Wednesday, January 25, 2017
LATEST SECONDHAND FINDS
Happy Wednesday, I hope you all enjoyed the tour of The Merc yesterday! I loved reading the comments from some of you who have visited, also.
I have a quick post for you today, I just wanted to share a few of the treasures I found this past week from several different places. I'm glad that some of you have mentioned you enjoy seeing this kind of posts, I also like to see what others have scored secondhand as well. It's so fun to see all of the unique items that people find (and the possibilities they see in someone else's "trash")!
First off, I saw this vintage brass peacock fireplace screen advertised on Craigslist. It was in a booth at an antique mall that I hadn't been to before, so I was excited to check out a new-to-me place. Not to mention, I've been on the lookout for one of these screens for a long time! Usually, the size or price isn't right, or I don't like the decorative details. Everything was just right about this one!
We've been moving our other screen back and forth between the indoor and outdoor fireplace, so I'm happy to have a pretty one for this space now.
I also found this pair of cute towel rings. I need to freshen up the kids' bath one of these days and these will be perfect in a bright, glossy color.
And, this little hand dish. Isn't it sweet? It's Avon and fits in the palm of my hand. I'm working to organize a little office space and this will be just right for holding paperclips.
Next, I stopped by an estate sale near my house on Saturday. It was already late morning and the sale had already been running for a few days, so everything was half price... bonus! I found so many good things that it really made me wonder what I had missed out on there!
I picked up a few great brass pieces- the small hinged-lid box was actually from the antique mall too, I just had them all grouped together for this photo.
Love these little blingy bobeches, even though they're just plastic they're cute! I already had these sticks- they're actually my Mom's that I've never returned...sorry Mom ;) I added a few more random hobnail tiny glasses to my collection, for $.25 each.
I generally use lots of glass and crystal bowls for serving when we're entertaining, and have plenty of larger ones, but needed some smaller ones for things like toppings, olives, etc. The cute little candy dish came home with me too!
As soon as I walked in the kitchen I spotted these napkin rings, and only when I got close did I notice they were engraved with a G!! $2-Totally meant for me! Looking forward to using these on a Valentine's table I'm working on.
My Mother-in-Law collects Ruby Red, and they had several pieces left. I texted her photos of what they had, and she only needed these 4 little dipping bowls to complete her set. I picked up a few other pieces too, but I'll keep those a secret since they will be a birthday surprise. ;)
Lastly, I wanted to show you my latest Craigslist purchase...
La la la!!! Angels are singing! I've been looking for this style of chandelier for my dining room for a long time, and they just don't come across our CL much at all. This one was from a nearby home that the new owners are renovating, and I guess this wasn't their style. Good for me! It wasn't a super bargain, but still a deal for a gorgeous vintage piece compared to what some new lighting can cost! It needs a lot of cleaning up, and I have some plans to bling it out even a little more. But first, we're going to have to lengthen the cord and chain to get it ready to install. I've started taking it apart and hope to get it sparkling clean today and ready to hang soon.
I'm not sure if it's brass or not- it's more golden yellow than brass usually is and isn't tarnished at all. I really don't know anything about it, if anyone does I'd love to hear it!
The current state of this corner of my living room... I can't even guess how many tiny little crystals there are! #sendhelp
Speaking of Craigslist, I'm working on a post sharing some of my tips for shopping on CL that I'll be sharing soon! Several readers have asked about my favorite local thrift store and antique malls, so I'm putting together a list of all of those, too.
Have you found any unique bargains lately?