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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Executive








On Friday I became an executive. LOL. At an estate sale up on the Main
Line of Philadelphia, I scored a piano bench, and a pretty little lamp.
I did not need a piano bench, reason being no piano( and if I did have
one, I would not know what to do with it)But, I thought what a cute miniature desk for my lap top, while watching TV.
Easy to use and easy to re-use.

The small picture frame is brass and enamel, some of it's pearls and rhinestones are missing. I removed the soldier's picture and underneath was a Victorian Valentine. The feeling of love is still there.

On
Sat. morning I went back to the estate sale for any left overs. Behind
the hot water heater in the basement I found a great old mirror frame
the bottom piece missing. Fell in love with that and just had to have
it.

So after rewiring the lamp, refinishing the bench, and bringing the mirror frame back to life, I settled into my library seated at the Executive desk.

Before
I forget,hubby took his dad and brothers goose hunting on Sat. morning
and he found this cast iron post in the marsh. Not sure if it is an old
weather vane or a trail marker. He brought it home for me. Now, it has
a winter home on the patio.
Guess I'll keep that man a little bit longer.

Check out Vintage Re-Style for before and after pictures of this weeks projects.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blessed Mother is worth WHAT??




I do not know why it never accrued to me that the statues of the Blessed Mother and the Pope and all statues of religious figures
were worth money. Well, not all, but I had picked up some of these
statues over the weekend at two estate sales. I bought them for $1 here
and a $1 there. I mainly bought them because they are all made of
chalk. Now chalk brings a few $$$. But, as I was surfing the Internet for maker names and statue names, I came across all these sites for these items, And boy are these items pricey
. I also stumbled across a site for a print of The Holy Mother and
Child that I had bought over the last summer. Turns out it is rare. Who
would have known? You learn something everyday about this world of
antiques, it just goes to prove, you never know it all, nor will you
ever.

Speaking of learning check out Vintage Re-Style this week Gold Anyone??

Monday, January 5, 2009

It Was Broke






Sorry, I have missed the whole month of Dec. with you all. I did not mean to. But, the monitor and then the computer
died right after my last post. Then I had to wait to buy new, because
my husband went and bought us a new living room set for an early
Christmas gift. That meant waiting till after the holidays for
technology. New Years Eve was spent with the flu. As the Tiffany Ball
landed, so did I right in the bathroom for three days. I hope that
means a good 2009. Only time will tell. I wish everyone health, wealth,
and happiness in the New Year. And I hope you all had wonderful Holidays.