Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art Deco Revival - A Near Miss

I spotted this gorgeous piece of art Saturday morning while driving by a neighbor's yard sale, and (I can't believe this in retrospect) kept right on driving.  I knew the sale had started the day before, so I assumed anything left over had to be junk.  I thought it would probably turn out to be a cheap print.
On my way home hours later, it caught my eye again, and this time I stopped.  It turned out to be a mounted and framed art deco revival (70s) Erte silk scarf.  I snapped it up at the asking price.  I haven't decided where it will end up, but I love it.  As I researched Erte, I fell in love with several of the artists' other works and now am keeping an eye on them on Ebay.  Art Deco (think Great Gatsby) is hugely collectible these days, and a piece like this one recently sold for $275.
Here's another amazing score from a different neighbor just down the street.  This mid century wood handled flatware was never used.
The entire service for 12 is now mine!
As vintage needlework is my weakness, I had to rescue these 70s/80s pieces.
Look at that color!

This was the first needlepoint made by the homeowner,
when she was right out of high school, about 35 years ago.  Pretty! 
I love the orange and brown hues in this one.
This one is a little more understated...I might have to turn this one into a cushion.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Back with more vintage treasures!

I'm back from hiatus with some great vintage finds to share!  April was so busy and there was just no time for shopping or blogging.  Finally, yesterday, I was able to spend the morning scouting estate sales and realized how much I missed it.  I went to four sales and found some fun stuff at two of them.  

My favorite find is this 70s string art: 
While string art can be tacky sometimes, I think this one is very pretty and modern. The background is matte black fabric instead of the shiny velvet you sometimes see with these. 

This is something I've never seen before - it's a kit for making a fiber optic tree.  So kitchsy and cool! 

I love cheeky vintage mugs.  I was tickled to find this one for my collection.  

This vintage cloisonne tin box is almost antique - it's from the 1920s. I love the colors and design.  

I got these hand carved figurines for a song.  They are probably not very old, but I like them. 

Finally, I hemmed and hawed over this set of bookends.  I think I might paint them a bold color.  

Well thanks for stopping by!  I really missed keeping up with my favorite blogs over the last month, and I'm looking forward to catching up!
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