Monday, August 18, 2008


Ok, time to blog! I just got back from lunch with a few girlfriends. It's always good to catch up on the latest happenings.

This week-end was very successful. We had a lot of great finds, as my kitchen would tell you. I have things scattered everywhere from recent purchases to projects I'm working on. One of my big projects will be going to Monticello this week. It's a nice old pie safe. We sold a big piece of furniture this week-end and need to replace it with another. Our house is overflowing with furniture right now. I'll show you the before and after pics of the cabinet in another post.

I'd love to show you everything I got but it's scattered around in different rooms. I want to buy one of the cool teeny tiny cameras to put in my purse as I'm missing some great shots of my #1 standing around holding all my goodies. This week-end it was an armful of "foo-foo" dresses from the 1940's. He does attract the comments though.

I did take pictures of a few of the items I picked up.

Here are a couple of very old dolls I found, They look a lot cleaner in this photo than they really are. They are pretty sweet though.


I do love to look through the linens and there are particular ones that I like to buy. Here are some of them from this weekend.





Friday night my #1 and I headed to the auction. There were a lot of wonderful things but the bidding was going really high. I did buy a few things though. I came away with eight chandeliers. Some of them were a little primitive for my taste but a couple were just wonderful! So, as you can imagine, they're not the easiest things to store. I'll be making a trip to Monticello to get these hung up and for sale and OFF MY FLOOR!



I also picked up a sweet chair and ottoman for my living room. Now if I could only keep those cats away from it. I need to clean up the upholstery a little bit but it's in great condition. So, if anyone knows a great way to clean chairs, I'd love to hear from you.

I'll leave you with this final picture. I just love these old souvenir photos, they look great displayed and they're a lot of fun to look through.



Thank you for stopping by!

5 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lovely treasures! I especially like that dolly on the right, and of course the vintage linens!
:)

Sarah said...

Love all your finds. I have that same silver urn-thing and I love the souvineir books!
Sarah
Vintage Lily
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

laurie said...

Love those linens. Did you find them at the sale with all the dresses? Don't you love it when you have a really good weekend of finds. Nice to run into you TWICE last Friday!

Iris said...

Great linens,they are so hard to find now days. Hopefully we will see you at Monti's this week! Happy Junken trails

miss gracies house said...

Great finds-have you figured out how to keep them from being all over the house while awaiting their final destination or just the decision process of whether to part with them or not?!! I just get order then it's the weekend again!!!
Rene'