Saturday, April 9, 2011

Treasure Hunting

 Today we had the pleasure of treasure hunting
at a walk through estate auction.
It was a first for us, and there were so many wonderful
things kept in this home for so many years.
Here's a look at what we came home with.

 Lots of treasures, including an old bird cage holder,
and two vintage doors . . .
 one with this beautiful hardware on both sides.
 Love these old wood sewing machine drawers
. . . . . plan to paint them white.

Some old glass bottles and shoe shine brushes.
 Love this old drop leaf table. It will need some deep cleaning;
it was buried in the basement.

 And this old oval table, also buried in the basement. 
I'm going to try it in our kitchen nook.
Also a great vintage suitcase with blue check interior. 
Anyone know anything about this plastic flower pot with the glass handle on it?
{The auctioneer thought it was a lampshade, but the label says it's a flower pot.}

 This old spindle bi-fold door . . . . . 
plan to paint it white and line with burlap.

 How about this green Pepper shaker? Love it too!

More vintage display hangers for my etsy shop.
This is a keeper ~ Can you believe it? A fleur-de-lis trash can?
Perfect for my French mudroom or the Captain's office :).

And, the best thing about all of these treasures????
They only cost $38!

Thanks for checking out our treasures.
Everything that's not a keeper, of course, is for sale 
and will soon be listed in my etsy shop. 
 If you see something you want, just let me know.
I would love to see your treasures and your plans for your finds.
Have a great week!


  1. Wow, Julie! You did GREAT! I just love the old door with the vintage knobs on it. Ane the old sewing drawers. And you gotta love the fleur-de-lis trash can! Awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What some fantastic finds! I love that room divider - how fun is that pepper shaker? xoox, tracie

  3. You found marvelous treasure and did well with the cost! Amazing! Your a pro at treasure hunting! My fav is your Fleur de lis waste basket....but sounds like it's a keeper!

  4. Wow, fun finds and what a deal :) Lucky you! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  5. Wow what wonderful finds and at bargain prices ~ yippee estate sales ;-)

  6. Hi Julie!
    Oh my gosh - that sounds like a fun day and look at all the goodies you got at such a bargain!! The old sewing machine drawers are just great and I love your idea for the spidle doors. You are quite creative :)

  7. Wow Julie, $38 for all of that??? You have floored me! Excellent deals, and wonderful finds! You did well, my dear, can't wait to see what you do with them. xxx tami

  8. I haven't yet been to a walk through estate auction. I loved watching the tv show about auctioning off fixtures and things before homes were torn down. (Wrecklamation) I would imagine an auction in the house to be crowded. I hope it was also fun. You did get some good treasures.

  9. Wow you got some fantastic goodies!! That flower pot thing would have me stumped... I think it looks more like a light fixture too :)

    That pepper shaker would have made the trip worth it all by itself!! Just my color.


  10. You really made out well! I love the sewing machine drawers. I have no idea how that could be a flower pot...

  11. Girl, you found some great stuff. I love the doors and the sewing machine drawer. I actually love it all. You and I have such similar taste.

    Wouldn't we have fun shopping together!

  12. Wow! I can't believe you found all that for $38! What a steal! Can't wait to see all your finished ideas!

  13. That is my kind of sale. Love the suitcase. I bought one recently, sat it in the living room and liked it so much's still right there! The sewing machine drawers are cool too! Visiting from Coastal Charm. ♥olive

  14. Love, love, love all your finds. I am looking for an old birdcage stand just like that one. Estate sale walk thrus are so much fun

  15. You definitely made out at that estate sale, Julie! Wow; all that treasure for only $38.00. What a steal! Could the label inside the "flowerpot" be referring just to its shape and not its function? Just a thought. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  16. you did WELL! That wooden screen is DREAMY and those glass bottles are becoming hard to find (at least where I am - I never see them anymore!). Glad I found you today via Blue Creek Home's linky!

  17. Wow! That's the kind of sale I love. You hauled away a truckful of great things. Have fun with the makeovers.
    Thanks for sharing them at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

  18. Wow! I wish I could have shopped that sale...What wonderful finds!!! I love the wooden hangers and that green pepper shaker is awesome! I'm following now to see what else you find!!!

  19. Oh picked some wonderful treasures at an awesome price!!! So happy I stopped by from VIF!

  20. Great buys Julie! And I think that flower pot is a bell, well, not really but is sounds good!


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