Sunday, January 23, 2011

Garage Sales and old Friends

I had lunch plans with an old friend that I hadn't seen in years. Visiting with her was the main plan for the day but since it was a lunch date and I had the morning free I thought I would hit a few sales on the way.

This took me to some cities that I would not usually go for thrifting. After two hours of driving around and stopping at three estate sales, I had found nothing. I was resigned to the fact that I would not find anything and that was okay because the lunch date was going to be the highlight of my weekend.

After a few more random garage sale stops I saw one last sign and stopped. I found this silver-plated vase that I plan to fill with silk or dried hydrangeas.

I am totally against smoking but I found these two ash trays from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. I like that this is another bit of California history. I may not be able to afford spending a night there but at least I can afford their thrifted ash trays.

The last two items I bought for purely nostalgic reasons. I remember playing with these little Disney figurines called Disneykins. I still have my old Donald Duck Disneykin somewhere. I think I broke all of the other characters. I found these two Disneykins and just had to have them. Sweet childhood memories.
It was a beautiful weekend reconnecting with a dear friend and I also found some nice treasures. What a great weekend!

As a followup to my post titled Four Estate Sales, I finally had a chance to look at all of the buttons that were in the jar I bought. I found two buttons that are either Bakelite (passed the chemical smell and 409 tests) or Vegetable Ivory. I also found one large and several small Lucite buttons. The large Lucite button has a black carved rose in the center. There are several vintage shell buttons and two glass vials. It was truly a treasure hunt looking through the old button jar.

I am thrilled to be featured on Coastal Charm.


  1. Your bucket as you will find is so versitle to do so many things with....doesn't feel great when you do find things when "hunting"!

  2. Thanks Ann. You're right, what I thought of as a vase could be used to chill champagne or hold a large centerpiece. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Love, love that champagne bucket!

  4. Grat fav is the champagne bucket!

  5. Love the bucket. So cool and will look great with flowers or "champagne".

  6. You found some very neat things with your friend on this outing. I love the cartoon figurines.

  7. Great vase. It will love wonderful full of dried hydrangeas...

  8. So you had a fun lunch with your friend and found some wonderful things, including those buttons and silver vase. That's a win win!

  9. i love the little glass vials, and the buttons great finds!


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