Please do enlarge for detail. You will love it!
My entire precious family has walked through here...and into the heart of this home.
On Easter Sunday we all gathered for dinner and play. My son in law was on the roof trying to fly a kite..I wish I had gotten a picture of it. I always seem to be in the moment and forget pictures...
One of the first items I found was this painting. The woman want $20.00 for it but took $12.00. It was love at first sight...and it now graces my family room. It measures 33X29. A really nice big size.
I am not a good photographer...but I did my best. It is beautifully framed and is signed on the back. I would really like to know more about it.
I always find beautiful books...and this time a movie also. "Kidnapped" is the movie..and I have kept my video player so I can watch these when I come across them. Folks are selling them for next to nothing. I have been able to watch so many films. I watch some movies over and over...same with a good book!
This adorable little rooster pitcher went into our trunk! It really isn't all that little, just a perfect size for a bouquet of Spring flowers! Sunflowers? Daisies?
...and of course silver!! This was the first of two footed trays I found. This one was quite deep as you can see and very heavy. It has a carving on the back of a craftsman at work and something written above it in a foreign language. It says silverplate. Very different than anything I have.
...and of course it has feeties. :) Gotta have feeties! Price? $2.00.
I fell in love with this lovely lacquered tray made of bamboo. I didn't get a good pic. of it..but if you enlarge it you can see how pretty it really is. I have already used this lovely piece! $4.00.
Crystal ash trays which I will use for coasters...VERY heavy! $1.00. White kitten Avon bottle was 10 cents. I washed it out. These things were all quite dirty had been in storage for many years.
The little sweet little relish dish and spoon, both for a dollar. The silver tray was $2.00 and all the pieces I've shown so far that are silver...were nearly black with tarnish. Loving care with silver polish and hot soapy water does wonders, doesn't it?
Here is a better picture of the tray....
...and there are the feet. I always look for feet! :)
This large basket ( really don't buy many baskets at all any more but this one came home with me. SO BIG and sturdy and can be used for all sorts of things. It is 24 inches long and 13 inches wide. Love it. It had a beautiful big red bow on it.
This is a set of six pleated placemats that would be great for July4th or Christmas...whatever.. $2.00. The tiny little floral make up bag was brand new for ten cents. What the heck said I!
A closer look at the basket. Nothing unusual...just neat.
And of course there was this adorable Christmas picture... yes. I honestly don't recall the price but it was very little. I think $2.50.
I grabbed this up for a dollar. It will go out on the porch for the 4th of July! It's tin and a nice size.
I have a weakness for picture of snow and this one looked Christmasy...cute as heck and beautifully framed. I think it was $2.00.
The pillow was free. Daughter gave it to me when I stopped by her home. Says she is tired of it. Well, I'm not!
And see....the cover can be removed for cleaning. I LOVE it when they are made like that.
Tell me...would you have been able to pass this up? It was in a box of junk, very dirty and the back was coming off. I took it apart, washed the class and put it all back together again with good tape. This is a treasure. Someone put so much time into making this...
Someone was proud of this once...and I will give it a good home and care for it. I thank the lady that made it. It cost a quarter.
A sweet lady was closing three of her mothers gift shops. The following things I bought from her..all so inexpensive. I love these fall flowers and the velvet backed Fall pillow.
Yes, it has the zippered cover! :)
Look at this brand new, still in the package tablecloth for Christmas. Napkins included. You can see the price it was originally. I paid $3.00 for it. It says $5.00 on the package but she sold it for less! It was getting hot outside and people were getting tired. The later it gets the cheaper things get! :)
And these two little framed cross stitched pictures. All hand done and backed with felt. $1.00 each. I was delighted with them.
Finally it was nearly noon and time for breakfast. We are not fancy folks and this is our favorite place to eat. Plus it is VERY inexpensive and sometimes they see us pull in on a Saturday morning.... And they have our coffee all poured and sitting on the table. Plus the rest room is clean!!
Don't you LOVE it? :)
Love and hugs. Have a wonderful Thursday! I would set a table..but to be honest getting this posted took all I had....and...I forgot one of the prettiest things. Tomorrow? :)
Love and hugs,