Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Finds

Vintage finds, attic treasures
In addition to books at the AAUW Book Fair, there was a corner of Attic Treasures.

Music flash cards.

Think distressed.

Handmade signed by the maker Shaker boxes.

Just need a bit of cleaning and waxing.

Yes, I see I put the top of the large one on backwards.

This tiny towel rack was probably part of a wash stand. 

The reverse glass painting is quite lovely.

I may keep this.


A two-sided sponged pottery pig - stands on his own.

Precious porker.

Large Mexican basket with an old cake tin.

More tins - these from Holland.

On the way for a second trip to the Book Fair, I spied a neighbor having a garage sale. 

A hand stitched quilt in need of cleaning.

Some envelopes from 1930 to 1950 - the couple lived in Ontario and moved to Aiken.

The last envelope is addressed to the wife from a monument company - her husband must have died.

A lonely castor.

A tin bucket.

Two guys at the sale helped me load this monster.

It is very solid - marked on the back as oak.

I suspect veneer.

It can be found in Booth W-10 for $82.

Two half drawers on top followed by four wide drawers.

I liked it white so I only cleaned it and hauled it over to Riverfront Antique Mall.

Alas, this was my beloved Blazer, the old coffin carrier, last haul before becoming ill leaking oil everywhere.

She is in the shop and the mechanic promises he can put her back together.

She will not return for another week.

Chucks and I plan a weekend trip to the flea market in Columbia.

Hope to find some rusty, crusty treasure.

See y'all!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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  1. I can see why you'd like to keep the tiny towel rack.
    Godspeed to the Blazer.

  2. Nice haul! I am finally getting the beast back today after her very extended spa treatment of 2 1/2 weeks! It was only supposed to be a weekend. Oh well, hopefully she will haul lots of extra junk to help pay for that extended trip!

  3. Love those tins, Donna! I have a serious problem leaving them behind and have a huge stack of them. They are just so pretty to look at!


  4. Love the music flash cards! The towel rack is a keeper for sure. The chest of drawers is a great piece! Hoping the Blazer is fixed and back on the junkin road soon!

  5. The old letters caught my eye
    I think its so fun to find someone else's old letters that they kept because of the sweet memories in them

  6. I've never seen music flash cards and would have scooped them up too. The shaker boxes are very special. I'm glad you are just going to wax them.

  7. You might want to check the value of the old stamps on those envelopes. I do hope you vehicle is soon back as good as new.

  8. Great stuff Donna. I am sure you will enjoying doing something cute with the flashcards. The painting on the tiny towel rack is precious. Don't blame you for wanting to keep it. Hope you get the coffin carrier fixed soon.
    Audrey Z.

  9. Fun finds, Donna! Love the music flash cards (I've never seen those before...) and the pig(!). He's absolutely wonderful. Hope your week-end is grand :)

  10. Hello again Donna, You are just so sweet to link two posts and I love this one so much. I used to sell antiques for many years with two of my sisters. I love the fun of the hunt more than anything. You shared some great treasures. The blue shaker boxes are really awesome.
    We mostly sold smalls and stayed away from furniture. I like the white piece and I have to mention the flash cards. I think they are rare. A great find.

    Happy hunting.
    xo. Jeanne

  11. Ahhh living the dream of capturing treasures for others! My most favorite thing to do!

  12. i love that white chest..and the Shaker boxes...


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