Monday, February 18, 2013

Early Spring Treasure

It was a marvelous Saturday for finding treasure.  One of my best weekends ever.  Interesting pieces and some great Victorian finds.  It's always interesting to see what turns up at favorite hunting spots.  I come across Hummel figurines every now and then, but have never found such a large piece. There is a home repair on the halo and a broken finger on the Baby Jesus, but for a few dollars, I had to take it home. 

Upon research, I have learned that this hummel is called the Flower Madonna, so named for the flowers on her garments and the flower in her hand. She stands 9 1/2 inches tall and is one of the most sought after pieces from the 1950s and a very high secondary market value.  Even with an investment in the repair she can command up to $800.00

A lovely Edwardian filigree bracelet. Sterling silver with the palest yellow glass stone.  This is for a small wrist and is a beautiful piece. Circa 1900s

Sweet little spring coat and bonnet for a wee one.  Rayon blend fabric with pretty lace details and mother of pearl buttons. Circa 1940s
 Pretty bone china soup bowl and bread and butter plate.  Circa 1900s

 Pretty scallop edging and pink cabbage roses highlight this large, Victorian bowl.  Circa 1890s

 A great selection of Easter postcards from the early 1900s, many are unused and the colors are marvelous.

This is the second pair of Victorian high tops that I have come across locally, Don't know if someone is cleaning out their great grandmother's closet but I'm delighted with the find.  Black leather shoe with canvas hightops in great condition and very wearable. Very 1890s.

 Victorian corset cover and petticoat.  An all in one with lovely french seams and 10 inches of hand crocheted filet lace along the edge.  This is a display piece as it has some damage. Circa 1890s

 Love these mounted scarab beetles for their brilliant emerald iridescence. 

How cha cha is this great, barkcloth purse from the 1940-50s?  
It screams Hawaii.

From the same yardsale, a pretty satin stocking bag with handpainted roses on the outside and the inside.

A pair of large, metal wire candle holders.  Perfect for the warm spring and summer evenings that will be heading our way. 

 Sweet little tiffany type stained glass lamp.

 I love this metal welcome sign with the polka dots on it.  I found three of them and they are a great decorative element.

How snappy is this neat boy's wool shorts and shirt with tie?  Nice deadstock for the child's vintage clothing collector.

Love this little shelf unit and the spring pieces look pretty in it.  Hope your week is going well.  I'm slammed at my 8 to 5 gig these's actually more like 7 to 8 but it provides the medical benefits my honey and I rely on.  No complaints, I'm fortunate to have a job that provides them, just wishing I could antique all day long. LOL.  Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch


My Garden Diaries said...

You weren't kidding when you said you found some amazing finds! Where do I start! I LOVE those Easter postcards..oh my! I would have so much fun with them...great stuff lady!

Tanya said...

You know I shoule hate you, right?! I'm thinking you must be the luckiest gal I know, with an eye for the perfect right antiques (I also wish you could come to Vegas, and I would drive you around to "estate sales" which you would find highly laughable!) There's not a piece here that isn't downright fabulous. You've got "it", antique girl! Happy Tuesday - XOXO Tanya

Robin Larkspur said...

Truly, you do find the most wonderful things, and I never see stuff like this. It must be a Southern thing.
Good luck with your long work hours.

Mitzi said...

I wish you could antique all day long, too! You certainly find some great stuff! I think I like Easter postcards better than any other holiday. The little chicks and bunnies are so cheerful. The shelf unit with all the spring pastel colors looks so fresh and pretty....and the bracelet was a great find.