Thursday, April 26, 2012

Look what I found.

It's been a busy week and I'm just now coming up for air to share with you the cool items I found this past weekend.  It was a cool and very windy weekend and I felt like I was living in Chicago...still, even whipping winds would not deter me from a good treasure hunt and it was a great little hunt.  I found some marvelous antiques that I don't usually find in the Atlanta area. Maybe the whipping Chicago winds channeled Midwestern antiques to come look for me and found me they did.
Nearly a yard long, this amazing "Romantics" print under bubble glass with original frame is perfect in every way.  Colors are true and brilliant.  Wish I had gotten a better photo but the light kept bouncing off the glass.

Heavy cast bronze and brass legs with thick, onyx inset Victorian plant stand is a winner. 

Found in every little "Catholic" girls bedroom, these vintage "nun dolls" are sweet.  Growing up in New Jersey, my girl friends and I all had one. 
 
Oh yea, how cool is this motion lamp from the 1940-50s?  The classic souvenir from Niagara Falls, this baby is complete and works beautifully.  When you can find them they are usually missing parts and the shade is often melted.  This one is in very good condition and I scored with this lamp and only had to hand over $5.00 for it.
I always find it amusing when I come across the same antique piece that I have found previously.  I found this same lovely little Victorian Commemorative Centennial dresser tray almost a year ago and sold it to a reader who saw it on my blog.  Let's see if that happens again from another reader.  
I should have placed a ring or some change in this pretty little "pin" dish as at first glance it looks like a huge serving platter.  Late Victorian with hand painted  and transfer ware roses around it. 
Lovely, Reed and Barton silverplated bowl and in a large serving size.  I move silver and silverplate very well so when I find good pieces like this I grab them.  Old or contemporary, everyone seems to like silver serving pieces.

Beautifully made, Basketville basket.  A contemporary piece from a Made in the USA company, it's not old but it is pretty just the same.  I have a fondness for American basketry and have a few antique "market" baskets in my home. Well made, contemporary baskets continue to rise in value each year.
Ahh, and one for the seawitch.  I adore antique yellowware and pudding molds so I hit gold with this find.  Nice, fluted pudding mold is a smaller size (about 7 inches in diameter).  Believe it or not, I found this at my local Goodwill for $1.81.  Love the glaze on it and it now resides with my other molds.  One Christmas I am going to make traditional puddings in them and serve them up like a Thomas Nast Christmas feast.
Pretty little quad plated creamer with heavy embossed flowers at the base.  Lots of silver still remains and I may hang on to this for a while.  It seems very happy on my buffet at the moment.
 And last but not least, a modern day "carpet bag" that even a "punked out" Mary Poppins or Splendora Aggie Cromwell would love.  I found this Ed Hardy handbag at a local Goodwill and it is in amazing condition.  Beautifully made with leather and heavy canvas with lots of embroidery and hand painted designs throughout, the only thing I found wrong with it was a broken zipper in an inside pocket.  No stains, no tears, no bad smells.  I repaired the inside pocket and now I have a new handbag that I am over the moon with.  I think it is very sea witchy and I can't wait for my raviolis to see it. They will think it is as much fun as I do.  So there you have it, my weekend past. I fought the blustery winds and found treasure at the end of my weekend.  I hope every has a lovely week and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch  

8 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

You are right, great finds on a windy day! Good for you! Now here's the thing....it never occurred to me that I could purchase something from you, isn't that ridiculous?? I live in the Syracuse NY area, so getting down to your shops is a bit of a drive, even with prevailing winds, lol! So next time I see something that I just must have, I will ask! I do so love your show and tells! Have a fun time with that great bag!

Sisters Treasures said...

I wish I could score such great finds on one hunt! Tomorrow is the 'beginning' of a garage sale weekend I can finally participate in and I can't wait.
Betsy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh wow honey you really found some great pieces. I love love the first one of the Romantics print with the awesome frame. I know I could find a place for this in my home. lol
So glad I came by tonight. I have missed you and wanted to say hello and to catch up.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend
Love
Maggie

shirley said...

you have certainly had some wonderful finds. I love the romantics picture and the little creamer jug. That wonderful carpet bag wont last long before someone snaps it up.

Wish our second hand stores had such treasures.

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

Yes, you certainly did score! Lots of lovely things!! That picture is to die for!! I know everything will move fast.

Thanks for sharing!

Tina Eudora said...

Wow you always find the most amazing treasures and of course I love to look at them!
Have a super and lovely weekend Dari!
Tina xo

Ana said...

You always find the best stuff...If we lived closer, you know I'd be tagging along on your treasure hunts all the time :-) Hope you are doing well my friend. Happy May.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Richard Cottrell said...

Some really neat finds. Good for you. Richard from My Old Historic House.