This is the last post this week on the finds from the weekend. I promise!
You will remember from the Opium Bed post (here) that Olive and I went forth and gathered treasures at our city-wide yard sale event. The local newspaper sponsors this and offers special ads for people who hold sales. There were about 40 within the city limits which, since we are more like a town with city dreams, is a fair amount.
Of course there were vintage reading books here and . . .
This was actually a partial set of one of those children series. Two volumes are missing, but the graphics are great. And the price was right!
A tiny Robt. Burns cigarillo box. The cigarillos were originally priced at two for five cents!
The box is so small, they had to abbreviate Old Robbie's name.
People of my generation were raised according to Dr. Spock's advice.
It is fun to read what was common sense back then.
No, young people. This is not Spock of Star Trek. He was about logic, not common sense.
And for even younger people, you probably did not get either reference!
A wicked looking metal bristle brush for putting the swirly pattern in new concrete.
Looks like a photo holder to me!
Everyone needs a giant metal Brittany Spaniel and pheasant in their yard.
You can read on the package. It is The Garden Fancy.
The beaded turquoise straw tote I bought just for the color.
A wonderful hammered brass box. I do love to store things in these.
A small, but beautiful, milk glass container. Someone once told me to hold milk glass to the light and if you see red in it, it is a good. piece. You can definitely see red through this .
Is this true or not?
This mushroom basket of finials and drawer pulls was what I was rummaging through when Olive shouted for me to come look at the pile of turquoise wood which turned out to be the opium bed.
A brass wire mesh shelf which will not remain brass, a black hanging lamp already gutted of all things electrical which will be made over, and the gold, heavy, metal electric clock.
I plugged it in and set the time and it has kept great time since Sunday. It appears to be 1960's with the sunburst design.
A gorgeous gold frame with the glass intact and a wooden back.
A pair of tarnished silver plate candle sticks which shall remain tarnished. I love that look.
Pieces of whimsy - two horseshoes, a tiny elf, three tiny cookie cutters, and a hand-carved whale. (Reminds me of Jonah!)
This estate sale was very interesting. First, the prices were astronomical, and it was the end of the second and last day.
Second, there were thousands of tiny miniatures everywhere.
Third, the largest collection of horse prints and paintings I have ever seen.
Fourth, a huge collection of probably every dog or horse children's book published. Some of these were first editions - signed! Mega-bucks!
If Liz at Quirky Vistas ever invites me down to listen to her Vibra-sonic stereo console, I will be ready with my blue metal box of old 45's! Everything from the Hobbit to The Captain and Tennille. There was even a container of the little doo-hickeys to pop in the middle to fit on the spindle.
Read Liz's Finding a Dream post here.
Two ceramic electric heaters for your pleasure. I would never plug these in, but you should see the cords and plugs -definitely 40's or early 50's.
They would great sitting on a shelf with fans.
The turquoise one has an orange ceramic flower for the middle.
Both the turquoise one and the black one have fantastic patina.
I will lightly sand the surface rust and give them a waxing.
The bases are weighted and decorative.
The black one is a HeatMaster.
I know some of you wish the HeatMaster would come and visit you, but I had to turn on the air conditioner today.
I do believe I have shown everything in these three posts. Of course my gem was the opium bed. Olive also got a gem for her patio. I hope she shows you soon! (Olive's latest post here)
I will not go out hunting this weekend. Next week I head toward Charleston for a low country crawl with my niece Leia. We have decided on a couple of must places and are trying to choose a good place to eat.
Hope your weekend will be filled with treasure.