Friday, July 10, 2009

Wonderful Finds!

What a wonderful estate sale I went to on Wednesday! It actually was an antique dealer who was just trying to downsize their inventory, but fine with me! 

There was a lot of iron pieces, antique ceiling tin, ironstone and other eclectic/shabby chic items...and I just loved it!  His larger pieces had some wonderfully low prices, but the smaller items were a bit I got a few good pieces!  

Below are pictures of some of my favorite items he had....I wish I could have taken them all!

A perfectly shabby old steering wheel from a boat! I thought this would be perfect for a beach home or a family room.

I have seen an idea in House Beautiful where the designer actually used an iron urn/planter as a base to hold the Christmas tree...I passed on these, but I am on the look out- because I love that idea!

Such a cute tin bird feeder!

This patio furniture is a bit too rusty for me, but if it is freshened up with some would look so nice on a porch!

An old saddle...

An iron side table...lovely design!

A street sign...actually the name of a road near to where I live!

I would love to have this vintage ride to the pool or to the tennis courts!

Lovely iron patio furniture!

Iron wreath....a friend of mine told me that I could use this as a frame...great idea!

Old pieces of iron, which could be made into planters...too long for my house, but for a large old home...perfect!

Loved the cherubs on the side!

More lovely iron patio furniture!

Loved these iron busts...but the seller was asking way too I settled on a picture!

Another iron side table...

Loved this iron bench seat....could totally see it in a garden!

Can't you just see this organizing your ribbon...or with flowers overflowing!

Loved this so much (and was at a great price)...I bought it!

Loved these old doors (not priced low enough), but could totally see these painted white!

Old ironstone...look at the scalloped edges!

I have been on the look out for an old iron fireplace screen-- I passed on this one since I would like to find one already white.

Now onto what I actually bought:

Love the color and has such a great patina!!

I love old ceiling tin made into wall I bought 2...they actually sell really well in my booth!

I had a problem taking a picture of the mirror so here is the is a light yellow color on the front...distressed with age....and very large!

It has been so wonderful keeping up with all of your blogs...
this is a new adventure for me and I have really enjoyed it! 

Another blog I recently found through a friend is Fresh Vintage- she has beautiful pictures of her finds, gives wonderful descriptions of them and the blog is lovely! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful time this weekend 
and if you are going "junking" or just relaxing this weekend...have fun!

Take care,