Sunday, January 17, 2016

Estate Sale Haul

Hopefully, y'all saw my image of the day yesterday which is of this beautiful 60's night gown set that I got at an estate sale. I mentioned that it has been a while since I have been to a sale. Now that we are past the holidays hopefully I can get out and find some treasures to share more often. I wanted to share the rest of the items that I found with y'all.

While Christmas is over I realized that I need to up my kitschy game for next Christmas. I am always on the look out for nice vintage Christmas items. I would love to find a silver tree or a cool star for the top of my tree. I  love these little candles with the orange lights. I am lucky and all of the bulbs actually work.

I usually do not but frames at estate sales unless they are really special. This one jumped out to me. I love that I can find something that would be a lot more at like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware when I go to sales. I would love to put a nice black and white portrait of Steve and I in the frame.

It is hard for me to go to an estate sale and leave without a piece of glassware. I believe I found the one piece of Fire King in the whole house. While the Jadeite Fire King pieces are beautiful I am really drawn to the white Fire King pieces as well.

 I found these wonderful pyrex beakers. Someone in the house must have been an armature chemist. I think these might be fun to use as short vases with some large flower blooms. Also once we have a darkroom set up we will probably need all the measuring tools I can find. The smaller 200mil one might not be to helpful but it is adorable.

 Lastly, I ended up with this lithograph by John Haymson. Sadly, it is in pretty poor condition. It was pulled from its frame at some point. It looks like it had been professional framed too. There is some coloring on the paper. I just could not leave it behind once I saw it. I might try to remove it from the mat. It is stuck between a few different layers then seems to be glued to a super thin piece of wood. So I am not sure I can rescue it without damaging it. We will see..

I love the movement from the cars and the trees. I will definitely be on the look out for more of Haymson's prints.

Have you found any awesome treasures lately? I would love to hear about them! 


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