6.20.2012

Estate Sale Finds

Last weekend was pretty low key as far as estate sales are concerned, maybe because this weekend is promising to be one of the best weekends to estate sale, ever! B was unable to go with me, but I was able to drag my mom along with T and I. So without further ado, here is what I got.

I got another yarn print for T's room. I am going to do an installation of yarn prints above her bed. So far, we have two. We are getting there. The house we went to was in a great part of Flossmoor, and it was covered in everything owl. No joke. Owl carvings, prints, glass figurines, wallpaper, bedspreads, handkerchiefs, boxes, wood signs, etc. You name and it was covered in owl. Too much, even for my taste. But the house was beautiful and I wanted to buy it. I can just see the conversation now:
B: "What did you get at the sales today?"
Me: "Oh, a yarn print, a bench, some odds and ends, and a house"
B: "Did you say you bought the house?"
Me: "Yes. It was beautiful, in a great part of town, and needs so much work, we will never get bored."
B: "Sweet! When can we get started?"

He's so optimistic it makes me sick. Disclaimer: we have no money, so we couldn't actually buy the house if we wanted to. I just don't want you to think you're reading some rich persons blog. That would be horrible. But I digress, here's the owl print:



I have no idea what this was originally intended for, but this glass and brass jar makes my heart pound. The brass has the perfect amount of patina and the glass glistens in the sun.



 And this last item was not my find, but my moms. She gave it to me at the end of the day after she learned it was quite MCM and I wanted it so badly. I'm glad she didn't want it, because I've had my eye on something like this for awhile. Oh, and it was $10. Score.



I'm in love. Originally I wanted this for our living room, but it was so big I couldn't make it work. (Insert 'that's what she said' joke here). So, I moved this bench outside. B and I are itching to clean up our back yard and deck so it looks decent enough to show to the blog world. It's pretty bad. Once our backyard project is completed (think 2017) I'm positive this bench will look fantastic! There you have it, our estate finds of the week. Now to go weed the backyard...

1 comment:

  1. That jar is so lovely! It's giving me heart palpitations too.

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