Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FINE ESTATE AND ANTIQUE AUCTION FINDS

 Les and I went to a Fine Estate and Antique Auction. The word "fine" means everything is more expensive! Hah! Well, at least that is the way it turned out! The treasures were from an Estate in a well known exclusive suburb. That should have been the clue right there. But the word, fine, clinched it! Oh well, we found some fun things even though I had to let go of some others.
 I know some people are over the interest in old rolling pins. But I found so many interesting ways on Pinterest to repurpose them that I bought several of them along with other old handmade wooden tools. They are mostly handmade circa 1900. Apparently the family were antique dealers as the prices and descriptions were on some of the pieces...$55 for the antique water dipper burl above. And $50 for the butter mold below. But now you can get them for, not $55, but the incredibly low price of...just kidding...It will be way lower than that but I won't say here...



Not sure what the above is...nut cracker?



Then I purchased a box of linen..


A beautiful cut work tablecloth and crewel work material. I might make some pillows out of this material ...


And last but not least, I purchased this pitcher and much, much, more...


6 comments:

  1. It's fun to look at antique things like this...that you never see any more. I just went to look at the Valentine hankies in your shop....so pretty! Hugs, Diane

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    1. I love the old and primitive! Thanks for checking out my pretty hankies!

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  2. What a lot of lovely everyday items, beautifully worn. I do so love well-used kitchen utensils and linens, such powerful witnesses of life lived. Pam xx

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    1. Thanks! It IS fun having old things with a history. I love the primitive treasures!

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  3. oh goodness all those rolling pins...so very nice. I still have John's grandma's rolling pin and use it whenever I need to use a rolling pin. It brings back such sweet memories of her baking in her farm house kitchen.

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    1. I have my grandmothers rolling pins which I use and love them! And they DO bring back sweet memories! Thanks for stopping by!

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