Weekend Finds

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This past weekend was a good one for junkin’, which was nice, because my little booth space was in need of some new inventory.  On Thursday, I went to an estate sale just down the road from where I live.  It was the first day of the sale, and I usually don’t go to estate sales on the first day, but this one looked so fantastic I wanted to get first pick of what they had.

Turns out, even though I showed up right at opening, I still missed some of the best items.  Boo.  Oh well, I walked out with several amazing things still and saw a few dealer friends there too.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a few of my purchases from the sale, like this big, primitive cabinetIMG_2637and rusty, blue metal stool.IMG_2642I know it’s hard to see the scale of the cabinet (it’s still hanging out in the back of our work truck), but it’s quite large and I know will look amazing redone in milk paint.  The top is one solid slab of wood, so with a little sanding and new stain it will be beautiful too. The little stool is going to be part of my 4th of July display for my booth.

Some other great finds at the sale were a fantastic ironstone tureen,DSC09214two old platters (which I’m keeping for myself!)DSC09221a huge antique mirror with ornate wood frame (it is perfect for displaying over my milk paint vanity in my booth )DSC09391a really fun, retro-looking blue with brass metal record holder,DSC09233and this cloche with silver base.DSC09252I’m sad to report that not long after this photo, the glass cloche came to a tragic end when my 2 year old pulled it out of the box and dropped it on the kitchen floor.  I’m trying to decide if I want to replace it, or just use the base for something else.  It was so different than any other silver plate piece I have ever found, but what can you do? No use crying over spilt cloches.

Friday was another good picking day, but this time at the monthly Trade Days market I frequent.  I think I was the first person there, so I got pick of the litter.

I’m pretty sure his huge blue chippy screen is my favorite find from the market (sorry for bad cell phone pic!)IMG_2659It will also be part of my 4th display, along with these two enamelware pieces.DSC09345I have a vintage ceramic pig creamer in my inventory right now, and I found a friend for it,DSC09343along with a cast iron soap dish.  I’m keeping the soap dish to use for holding business cards.

I restocked my silver plate stash,DSC09340and my supply of cute, yellow spools.DSC09334Another favorite is this retro desk lamp (working!) with green paint and really cool cast iron base.DSC09355Now onto tagging and cleaning it all up! A few things have made their way up to my ACM space, but I need to take another trip up there soon to rearrange and stock the rest.

What did you find this weekend?


Linda@Coastal Charm

Sunday 25th of May 2014

Great treasures and they will be featured at my party on Monday.

Blessings, Linda

Jody Tirone

Wednesday 21st of May 2014

Hobby Lobby sells cloches that might work for your stand. It is worth a shot! Good luck and great finds!


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Good tip Jody, I'll look next time I'm there (which seems like almost every day!). Thanks for stopping by :)


Tuesday 20th of May 2014

Great finds! Sometimes you can find an old clock and use the glass dome as a cheap replacement for the cloche. Love your blog, wish you were closer to check out your space.


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Thanks Tracy, great idea about the old clock. I'll keep my eye out.

Delia @ RevivedByDelia

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

Great finds! Love the soap dish/business card holder, and silver cloche (so sad...) as well as anything enamelware!


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Thanks Delia. Now if I can get just get my act together and actually order some business cards!

Gigi Harlan

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

God made two year olds and puppies soooo cute to increase their survival rate, lol. Too bad about the cloche because it was beautiful. I would save the base and try to replace the glass. I think it would be well worth it since you like it so much (me too). So many nice finds, I like them all!

Gigi @ Old World Patina


Tuesday 20th of May 2014

Haha, yes, Gigi, you're right :) Thanks for your thoughts about the cloche, maybe I will hunt for some more glass.

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