Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Finds

There have been lots of estate sales this month, but I haven't found much to buy.  I actually left one sale without buying one thing - a first!  We got a later-than-our-usual-late start one Saturday earlier this month, causing us to almost skip one sale, but I'm so glad we decided to go.  It was actually a garage sale, but in their Craigslist ad I spotted some old photos.  Not only were the photos still there - at almost 3pm - but there was a bag of very old lace and a beautiful but tattered hanky. I bought a few other things, too, but have already sold some of them in my Etsy shop.  The lace will probably be staying with me.

Click on any of the photos to see larger versions with more detail.

There are quite a few more photos but these are some of my favorites. The lace behind the first photos was found at a Purcell antique store last weekend.

On the way to Purcell we stopped at a shop in Noble where I found this lamp.  It needs to be disassembled, the wood sanded and painted, and all the electrical parts replaced.  It was only $5, though, so it will be well worth it.  I would have paid that for the globes alone. I love the beaded, quilted pattern of the milk glass.  
That's it for now. I hope to have more finds to show after this weekend.  My next swap isn't due until the end of October, but I'll be sure to share when it's done.


  1. ohh soo pretty...luv it....where is your book for lauries swap...i wanna see

  2. Oops, the last comment is from me (I used my hubby's account by accident).

  3. Love what you found. Missed the etsy listings of the new stuff. Did you already sell all the photos? :o(

  4. I love milk glass! Can't wait to see the Tiffany Book....I'm on pins & needles!

  5. Great finds! Old lace makes me giddy!
    So glad you found my blog and stopped by.
    Have a beautiful weekend!