Monday, October 25, 2010
Thanks to having Parent-Teacher Conferences until almost 8:30 Thursday evening, school was closed on Friday. I love getting to sleep in on Friday and Saturday!
I spent Friday afternoon and part of my day Saturday at some estate auctions. The auction season is going to start winding down before too long, so I'm trying to get my fix in before it's over. The sale of the year is next Saturday, and I have my eye on a few things there. It's going to bring a big crowd as it is full of antiques (the lady was 96 years old, had lived in the house since she married, and it had been in her husband's family a long time before they married). The house has been in the same family since it was built, I believe, and many of the pieces in the house have been there long before the lady the sale is for lived in it. Sadly, the lady had no children, and the amazing things in her estate will be scattered to the wind. We'll see if I'm successful in getting the three things that I'm interested in. I've been saving up my pennies for a long time.
This past weekend, I picked up a few pieces. The above lamp is between 3 and 4 feet tall. I love the style. The good: great style and I picked it up for $1. The bad: the lady that owned it was a smoker (not that there is anything wrong with that) and it has a strong smoke smell. Not sure how to tackle removing the smell from the shade. Any ideas?
Can anybody tell me what these bottles are for? They have glass stoppers in the top. The one on the left has gold and turquoise cats on it. They are almost sickeningly cute. Not really my style. The one on the right has a great turquoise and gold spear / arrow type design. I much prefer the more geometric style of this piece. They were sold as a pair for $1.50.
This little Hazel Atlas bowl did not look like this when I bought it. The design had turned a green/black color. Thanks to Bar Keepers Friend, it now looks like it did when it was new.
And of course, there were a few pieces of Pyrex to pick up as well. This yellow 2 1/2 quart square bowl was a must.
Two 8 1/2 inch pie plates were on the list to pick up as well. This is my first piece of pink Pyrex. I have several pieces of the lime green. It is one of my favorite Pyrex colors.
Two small Pyrex dinnerware bowls. One blue and one gray.
Lastly, the above Mod Kitchen 1 1/2 quart casserole came in the mail last week. It is the first thing that I have purchased from the online Goodwill auction site. It was filthy when it arrived, with baked on food on the outside. However, a good soaking and a good scrubbing with Bar Keepers Friend made it look like new!
So, did any of you get any great finds over the weekend?
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM