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 etsy.com
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!

8 comments:

  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

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  2. wow, you found alot of beautiful treasures!

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

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

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  5. Aahh the napkin ring, such a sweet find.
    love
    Alison
    x

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

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