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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Little Treasures--Big Pleasures

In my travels around the countryside over the last few weeks I have made some interesting stops at various enchanting flea markets, antique shops and a few amazing yard sales. Actually, I had sworn to buy nothing this summer in the way of collectibles, etc but then I did sort through a bunch of "stuff" in June and took three boxes to the GoodWill. Really, Robin?? Is that your justification?? Oh well!

The general area of our travels in northwestern New York

In no particular order, here are some of my little treasures. For a closer look, click on photo.

This odd looking little shelf type object is over 100 years old,  made of solid, heavy wood and has a lot of engraving and intricate embellishment. I was told it might have been used as a clock case; there is a recessed area. I should have taken another photo from a different angle. Whatever it is, I find it fascinating and unique. Who knows what we will do with it??!!
I love to collect amber glass

Polish pottery

I have a growing collection of dog figurines from the 30's and 40's
Major score!! Cream colored McCoy vase

My mom had one of these little hanging kettles--had to get it

Yes, I got a Father Christmas, but look at the evil-looking sheep (and why a sheep, exactly?)

I have another post's worth of junk to show off, so tune in next time!! Oh, and everything, with the exception of the McCoy vase was under $5.00 each.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

We had one of those little copper hanging baskets too when I was a kid. It had a fake green fern in it.

mxtodis123 said...

You really found some fantastic treasures. I love that amber bowl and the vase. Anxious to see more of your treasures.

Laurie said...

some beautiful buys,

Laurie said...

oops, I also meant to say how intriguing the hanging kettle is, i have never saw one like that,

Linda Wildenstein said...

you know of course there is no way to justify recycling....wink wink. The used to was, clock thingie is fabulous. I think I am a lot. Oma Linda

Aine O'Brien said...

OOOOOhhhhh awesome finds!! That little kettle would make a cool incense burner. Hmmmm, what's up with the sheep?

Jeanne said...

So many awesome treasures! A McCoy Vase! Great find. And the shelf is too cool! If only it could talk....
Anxious to see what else you found. :0)

Magic Love Crow said...

Great finds Robin!@ Under $5.00 each, you did good! You got me thinking about the sheep??? Hugs ;o)

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Love all the treasures!! Any why not buy, you paid it forward by donating, go for it!!