Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fly, Robin, Fly!

Do you ever discover that your treasure-hunting takes on an unplanned theme of its own? You know…one weekend you find an old platter that matches the pattern your Grandma used on special occasions and the next weekend you find another piece in the same pattern. I recently found an old first aid kit ….. then found another one a couple of weeks later. You get the idea.

Well, here we go again! This time the theme is birds, hence the title of this post! Just look at all the things I found last weekend that are “for the birds.”

A set of New Martinsville wall pockets…..

An oh-so-cute salt and pepper set with yellow birds sitting on a branch….

This Shawnee wall pocket features a beautiful bird design….

Another set of salt and pepper shakers...this time it’s winking owls...also Shawnee!

An embroidered owl graces this old dresser scarf…..

And check out this delicate glass bird stopper….it could possibly be a Nina Ricci perfume bottle stopper made by Lalique!

Wall pockets might be the secondary theme here.  This gorgeous vintage 3-piece set of wall pockets feature flamingos…..made in Occupied Japan!

What was your latest treasure-hunting theme?

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What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at Melissa's Antiques

Monday, May 12, 2014

Forgotten Finds!

Though it’s now warmer weather, there doesn’t seem to have been as many yard sales this spring. I guess Easter weekend, Mother’s Day weekend and the unusually heavy amount of rainfall we’ve had lately has spoiled the number of sales so far. Of course, fewer sales gives me the opportunity to dig through boxes of things I’ve already bought and, in doing so, I realized that there were a few things that I had not shown you yet. So let me correct my oversight and show you some of those “forgotten finds”…….

I’ve read somewhere that brass is making a comeback, so I hope someone will love this interesting 5-light candelabra. There’s also an elegant gravy boat and a small piece of tatting…..

Here’s a better picture of the gravy boat….It’s marked Haviland/Limoges.

Changing from the pretty to the practical, I found several aluminum/candy molds…..

A large red tool box, a Steelmaster card file, a flower frog, and for fun…a turtle letter holder…

Even though the next item has already sold, I wanted to show you an old match holder that I upcycled…..

It was already painted black and had a messed up face. I scuffed it up a bit around the edges, added some burlap to that ugly face and stenciled a flame onto the burlap. I'm glad it has already found a new home!

What was your last Forgotten Find?