You might think that since I'm spending Friday afternoon/evening setting up for an antique show, and spending all day Saturday selling at an antique show, that I wouldn't want to spend Friday morning digging around estate sales- but you'd be wrong....but if you read my blog very often, you probably already knew that.
I did four quick sales- out of the house at 8:30, home by noon. I found a whole box of this red, blue & green braid like trim. I think it has kind of a Nordic look to it.
At the same sale, I found this stuffed to the brim sewing basket- I'll to wait to go through that. At another sale I found the restaurant ware. The bowl on top has an airbrushed design- that makes it a little more desirable than the other pieces...just so you know, if you ever have to decide between two soup bowls...
A pretty flowery pink hat, and well worn ballet toes shoes- my toes kind of curl just thinking about having to wear them.
This trophy is a little dinged up but its hard to find trophies this size in any condition. The trophy reads "Young Folks Jewish War Sufferers Relief Ass'n of St Louis Mo Most Popular Person March 14, 1916". I'd like to know more about the provenance of this piece.
Glass grapes on which I'm displaying some jewels- including a pair of Weiss earrings. I don't usually talk about what I pay for things but this was such a deal- $1.00. They are going in my old age jewelry box for when I'm too old to haul big things to antique shows and can only sell jewelry.
(It's good to have a retirement plan, isn't it?)
Some books- one I like for the cover, one I like for the illustrations.
The James Whitcomb Riley book is illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. You probably recognize his style from old advertising and magazine covers.
One last find- this bag was sitting on a shelf in a small room in the basement. I took a peek inside and saw a bit of lace. It was crowded and I couldn't look at everything, so I just decided to take a chance and buy it.
And what is behind Door No 1? Lace and more lace....
...and an awesome cloth tape measure. I haven't looked much further.
And now, I'm off to set up for the antique show. It's a little muggy, I'll be glad when my truck is unloaded and I just have the "playing" part of set-up left.