Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I went to the Church of the Advent Garage Sale last Saturday.

The Church of the Advent is just down the road from us and every year they have a garage sale. I try not to miss it. You never know what you will find. Silly me, I went with about $30.00, but it is better to ready than forfeit some wonderful item because you didn't bring enough money. I spent an amazing $5.00! That $5.00 gave me five individual purchases...

A vintage rayon scarf to be used for costuming a figure - $1.00...

An elephant eggcup with a few chips around the top, but I love it - 50 cents...

A 1920's silk screened? paper lampshade - 50 cents...

two very old cake racks that may be used in my studio or maybe in the kitchen - $2.00...

A tiny Wade vase ( with a chip on the inside lip, but no one will see it when I use it for a figure or ornament) - 50 cents...

A bag of 1920's/1930's bridge tallies - In it were these three designs...

This Autumn landscape...

This Hallowe'en design...

This unused Hallowe'en bridge score pad...

And inside the score pad were four pumpkin bridge tallies. All of these bridge tallies cost 50 cents.

You never know what you will find. I have never ever found any Hallowe'en items before. The lampshade may be made into something I'm not certain. I had to show you my great inexpensive purchases.

2 comments:

Jorge de Rojas said...

Oh Len, you were so lucky. All those wonderful things and the Halloween bits to boot! I think those are Dennison tallies a great treasure to find.
The Lampshade could be from the 20's up to the early 40's not sure, but still lovely. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the finds.

Len said...

I figured the lampshade was 1920's or 1930's but not 1940's. I came to my conclusion because of the rose design, a very 1920's image. Thanks for the information. The heat from the light bulb has affected the paint so that it has flaked off in areas. It is kind of interesting though. I looked at the shade under a magnifying glass to see if it was silk screened and I am not certain if it is or not. Silk screening leaves a very tiny dot pattern on the paint surface due to the paint being squeegeed through the fabric. The age of the shade and the flaking of the paint make it a little difficult to tell.

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