Wednesday, March 28, 2012

There's always Time to Treasure Hunt.......

I can't believe it's been weeks since I posted last. Time flies, especially when you're consumed by home matters. Well, despite the headaches I've been fighting with lately, I did manage to squeeze in a few trips to GW. Here are just a few treasures I acquired........

This beauty opens to 3 sections, and I was thrilled that it still had its key. What a glorious deep Turquoise color, and I love that it has a mirror, rather than just a satin insert.
The ubiquitous globe. Although there's a plethora of choices on Ebay and Etsy, in its defense, I didn't find one on a wire stand. This one's made by Cram, from 1967.
I really don't know if this is terribly vintage or not, but I loved the colors, bones and weight of this box. If it doesn't meet the 20-year vintage rule of Etsy, I may just sell it here on the blog.
I love this piece. Great shape, size, pattern, and feet! Despite the fact that brass is making a comeback, I bought this solely with the purpose of giving it the chalk paint treatment, and distressing the raised pattern. 
I'll show the results on a later post.
This fabulous gem has chalk paint written all over it. I've been on the prowl for more little jewelry boxes and spice cabinets to chalk paint, after I scored This and This.
Dontcha just love the caned doors and little drawers with wooden knobs? The inside has retro orange-y gold velvet interior. To paint or not to paint the cane, 
that is the question. 
I have my work cut out for me on this too.

Sometime soon, I will be creating a page on this blog to sell vintage items, some found and others from my personal collection. They will, in most cases, be items which don't meet Etsy's 20-year-old cutoff, but that I deem to be quality treasures. And rather than list them on Ebay, where I could potentially have to re-list, 
I'll just add them to my blog instead. 

Hope you're having a lovely Spring day! Mine's a sublime blustery Winnie-the-Pooh day.

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4 comments:

  1. Amazing that the turquoise piece is so clean, considering it is fabric! Love the stand on that globe.

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    1. The surface is actually that faux leather that is commonly used on Buxton or Mele pieces, but even then the surface is remarkably clean. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I sold a baby pink jewelry box in my shop a while back that was identical (except in color, of course) to your turquoise one. So beautiful! I love it even more in turquoise. The globe is great, too, with that wire stand.

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  3. your finds are lovely!!!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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