Saturday, June 12, 2010

Estate Sale Treasures

One of the sales I went to this afternoon was an Estate Sale. It was in a little old house that was filled with treasures from long ago. I could have come away with a lot of items, but I had to show some control. I am very happy with the items I purchased. This chandelier is all glass with many prisms hanging from the bottom. It needs cleaned up but I'm sure it will be beautiful once I finish that task.

I could not resist this baby doll. I believe she is from sometime in the 60's. She is so beautiful ~ her eyes open and close and her arms and legs move. Love her!

I couldn't resist this doll bed either. It is so cute and it rocks.

I bought this simply because I thought it was interesting. It is made out of wood and seems to be a dustpan with a wood scraper to push the dirt onto the dustpan.

This old tray with a cardinal on it is in pretty good shape. It was covered with a layer of dirt, but now that it is cleaned up, I think it will look great in my consignment space along with the above items.

I might keep this treasure. I am not sure if it is an old tray or if it is meant to hang. The wood frame is gorgeous and I love the print that is in it. Be sure to double click on this photo to see the detail better. It is a lovely scene.


Marlene said...

Great finds Audrey. Your interesting item is a crumb tray. It was used to get the crumbs off of the tablecloth between washings. I know because my mother-in-law always used tablecloths and she would de-crumb the cloth after meals with her crumb tray. Her's was silver.

Emelie said...

I have a crumb tray like that with none of the accessories, there may have been a brush at one time to go with the set to brush crumbs off the table, it was a good thing as you know how it is to find the counter with crumbs. Your finds are great just the sort of things I look at when hunting. Wonderful to hunt and wonderful to display.

The other day I found some glasses that had been hand blown, clear with blue swirls, pretty as they are for small vases, short and chunky. Can you imagine 50 Cents each. I enjoy your finds and seeing the shop.

yoborobo said...

Look at your treasures! I love that tray with the print, Audrey. I think I would keep it. :) We all need bigger houses! LOL! Good scores for your shop! xox Pam

Anonymous said...

Let's see...I love the chandelier!! Imagine just gobs of crystal ropes on it!! ...BUT....
My heart belongs to the doll!! She is adorable....

Linda in New Mexico said...

Treasures is an understatement...absolutely terrific finds. Yay.
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Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I had a baby dol just like that. I can't recall what the brand name was, but that one is in good condition!
Thank heavens I am not turned loose at sales anymore....I do enough damage at Goodwill! LOL!
You definitely got some goodies, I'm thinking the crumbcatcher probably is the most unique and would have good value.


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Audrey,
Oh wow, great buys you have there.
I'll take the light fitting pleeasse.
Interesting pieces!

Ces said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I missed so much. I have been absent here and I want you to know how much I love and appreciate your visits and comments, Audrey. I also have not forgotten my promises.

Look at all these treasures! The doll! The doll! how beautiful and the bed is perfect. I would have spent my paycheck on that place. I am dangerous with four letter words like S-A-L-E!!!

Thank you very much Audrey. Have a great week, okay?


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