Monday, March 5, 2007

Saturday treasure hunt

This past weekend's treasure hunting was especially fruitful. Saturday, I was up at 6:00 and out the door by 6:30 to get in line for the Oakland Museum's annual White Elephant Sale. I was about 15th in line, and when the doors opened at 9:00 I was the first person in the bric a brack department. I bought every pink and green piece of mercury glass that I could find.. several vintage picks, beaded garlands, an entire lot of very unusual vintage ornaments made up of crepe paper and pussy willows (see pic)! Amazing, aren't they?

My favorite vintage find was a gorgeous bottle brush tree, on a stepped base covered in felt. The tree is decorated with all kinds of beautiful pieces.. children, angels, snowmen, etc.. amazing! I will be certain to post a pic once I get a chance. I found several glass lidded jars to display my mercury glass balls, a Pottery Barn rug for my son's room, several cars for him.. and for my daughter, a gorgeous salmon colored Italian wool suit and several darling tops. I also found a wonderful lighted display cabinet to house my collections. I had no moving blankets to get it home, so I had to buy a rug! I found a nice wool rug to put under my kitchen table, needed one anyway!

I found some vintage crepe paper in the craft's dept. and some cool trims in sewing. I'll never miss this sale again, it was fabulous!! Ohhhhh.. I nearly forgot my big basket! I found the biggest Easter basket that I have ever seen! It's 26" across and 28" to the top of the handle, $5.00!! I'll either line it with plastic, and plant it with bulbs and annuals, or use it for a special Easter basket.

I know that I am forgetting things.. I'll post pictures soon, sure I'll remember things as I scour my house. I'll post soon about my Sunday at Alameda Pt. WOW, what a great treasure hunting day there! That will take some time, so I'll pop back in as soon as I can to jot that all in :).

Talk to you all soon,



Emily said...

Hi, Kitty! Just wanted to say I love your idea for the big basket...the bulb idea is fabulous! I may have to do this myself!! Thanks for the inspiration.

I love your friends link section and the colors of your site. I think I'll add you to mine as well. Cheers!

Anonymous said... did a great job, Kitty! The blog site is awesome. I, too, would LOVE to see the bulbs in the basket. That would be so pretty. Maybe I'll steal that idea too.

Those ornies you picked up are great. What an original idea. A great find! Keep it going, girlfriend!


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