Monday, August 3, 2009

What I Rescued This Weekend, Monday

A great find this weekend! One of my favorite prints,
"The Gleaners"... so Country French.

I cannot deny it. I am in total junk overload. Kind of like when maybe you've eaten a whole box of Russell Stovers candy, or a giant Mocha Moolatte, or a half dozen Krispy Kremes. That's where I am. It was while I was in the process. Now I feel a little sick at my stomach, especially when I go out in the garage and see it all...kind of like when you look in one of those 3-way mirrors and you just groan and wished you hadn't indulged quite so much. That's where I am.

I have enough stuff to share for many a Monday, so I'm going to do this in installments so your heads don't fly off and your eyes bulge out. I could open a store in my garage. I know many of you are in the same place as I am. We are short on space and long on fabulous finds, so they end up in a place that our men find we are infringing on their territory. My husband has grown much more tolerant of my shopping endeavors, but still I know it makes him a little fussy to have it all there.

Here are a few things I got together for a little group display.

Lots of silver, a great little table, black metal standing shelf, frenchy jewelry box and fashion print. Painted gold plaster pilaster stand and more silver. Paper mache tray, brass candleholders all in front of my screen I redid a week or so ago...a great garage backdrop!

Here are some other recent finds.

Dawn from A Feathered Nest knows I love bird prints and books as much as she does, because everytime she so graciously posts about her favorite find I have to immediately track down the book. Dawn is one of the sweetest most talented persons I have ever come across. Someday I would love to meet her. "Hi Dawn! Thanks for being a wonderful inspiration, in every way!"

My husband and Keith found this precious book in a flea market in St. Louis this last weekend. I have everyone on the lookout for goodies. This is just one of many beautiful colored photographic plates from this book published in 1903.

Here is the little wicker tea cart aka cat "bunk beds" that Janna from Artsy Fartsy Finds so appropriately named. It's not particularly old, but I just loved it. I found it last week at my friends store closing sale.

I didn't take time to "style" it, everything that was on the table that it replaced
just landed there.

Speaking of white and wicker here is an update on my sunroom. I mentioned that it gets changed out everytime the wind blows, so here is the August version. I have several antique quilts and this one was really summery with the sailboats. Recently my MIL divided up her quilts between myself and my Sister in law. Many of them were old, and all of them were "family".

The octagon picnic tin is one of my new find favorites, along with a divided basket and some flea market mismatched silver. The little tea towel is from my sister's recent stash.

This is another antique book that I found in St. Louis that is from England. Actually it is a gallery of individual British engravings. Each one is approximately 16x12. These are just a few of my favorites.

You will see the water damage on them, but they are still extraordinary.

This post was a little rambling. I really didn't know where to begin with it all, but I'll just show a few of my new finds every week. Polly, hope you don't mind if I'm cheating a little. Check out Polly's weekend finds at Sassafras Stuff.

You can find links to Dawn at "The Feathered Nest", and Janna at "Artsy Fartsy Finds" on my blog list.

Have a great week, my fellow junkers... Antiquers!
P.S. I promise I have never eaten a whole box of candy,
drank a giant Moolatte,
or eaten 6 Krispy Kremes.
(I was just using those as examples.)

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