Monday, January 13, 2014

January Treasure

The deep freeze has finally left but our weather still had a few surprises. Saturday morning, I awoke to hard, pouring much so that my backyard had turned into a raging river.  But Mother Nature was not finished as she put us all under a tornado watch for several hours.  Yup, it got warm enough to put us in this type of weather condition.  So hard to believe that 5 days before we were in negative temp status. Still it was great day at the Saturday auction and I won a few good bids; and found some nifty pieces at one of my favorite haunts, Vintage Village.

Sweet little Homer Laughlin creamer.   Apple blossoms and silver lustre trim makes this a real cutie.

Beautiful mid century Italian glass lidded compote.  This beauty is in pristine condition.

Baby, it's been cold outside and this adorable "draft dodger" of a row of kitties is too cute for just the door.  I would place on a fireplace mantle as well.

There is nothing like the beauty of creamy Lenox China.  Lovely pair of candlesticks.

Franciscan Potteries' most beloved pattern, Desert Rose, was so popular that even Jackie Kennedy ordered it for Air Force One.

This set of four etched elegant Depression dessert plates is a personal favorite and I'm still trying to talk myself out of keeping it.

I won two boxes of linens at the Atlanta Auction Company and they were filled with vintage/retro tablecloths.  This one was the jewel as it was hand cross stitched on the softest linen fabric.

These will be perfect for outdoor dining once the weather warms up.  Spring isn't too far behind, so I have already washed, starched and pressed them for my booths.

Another auction win, a lovely bracelet of natural strand pearls and Baroque round pearls.

Lots of jewelry was on the auction block and I won a bag of French blue paste pearls.  Two very long strands that are easily doubled up for an opera length wear and two sets of rhinestone clasp necklaces and bracelets.  These are now in my booth at the Queen of Hearts.

Was so pleased to win these three antique, oil on board paintings in beautiful frames.
The first a lovely English Tudor cottage home.

The second is a pair of cottages just off a railroad tracks. with telephone lines.

And finally, the third of a woman and child walking along village homes.

A gorgeous, American Fosteria pedestal cake plate with the "rum" well in the center.  Thought about keeping this too as I adore vintage/antique pedestal cake plates, but did put it in my main booth.

Finally, I found these delightful little faux mercury glass hearts at Vintage Village.  As soon as I saw them I knew if I added pretty silk ribbon to each one they would be the perfect Valentines Day necklace.  They will be in my main booth this coming weekend.

So another busy week at my "real" job and having fun at night pricing stuff.  Wishing everyone a marvelous week as this full moon looks down upon us.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


sassytrash said...

Hi Dari....beautiful finds as always since your are the QUEEN of pickers! (I believe that 'draft dodger' row of kitties is the one I made that was in my house for years and which I finally let go awhile back?) So fun how things travel around. I'm so glad you are doing well and I'll def. hang on to the silver teapot chimes--I'll de-list it and we can talk--I have lost your email but mine is! Thanks so much for your sweet comments!!!

Linda said...

Hi Dari,

As always you score some neat stuff! Do take care!!