Sunday, November 7, 2010
Lots of Pottery!---My Weekend Finds
I was surprised by an unadvertised estate sale Saturday morning, on my way to dropping off a coffee cake to my Mother. I do this every Saturday for her, and once I saw the sign saying that there would be antiques and collectibles at the sale, I couldn't drop that coffee cake off fast enough!
The woman running the sale was selling her Grandmother's things. There was a big table just full of old pottery! She said she was sure it was all McCoy, but if it doesn't say it on the bottom, I have no clue if it is or not. The big vase is definitely McCoy.
These pots of course are too.
She said that her Grandmother was Dutch, hence the "wooden shoes" and Dutch maids.
Another shoe and an old kitchen towel.
I've been waiting all summer to find some vintage ornaments! I was able to bring all of this home for $2.
I really love the floral ones alot.
But my favorite just might be this pinecone, because hiding underneath it was this spun cotton headed snowman. I think I need to pick up all of the ornaments and see if there are any other hidden treasures! The gal running the sale said that she is having it again next Saturday, and that this week she might be going into the attic to see what's up there. I strongly suggested that she do that, and I almost offered to help! I found something else there too, something really amazing for my sister's birthday, and I wish I could give you all a peek at it. But my sister sometimes pops in here, so I won't. Mary, suffice it to say that when you see this thing, you will fall flat on your face!
And just for fun, I picked up this jar of "fireflies" at Goodwill. I've always wanted one, because it reminds me of some great times as a little girl. I won't tell you what some of the little boys did with lightning bugs after they'd catch them, because it's gross! So, did you find anything exciting over the weekend?