Treasure hunting was a family affair this past weekend, as we’re still visiting our hometown. My grandpa, grandma, mom, dad, Hubby & I all piled in and out of my grandparents’ minivan for a morning of yard saling. My dad must be the key ingredient, because we always score fun finds when he’s around.
My mom & I picked up this bowl, “unmarked” because its bottom was hidden by a piece of glued on felt. We picked up, but didn’t buy, a few vintage West German pieces at the same yard sale – we just didn’t love them enough – but this came home because we thought the glaze was so pretty. Low & behold, it too is a piece of West German pottery.
|“New” West German pottery piece. $1.|
|Still need to get the rest of the felt off the bottom . . .|
I bought this random DIY’d mug because the glaze is soooo pretty. Maybe it will inspire a painting. I plan to toss random pens, etc., in it for now.
I have a few other pieces of this china pattern that were my great-grandmother’s. At 25 cents, I couldn’t resist this addition (I actually bought two).
I bought this stone dish with lid for 25 cents. I am obsessed with stones (I had/have a pretty large rock collection and I can’t walk along a beach without stuffing my pockets with polished stones) and little dishes like this are so convenient for stashing my jewellery. I doff my rings and earrings in random rooms as soon as I get home, so this little dish is perfect.
This pitcher is for my mother-in-law, who likes to mix organic juice with mineral water for a tasty drink. It is made in Italy, which made my mom lust for it too. I packed it up quickly – it isn’t often I find something my mother-in-law might like . . .
I bought this petite artwork for 25 cents. It is a touristy piece from Mexico, but the colours are so vibrant I had to have it. It just needs a home on our walls.
These Christmas tree balls might seem like an odd choice for a gal who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but I am planning to make this wreath and I am adding this 50 cent score to a previous purchase of teal and gold balls with a rich patina. Paired with cream wool my grandma happily donated to the project, you might just see this wreath made this year. Maybe.
We saw a lot of pretty things on Saturday, but we tried to be good about not bringing everything home. Even if it was vintage/valuable/marked. If we don’t 100% love it, it will only be clutter . . . but it is sooooo hard to resist sometimes.