Just the words "estate sale" conjure up many different thoughts for people. Whether it is a sale for reasons happy or sad, I always figure that the money I spend there will be helpful to someone. Today, I went to a great estate sale that was being held by the homeowners as they prepare to move from a lovely large hillside home to a much smaller beach condo, definitely a happy reason.
This couple collected lovely things over many years. In addition, both had mothers, in particular, that collected for decades as well. With that said... they had some wonderful items and I was thrilled to bring a selection of treasures home with me.
You can never go wrong with classic brown transferware. I gathered a charming group of pieces, mostly plates, trays & bone dishes for hanging on the wall. I just couldn't resist the vintage cloche too.
I was attracted to pieces that featured birds, must be because spring is in the air.
This beautiful very large three piece tureen set is nearly 100 years old and in remarkable condition.
This is todays mystery item. At 18" tall, this vintage majolica wall plaque features a game bird hanging from it's leg in a swag of oak leaves and acorns. There is a mark in the ceramic on the back but it is not clear enough to identify the maker. Regardless, this is such a unique item, with such fine detailing, that I was thrilled to add it to todays take.
The piece(s) de resistance from todays treasure hunt... three stunning antique wall mirrors. The two outside mirrors I will use hanging and the center round mirror I will repurpose to use as a plateau for displaying something special, maybe a lovely old clock topper figure? I will let you know.
All of this and the flea coming up this Sunday! It's a great time to treasure hunt. Will post the flea loot shoot next.
Happy Hunting Everyone!