Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Yard Sale and Antique Store Finds

I always try to take pictures of my goodies BEFORE I put them away.  It's not always possible if it's pouring down rain, or if I just have too many other things going on.  Better late than never.  It's getting to be that time of year again.  The sales around here are going into a dormant stage, people are getting busy with the holidays approaching, and the weather is getting unpredictable.  Still, they're out there and I'm going to hunt them down!

These goodies were from this past weekend and the weekend before.  OK, I have some splainin' to do with this dresser.  I came up with several excuses reasons to buy it....
#1 - It was a great bargain.  I know, it doesn't always justify buying something I don't need.  I set out to buy just the little stuff, but couldn't pass this up.  The veneer is peeling off in several places, but the garage doesn't care about that.    #2 - Great storage.  I need  something with lots of deep drawers because I'm running out of storage space; my cabinets around the perimeter of the garage are completely full.  #3 - It came with a bevelled mirror and the claw feet sitting on top.  I need to do something with those feet.  I forgot to get a picture of the mirror, but will get one when I get around to fixing it up. The globe came from the same sale.  #4 - These gorgeous knobs.  10 of them in perfect condition.........

 I'll find something else to use on the dresser.  These are just too nice to be
in the garage.  I also found these 2 quilts.  The one on top is really old and a bit tattered, but I still love it.  The one on the bottom isn't real old, but it's soft and I love the colors.  My hand was just a little quicker than the woman standing next to me when we both reached for this coral.  No, no, I didn't fight her for it :-)

I'll never be able to pass up a typewriter at a good price.  The book was from another sale and came complete with a receipt for a library fine....Shirley Smith had to pay .30 in 1953.

Personal and Community Health 1948.....humorous reading.
History of England 1880,

This will be a good one to curl up with when I can't sleep.

This personal "hands off" note from Geo. F. Roesch is falling out of this paper weight.  I think I'll put something else inside but keep this original note behind it.

I got all 22 cards from the 30's and 40's for just $2.  They all have writing inside, but I love them for the graphics.

Reverse painted silhouettes.  The one on the left has a convex frame.

Both of these have convex frames.

A few vintage ornaments, lace, and trim.

I'll have lots of fun with these jewels from a local antique shop.  They were all marked way down because of a few missing stones and broken clasps. 

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