Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

10 February 2008

Another Sunday......Another Auction

Here's what I got at the auction today~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Some vintage compacts and a vintage brush-mirror set...............


A bunch of vintage handerchiefs that I plan to make lavender sachets with and also will use as picture matting for some dried flower pictures I plan to make.................I have never seen a pictoral hanky like the one here, Have you?

A sewing bag complete with contents of old buttons, embroidery supplies, crochet hooks, and some things I have no idea what they are used for......................................................I wonder who M.R.L was????

A box of picture frames that I haven't even taken out and looked at yet......................AND a cute little table thingy that the auctioneer called a Martha Washington sewing cabinet. I may use it as a night stand when I redo the bedroom or it may end up in The 'B' Hive when I get that room done. Who knows at this point where it will end up. I do that..........get things before I even have a place for them. I totally love the chippy black paint with bits of sage green peeking through. On the way home from the auction hubby said, "You should remove that paint to see what kind of wood is underneath." OMG! NO MORE MANWOOD is what I thought. What I said was, "I like the paint so why go to all that trouble." I will go to the trouble though to put on some cute glass knobs.

3 comments:

  1. What a score! I haven't been to an auction in a while. I need to go find one!

    Thanks for coming by my blog and participating in my decorating survey. I hope you come visit again. I post something new almost every day!
    Penny

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  2. I love the existing finish.

    I would add a coat of wax (I like Briwax) to enhance the patina and give it a soft sheen.

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  3. LOve that sewing cabinet... the shape is so sweet....MEN ... they just don't understand
    Linda

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