Last week I found my usual mixture of random goodies. It all starting at a Thursday sale where I found a group of mushrooms. I have not a clue what I will do with all these but it’s a nice sized crop of mushroom candles and tiny candle holders.
Friday morning my mom and I stopped by a few garage sale. We found a lot of newer useful items but it’s not the same thrill as the vintage finds like this 1920’s Art Deco candy tin produced by the “Queen Anne Candy Company”.
And this large galvanized metal water cooler.
I also found an arm full of smalls pictured below. The story I was told of this black and dark orange vase was that it was brought back from a Europe vacation in the early 1970s. They picked up fresh flowers at different stops of their trip so they needed a vase for them to travel in. I’m so glad they used this amazing piece of pottery. The owl planter was a $2.00 find and still has the floral shop sticker on the back of it. Could you imagine having flowers or a plant show up in this as a gift for you? So cool! It does have a plastic ladybug that my kids popped right off. Thanks boys! Last is this beautiful lady head. I don’t know much about it but it is labeled Marwal and dates from the 1960’s.
My most exciting find from Friday was opening up this box priced at $1.00. The sale had been open for hours by the time I found this. Would you have opened it? The inside holds an antique treasure.
Pretty amazing, right? Austin and his mom helped me date it to the mid-1800’s!
I didn’t head out to sales on Saturday until around ten o’clock in the morning and didn’t find much, but this little table came home with me for $3.oo.
My favorite find of the week was at the same sale Austin posted about yesterday. Check out this lava glazed ceramic lamp I hauled home for $10.00! It is such a huge lamp, full of color and in great shape.
I hit some really fun sales and I guess it goes to show that the early bird doesn’t always get the worm!