Thursday, September 22, 2011

Junk Bonanza and Weekend Finds

These are a few of the things I bought at the Junk Bonanza, and also a few estate sales this past weekend. 
I found another fruit crate - love those.

 A cute little drawer, the lock and key still work!  A few French books.
There were tons of drawers at the Junk Bonanza.  I love how they look grouped together.

 My favorite thing to look for is unusual Victorian silverplate serving pieces, and I was surprised to find some at the Junk Bonanza. 

 Including a set of small cream spoons and a set of ice cream spoons.

 Both have very ornate floral patterns.  The ice cream spoons are monogrammed.

 I also found some larger serving pieces. 

 Also with very ornate patterns. 

 An asparagus serving fork, and a cake serving fork.

 A large ladle and a pair of unusual salad serving pieces.  The bowls have an embossed pattern. 

The large ladle has a monogram on the front side, and the back is engraved: 1880 Oct. 25 1905.
I wonder what those dates mean???

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Junk Bonanza

 The Junk Bonanza was this weekend.  It was fabulous.  So many great things to see. 

 Lots of cool signs,

 pillows and linens,

silver items,

 great coffee table carts.

 I loved this Nutting cart.  I really wanted to take it home, but it wasn't meant to be.

Tons of boxes.

 Interesting industrial pieces.

 Creative uses of bed springs.

 Pretty displays everywhere.

So many things already had 'sold' tags on them.

I loved these boxes. 

Overall, a very successful show.  It was so crowded, I think they probably sold a ton of stuff!  Looking forward to next year....

Friday, September 9, 2011

Junk Bonanza and Recent Finds

 The Junk Bonanza is coming up next week - I am very excited.  I was super lucky and won tickets, a bag, a hat and a copy of Flea Market Magazine from The Red Shed.  It arrived in the mail today!

I love everything.  Thank you Red Shed!!
I'll remember to bring my camera - you can see some of my pictures from last year's Junk Bonanza HERE.
Here are a few of my recent finds.  Another plain crate...

I added a French Label image from the Graphics Fairy.

A copy of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  And a little brass hook that coincidentally looks like a little bit like an Oompa Loompa.

 Paris souvenir dish.

 A handful of flatware.

The cutest little mini ice bucket trophy from 1954.

It has little lion handles on the the sides.