KathyKay

Collections

KathyKay has not created any collections yet. What are collections?

KathyKay

Rhode Island

I've had a love for antiques and collectibles for many years. My mother had an antique shop when I was a kid, she dragged me to flea markets and auctions each weekeI've had a love for antiques and collectibles for many years. My mother had an antique shop when I was a kid, she dragged me to flea markets and auctions each weekend. I learned how to refinish furniture, cane chairs and appreciate the beauty in something that most people considered trash by helping her. I still enjoy the hunt for the next great find, my current love is trunks. KSzura@aol.com (Read more)

Posts

See all 46
Small Zinc Covered Trunk with Brass Lock - Furniturein Furniture
Jenny Lind 32 Inch Five Brass Band Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Table Talk Wooden Pie Crate   - Advertisingin Advertising
Large Slat Trunk - Fall River Trunk Company - Furniturein Furniture
Pyramid Yellow Pitcher with Glasses Indiana Art Deco Depression Glass - Glasswarein Glassware
Paper Covered Doll Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Advertising Signs Collected over the Years  - Advertisingin Advertising
Small Zinc Covered Trunk with Brass Lock - Furniturein Furniture
Large Oak Slat Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Jenny Lind Doll Trunk - Furniturein Furniture

Comments

  1. Drill - That is a crazy looking trunk.
  2. trunkman - thank you. This trunk is one of my favorites, the size is great and I love the way the zinc looks.
  3. Thanks for the love FatBoy64, melaniej. fortapache, officialfuel and OneGoodFind
  4. jscott0363 - Thanks. I used Trunkman's recommendation of lemon juice and fine steel wool to clean the zinc. Works great and brings out the beautiful color of the zinc. Polished the brass lock and...
  5. Typing issues in my previous comment, replaced gasket.
  6. I love coke coolers. I have one that we keep on the shed porch. We replaced the electrical cord and casket, that is all we did to get it up and running. The exterior didn't look as nice as yours so...
  7. ho2cultcha - you see a lot of these in New England. What attracted me to this one is the condition of the advertising on the sides . Most of the ones I've seen are beat up and the paint is faded or ...
  8. Thanks for the love valentino97 bladerunner22 brunswick jscott0363 officialfuel
  9. Thanks for the love.
  10. bjb5859 - 124 that is a lot of trunks. I have the right latch it was falling off when I purchased the trunk. I didn't take the time to get it back on before I took the pictures. Drill and FatBo...
  11. jscott0363 - I need to stick with buying the toy trunks as you say this is big, there is a space limitation on how many of these big guys you can have. It was just to beautiful to pass up, how many t...
  12. The largest Jenny Lind I've run across is 32 inches. I have two that size, both have five brass bands. One I've had for over 20 years, kids and pets have marked it up over the years, it is time to s...
  13. Thank you for the love
  14. TallCakes the Art Deco look is what made me buy this. Efesgirl and Sean68 agree it is a beautiful set, it is the design that is eye catching. Thanks for the love.
  15. Drill, if you spot one of these near Rhode Island let me know. Four hour road trip is worth it for a trunk like this. Happy Holidays.
  16. Thanks for the love. Happy Holidays to the CW community, may we all find treasures to add to our collections in 2016.
  17. Beautiful trunk, long road trip but definitely worth it. It will look amazing cleaned up, post pictures when you are done. This is one of the trunks that is on the top of my list to acquire for my c...
  18. Drill - purchased the metal trim on Etsy I found several different styles on there. I rubbed a little black paint on it to dull the shine. Not sure if this link will work, if it doesn't search Met...
  19. Thanks Drill, I usually try to stay true to the original look. When I finished this trunk it was boring so I added the trim. You have artistic talent which you use to add interest to your trunks...
  20. TrunkerMarvin I sent you via e-mail some pictures of a toy slat trunk that I acquired recently. Appears to be newer than the Excelsior toy I have with different hardware and lock. I'm thinking it wa...
  21. This is beautiful and a nice size that doesn't take up a lot of room. I hope to find one someday but know the odds of that happening aren't good.
  22. Thanks Trunker Marvin. I've started to clean this up it is looking good. As you stated it doesn't look like oak, I'm not that familiar with what the grain in ash or elm looks like so can't say for ...
  23. Thanks for the love
  24. Thanks for the love
  25. Jim - HMSAntiquetrunks said that Fall River Trunk Co Fall River MA made oak slat trunks. Today I started to work on the trunk and discovered a makers label on the bottom. Most of it is worn off but ...
  26. B.Kay, you expressed why we find joy in restoring trunks/antiques so eloquently. As stated, it is therapeutic to take something that is worn and/or damaged and bring it back to a thing of beauty. CW...
  27. blunderbuss2 - F/B has several trunks I need for my collection, make sure you bring a large vehicle.
  28. Love it, very cute toy trunk.
  29. jscott thanks for the kind words. Each trunk I work on I learn something new. I love viewing the restored trunks that others post to CW, they give me inspiration and the desire to do better. I will...
  30. trunkman - thanks for the cleaning tips. I hope to start work on it this week, will post pictures when I'm done.
  31. Jim, This is an amazing trunk, as usual you have done an incredible job on the restoration.
  32. trunkman - I would say it's not an Excelsior. The look of the materials used and the style of hardware don't go along with the time frame they were made. I do have a full size Excelsior that I need to...
  33. Thanks for the love
  34. Love the shape of this trunk, I need to hunt down one like this to add to my collection.
  35. jscott - thanks for the nice comment. This is the only Jenny Lind doll trunk I have, as you said they are hard to find. Currently, I have six full size Jenny Lind trunks, some with brass bands oth...
  36. Looks great, nice looking trunk under that horrible paint job. I'm with you, I hate to work on trunks that have been painted but sometimes you just can't pass up a nice trunk.
  37. Ben I'm in RI. Send me a message at KSzura@aol.com so I can get your email , I will forward you some pictures.
  38. Beautiful trunk, you did an amazing job on the restoration both inside and out. May I ask where you are located? I have a very large ornate trunk with original interior that I'm thinking of havi...
  39. Beautiful trunk, I love the original interior it is great condition for the age. You are lucky to have the complete interior, they typically get lost or broken over the years. One of mine was mi...
  40. Hamish - not a silly question you see lots of small trunks for sale on auction websites, they are advertised as salesman samples. They are not samples but were made and sold as toy trunks. Several v...
  41. Hi trunkjunky please post pictures of yours, the trunk junkies among us need to get a our daily fix. I'm always up for admiring someone else collection that is what drives me to continue the hunt.
  42. JonB - When I saw this one for sale on an internet I felt like I won the lottery. It wasn't on an auction site so didn't have to worry about a bidding war to own this cute trunk. I need the ex...
  43. JonB - I haven't done anything with this one yet. I has moved to the back of the garage to be worked on in the future. Before I stored it I started to take off the rusted metal on the top, I'm toyin...
  44. Thanks JonB - I love the look of this one too. Because of the full size hardware on the small trunk it has a masculine look to it. Maybe it was made for a young boy whose family didn't like the idea...
  45. Thanks for the love everyone and FatBoy64 thanks for the generous offer, double what I paid for it can't go wrong with that. As trunkman said you can always stash them inside each other. I like th...
  46. I think this is lemon squeezer. There is a piece missing that would have sat in the bottom section, it held the lemon and had holes in it to let the juice flow out. The piece missing was white. it w...
  47. Manikin, again thank you for all of the information.
  48. Manikin, thank you so much for all of the great information. As you said he is dressed similar to the Humphrey Bogart doll. I added some additional pictures and more information about his condition ...
  49. Thanks for the love.
  50. Thank you for the love. FatBoy64 agree it doesn't look like the same trunk, with the paint gone it looks totally different.
  51. See more

Following

randallbarbera
posted 8 days ago
bjb5859
posted 14 days ago
trunkman
posted 23 days ago
typewritercollector
posted 1 month ago
hmsantiquetrunks.com
posted 2 months ago
Drill
posted 2 months ago
TrunkerMarvin
posted 2 months ago