~~~This post is going to have tons of pictures...so get a cup of your favorite brew and sit a spell~~~
My granddaughter, Cici, and I went on a junking expedition out of town. Well not that far~~~We drove up the coast about 50 miles to Florence, Oregon, making a stop in Reedsport on the way up. We had a grey day for traveling, but surprisingly only a slight mist at times, and even that fizzled out.
I have been needing to replenish the smalls at my shop and a trip up the coast with a G'kiddo fit the bill. Florence has a Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat Restore, Blue Vintage Estate Sales (an estate sales warehouse...full of great stuff!) and Florence Humane Society Thrift Shop. Reedsport has Sunrise Thrift. I have to admit, St Vinney's is my favorite...I always find the European objects that I like to stock my shop with. All of these locations deliver up different things...love visiting and especially shopping each one.
Cici has been helping me out with my shop since I first opened in 2008, she was only 4 years old back then. She knows what I look for and can spot a "jewel" two isle's away. This time out one of the items she found was a small folding wooden artists stool, but pointed out to me that we should probably leave it since it was "to rickety for me to fix". I agreed and we moved on to the next "find"!
And here they are!!!
|English brass plates, the two in back have small porcelain plates. Blue Boy is missing his glass.|
|This toile fabric really is two large curtain panels. But will become so much more!|
|Found this at Blue Vintage ES, an English tea cup with lilac flowers...can't you just see this in a clear glass canister of flour?|
|A very large American flag, several books, the cat Warriors are for the G'kiddo's, and the six in front are just wooden blanks for Halloween projects.|
|This one is a keeper|
~~~going in my 1800"s collection!
|Beautiful cover! Very fine condition!|
|Only French book I found this time!|
|These small volumes sell fairly quickly!|
|A not so vintage standing globe~~~something about a globe that people just love~~~good sellers for me!!!|
|These green handled cutters are a good seller when I can find some! I keep a collection of wooden pestle's handy for display and purchase. The large aluminum star strainer will be gone before the months out.|
|The lion is so adorable!|
|Isn't that little axe the cutest?|
|This small crock bowl is a keeper. Don't find too many of these around here.|
|A blue marble Samsonite suitcase, great medium size.|
|It even has the key (bonus)!!! And this baby has NO musty smell (double bonus)!!!|
These souvenir pillow slip covers are all silk~~~and are a first for me~~~we'll see how they sell!
|See the two with the fabric inner mount? I'm leaving that part on and just painting all of it.|
I really like this chunky, ornate blue one (not its purple and green though)... it's going to go white with just a hint of blue showing. These empty frames when painted and distressed are steady sellers. These two should fetch $10.00 (white) and $18.00 (blue).
|A cast metal wall candle sconce...might just leave as is...gold seems to be coming back, can always paint later. The pierced brass urn is weighted and unmarked.|
|Liked the look and feel of this picture. Fit's my shops European theme.|
|The white carved frame you see in the background is an Italian made frame. Don't expect to have either of these long.|
The Luther Travis table cloth is pristine and a nice weight linen, so pretty on the table. The hardware scale bucket is a rare find. These are great for displays (rustic "French" country feed store)! Cici thought this one would make a great soap display. She's in charge of that project!!!
|A pretty hand crochet camisole upper.|
Found a nice barrel shade for a wooden floor lamp makeover. Also a pretty milk glass with blue flowers globe...these look pretty just all sitting in a row! Since I offer French soaps at my shop I like to have plenty of soap holders on hand...this one is English. And do you see that clear globe? I've been looking for this size (2" opening, most are 3" across the bottom) for a couple of months now.
And this is why I needed that clear glass globe! These brass lamps were really popular back in the 70"s. But nowadays most are minus the glass globe. Now it's ready for the shop and I think it will be just that special touch a "well traveled" themed room could use!
|Love the graphics on the English ironstone plate.|
Love, Love, Love this hand made white cotton pillow slip cover, the pink cross stitched monogram is luscious! Do you see the little laces peeping out? How sweet is that? Hmmmm... U.M. Uniquely Mickie V. M. Very Mickie??? Either works for me, it's a keeper!!! This was another find from Blue Vintage.
Six luncheon plates marked Japan...love the flowers on them. And six French wine glasses with silvered tops...Gorgeous.
Found a bag full of aluminum moulds and chicken cookie cutter and turned them out into a wire basket find...just to sweet to resist. And yes, I bought one more doily, cause the little loopy daisy's are super cute!
|The Red, white and blue placemats and napkins (4 each) were made in Hannibal, Missouri, by the Mark Twain Weavers. Would look great on a 4th of July table!|
|French Provencal desk and metal & plastic chair.|
Sunrise Thrift changes it's colors on Sunday...so I made a mental note to call back Sunday morning and check the color of the day. Like I really would remember to do this and the color of the day would be pink!!!
It was a "PINK SUNDAY", Cici and I drove up and claimed this little gem as ours. It's about a 60 mile round-trip and they do not hold items, won't even let you pre-pay with a card. So it was kind of a nerve racking drive up to maybe find it already sold. And the cute chair~~~well my dears, that had just debuted on the floor that very morning. It has potential!
I guess I can remember some things!!!
Well, I just got notification that I was the winning bidder on a set of ornate drawer pulls...and they were very spendy!!! The broken one on the bottom drawer needed to be replaced and it had an odd center sizing 2 3/4". In my opinion these pieces need to have original style hardware...it's part of the overall look and charm.
How I opened that drawer and checked it and not notice the broken pull is beyond me. I just got so taken up with the construction of the piece I totally missed it. Like twice~~~didn't see it on my return visit. In defense, I was rather worried about an avalanche of huge door mats burying me alive!!!
I hope replacing with like kind will pay off. And I will have a few spares!!!
Just cleaned and polished this four legged stool and it was shop ready...small stools just left natural are big sellers for me. Another candle wall sconce, this one is chalkware and it's going a bit whiter (kind of beige now), I also do well with these. This one will price out about $11.00, and the metal one at $13.00. The stool $14.00.
These two mason jars were the best deal of the day~~~absolutely FREE.
Almost forgot, the cane bottom wooden chair that most of the photo's were taken on ... got that too!!!
Thank you for popping in and making it to the end of this post!!!
~~~Happy Hunting and Gathering~~~