Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Last Hurrah...

Garage season is officially over in my neck of the woods. A week of rain and temps in the 50's-40's have successfully pushed yard-sales into least until Spring.

BUT, now and then, there surfaces the ever hopeful Church Rummage Sale! I like those even better than g'sales because you inevitably get lots of great vintage stuff from all those little old Church Ladies. Look at my loot above.

This tray will be remade with a little paint and some vintage wallpaper.

Gorgeous California souvenier plate (my home state!) with beautiful graphics, only .25! It struck me that it might be pretty old because the place where it says "Hollywood" shows only the Hollywood Bowl, not the HOLLYWOOD sign, not even Grahman's Chinese Theatre!

This Italian wood carving will be great as a crown on one of my old wardrobes. It's about 4 ft across and only cost a buck.

More Christmas, of course. I love the homemade sequined satin ornaments.

Mirror $3, covered cakeplate $2.

Brooch and apron, .50 ea.

Covered butter, .50.

I got this old lamp base for $2 with the intension of restoring it. It will make a nice bedside lamp when it is finished. I refurbished a similiar lamp that I rescued from a trash heap last year.

Here it is. The blue ceramic base was in excellent condition. I rewired it with a new cord and socket. The Rachel Ashwell blue roses shade that I found at the thrift store for $2 was a perfect match. It was like new. I use it every night!
Seems like I always have more "projects" than "time!'


Emily said...

I am in love with the covered butter dish!! I am going to have to keep my eye out for one now!! :)


Anonymous said...

I remember my mom having pieces like that butter dish and the lamp is perfect with your shade. It is always sad when garage sales come to an end but I do love fall and look forward to the coming holidays. Have a wonderful day.


!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

Gorgeous buys! Very cool stuff. :)


Hi Rosie,
The garage sales are over here too!!
Just too COLD and the snow didn't help...gone now...
Estate sales always go one here :)
Love the mirror and lamp base and the blue lamp you made :)
Have a great weekend.
Deb :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog and inspirations.