Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finding Treasure

It was a nice weekend with junkin, finding treasure and getting it in my booths.  Funny how certain items just find you and vintage and antique transferware has seemed to pop up everywhere for me this weekend.

Found lots of great red ware from the Victorian era through the 1950s.  A wonderful find of seven dinner plates of the popular Homer Laughlin Historic Americana Currier and Ives series, paid $7.00 for the seven plates and each book at $29.95.  Sometimes a trip to Goodwill pays off big.

A few flow blue pieces and lovely handpainted items, all from England and one of them was an early Wedgwood soft paste luncheon plate.  Got them cheap so I priced them way below book value.  Half the fun of antiquing is the hunt and the great price.  I love to pass on to my customers a great price when I can.

My white hutch all tricked out with lots of new transferware.

I always think of Ethel Merman and the line from her song from Annie Get Your Gun, "Don't leave your panties in the hall, you're the hostess, with the mostest of them all."  Two pairs of deadstock panties with original labels and hangtags inside. Love the tap panties.

Religious items always move well and I'm still crazy about this print from a small convent.

Great pair of vintage cafe curtains are perfect for a vintage kitchen.

Found four large gilt frames, two were Victorian.  I love frames, they are great to use just as they are on a wall display.  Put mirrors in them, photos or just "frame" pretty plates, vintage mesh purses or whatever you love.

How cute are these hens sitting in nests of vintage dress patterns?  This is part of the delightful display at the entrance to Queen of Hearts,  Buford.  So many talented designers are found here and these entrance displays are always a joy to see.

More of the front entrance display. Great old bed, french burlap fabric, soft, vintage pillows and tin ceiling tiles.  Large flowers constructed from fabric patterns hang from the ceiling and placed in vases.

Here is decorating at its best.  Gerber daisies in a vintage gas pump. Don't you just love it?

Hope your week is a delightful one.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


sassytrash said...

You are such a good picker--I never find a thing in Goodwill (you must be gettin' all the good stuff before I get there!) Your booths are fabulous--I stayed long enough to shop last week and they are packed full of great treasures!!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Sea Witch-

That transferware is what really catches my eye. It all looks so good together, no matter what the pattern. And WOW! What a steal from Goodwill! I've got to check out ours more often!