Monday, May 11, 2015

Pulling a Clampett

Well the first thing you know, ole Jed's a millionaire...and I was channelling Granny Clampett with an auction win.

Wasn't planning on bidding on yet another chair (I have a weak spot for them) but this gorgeous, walnut carved, tufted rocker was a steal.  Why is it on the roof of my pilot?  Well, I had an amazing step back cupboard in side and the rocker just wouldn't fit.

An auction win, heavy milk glass from the 1940s.  These are always highly sought after pieces and I have them priced to move so they won't hang around long.

Brilliant iridescent carnival glass condiment server by Indiana Glass from the 1970s.  Gorgeous blues and purples.

Everyone loves Jadeite and this covered candy dish rooster will be the cock of the walk on your table.

Lovely etched EAPG compote is a keeper and a thrift store find.

Nice pair of heavy, celluloid hand mirrors from the early 1900s.  These are great decorating elements.

Followers of my blog know how I gravitate towards these copper clad, baby shoes.  I like the ones that are not attached to bookends or other bases. The free shoes are fun to decorate with and make great baby shower gifts.  

Stunning, heavily cut crystal pitcher from the American Brilliant period.  Has some chips along the lip and an internal crack but it is still a beauty and throws rainbows with ease.

Cannot forget the groom during wedding week.  Lovely pair of etched Cambridge liquor decanters with chrome dispensers.  

Dimple fine scotch whiskey by Haig is a gorgeous bottle surrounded with pewter.  These Dimple bottles are highly collectible.

Early 20th century, hand carved duck decoy, Pintail. Glass eyes and handpainted, this was a working duck decoy.

Another auction win, early 20th century, hand carved duck decoy, Mallard.  Glass eyes and handpainted, this was a working duck decoy.

Sweet set of Coronation china, Johnson Bros. England.

Came across some marvelous vintage photographs of wedding images.  They are in my spaces at the Buford Queen of Hearts.

 These wedding photos are so neat. Fun to see the change in fashion for both men and women.

My main space has a section for the wedding events that are going on at all three Queen of Hearts.  

 Have had to refill the space twice last week.  Learned that all three decanters sold as I write this post so gotta bring in more stuff on Thursday evening.

Thank you for being  a friend.  Nice vintage 1980s, Golden Girls wedding dress.  

One of the last items to go up for bid at Saturday's auction was this lovely 19th century step back cupboard with gorgeous wavy glass.  Wasn't planning on bidding on it as it is just over 7 feet tall but when the opening bid began at $20.00 I had to jump in.  I consider this an adult happy meal as I won this gorgeous piece for the price of a dinner.

 Original finish, wavy glass, dovetailing and movable shelves, I decided to keep it rather than sell it.

 I have it filled with my quad plate collection and am loving this new piece in my home.

It was a lovely Mother's Day weekend with love from my sons families and lots of grandchildren.  Hope our weekend was lovely too and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

Monday, April 27, 2015

It's all about ME!

It's been one of those weekends where the treasure that I found was eclectic and all over the place.  From auction wins, visits to local Goodwills and of course Vintage Village, I was a treasure finding fool.

Gorgeous round hand crocheted in the popular Pineapple pattern of the 1950s, this table cloth is in lovely condition.

Set of three English pewter measures and all have their weights/measures inspectors stamps.

Rare, store display for miniature cigars was an auction win.  

Adore prisms and this candlestick is extremely heavy with the thickest and heaviest prisms I have every come across. Full of rainbow fire, this came home to live with me.

 Sweet little silverplated bell was black with patina and a Goodwill find.  It polished up beautifully and would make a lovely way to announce the entrance of a new bride and groom.

 Lovely cut to clear, marigold decanter was another Goodwill find.

Isn't she lovely?  Pretty bust of a period woman makes a marvelous display for staging jewelry, so this is a piece I will keep for me.

Adore antique carnival glass and my visit to Vintage Village garnered this lovely find.  It is at home in my display case with other carnival glass pieces.  Another find for me.

Be still my quad loving heart.  Another Vintage Village find that is now part of my personal collection and yet, another find for me.

Nothing like a deadstock vintage girdle.

and it's little friend, a deadstock vintage, long line bullet bra.  Both found at Vintage Village.

A thrift store find, more deadstock merchandise.  Vintage beads in glass vials in the original display card.

Marvelous finger oil lamp.  This is a keeper as I use them on my deck in the evening when the nights are gentle.  Another find for me.

How about this twin set of covered turkey dishes.  A Goodwill find, these will make their way to my booth space over Thanksgiving.

A pair of gorgeous, late Victorian umbrella's with rolled gold and mother of pearl handles.  Both were found at Vintage Village. 

 Both came home for me.

Isn't she lovely?  Isn't she wonderful?  Gorgeous yard long dated 1914 was an auction win and she is now in my Victorian space at the Buford Queen of Hearts.

Pretty set of three depression era luncheon plates were a thrift store find.

Pretty cut crystal plate is heavy and make a lovely candle support.  A thrift store find, I'm still on the fence about selling or keeping so for now, it is home with me.

So you can see, I have kept many of these recent finds for me which made this treasure hunt all about me.  I must admit, I feel a bit shameless about keeping so many of my recent finds...but that feeling should pass soon.  In closing...

Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sold, sold, SOLD!

Ahh, spring is here and summertime is not too far away.  Other than the thick yellow pollen that is in the air, on all outdoor furniture, the vehicles, the streets and the family pets, it is great to have warm weather again.  Saturday was a lovely day for an auction so I hightailed it to the Atlanta Auction Company auction, had my number at the ready and just waited to see the hammer come down with a winning bid or "few".

First win is this sweet, little walnut music box designed to look like a miniature piano stand with legs that fold down into a box.  Hand carved with pretty details and it plays two songs:  Yankee Doodle Dandy and Where or Where Has My Little Dog Gone? Circa 1930s 

The tiniest little music box roller I have ever seen.  These pieces always amaze me.

Next up, this fabulous antique farm table.  Three board top with lovely patina from a South Georgia estate.  It was hard not to keep it.  Circa 1880s

The jug to the left was another win.  5 gallon, bee hive whiskey jug in a gorgeous green to brown ombre glaze,  Corn squeezin’s never tasted better in this beauty.  Vintage corn cob cork still in jug.  Circa 1880s  

 Found this lovely quilt at an Atlanta thrift store.  This 1930 quilt is a 16 patch that is hand pieced and hand quilted. Looks great with the farm table.

Huge, 6 gallon, Indian Head pickle crock by Louisville Pottery.  Heavy stone ware with cobalt blue markings, this baby stored a lot of great tasting, homemade pickles. I use them as  Christmas tree stands and to store plastic grocery bags.

Early 19th Century, Antique English Copper Mug .  Lipped, tapered body of brazed seam construction, the simple strap handle with attractive heart-like upper mount is beautifully made.  Circa 1840s.  

Mid 19th Century, Antique English Victorian Brass Measure. 1 l (L-lowercase) (litre) etched.  Beautifully hand made copper rivets and with “Weights & Measures Agents marks along lip”.  These measures were tested and marked by agents each year.  Circa 1860s. 

From primitive pieces to mid century, I was the lucky bidder with this gorgeous Old Hollywood, Regency lamp.  Huge, huge piece with two tiers of draped crystals and with original lampshade.

 Close up of the base and the four small chandeliers.  This is a heavy and substantial piece.

 Pretty Italian tole and crystal prism four cup candelabra.  

 An assortment of vintage bifocals and NIB Princess Gardner leather eye glass case.

 Was the winning bidder of an assortment of vintage purses and it is the French led the way when it came to elegant beaded evening bags during the 1930s.  This lovely, “tone on tone” made in France, maker Carry, beaded evening bag looks like it has never been used.  Pristine inside, it has a  small change purse and mirror inside. 

 Another French beaded evening bag with pretty seed pearls.   Made in France.  Some issues but still a great little vintage bag. 

 Lovely Whiting and Davis mesh bag with rhinestone clasp.  Some issues, the chain is missing and three are missing rhinestones on the clasp, but it has such a great feel and the gold mesh is in great condition.  

 Like new, Whiting and Davis wristlet purse.  This is small and very cute.  

Sterling shawl pin with faceted topaz colored stone.

 Nice set of ten, Dutch demitasse spoons and two sugar shell spoons.  800 Silver with a total weight of 143.3 grams, they are decorated with flowers of the Netherlands.  They were in my displace case less than 2 hours before someone purchased them.

Lovely pair of Northwood, Stretch Glass-Carnival Glass #695 Candlesticks in excellent condition.  Color:  Russet. Circa 1921 

 Brought all of my wins/finds into my two spaces at the Buford Queen of Hearts and after I had restocked my booths, I did a quick run through the aisles.  I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw how clever this dealer turned vintage dress patterns and vintage clipboards into art work.  She simply slipped a dress pattern under the clipboard clip, and there you have it, instant art.  

One final win and this one was for me!  I adore these Victorian jewelry caskets and the clovers (notice the sole, four leaf clover for luck) is a shout out to my Irish heritage.  My grandfather, Michael Francis Malone, immigrated from County Clair, Ireland in the early 1900s.  Most of the gold wash has long worn away from the copper base but I like it the way it is.  Still has the original, pale blue silk lining.  

So my children, I hope your weekend was as delightful as mine and wishing blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch