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June 24th, 2016 at 2:45 am
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Homer Loughlin Tableware

June 23rd, 2016 at 11:26 pm
Tags: fFiesta Ware, Harlequin, table linens


Homer Loughlin a Tableware

June 23rd, 2016 at 11:25 pm
Tags: fFiesta Ware, Harlequin, table linens


Way past due!

June 23rd, 2016 at 6:58 am

I'm turning over a new leaf. I'm planning to add at least one post to this blog per week to let you know what's new at Aunt Jennie's Attic. Today I'm starting with some vintage dishes. In this picture you'll see 3 types of dishes, all made by the Homer Loughlin company. The plate is Fiestaware from the early 50s . The cup and saucer are the more angular Harlequin pattern. The pitcher is relatively new small disk pitcher. The colors are about the same so you can mix and match patterns according to what's available


Tags: Update, Fiesta, Harlequin,


Happy New Year 2014

January 1st, 2014 at 4:14 am
Tags: milk glass, WoodWick candles, white glassware


Willow Tree Angels Available at Aunt Jennie's Attic

February 18th, 2013 at 1:03 am

Aunt Jennie's Attic is an authorized dealer for Demdaco Willow Tree fiigures. We will be happy to send them to you. If your live in the Mount Ayr, Iowa, vicinity, you can stop in and pick out the one you want. If you are picking them up from the store, you can save on postage, which we have included in the price of the item. We have something for every occasion. If you don't see the figure you want, please email us. We can get it for you.

Tags: Willow Tree Figures, Demdaco


Mount Ayr, Iowa Princess Theater Medallion/ornament Now Available

January 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Princess Theater is featured on this year's Landmark series ornament. We still have some of the past ornaments available, also on a first come, first serve basis. There are about 50 each available for the courthouse and the theater and only about 25 left of the public library. Order yours today. The cost is $8 each. Shipping is $2.50 for the first ornament and 1.25 for each additional ornament. You may pay by paypal to Aunt Jennie's Attic. I will put the pictures online. Please specify which one(s) you would like. Thanks for looking. Marilyn

Tags: Mount Ayr Iowa Landmarks, Princess Theater, Ringgold County Courthouse, Mount Ayr Public Library


New Designer Measuring Cups by Ganz Available at Aunt Jennie's Attic

September 19th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I am having no luck getting a picture of these beautiful measuring cups and their stand on this blog. Please go to the products page at to view them under kitchenware. If you would like to order some for your kitchen, use the shopping cart or contact me at the email address given at the bottom of the page. Thanks.

Tags: Ganz, Designer measuring cups, measuring cup stand


Ayrloom Vintage Market a New Part of Ayr Days on July 23rd

June 19th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

The First Annual Ayrloom Vintage Market will be a new part of the traditional Ayr Days celebration this year on Saturday, July 23rd in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Located on the north side of the Mount Ayr square, the market will feature antiques, flea market and shabby chic items, and an array of treasures that have been recycled and repurposed for other uses.  Vendors will be coming from central and southern Iowa to display their merchandise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that day.  Hope you will join us to find some Ayrloom treasures for yourself. While you are there, come in and visit Aunt Jennie's Attic, also on the north side of the square.

Other attractions of the celebration will include inflatables and kid zone low cost and free activities for kids, car, motorcycle, and tractor shows, a parade, entertainment on the stage, antique appraisals, the annual "Smokin' in the Ayr" barbeque contest, and more. For more information, contact

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Mount Ayr Public Library Ornaments at Aunt Jennie's Attic

December 19th, 2010 at 8:23 am

I am pleased to have had some more activity on my website...thanks to those who have ordered and inquired. It has been a busy season at Aunt Jennie's Attic and hopefully that trend will continue into 2011.  I also have listings for sale at and a video of my shop at a new website For some pictures of holiday decor offered at Aunt Jennies, check out our page on facebook and check "like."

The latest in the Landmarks of Mount Ayr series of ornaments is being offered for sale for $8.00. It is the same design as last year's with a picture of the public library instead of the  courthouse. (see last Dec. blog)  It is a beautiful picture, and they turned out even better than last year's I think.  You Mount Ayr, IA residents and former residents will want to get your order in soon.  I have sold over half of the 150 that were ordered this year.  We still have some of the courthouse ornaments, too. Willow Tree angels and nativity are available as well as WoodWick candles.  We also have an interesting variety of antiques and collectibles for decorating and display.  Look for more ideas on how to use antiques and collectible in your decor during Jan. and Feb. It will soon be time to confront the post holiday blahs, and what better way to do that than to repurpose your "stuff" for a fresh, new look.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year!


Tags: Mount Ayr IA, Mount Ayr library ornament, Christmas decor,


Autumn News from Aunt Jennie's

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Aunt Jennie's Attic is proud to announce the addition or Willow Tree Angels and WoodWick Candles to the merchandise we offer in our shop.  The store is filled with sights and scents of autumn and much more.  We have added a funky swan planter and a wonderful tea set to our Hull pottery collection and also have an extensive Wizard of Oz display, too.  If you can't come to the shop and wonder what it is like, you can take a virtual tour, thanks to the filming by  Join the website  (It's FREE!)  then click on businesses, find Aunt Jennie's Attic, and take the video tour.  If you have questions, email me at and I can help you out.  If you see anything of interest to you in the video, please email me, too.

Tags: Hull Magnolia tea set, Hull swan, Wizard of Oz collectibles, Aunt Jennie's Attic


Ayr Days Celebration this Weekend

July 21st, 2010 at 5:02 am

We are getting ready to celebrate Ayr Days in Mount Ayr, Iowa this weekend, July 23-25.  There will be retail promotions and vendors, a parade, car, motorcycle, and tractor shows, and a BBQ contest, inflatables for the kids' entertainment, baby contest and much more. A new restaurant will be making its debut and there will be live entertainment on stage on the square.  Please visit Aunt Jennie's on the north side of the square if you are in town.  We will be having a sale on Fiesta dinnerware, spring and summer items, selected glassware and more. Fiesta ware on sale includes plates in yellow, cobalt, rose, and chartreuse, bowls in various sizes from serving to fruit, saucers, and more, all at 25% off retail price.  Most are pre 1960, but we have one demitasse cup and saucer, a disk pitcher and a teapot that are post-86, but discontinued.  We also have several nice vintage and antique dressers priced under $400. Come in and check out the bargains!



Tags: Fiesta Ware, Ayr Days, Mount Ayr IA, Aunt Jennie's Attic, antique dressers, glassware, Iowa summer celebrations


New Colors for 2010

March 11th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Finally, most of the snow has melted and it is time to think about SPRING!  It's time to freshen up your decor and try something new.   One group of new colors  being shown in the latest home fashion magazines is a combination of bright cheerful and gold, combined with a dark green color.  Aunt Jennie's Attic has a display to give you some ideas on how you might accomplish this in your own home.



Included in the picture are flower arrangements in orange and gold tones, a Frankoma planter in orange flame color, gold colored glass from Virginia Glass Company, a unique cookie jar with  a wrapped handle, Carnival glass by Fenton, and electric candles in rustic holders.  A Mexican feather picture of a tropical bird fills in the background. The table runner by Theanna ties it all together and adds the dark green color to the palette.  All of these items are available in Aunt Jennie's Attic.  Email me for details and costs.

Tags: Frankoma flame planter, fenton carnival glass


Vintage Valentines

January 29th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

 Here's a sample from the collection that arrived in Aunt Jennie's Attic just in time for Valentine's Day.  We have a collection of over 100 vintage 1930's and 40's valentines traded by school children 75 to 80 years ago.  They are suitable for framing or display.  Many are mechanical, with moving parts.  Others are folded to "hide" part of the picture, and many are just extraordinarily cute valentines from times gone by.  Other valentines are for sale on my new antiques and collectible website on  Look for the shop...Aunt Jennie's Attic.  New items will be added there daily and can be picked up at the store or purchased using paypal.  There won't be enough time to add them all, so if you are in the area, stop in and see for yourself.  You will get a 10% discount off the web price if you print this blog and bring it to the store in person. 

Tags: vintage valentines, cards.,


Happy New Year from Aunt Jennie's Attic

January 1st, 2010 at 5:13 am

  Happy New Year and best wishes to you for a great 2010!  If you have items you would like us to offer or suggesions for our store or website for the coming year, please add a comment and we will get in touch with you for details.

Here's the picture of the first edition of Chamber ornaments, the Ringgold County Courthouse.  There are still some available, but when the supply is exhausted, there will not be another printing of this subject.  Next year's ornament will either feature the public library or the Princess Theater in Mount Ayr.  As long as supplies last, they will be offered at the Alumni Reunion in May and also at various class reunions this year. The cost is $8.00.  Shipping is $2.00 per ornament and small clear acrylic stands are also available for $2.00 each. Reserve yours today!

Tags: Ringgold County Iowa, Ringgold County Courthouse Ornament, Mount Ayr Iowa


Ringgold County Courthouse Ornament Available at Aunt Jennie's Attic

December 27th, 2009 at 4:19 am

The Mount Ayr Iowa Chamber of Commerce is offering the first ornament in its Landmark Series featuring the Ringgold County Courthouse.  The ornament is a 3 inch bisque ceramic disk with a laser imprinted picture of the courthouse which is located in the center of the square in  Mount Ayr, Iowa.  Future ornaments will feature such local landmarks as the Princess Theatre, the Public Library, the Depot, and the Old Jail, which is now the Pedersen Law Office.

The cost of the Ringgold County Courthouse ornament is $8.00, with the profits from the sale going toward the purchase of a new sound system for the Mount Ayr square. Ornaments are available at Aunt Jennie's Attic and can be ordered by calling 641-464-2149 or emailing  Shipping charges are $2.00 per ornament, and small acrylic stands are also available for $2.00 each. 

The number of ornaments is limited, so order yours as soon as possible to be sure you have the first in the series. The Chamber will appreciate your contribution, and you will have a cherished keepsake of life in Mount Ayr. See photo on the gallery page of this website.

Tags: Ringgold County Courthouse ornament, Mount Ayr Iowa, Aunt Jennie's Attic


After Christmas Sale at Aunt Jennie's Attic

December 27th, 2009 at 2:36 am

Aunt Jennie's Attic has snowmen, ornaments, and more on sale beginning December 26th. 

  • Buy one snowman at regular price and get the second of equal or lesser value FREE! 
  • Christmas ornaments on sale for HALF PRICE!
  • One group of pillows on sale for only $6.00 each!
  • All mini flags on sale for $5.00 each.
  • Many other seasonal items at bargain prices.

Stop in soon or email to inquire.

Tags: After Christmas sale, ornaments, flags, snowmen, Christmas decor


What's New in Aunt Jennie's Attic

September 13th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Aprons, fall decor, and new pottery are among the items arriving this month in Aunt Jennie's Attic.  Antique and vintage items also include milk bottles, an antique medical sterilizer, root beer "cones", and vintage linens.

Aprons:  Besides a number of antique and vintage aprons, we now have a group of aprons made by JoEllen Reasoner.  They include mother-daughter styles, full aprons of various fabric styles, and "real tree" designed fabric for camping and outdoor cooking in adult and children's sizes. 

Fall Decor:  Fall arrangements, wreaths, wall hangings and garden flags will add color to you fall decor.  You will also find new autumn angels, cute scarecrows, and a variety of pumpkins to decorate your home. We also have some very unique old jack o'lanterns for those who collect vintage Halloween decorations.

Pottery:  New pottery from Jepson Studios includes sophisticated black and tan patterned pieces and a group of items with a wild horses theme.  If you love horses,  you will love this pottery!

I will post pictures soon in the gallery.  If you have questions, find our email address on this website.

Tags: Fall Decor, vintage Halloweeen, aprons,pottery. Jepson Studios, vintage papier mache jack-o'lantern,


Art Deco Saturn Lamp

August 10th, 2009 at 5:45 am
This exquisite Art Deco Saturn lamp, a fine example of Art Deco lighting, was inspired by the 1939 World's Fair.  It is made of frosted pink glass and has reverse painted stars, moons an planets on the inside of the glass. The shade is in 2 parts with a metal rod for the axis and a ring section attached to the bottom part of the shade.  The globe is tilted with a finial at the top and the light switch at the bottom of the axis.  The base is a step design common in the art deco fashion of the day.  The lamp is in working order and has just a few places in the top part of the globe where the painted shapes have flaked, probably due to heat from the bulb.  The ring section, which was often damaged, is in perfect condition.  Guaranteed to be the real thing, not a reproduction, this lamp is for sale for $550 plus shipping and insurance.  It would be the perfect addition to your Art Deco or World's Fair collection.  Please email me to check on shipping and insurance costs at or you can pick up at Aunt Jennie's Attic, 114 West Madison, Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Tags: Saturn lamp, Art Deco table lamp, Art Deco lighting, Pink glass Saturn table lamp


Imperial Candlewick cups and saucers at bargain prices

July 2nd, 2009 at 6:29 am



I have for sale a group of 5 Imperial Candlewick clear glass cups and saucers.  The price is $10/set with a shipping charge of just 10.95 making a total cost of $60.95..  Aunt Jennie's Attic will pay the insurance as a bonus for ordering all 5 sets.  Items may be purchased individually, however you will need to email me for exact shipping charges for single sets.  All pieces are sparkling clear, without chips or cracks.  They appear to hardly have been used.  I got them at a bargain price and am happy to pass the savings on to you.  These items are found on the products page of my website,

Tags: Imperial glass, Candlewick pattern, bargain, bonus, cup, saucer, Aunt Jennie's Attic


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