With the nicer weather comes garage and estate sales. Yeah! Bill (my partner in crime) and I went to a few these past couple weekends. Now to fix up what I've bought and find a place to put everything. I'm thinking I might need to add on. ;)
I hope you enjoy seeing what new treasures we've found. Get yourself a Coke and sit back a spell as there are a few pictures. (sigh...garage/estate sale fever I'm afraid) ;)
I love the hand turned mortar and pestle. They are heavy! I couldn't resist the two wooden mallets.
I loved this wooden level. Even if one of the levels was missing I still wanted it. I had to Google and head to Ebay for the remaining two items. The middle one is a Hand Forged Wrought Iron Iron Blacksmith Tong. Super heavy! Now the bottom one took me a few to find it. Can you guess? Bill laughed at me when I suggested maybe it was used to carry fish? *grin* Do you know? There are four hooks. Three under and one that is on the top. It is marked 52 E. Whitfield & Sons. After researching for a few I found them on Ebay. It is a cast iron hanging hook balance scale. It is missing the weight that slides onto the right end to balance against. One hook attaches to a base at the top and the other 3 are used to hang the meat. A far cry from using it to hang the fish you've caught huh?
All the tools (except the mortar and pestle) were bought for a dollar a piece. Not bad. :)
I really wasn't going to pick up the Depression glass...really I wasn't! Then....she said..how bout you take it all for $3. Sigh....and here it sits on my dining room table. I wanted the silver soup spoons for my every day silverware. I picked up a set of silver last summer and we use that for our every day silverware. It was without soup spoons.
The little handmade pillows I fell in love with. Home they came with me. I love the doily. I pick them up whenever I find them for a good price. I do not have the patience to make them. I tried once and it ended up as a coaster for my glass. ;) This one is large and was only $1.00.
This wicker hamper was in great condition. It needs 3 little screws on one hing. Other than that maybe just a fresh coat of white and it will look new.
Bill just shakes his head at me and asks....where are you planning on putting it? Me? umm...I'm not sure...but I'll find a place! *big smile* It's in the garage now...waiting on being spruced up with a fresh coat of paint. Then....I need to find a place in a house that is already full. Do you do that? Find something and have no idea where it will go?
Doesn't she have pretty brass legs? I thought so too!
Are you still with me? Good ;)
I loved this tray. Perfect for Spring!
Tea anyone? Bill loved the green gourd one, me the flowered one. Actually I love both. I loved the sweet little white pitcher also.
Bill found the tarnished silver tray. In my hands it went. Bill found the wooden bowl. In my hands it went. I found the tarnished silver napkin holder. In my hands it went. I found the little pup on Ebay...first bid it was mine. Yeah!
A glass plate...such pretty colors. My photo sure does not do it justice. It has Saxon China stamped on the back. The bowl is a Pampered Chef Stoneware Baking Dish. I LOVE this. It cost me an entire dollar. :) Now....this piece on the right. We have no idea what it was. Nor did the lady having the garage sale. Is it a strainer you use over a pot? A splatter guard? A veggie steamer? Have you a guess?
Update: My daughter called me after reading my post and informed me that tool above is a diffuser for a gas stove. It adds a layer of protection between the burner and the bottom of your pan, yet it's perforations allow heat to get through. Well now...what to use it for...I have an electric stove. ;)
And lastly (I'm sure your glad to see this is the last one. I applaud you for staying with me.) is this mirror. It is one heavy mirror. On each corner there is a residue, like someone had a sticker on it. I've tried goo be gone on it. No luck. I'm thinking I'll just sand them smooth and give it a nice new coat of paint.