Saturday I went to the estate sale of a lady that I have known for years, a member of my church, as well as a lady that my grandparents have known since the 1950s. My grandparents knew her husband probably as far back as the late 1920s or early 1930s. (Grandma turns 90 this summer...)
Anyway, there were some incredible mid century finds at the auction, some not so great finds, and some of that more modern stuff that I was happy wasn't coming home with me.
So, here's a run down of my finds:
2 sets of lamps. The first set was made by Colonial Premier, in a gorgeous green ceramic with brass finish. They still have their original shades and small glass inner shades. The set was in excellent condition. After doing a little research, I discovered that Colonial Premier was a high-end lighting manufacturer from Chicago which was in business during the first half of the 20th century. A little more than I normally spend, but I know exactly where to put them, $20.
The second set is this fun ceramic and brass set. The brown ceramic part is flecked with gold, and the ceramic is fluted. There is no manufacturer identification on this set, and one of the shades is bad. It was the same price as the above set. Not sure that this was as good a deal as the first set, but still very attractive.
A great little black iron and blond wood end table. I think that I'm going to use it as a small coffee table in the den conversion. $10.
I love this amazing Elgin starburst/sunburst clock. I need to clean up the battery connections. They are badly corroded...not sure if I can clean them up or I might need to replace the workings. $13. (I was shocked to find that someone has this exact same clock on ebay right now for $130!)
I forgot to share a lamp! I picked up this floor / pole lamp with three adjustable lamps for $2.
Revolving kitchen utensil holder with set of vintage Flint Stainless utensils - $1.
Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster - complete with two Glasbake milk glass bowls, $7. Now I have 2 of them...
Great mustard color retro Heager 4002 planter. $5.
I also got these great Made in France (copyright 1967) bathroom swag lights...not sure why they were taken out of the house, as there is now no light in that bathroom...and the house is getting ready to be listed with an agent.
As you can see, I made up for the fact that I won't be retro shopping until at least mid-July. I now know that I need rehab...sigh.