost Here!


Blue Ridge China was manufactured by Southern Potteries Inc. from the 1930’s until 1957.  Well known for their underglaze decoration and colorful patterns, Blue Ridge pieces have been popular as dishware for cottagey and country d├ęcor.  The underglaze technique made the decorations more durable and even though basic patterns were used, no pieces are exactly alike due to all being hand-painted. Hundreds of patterns were made and, for the most part, painters freehanded the details. 
These differences made each piece an original work of art and truly distinctive.

By the time World War II broke out, Southern Potteries was one of the largest producers of china in the United States.  Its workforce was completely unionized and almost half of the employees were painters.  Starting wages for painters was 13 ½ cents an hour during 1941!  Although Southern Potteries employees over 1,000 workers and a leading producer of china, the company was unable to overcome the onset of plastic dinnerware introduced during the 1950’s.  By the end of 1956, Southern Potteries was down to approximately 600 employees; many of them only worked part-time.  In January, 1957, the board of directors voted to close the doors and did so without resorting to bankruptcy, providing stockholders with a final dividend. 

Over the years, Vintage Gal Antiques has carried several patterns of Blue Ridge China.  Currently, I have several pieces of the Chicory Pattern in the fluted, colonial shape, including a sugar and creamer set.  This pattern, primarily in yellow and blue colors, is one of the more difficult patterns to find.  I’ve displayed it with some Torquay glazed earthenware that is also very collectible. I love the rich cobalt blues alongside the happy colors of the Blue Ridge China.  Also featured is a large vintage ceiling tile and a new blue spatterware porcelain enameled cannister set. 

All Blue Ridge China pieces available separately or as a set.  Please email for price list for all items.