Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekend Treasure

Lovely weekend that has come to its too short conclusion.   We have entered summer temps...80s and lovely that makes you want to just keep playing.  Got a little painting in and finally created the sign for my clothing and accessories booth...Girdle Gals is now official.  Hard to see in this photo because of the fluorescent overhead glare, but the gold glitter script looks wonderful if I do say so myself. 

I've been painting items "beachy blue" this weekend.  My favorite color in several shades transforms the every day into beach cottage chic.

Nice vintage wicker table is filled with wrought iron candle cups and stands, a garden obelisk, and a large vintage platter.

The large platter was found this weekend.  It is a Johnson's Bros. serving platter with pretty transferware violets and from the 1900s.  The five cup candelabra was found at my local Goodwill for $3.93.  It was rust brown and I love the transformation with the beachy blue paint.

Another Goodwill find, this double tier, wire basket was priced at $5.85.  With a paint redo from black to beachy blue, it has a new look.  I really like this piece so if it doesn't sell, I won't be disappointed.

AND another Goodwill find...these neat decorative elements decorated with straw, cork, and lichens.  Light as a feather with marvelous textures.

And now more treasure found this weekend...heavy decorative obelisk.  Perfect for a mantle, a table or patio.

Pretty Wedgwood lunch plate.

Lovely set of vintage transferware.

Exceptional find at a favorite haunt, this extremely rare, rich, flow blue souvenir plate of Miami Florida is amazing.  

Have been digging out my vintage Taxco pieces to sell.  Brought in a few, but have a lot more to price and bring in.

My honey and I love the series, Downton Abbey set in the early 1900s.  The men are often seen wearing a bowler and looking quite dapper.  This bowler is in as pristine condition as a collector could want and straight from Dobbs, Saks 5th Avenue...the premier men's store for over 150 years.

A man's hat needs just the place to hang it on when not wearing it.  Marvelous heavy oak and deer hoof hat rack. Very Edwardian...very Downton Abbey.

A shot of the hat rack and bowler.  It all fits so well in this booth.  It's always fun to see what items oneIcan run into.  I think my favorites are the deer hoof hat rack and the bowler as they are such unique finds.  I hope everyone has a marvelous week.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


Richard Cottrell said...

Where does time go? Hours turn into days and days into weeks and weeks into months. Why is it going so fast? Richard from My Old Historic House.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Thanks for the nice note on our post! Your booth looks great. xo

Stacey said...

Oh, how I love that beachy blue. I'm really into blues and greens this year, and that is a beautiful shade of blue.

Of course, I love the Downton Abbey-inspired hat and hat rack, too!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I would live in this booth! I love the blue color for the beachy look you're going for. Do you use spray paint? You have such a good eye for color, and for amazing antiques!