So I thought I’d take a little break and share with you all some of the new treasures I’ve gotten for the my room the past couple weeks. Upload your own recent finds at the bottom of post… Pam will then move them to the gallery, below.
To see the slide show, click on the first image, look for the description just below it, and use the arrows there to move forward or back:
So pretty much right after I did the post on my room, I bought an amazing barrel bar at shop here in Louisville ($10). I think it’s from the 70s, and it has a little metal Made in Japan plaque on the back. When I first found it, there weren’t any glasses inside, but the man had almost the complete set in his van and gave them to me for free!
At the same store I got a hand-made quilt for $9. It’s made up of lil’ rectangles — all different and from what appear to be curtain, dresses, scrap fabric. It’s very well made. When I saw it at distance, I went to pick it up, and as soon as I felt its weight, I knew it was golden.
Then, there was as amazing estate sale this weekend, although I didn’t buy much. I picked out a red velvet matador painting from the living room ($15). I am utterly in love with it — there was another kinda matching one next to it, alas I couldn’t afford it. I was still sad to separate them. Then there was a velvet painting of a horse head, $1 — it goes great with all my country/cowboy stuff. Also, I found a MIB Penetray Hi-Lo desk lamp for $3 (it still had the tag though, & it was originally $20). I was worried it wouldn’t work, since the bulb is funky, but sure enough it did. Super cool & one of my new favorite items…it sorta looks like Wall-E.
Continuing on in my non-stop adventure, at St.Vincent DePaul I discovered a mysterious golden/brass car for $2. It is all solid and weighs like 3lbs, with a big screw on the back (which I put into my entertainment center). Mother and I still can’t figure out what it is — I’m thinking a piece to a trophy or some type of car ornament? Maybe you all will solve the mystery. Lately I have been fascinated by the Miller Studios chalk plaques. Pam has featured varieties of their fish plaques in a post before, and they’re often in the Ebay slideshows. Well, I’ve acquired quite a Miller Studios collection over the past month or two (never for over $5, it seems). I already showed you all my teapot & saucer in the post on my room — but to keep ‘em company I have : pandas, pigs, tigers, horses and swans. These are perhaps my favorite collection I have going. Finally, my alphabet magnets, $1 from St.Vincent. I was actually looking for them for a while before I found a nice set. It was pretty much figuring out what I could spell out of a large baggie of random ABC’s — of course, ‘I Love My Bedroom‘.