think they say a collection is three or more ... if that's true, I now have a vintage oil can collection. Don't ask me why. The estate sale I went to on Friday and Saturday was very close to my house. I loved the Cape Cod the moment I drove up. The original owners built it and called it "home" for sixty years. I got there early and was the first one in the single-stall garage. Two vintage wire basket hangy-thingys immediately caught my eye and I wiggled them off the wall. They were $3.00 each. Next I spied the old oil cans. There were several but I only bought two.Y
esterday I tried the basket on my front door. The storm door closes nicely so I intend to fill it will springtime cuteness in lieu of a wreath. Stay tuned.T
echnically the one on the left is a funnel. It's still cool and old and heavy copper. It may end up in my etsy shop one of these days.I
love to decorate with vintage bottle brush trees at Christmastime. There were lots at the sale but I only bought one. The miniature atlas was a fun find. It was $3.00. T
his vintage tablecloth is headed to my etsy shop. I saw it on the online pictures of the sale and was glad to have gotten it. Perfect for spring and summer and in perfect condition.I
went back to the sale around noon on Saturday and bought this little watercolor of a "cottage on a creek" for $10.00. I mean, how could I resist?! The owner was an artist and there were two tables of original paintings in the family room. Most were watercolors and some had paintings on both sides of the paper. The nudes weren't very popular, but the landscapes and still lifes were selling fast! Her work was very appealing and it was evident that she loved to paint. W
e hit 70-degrees today. I'll have to turn on the News to see if that's a record for March. It was downright balmy. I hope you found some thrifty finds this weekend too. Oh, and I just remembered I bought an enamelware teapot on Saturday too! That was pure impulse-buying since I was in the checkout line when I spotted it in the kitchen cupboard. Oh, the thrill of the hunt!
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