Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Last Friday Mom and I set out to do some treasure hunting at the local yard sales listed in the newspapers. After 36 miles and lots of digging, we found some very interesting items. Among them were……

Iris and Herringbone depression glass bowls….

Three awesome vintage frames…….

A wrought iron tabletop candelabra, a wire-top fruit jar and a sweet Baltimore Pear creamer….

Two tiny toy soldier figurines riding their toy horses (made in Japan)…..

AND Bikin’ Betty (Boop)…..she and her bike are salt and pepper shakers.

Friday was so successful that we were excited to shop the Saturday yard sales. After 28 miles and lots of digging, we came home with….......

That’s right…..Nothing! 
Zip, zero, zilch, …….Not one single thing! 

But I’m a “glass half-full” kinda girl. I was disappointed, but grateful for the time spent with Mom and the beautiful fall scenery we enjoyed along the way!

I’m also thankful that I had time to package all the loose recipes that I’ve collected this year. I was able to assemble a dozen grab bags of potential deliciousness. Drop by Southern Antiques, if you’re in the area, to see them and all the other vintage goodies!

I'll be linking to the following parties:

What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Finds and Friends

Before I show you some of my finds from this past weekend, I’d like to acknowledge a special gift from a sweet blog friend. A couple of months ago, Cheryl of 22 Applegate Lane, posted about her collection of sea glass. I have only seen sea glass in pictures, never in person, and commented as such on her post. I would have never guessed that she would do the unimaginable and send a bag-full of sea glass to me. She suggested that the sea glass looks especially good in a mason jar; so, here’s the sea glass in my mason jar sitting on the sill of my little stained glass window. 

Thank you, Cheryl, for such a beautiful gift!!!

Mom and I did some late season treasure-hunting this past weekend. The Open House might be over, but the Christmas buying has just begun. I have, thankfully, had to fill in several gaps in my booth where things have sold and these latest finds will soon be displayed there.

The most unusual thing I found was this 3-tier basket. It stands 26” tall and looks like 3 Easter baskets woven together. Oh, the possibilities.....

I love to find old sewing baskets…..just look at all the goodies in this one!

I also found several old classic books, a small Noritake nut/mint dish and an Asian soup bowl with matching spoon.

I’ve had customers ask me for eye wash cups, but I’ve never found one until this weekend. There’s also a sandwich glass bowl, a tea ball, nut grinder, tiny ink bottle and flower frog…….

This group has to be my favorite…..wooden hangers, vintage bingo cards and an old Sessions electric clock!

I love the unusual numbers on the clock.....

AND it keeps perfect time.....WOW!

What have you found lately?

I'm linking to the following parties:

What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Open House 2013 Preview

Christmas Open House is tomorrow at Southern Antique Mall. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and join in the fun. I snapped a few pictures just before I left the booth this evening. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

And that's not nearly all!

Come join me and all the other vendors for 
fun, food and door prizes.