29 August, 2011

Even in this Extreme Heat the Hunt Still Goes On!!

One of my favorite finds...ever.

They're Italian.
One's 10" tall and the other is 12" long.
Old brass.
Very tarnished, with a wonderful patina.
They were just lying in a corner and no one else saw them.
Then there was this lamp.
Industrial and vintage.
I can't get a decent picture because it has to be screwed to the table or wall.
It works and I think it might be a nice addition to my studio.
I found another lamp.
Definitely not industrial, but it was very vintage.

The lamp part was downright ugly, pink shade and all.
However, the Cockatoos are gorgeous and in perfect condition.
No chips or cracks, just some crazing which is to be expected.

I think one of the best deals I've gotten in a long time were in the "Free" pile of a local yard sale.
There was a cardboard box with a round piece of wood at the top.

This is a picture from the web, but my freebie is the same.
It's 5 or 6 feet long and the shells are probably 2-2 1/2" across.
It'll be finding its way to my Etsy Shop.
I also got 2 framed vintage Japanese prints on tiles.

They are just like this one being sold on Etsy!
They found a new home at Taylor's.
There's nothing like a good bargain to get your mind off the heat.
It was 110 degrees here yesterday and its 106 right now.

ann marie


  1. Wow, wonderful finds. I love old brass, and these are beauties. The shell chandy is wonderful. How fabulous to find "free" treasures. Hugs, Marty

  2. Ann Marie- I love that you took the lamp apart and saved the bird boys! They are gorgeous! And a shell chandy and tile print? I'd say you did really a fine job with your shopping adventure! xo


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