Even though I have a lot of teacups passed down from my Grandma, I've decided to add a few blue ones to the collection as blue is my favorite color.
Another pretty blue teacup. These teacups and saucers were $4.00 each.
Love the patina on this.
Loved this little vintage mirror to carry in my purse for $5.00.
Here is the mirror opened up. The black spot on the left is an antique industrial lamp hanging in our dining room. It's truly industrial because this space was Dr Plummer's workshop where he made surgical tools.
This vintage wicker planter has a tin insert. It's woven tightly like all old wicker. Love this! A steal at $20.00!
This little stool has a lovely patina on it. It's a library stool and has the name of the library under the seat . This will go into MY little library. A true antique and worth it for me at $30.00!
This old mail box was one of my favorite finds! The mail slot here flips up.
This is the knob on top.
This button is the decor on the sides and front. This old mailbox will sit in the entry of our home. I would like to see this as a place to drop our mail until we get to it. My husband will probably end up stashing in it everything that comes out of his pockets when he comes in the door. I bought this beauty for ONLY $5.00!
Another purchase was this vintage mold. I already had two vintage molds so why not have three and make it a collection? $3.00
My personal style is usually not this fancy but I do like some pretty things for oh, I don't know...maybe a fancy tea party...like once a year. But for only $3.00 for this H and K Tunstall made in England platter how can you NOT buy it? It's actually a bright yellow on the rim but my photo didn't pick up the vibrant color.
My husband purchased these books. Not for decor as SOME do but because as a retired English teacher he has always liked and collected old books. One of these books is about the life of Dr Charlie Mayo who began the world famous Mayo Clinic here in Rochester. Since we also live in the historical home of the late Dr. Plummer who also helped start the clinic, my husband has gained a greater interest in the history of the clinic and our community. He even joined the "Old Fossils" club which is a group of guys who meet for breakfast and learn about the history of our community. Not sure if the name describes the things they study or the men themselves. One of the men has written books about the history of Rochester. During the summer he gives walking tours of historical parts of our city, including looking at the craftsman style homes designed by Harold Crawford who was the architect of many of the beautiful homes built in the 1920's in our community.
Another book he purchased was about Will Rogers. An appreciation was written by a Lowell Thomas. There is a personal autograph of Lowell Thomas. So that's pretty cool. The copyright is 1935, not REALLY old but it has some great photos!
Maybe I'll use these books as decor when he isn't reading them.
Didn't I make some great purchases? I shared the cost of some of the items I purchased so you can see the great prices we have! But if you have been to one of our sales you already know that. We DO have some higher priced furniture pieces but even THEY are great prices! As we unpack for our sale if we see something that someone has brought that we want to buy, we start our OWN pile of purchases. Of course, we're all so busy and there is SO MUCH STUFF that we don't have time to go through everything! Many times as customers pay we'll see items they are buying that we hadn't noticed and you'll often hear us say," OOOOHHHH, I didn't see that! I would have bought that for sure!" Or if we had liked something that we were still thinking about buying and a customer brings it up to purchase it, you'll hear us say, " OOOHHH, I love that! I was thinking about buying that!" I'm sure our customers think we're just saying that to make them feel good but IT'S ALL TRUE!
If you were at the sale I know you didn't see these items because they were purchased BEFORE the sale. But if you see something here you like, just be patient because you might see it in future sales. We often buy things for a while and when we find something we like better, we put the old stuff back in the sale. Yes, we buy and sell each other's stuff! And we're OK with that. The" rule" though is that you have to wait for two sales before you can sell someone else's stuff! Well, unless you sell it somewhere else. But some things are just "keepers". Translation: That mailbox is going to be hard to let go of...
So that's what I bought! In future posts I'll share what other Hob Nobbers purchased!