Category Archives: antiques

Holiday Thrifting

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Holiday Thrifting

When family visits from states away and it’s cold outside, then thirfting and after Christmas sales are great way to get some steps in! Especially when you try to stretch those Christmas gift dollars. 

Check out some of my finds from this week:

A cute little pen & ink sketch covered with glass and corner clips. 

A painting on slate. This guy needs some TLC – I plan on painting the mailbox and adding a leather string to hang it.

A Pyrex storage container. A good size for packed lunches or storing tea. 

And last but not least, a purple Pyrex pie plate. I can’t wait to make Apple Pie in this beauty!!

Quick Tip: This is the best time to snag wrapping paper, ornaments and lights for great prices! So far I got (2) tissue paper and (2) long wrapping paper rolls for under $5.

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for the New Year! 

~K

Seashells & Containers 

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Sunday morning estate sales are the best. Some late morning casual browsing with no pressure from the early birds. Honestly I thought all the good stuff would be taken, but I got lucky and found some small items for $3. 

Can’t beat all the shells in this cute wicker container. Plus after making my hanging planters, I’ve been searching for a planter hanger bracket. The packaging is amazingly retro – I almost didn’t want to open it. 

My next project will be to fix the missing wooden veneer on the inlaid pearl box. Wish me luck!

Happy Hunting!

~K

My Grandmom’s Lamp

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Hello Everyone,

Recently I went digging through my parents basement for lost treasures that my dad occasionally picks up from my grandmother’s house and found this beauty. I was told this was my grandmother’s and she used it until she bought a set of hurricane lamps. It is a bit banged up, missing a piece, should probably be rewired and has smoke stains but is still gorgeous. It looks like it is hand painted glass and may have used a standard lampshade. I am torn on what to do. Should this be rewired or kept in its original condition? And what lamp shade originally belonged to this type of lamp? I still have a lot of research to do, so in the meantime I will use this as a decorative piece. Any insight would be appreciated!

 

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A close up view of some of the stains, missing “scroll” element and frayed wire jacket.

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Happy Hunting!

~K