Monday, May 11, 2015

Pulling a Clampett

Well the first thing you know, ole Jed's a millionaire...and I was channelling Granny Clampett with an auction win.

Wasn't planning on bidding on yet another chair (I have a weak spot for them) but this gorgeous, walnut carved, tufted rocker was a steal.  Why is it on the roof of my pilot?  Well, I had an amazing step back cupboard in side and the rocker just wouldn't fit.

An auction win, heavy milk glass from the 1940s.  These are always highly sought after pieces and I have them priced to move so they won't hang around long.

Brilliant iridescent carnival glass condiment server by Indiana Glass from the 1970s.  Gorgeous blues and purples.

Everyone loves Jadeite and this covered candy dish rooster will be the cock of the walk on your table.

Lovely etched EAPG compote is a keeper and a thrift store find.

Nice pair of heavy, celluloid hand mirrors from the early 1900s.  These are great decorating elements.

Followers of my blog know how I gravitate towards these copper clad, baby shoes.  I like the ones that are not attached to bookends or other bases. The free shoes are fun to decorate with and make great baby shower gifts.  

Stunning, heavily cut crystal pitcher from the American Brilliant period.  Has some chips along the lip and an internal crack but it is still a beauty and throws rainbows with ease.

Cannot forget the groom during wedding week.  Lovely pair of etched Cambridge liquor decanters with chrome dispensers.  

Dimple fine scotch whiskey by Haig is a gorgeous bottle surrounded with pewter.  These Dimple bottles are highly collectible.

Early 20th century, hand carved duck decoy, Pintail. Glass eyes and handpainted, this was a working duck decoy.

Another auction win, early 20th century, hand carved duck decoy, Mallard.  Glass eyes and handpainted, this was a working duck decoy.

Sweet set of Coronation china, Johnson Bros. England.

Came across some marvelous vintage photographs of wedding images.  They are in my spaces at the Buford Queen of Hearts.

 These wedding photos are so neat. Fun to see the change in fashion for both men and women.

My main space has a section for the wedding events that are going on at all three Queen of Hearts.  

 Have had to refill the space twice last week.  Learned that all three decanters sold as I write this post so gotta bring in more stuff on Thursday evening.

Thank you for being  a friend.  Nice vintage 1980s, Golden Girls wedding dress.  

One of the last items to go up for bid at Saturday's auction was this lovely 19th century step back cupboard with gorgeous wavy glass.  Wasn't planning on bidding on it as it is just over 7 feet tall but when the opening bid began at $20.00 I had to jump in.  I consider this an adult happy meal as I won this gorgeous piece for the price of a dinner.

 Original finish, wavy glass, dovetailing and movable shelves, I decided to keep it rather than sell it.

 I have it filled with my quad plate collection and am loving this new piece in my home.

It was a lovely Mother's Day weekend with love from my sons families and lots of grandchildren.  Hope our weekend was lovely too and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

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