Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weedend Roundup, rummage, garage and estate sales!

This weekend I attended a well rounded mix of garage sales, estate sales and a rummage sale. I found some good things! Above is my favorite find of the weekend. It is a sterling napkin ring engraved with the name Clara. My grandmother's name was Clara. It is well worn - and tarnished beyond repair in some spots, but I love it.
This is a brass frog salt cellar set, with spoons. It looks very bright green in the picture, but it is a more worn and brown/green in person.
A cake server with a bakelite handle, and a gravy ladle.
The ladle is "birds of paradise" pattern.
An assortment of vintage pillow cases, most of them have embroidered designs. I am planning to make more pillowcase dresses, and hopefully eventually list them on
Two sets of book cards - to write your name on and place in your books. If you lose your book, it will be returned to it's rightful owner (hopefully!)
A large ceramic cat.
Fall is coming soon! Some potential fall/halloween decorations....A wood tray with hand painted pumpkins.
A little stone mouse.
And a large skull - it is open in the center, you could sit a candle in it.
A scary little witch sitting on a bench with a bat watching over her.

I'm linked up to Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Finds, stop by to see what everyone else found!


  1. How sweet to have found that napkin ring with your grandmother's name. I love your linens~ I'm sure you'll make them into something creative and pretty once dresses, once again. Cute witch- I love decorating for Halloween. BOO!
    :-) Sue

  2. wow, you found alot of beautiful treasures!

  3. Wonderful finds! I love the linens and that tray is awesome!

  4. It is always so wonderful when you find something with a name or monogram that holds special meaning. Great finds!

  5. Aahh the napkin ring, such a sweet find.

  6. Estate sales are often the most effective way to maximize the value of your personal property.