Monday, January 2, 2012

End of year treasure.

A few more days off before 2011 came to an end and I spent them hitting a few of my favorite haunts.  I'm always fascinated by what comes out of the proverbial woodwork and it was a grand few days of treasure hunting. Always a great way to end one year and then start a new one off.

A terrific find, this heavy and lovely metal birdbath with tiny feeder had me doing cartwheels back to my vehicle.  
A marvelous oak parlor table, wrought iron candelabra and an obelisk.  I'm thinking of beachy aqua blue wash on the parlor table and the candelabra. 
Handpainted "Ice" sign, the kind you find hanging over the ice freezers at convenience marts.
A sweet, sweet child's rocker with original mustard paint.
A great vintage wicker table.  Minor damage but very, very sturdy.  About 4 coats of different color paint and I'm thinking my favorite beachy aqua blue as a redo.  I've got beachy blue colors on the brain right now.
A pair of the neatest wrought iron displays for hanging half mannequins from. 
A closer view of the top part of the displays.  I paid $11.00 for them.  What a great find. 
Okay, just when I thought I couldn't possibly come across another great buy, I see a pair of wrought iron displays.  Lots of overpaint but I will sand a lot of it down and then repaint.  Fit a few travertine tiles in the table bays and off to the store they go.  Dare I tell you what I got for them?  Sure, I paid $20.00 for the pair.  Yikes, I still can't believe it.
And finally, a pretty double wire basket.  Gonna dry paint this up in my beachy aqua blue too.  I usually don't find large pieces like this in one treasure hunt and this was a fantastic way to end one year and start another.
And speaking of a great way to start the new year, my honey is a Massachusetts man and adores his lobsta.  We have been ringing in the new year now with "lobstas" since we met and from what I see in this photo, it looks like it's going to be a good 2012.  Wishing the best to you and those you love for 2012.  Sea Witch


sassytrash said...

Great picks SW!! You always hit it out of the park and make us want to jump up and run to our fav pickin' places (what few are left). Happiest of New Years to you and your family!

Richard Cottrell said...

Happy New Year my friend. Richard from My Old Historic house.

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!!

Great finds indeed! You just have it going on, is all I can say!

Keep the hunt up and going the rest of the year. I can't wait to see what all you find.

Ana said...

Oh my goodness, and I thought I had found some good treasures...You beat me! Awesome finds! Definitely a great way to start off the new year...Happy New Year and may it be filled with lots more of these awesome finds.

Hugs and Kisses,

Laura S Reading said...

Just want to say I am in awe and very jealous of your metal display pieces.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Seawitch-

What a super cool birdbath! Very nice find! Love all the furniture and fixtures, too.