Saturday, October 15, 2016

Estate Sale - Vintage Postcards

My brother and I ran over to an estate sale yesterday morning. It was on the hill (my favorite kind). I was kind of on the fence about going because everything looked so expensive and there were not a lot of smalls which is what I mainly look for. Since my brother called and said he wanted to go, I decided I was in. I didn't buy a lot for resale but did pick up a few things for myself.

Love these liquor decanters, they will fit right in with my cocktail collection, the little skinny dog paper weight is just so adorable. He has found a home here.

I also found this piece. Not really sure if this was hand made or manufactured. It appears to have been made from an old barrister book case to me. It has the word GLOBE on the top. Doesn't really matter to me because I love it. I can always use a piece like this. I will be replacing the knob though.

Much to my delight I found these old Augusta Postcards in the drawer after I left the sale.

I was really, really excited about finding this original piece of Art for $12. It is a beautiful painting, it just spoke to me. 

This morning, mom and I went back to the Antique Store downtown so I could get the rest of the Story Book Dolls that I didn't buy when we were there about a month ago (I adore all the little notes that are written in each box). I also bought a cute little vintage lunch pail and an old bowl to match a larger one I already have.

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Birthday Cake Topper

The weather is really crappy today, so I decided to stay in (the estate sale pull was great but I was able to overcome it).

My boss's Birthday is Monday so I thought I would try to make a cake topper in the style of Magpie Ethel (I just love her stuff).

Here is what I came up with. I kind of like her, she is not as cute as the Magpie's but this was my first attempt so I am hoping I get better at it. 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Yard Sale - Vintage Pens and other Treasures

Mom and I set out early this morning to run by a church sale (Semi Annual) that we always attend. It has not been lucky for me over the past couple of years. The only thing I found today was a 4th of July bunting that I will be adding to my display next year.

There was a yard sale on Craigslist that look very interesting but was way on the other side of town. I talked Mom into riding over because they had a vintage sign I was interested in. I am glad we went, although I missed out on the sign I did get a lot of other good junk! Mom and I both walked away very satisfied.

I purchased this box of old pens. I have had pretty good luck selling pens on Etsy. I have not done any research on them yet but hoping there are some winners in this box.

I also bought several Frozen Charlotte dolls made in Japan and one other Victorian style doll (she was thrown in for free since she was missing a hand and a foot). They all look lovely in this little tin laundry basket.

I also bought a ton of small itty bitty stuff. The Chero Cola bottle openers are actually from the 1910-1920's. Chero Cola became RC Cola. So these were a fun find. Love the one that's shaped like a shoe. The Dairy bottle opener is a local piece to be added to my collection.

Dixie Cups - wow first you can't find any of the holders and then they turn up everywhere. I love these because they are marked Dixie Cup and have the pattern on them. He threw in the old cup dispenser and 3 boxes of cups for free.

And who doesn't want a pair of 1920's underwear! These were just too pretty for only $1.

A stocking stretcher and a postcard holder. The postcard holder will come in handy for my large collection of postcards. Great way for me to display my them during the Holidays.

And last but not least, this is an absolutely stunning necklace (sterling/marcasite). I love it!

Oh I almost left this cutie out, such a fun quirky find. This little piece was just too cute, she actually lays eggs!

Hope you are having a great weekend!