Sunday, April 12, 2015
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