Friday, April 17, 2009

Anything tole!

So I have had a few recent fun finds...a vintage tole tray and a pair of small Italian tole lamps....which I just love!  For whatever reason anything tole....just catches my eye and I cannot resist...especially if the price is nice!  These items do not seem to sell well in my booth, but that is okay...just gives me an excuse to keep them for my home!

The first is a muted blue/green tole tray, which I just picked up yesterday.  I saw it advertised on Craigslist (CL) and it was actually being sold by the same lady whom I bought a vintage chic white wicker rocker from last week!  I don't buy too much off of CL, but I liked her items and the prices on CL are usually pretty low!  It is also a nice to have a little bit of "retail therapy" at work...which is when I peruse CL.  I really don't think I am going to give this up to my booth yet, since I love just looking at it in my living-room right now!

The Italian Tole lamps are a find from Montgomery, Al. I was down there a few weekends ago to research a Junior League event that we will be putting on here in Nashville in spring 2010 and I could not leave until I went by a few re-sale shops and antique stores...of course!!  My husband was with me, so I did not go overboard, but I did find these adorable lamps at Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall in Montgomery.  What a wonderful antique mall...the mall had three floors of booths after booths after booths... of all kinds of treasures!  Robert found an antique/vintage armoire for very little $$ and if we were not 5 hours away from home, that may have come home with us too!  The lamps are now residing in the dining room on our buffet....I don't know if they really "go" with the room....but I just love looking at them, so that is where they are!

Oh, I took a picture of the tiny brass band that is on one of the stems, which states that it was made in Italy...I just thought it was a nice touch that it was
still there!