Every Friday and sometimes or Saturday, my Hubby and I have been taking in Estate Sales in our area. There are two different businesses who do them. I never went to these in Colorado but should have but didn't really know about them. Actually, I went to a few in Colorado but they weren't as popular as here.
I have found some great things such as the Eastlake table I showed you at my "Tea In The Garden" post Friday. I got this table on the Saturday 1/2 off day so it was $20.00. Sometimes waiting works and sometimes what you want is gone. I had to use the water hose to get the spiders off this table. Then I dried it off right away with towels and used lemon oil on it.
I have found several quilts that were lovely and reasonable. At the nicest antique mall here clean vintage quilts are all around $250.00. At the estate sale they are usually $20.00 - $40.00 and the best ones up to 75.00. Here is how my cabinet is looking where I am putting my quilts now.
This trunk is in front of the Great Room window which has a panoramic view of our backyard. I also got that little bird cage stand at a Flea Market.
This one below was worn and sweet and only $20.00:
This quilt (below) is absolutely perfect so it was $75.00. I missed getting two others because I was "just learning" that the quilts are hung in the bedrooms at an estate sale. The lines are very long at these sales so we have learned that too - get their early and stand in line if you want something special (photos are posted on line each week beforehand).
And now for the vintage vase
- a large green one for $8.00:
Also, here is the little silver or silver plate plate (?)teapot on it's own stand and has a heating element underneath. It has a rattan handle and seems very well made. Underneath is engraved with a number and has a seashell stamp and says "England" which always thrills my heart. I paid $28.00 which I thought was a good price. Ruth at Antiques and Teacups - do you recognize this?