Monday, April 11, 2011

Goodwill and Yard Sales

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a glorious weekend as we did here in the south.  The weather was wonderful with sunny skies, everything is in bloom and the tail end of spring break is wrapping up for the kids here.  Couldn't wait to get out and about and run around with my sister and head out to our favorite haunts and of course, our lunch time together.  You would think that we hadn't seen each other in years...even though we live just 4 houses from each other.  We laugh, we shop, we gossip, in a nutshell...we have a ball together.  When I kiss my honey goodbye before I head out the door, he always says that if he doesn't hear from me by 3:00 pm to not worry...he has bail money for the two of us.  (I just love that man)

Hit my favorite place for hunting down treasure and this week did not disappoint.  Found this pretty little glass terrarium cottage.

 Filled it with sea shells and added a pillar candle.  I think these glass pieces look great on a patio or deck with flickering candlelight.


Smashing set of Georgian, cut and etched crystal wine goblets.  What a find.  I adore Victorian glass and these are rainbow stealers at their best. The light that hits these and the spectrum's that fall are amazing.  Adding your favorite wine will make your table sparkle.  Even the stems are cut.


A set of 5 from the same estate only in champagne glasses.  Sparking wines will never look better when served in these antique beauties.

Jumped on these sweet, velveteen birds.  I saw these at the Scott's Antiques Market three weeks ago and they wanted $22.00 each.  I grabbed all three for $3.50 and priced them at a much lower amount then Scotts.  They are so adorable.

Check out the sign on the ladies room door at the Mexi/Cuban-place my sister took me too. Oh, yea, it was a Sea Witch restaurant.


We headed out to a local Goodwill following a fantastic lunch at a local Mexican/Cuban restaurant, found some great items to put in my booths.

Not old, but a nice "Pottery Barn" or "IKEA" bent wood desk chair.  Hey, it was for $5.00, I had to get it for the store.  Someone may be looking for a nice desk chair at a great price.

Couldn't believe my Goodwill luck when I found this fantastic Tuscan design, heavy chandelier. Heavy and well made, this was a steal at $13.00.  I do well with lighting so I am always looking for interesting pieces.

 Sold two small tables so I had to do a rework to my booth.  Wanted to bring more splashes of spring/Easter color and this colorful Tussah silk sari did the trick. Would be perfect as at table covering or a window drape.

Delightful vintage soft as butter suede jacket from the 1970s.  Bound button holes and lining are in excellent condition. Jacket looks like it was never worn. I like the peaceful Buddha head next to it.

Brought in an Edwardian day dress.  This was all handmade with beautiful hand embrodiery on the front skirt, the bodice and the sleeves. Lots of hooks and eyes on the reverse.  A wearable size and in excellent condition.

A better shot of it in my Victorian booth.

I topped it off with this antique silk opera cape.  Will it entice the vampire crowd...it should!

I cleaned and pressed this lovely battenburg lace collar I found at Scott's Antiques several weeks ago.  I love this type of needlework. I imagine it was worn over a dark, silk day dress.


Hung this lovely and hard to find, Egyptian Assuit shawl from the early art deco period. Fine mesh is filled with silver elements making this a weighty piece. I have seen these in black and creme but never in this faded pink color.

A closer photo of the silver element work.

A final shot of my main booth and I could call it day.  Honey didn't need to bail sis and I out...we were on our best behavior...well not our best behavior, but at least nothing that would get us arrested.  Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Ok, now I'm drooling. The little birds were a steal! Then I saw the mermaid sign (I want it) then the Edwardian dress, oh my,(your booth is beautiful by the way) but then....that Egyptian shawl. How gorgeous. I want to go shopping at your booth!
Hugs))

BusyLizzie said...

Beautiful finds as always! You would have loved the dairy house Day yesterday. We had great fun! Lizzie

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

It sounds like you and your sis are like me and mine!

I am lovin' the Buddah!

Pet Portraits By Becky said...

Hey My Mermaid Friend,
You found some great finds. You always set everything in your booth so that it's so inviting. Miss ya

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many goodies to drool over!!Beautiful treasures!!Hugs,Cat

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the glass terrarium with the shells and candles -so pretty!!!!