Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two Yard Sales and an Antique Show

I behaved myself last weekend!  Really I did.  I only went to two yard sales on Saturday, then on Sunday I went out to the Alameda Antiques Faire and shopped for five hours.  I did a lot of looking and stuck to my plan to not buy anything big, but it sure is easy to lose focus out there.

Silver platters and frogs are always on my focus list along with chippy bits and pieces.  I also bought (not pictured) about two dozen little bottles to use as bud vases.  Some of them are already over at The Paris Flea Market for the opening on Thursday.

Speaking of frogs....I shared this picture on my Facebook page, but forgot to add it to my last blog post.  My friend Betty visited me at the Pleasanton Antique Faire last week and gave me all of these frogs.  She's been downsizing for years and brings me the best treasures.  Thank you sweet Betty. 

This sad trio came from one of the yard sales.  I see paint and grain sack fabric coming to the rescue here.

I couldn't resist rescuing this sweet tattered quilt found on the grass at the other yard sale.  The owner said it was made by his wife's great grandmother and had been stored in their garage for years.  It's so delicate and tattered, any ideas on how to clean it?  Or maybe I should just leave it alone.

The price was right on the old film reel, so I just had to have it.  Love the old heater grates just the way they are...rust and all.  The galvanized dust pan might become a chalkboard, but I think it might be a little lumpy for that.  There's always a plan B.

Can you stand another picture of a pile of tarnished silverware?  Oh, and this one has three doorknobs thrown in.  I just can't keep enough of it around for stamping projects.  I was beginning to worry I'd have to go home without any, but I finally found a dealer at the end of the day who had enough to satisfy my craving.

Another pile o' rescued jewels, keys, buttons, watch parts, and miscellaneous trinkets.  I had to hunt all day for everything here, but sometimes I get lucky and find an amazing deal all on one table, just like I did here.  I don't even know where to start...it's going to be a busy week.
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FYI to all my local friends who were planning on joining us at Vintage in the Vines on June 21st.  There's been a change of venue and the show will now be held at The Owl Box on 11th Street in Tracy.  Hope to see you there.


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33 comments:

  1. When my readers email me to ask about washing a quilt I first send them here http://hartcottagequilts.com/quiltcare.htm

    Those are very comprehensive cleaning instructions.

    HOWEVER, without seeing the whole quilt I am not sure I would advise attempting it. After many years of collecting I tend to just have a good gut instinct about which ones will survive, but I can't judge much from your photo. :-)

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  2. Betsy,
    As a quilter and a junker I can tell you that your quilt has been scrubbed on a washboard for years. Check the fabric and see if it is likely to shred. You could also take it in to your local quilter and ask them or you can use Orvus Quilt Soap (you can buy it at any quilt shop and sometimes JoAnn Fabrics). I have washed antique quilts and linens on the gentle cycle in cold water with liquid Tide and sometimes Oxyclean. They were perfectly fine. Show a few quilters your quilt and get their opinions and then go for it.
    Clara from
    Redeemed Junk and Stuff

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  3. The quilt is beautiful...looks like a soft shade of lavender! And of course I love all of the parts you'll use for more beautiful jewelry. Enjoy your week! Wish I lived close! hugs, Diane

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  4. WOW!!! Girl you sure did hit the jackpot on all this loot!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Lots of goodies there. I would love to do that sometime....flea market like that....I bet you are going to make some gorgeous jewelry!

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  6. What wonderful finds - that quilt . . . the film reel . . . the flatware . . . can't wait to see what you come up with for everything.

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  7. I especially like those heater grates and beyond that, I wouldn't know what to do with them but I know you do! Sorry we keep missing each other at Alameda -- I didn't make it there this month but perhaps July or August.

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  8. Sorry - I am of no help on cleaning the quilt.
    I need to check my keyboard - think I drooled on it when saw that stash of bling!! LOL
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with everything.

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  9. Love all the old jewelry pieces that you found!! I need to get busy and make some pieces...my first show of this year is coming up in a 3 months.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. You found some fantastic treasures again, Betsy. The film reel and the heater grates make my heart sing. With all the silverware and bling pieces, I see a lot of gorgeous new jewelry pieces coming up :).
    Happy Wednesday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  11. What a great haul - I can't even say what I like best! I recommend caution with the quilt. I once attempted to launder a vintage quilt and watched as it literally dissolve in my bathtub. I would sell as-is to be on the safe side, unless you didn't pay much and you are willing to take the risk.

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  12. I just love seeing these haul posts. The jewelry is just fabulous and so are the heater grates.

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  13. seeing all your new bought treasures makes me want to go shopping however I am selling lots of same items so don't need more,they sure look good all that jewelry, I just love gluing it on something

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  14. Wow Betzzz! You hit the MOTHER LOAD again! Cool stuff!

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  15. Yes! Jewelry makings, silver and frogs! What a good day for you! Love the film reel! So many ways to use that!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Great stuff Betsy! Love the heater grates and movie reel.

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  17. WOW, Betsy, great haul! Especially love the heat registers, film reel and dustpan!! Big score on the flower frogs!!!!

    The heat is on this week! Stay cool!!!

    xoxo

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  18. I want to meet Betty!:) I'm crazy for frogs, too. Great mix of baubles you came home with, too. I can't believe you saw that film reel, they're so "in" right now, great find! xoKathleen

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  19. Wow you did some great picking, of course the jewelry bits and pieces make my heart skip a beat and the radiator covers. On my maybe some day to do list is stamping silverware.

    Carol

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  20. Love it all!!
    But especially those green grates.
    And good deal getting all those frogs from your friend.

    Dust pans make great magnet boards...

    blessings
    barb

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  21. You found some great things. I would love to visit a place where I could find treasures like you find. Love all the bits and pieces for your jewelry! So pretty...:) Have a blessed Thursday...Vicky

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  22. I never get tired of seeing what treasures you unearth. However I am quite green with envy at this fantastic group.

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  23. WOW. Just wow. You have such a good eye. That quilt was a great save, I hope it turns out for you. And I never tire of seeing photos of silverware.

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  24. Wow! You did great Betsy!! LOVE all your sweet new treasures! Those are all things I would grab too! How fun for you doing all these shows!! :) Have a wonderful weekend!! xo Holly

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  25. Lookit all them frogs! What a pretty picture they make, all piled up. YOu had a great weekend, and I know it ain't luck...it's skill!

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  26. Wonderful finds, Betsy...I am always a little sad when people don't appreciate a family-made quilt...such a treasure!

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  27. I love every single thing you found! I never get tired of seeing great junk. :)

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  28. I'd wash it!! If it falls apart it wasn't ment to be. Who wants a dirty quilt hang'n out?

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  29. Oooh my, you are a GOOOOOD hunter! Love the trinkets and baubles collection. Good stuff!

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  30. WOW! Those are some super finds -- especially all the jewelry pieces and those grates. Isn't it grand to have friends who "gift" us with their cast-offs!?

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  31. The last quilt I washed just fell apart, so I'm not advising anyone on quilt care! I do know that you made some great finds...I love the wire basket, film reel and grates! I saw some old used paint brushes at an estate sale yesterday.... I immediately thought of you!!!

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  32. Betsy, you found lots of great treasures! I'm especially drooling over that chippy wire basket in the first photo! And your friend really hooked you up with flower frogs-what a fantastic collection!
    Susan

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