Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday started early, but not as early as I wanted due to a certain little treasurer hunter sleeping in. We started in Ridgefield at a sale where the estate of an antique dealer was being sold. This was not the first sale held and there will be others to follow. Not everything was unpacked when we arrived and Gina and I ended up helping finish. There was a great selection of pottery that we got first dibs to because those were the boxes we helped unpack! We also got really fair prices because of our help. The above picture shows what I purchased on Friday. The two white pieces are McCoy, the blue bottle is a Baby Face bottle, and the green piece is not marked.
These two cute McCoy planters were also from the Ridgefield sale that we went back to on Sunday. The spider plants in the pots are also from the sale that were free.
My only other purchase during the show was this great umbrella stand. It was white when I purchased it, but it was peeling and my patio furniture is black so it is now black.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
This is a wide shot of the treasures. I haven't been very good at keeping up with my blogging, so I just took this picture to include everything. It is kind of hard to see everything, there are some close shots below. The table cloth, green Judy planter, poker chip holder, and the rug underneath everything were found at a estate sale in Camas. Got everything for $1.75.
Here is a close up of the table cloth.
Here is a closer view of the Judy planter, a game of Kizmet that I found at one of Patsy's sales and a French-English Dictionnaire I got at a sale in Camas.
I got all this rick rack at the sale in Camas with the Dictionnarrie and the below candle stick coasters (is that their correct name?). I plan on making some really fun cards with the rick rack.
I found this little bin in a sale of Patsy's at the end of May. I also got two larger metal ones for my husband. I got them the last day of the sale so they were all 50% off. Great deals! This has come in VERY handy in my project room. You can already see the rick rack, ribbon, buttons and other crafty things I have filled it with. The stencils on top were in one the boxes for my husband, but I confiscated them. :)
This little tin item was too cute to pass up. It reads Letters, Bills & Misc, and has four hooks for keys. I am not sure where I will use it. It may become a present for someone as well.
I am looking forward to the upcoming Vintage Gathering this weekend and the upcoming Antique & Collectibles Show at the Expo in a couple of weeks. My sister will be flying in for the Expo. We always have so much fun. I really can't wait to introduce her to all the great people I have met during my outings.
Have a great time in your Treasure Hunting!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Okay, what is it with people advertising their junk sales as estate sales? I really wish people would be honest when advertising. I recently saw an ad placed on craigslist regarding this very same issue. Today I drove across town to an "estate sale" only to find a garage sale with nothing but holiday decorations (nothing vintage or cool), happy meal toys, jewelry making supplies and a bunch of misc. stuff (I am being kind).So my Little Treasurer Hunter and I headed over to a multi-family garage sale and found some children's books and a toy truck. Then a stop at Goodwill to find a 10 1/2 in. clear Miss America plate (that was a cool find). Also got the game Boogle (original one with the wooden dice) and some stensils for card making. So it wasn't a bust, but it wasn't what I had in mind either.
This month has not been the greatest at finding treasures, but at least I got out. The most I have found are books for the Little Treasurer Hunter.
I did get this great Santa a couple of weeks ago. He lights up with a bulb at the bottom. I can't wait until Christmas to use him.
Well, good luck to you in your treasure hunting!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My last find for the month of April was this tray. Now I didn't get this one for the same price as the first one I found (free), but I think I did okay at $11.00. It looks nice in the dining room.
Well, that is all for now. Wish me luck in the month of May. And good luck to you in your Treasure Hunting.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Plus I have learned that I just love the auction atmosphere. I enjoy watching the bidding process, get really excited when I am bidding and love it when I or someone I know gets what they really wanted. I am also learning a lot about what things are worth and what the good finds are watching other people bid and buy things.
So here is what I picked up this past weekend:
All in all, I spent $34.72 and got some great treasures and had a great time! I can't wait until the next auction!