Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The things you see out junking

Isn't it funny how sometimes when you're picking/shopping, you come across a bunch of items in the same color palette?
The other day I had to bring home this beautiful 1950s Quiltex baby blanket in soft blues and pinks because it was only 50 cents and was in such great condition (no thread pulls!); at the same shop I found a coordinating metal tin and a roll of tulle.  They look so pretty arranged together!
I was estate sale-ing last week and picked up these first day envelopes among someone's stamp collection.  There were boxfuls so I just chose those that struck my ephemera-loving fancy;  I also came across this great vintage Georges Briard hot plate.
It's called a "Hot Butler" and this one is mid century modern-dreamy from its gilded bird motif to its teak handles.  It's now in my shop.
I recently sold those fabulous Briard Grand Opera cocktail napkins, too.  I love anything he did, but this design was especially fabulous!
Before we knew the results of our taxes (insert weeping) my husband and I fell in love with this vintage bar:
It was in an estate sale liquidation shop, and priced to sell at $200.  I didn't even mind the cheesy German tourist scene (Neuschwanstein Castle) on the front!
Look at all that fabulous storage in the back!  I will probably always regret not getting it.  We really need extra glass and bar-paraphernalia space.  Wouldn't it be fun for parties?
Some other stuff I loved but didn't buy: this fabulous green contoured sofa...
a beautiful mohair coat with embroidered sleeves...
a slightly damaged but still lovely sampler...
a mold shaped like a pair of britches!  Is there not endless amusement at junk outlets?

11 comments :

Dee in N.H. said...

Some pretty stuff! I love that sofa!

pam said...

I have two different tins like the one you found - same lady just different shape. That sofa is pretty neat - I like that it is shaped different than most. I haven't done my taxes yet...probably will be last minute, I'm dreading it too...Hopefully it will be a decent surprise...

Pallas said...

Great finds, but I would have had a hard time passing up the couch.

suziqu's thread works said...

So lovely to see some of these items especially the pretty pastel vintage tin, the amazing embroidered sleeve coat and the embroidery sampler even damaged!
Thanks for sharing,
Suzy

Linda said...

Nice sale. Hope you come accross another bar to add to your home.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I don't know where you're shopping but they have fabulous stuff!

Kathy said...

You have a great eye, except for maybe those britches - LOL! 8+)

autena said...

What a cool sofa! And the blanc-mange dish is fun, too!

Something Special said...

Laurie, I think you always find good stuff for sure!

Cheryl said...

Loving that bar and sofa! Lordy, Lordy... what treasures!

Tabitha said...

Laurie I LOVE that pink baby blanket! and the tin and that green couch is amazing. estate sales here are usually giant duds, not enough vintage!
hugs