Mar 19, 2011

KEY TO MY HEART . . .ESTATE SALES!



Hello Ladies: Thought I would give you a quick look at all the fun things I purchased this weekend at an Estate Sale. The items I am about to show you cost me $33.24. You know when you just hit the Mother Lode! That's what happen on Friday morning.



I had been invited to an Estate Sale in Glendale, so my friend and I traveled all of 5 minutes to this amazing home. The lady that lived there, loved the exact same things I love. It was so hard not to buy everything in sight. However, as luck would have it, I was broke, so I really had to pick and choose. These were my picks.





You see that great Canister Set. It is Lefton, the pattern name is Americana Rose. I have wanted this set forever. However, it was too expensive for me. The Tea pot alone, is worth $100. I am going to sell it because, I already have one. Interested, let me know? I also have the sugar and creamer. I did not own the pitcher however. Remember is was all part of the $33.24.




Do you notice that beautiful hand mirror? Did I ever tell you I collect hand mirrors? Well, I do and this one has this great Art Nouveau lady on it. It is really so pretty. Much better than the pictures.



The two French hens were $2.50 each, I could not pass them up. They are both quite large.




There are a pair of tea cups I will show you closer on a Tuesday. One of them is a set by Mudd Pie. I love the look of Mudd Pie, it has a fairy tale look that is hard to resist.



Of course the sterling silver tray and the cranberry glass is amazing. I also got some milk glass hands that are just stunning. Did I tell about the sterling silver spoons? It was so fun. I guess I am glad, I was broke because it could have been real bad. I loved everything she had. Anyway, just had to share the "loot"!



The lady was not giving discounts on items until Sunday, but for some reason, when I asked she said yes. I was the only one she gave a discount to. God was on my side for sure. I am posting this at mid-night. I am not too excited! Looking forward to see you on Tea Cup Tuesday! Hugs, Martha

21 comments:

Magic Gypsy said...

What amazing finds - the rose canisters are beautiful!

The English Romantic said...

Hi Martha,
What a fun time you had and so many beautiful things.
Have fun playing with them,
Angela.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow Martha! I love that painted hat box. You really did hit the mother lode. Everything is so you! Hope you are having a great weekend. :) Tammy

Patti said...

Wow!!! Everything is gorgeous!!! I am especially in love with that canister set.

I can hardly believe the price you got. I never seem to get bargains like that. The estate sales I've gone to have been quite expensive.

I hope you are doing well. You have been on my mind...and I miss you.

Love,
Patti

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh my you did do good! I am happy for you that you got something you have wanted for a long time...I am sure the thrill of finding it was so very exciting!

Liz said...

Beautiful finds!
Liz

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OMG!!!!
Martha, you did hit the Mother Lode!!
What stunning and I mean, STUNNING, pieces you purchased! The Americana Rose pieces are to Die for!!! Good for you!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Claudia said...

You did really well, Martha! Love, love that canister set!

xo
Claudia

Light and Voices said...

I really enjoyed seeing those lovely cannister sets. Awesome! Happy belated St. Patrick's Day!
Joyce M

Susan said...

Oh Martha. What a wonderful estate sale you found! I would have LOVED to have gone there with you. Oh Martha. If I lived near you, we would be a DANGEROUS DUO. Ha! Your new treasures are absolutely gorgeous. Oh! Those rose cannisters and tea pot are so lovely. I even liked the roosters, too, and I definitely would have purchased them. Ha! Have a great rest of the weekend, Martha. Love, Susan

Vicki said...

WOW! Beautiful! You got some great finds. Enjoy!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

OMG!!! Martha, I am simply drooling over all these wonderful treasures you found at the Estate sale!! How lucky to have found that amazine Canister set!! That would have come home with me, for sure :) Thanks for sharing these fabulous finds with us :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Snap said...

Goodness, Martha ... you hit the motherlode for sure! Well done!

ooglebloops said...

That was a great sale!! Especially when you can probably sell that one piece and make your money back!!! Love the hand mirror also - I have a few also - don't look in them anymore - but still love them!!!LOL

Trisha said...

Great finds. I can hardly believe all you got for the price. It is another one of God's many blessings. We went to an estate sale this past weekend as well. I found many nice things and spent less than $40.00 as well.

Revamped French Maison said...

Hi Martha,
Those canisters are gorgeous! I can see why you love them so much! You have definitely scored some fabulous deals.

Blessings,
Shanna
www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

Shirley said...

I love when our Bio's are on and everything goes right..
Nice finds..
~Shirley

Olivia said...

Oh sweetie, I mean this when I say. YOU DID GOOD! Cute stuff.
Hugs,
olivia

Awishdream said...

Martha I love all your wonderful finds!... looks like you hit the jack-pot!!! OMG! such lovelies!!...I wanna go shopping with you!
Cheers! :)

Moments of Grace said...

Martha,

I am in complete awe of your lovely finds. If you are still interested in selling the lovely teapot, I am an eager buyer. Of course, everyone who follows your blog has fallen in love with the canister set also. Didn't God bless you at that sale?

I do so enjoy your lovely teacups and the treasures you always photo with them. I look at them over and over and am so glad that I am not the only teacup collector around.

Blessings to you today, sweet friend.

In Grace,
Marie

Karan said...

What wonderful finds. And lucky you. Discount too. I just love the canisters and teapot. If you are serious about selling it I just may be interested.

Would look wonderful with my collection.