Hi friends, and welcome to the 5th installment of Treasure Hunting – where I show you recent my yard sale and thrift store finds and you tell me what you think. Some of these items I’ll keep as is, some I will make over, and some I’ll take to my booth to sell.
First up is this antique dining set – I’m still deciding what I want to do with it. The top has quite a few scratches so I’m thinking of sanding and restaining that part and maybe painting the rest.
The chairs need to be stabilized a bit but they have these really great details – so pretty!
I bought these French books from an older gentleman who told me all about when he served in Germany in the war and visited France. After hearing his story and since I studied French too, these are already special to me. (There’s no way I could sell them.)
The one on the left was published in 1905 and used at school in 1913. (So cool!) The Premiere Etape textbook is from 1947 and was used at Indiana University in Bloomington.
This ornate and beautiful scale came from an antique store, and the glass jug and bottle behind it came from yard sales. I’m thinking of keeping the scale because I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like it. I’ll have to put it up high because the boys keep trying to weigh their toys on it…
I’ve been looking for one of these fans for a long time and finally found one that was reasonably priced. It was made in St. Louis. It is very heavy and was told that it still works, but I’ll probably just use it for decor and staging photos.
Vintage apron and pillowcase – I wish there was another matching pillowcase, but I’ll take what I can get. 😉
This box is neither antique nor vintage but I see a lot of potential here. I can’t wait to make it over… it will look completely different.
This lamp caught my eye – I have a project in mind for it. I’m not so fond of the art but the frames sure are lovely, aren’t they?
I totally love this vintage strawberry drinkware set. It speaks “summertime” to me.
More vintage kitchen items… I really got lucky with these finds! They will all be going to my booth.
So what are your thoughts?
Favorite and not-so-favorite items?
Let me know by leaving a comment below!
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