Thursday, November 18, 2010

Auction Finds

I do not like to go away and have things unfinished.  So, I am packed and ready to go, but there is one bit of unfinished business.  I had planned to take really beautiful and staged pictures of the finds I had at auction and a yard sale last week.  But time just got away and weather did not permit.  So that it doesn’t go unshared, I thought I would quickly show you some very unstaged pictures, taken with a flash with my point and shoot because my good camera is already packed.  So here you go…

This bowl is actually for my mother-in-law, she has a lot of pieces to this collection.  I am thinking of trying to make a centerpiece out of it for her.

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I found another box of some fun pewter pieces.

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Not my style, but I have a really fun idea for this little house.

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Some hardware and handles and quite a bit of silver plate which I have some more fun ideas for…

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This jewelry is mostly junk, but there is actually some really cool stuff in there that with a little tweaking, I might actually wear.  Stay tuned..Also, there as some great clips that they referred to as belt buckles but I think they might actually be for scarves.  I am thinking there might be some ornament projects in there…  And then a box of old books.

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4 great old shutters…

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The fan and enamelware teapot…

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A great old clock that she says still works but I have not tried yet.

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Three nice smaller sized washboards.

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I always forget what those wooden things are called and what I thought was a nice old silver plate tray. Funny thing is it says Pottery Barn on the back.

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A fun sign and a small ladder.

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A nice small chest that just needs some hardware change-ups.

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That is the group, all in all a pretty good week of treasure hunting. 

I can’t even believe I am saying this, but I am off to Paris!  Bon Jour!

4 comments:

michelle said...

Great finds!! That would be a very success treasure hunt!! Have so much fun in Paris!!

Robin said...

Wow! Amazing finds. So many things to make us all excited. I think my favorties are the red and white kettle, the clock and the books. Hmmm, I'm a wee bit jealous - does that make me a bad person? LOL

Garden Girl said...

Fantastic finds! Lots of inspiration in those boxes!

I have tea kettle envy! Love old enamelware.

Hope you are taking an extra suitcase to fill up in Paris. Have fun!

V@WhimsyLamb said...

O wow! great finds indeed!