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.
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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