Warning! This post is image intensive. If you're on dial-up, it's gonna take a while!
So, here's what I found this weekend. All of the items except one came from an estate garage sale I went to. The last item came from the antique store / flea market that I posted about yesterday.
Let's start with the worst, it can only get better from here!
This sale had everything in boxes and flats, and in order to purchase one thing from the box or flat, you had to take the whole thing. Guess that's one way to get rid of stuff! Above's a picture of a bunch of stuff that will be finding its way into my next garage sale. Seems like the pile for that sale just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
So, yesterday when I shared the neat little pair of vintage lamps that I was able to pass up I mentioned that I fought off my lamp collecting syndrome to make sure they didn't come home with me. Well, I was unsuccessful earlier in the day. Hi, my name is Michael, and I'm a compulsive lamp collector. This brass desk lamp has a metal shade and is in really good shape. I snatched it up for a dollar. Still not sure what to do with it. My desk isn't big enough for it or I would already be putting it to good use!
The hangers have come off the back of these old brass wall plates. I'll have to figure out another way to hang them - probably with those hanger things that you use to hang regular plates on the wall. I couldn't pass them up - I have a photo of my Grandma's house where she has a pair of these hanging over her sofa (with another picture).
Vintage Pyrex carafe. I think my compulsion to purchase these when I come across them rivals my lamp compulsion. This one is hard to see, but it has a sun and stars pattern on it. Unfortunately, the lid is missing.
This pink hand-held Dormeyer mixer wasn't about to go home with anybody else! It still runs, but one of the beaters won't turn. I'll have to investigate the situation a little further.
Haeger 231 planter in white.
Great blue Calart Creations planter.
Some "made in Taiwan" oil paintings.
And a vintage chenille bedspread - twin size, I believe. It has a couple of thin spots in it, but hey, it was a good deal. Most likely will end up as a cutter for a lady I know who makes them into stuffed animals.
All of the stuff above cost $5.50. Now there's a deal. Now I just have to deal with the extra unwanted stuff!
Finally, here's what I picked up at the antique store:
Another planter! Add this to the list with the lamps and the carafes - I'm getting too many! But wait, it's more than a planter!
It's a 1950s TV lamp planter. I love the green color (green is my favorite color!). This is my first TV lamp. Even though it isn't one of those cool sculptural ones like I shared yesterday, I like that this one combines with my growing collection of planters. I couldn't pass it up when I saw the price: $5. Now, I have to figure out how to move my CD player, speakers, DVD player, VCR, digital converter box, and the RF modulator to have a fitting place for it!
Have a great Tuesday!