Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Can't Sell It All...

So, one of the biggest perks of being an antiques dealer is finding and keeping fabulous stuff for yourself. Then there is the trade~up benefit as well... You know, when you find something you like a "little" better than something you already have... I call it the rotation factor. Well, as always when I'm in Texas doing the Marburger show I treat myself to some fabulosities cause that's the mecca of such. Here's what I found...

I saw this in my friend Terri's booth (Garden Worthy) and hadn't decided whether to keep it or sell it. By the time we got home it had crossed into the keep column. Then it occurred to me how fab it would be for my growing necklace collection...




This spoke to me immmediately but I resisted. I can't believe it didn't sell. This awesome old "in memorium" piece was in my pal TOT's booth (Time Worn Interiors) and haunted me, if you will, until I had to strike up a deal for it. I'm sure my children will think it creepy if they ever read it but I adore it and am happy that it is now in my possession. Notice all the post-mortem references... Purely accidental...



What, another clock you say? It's an addiction I will cop to all day. This one came from my pal TOT's booth...


I found this little mirror in Warrenton. The patina is off the chain and I encourage you to click on this pic to enlarge and get the full effect.


I also found this cute little ironstone plate that has turned just the right shade of brown in Warrenton along with this wasp nest. Look at the pattern the egg sacks make on it. The seller assured me they are all dead, and so far so good...


I adore this ironstone lid in just the right mottled crazed condition...


I love funky junk. This old iron speaker spoke to me immediately. Isn't it the coolest?


I have looked high and low for a sugar bowl with the lid. Almost impossible to find, ya know? So imagine my delight when I found this one in TOT's booth in brown transferware...


This little wire and metal piece came from Donna and Franklin's booth at Marburger. I am using it cloche~style over a mini white punkin on a fab silver tray in my dining room...

23 comments:

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Great post Shelley...yea, I do miss the rotation factor...haven't changed much in my house in a long time! I love the wasp nest..never seen one with the eggs like that, too cool. The metal cloche is neat-o too...keep me in mind if you ever want to sell it! I "almost" went to Halleys yesterday...feeling the need for an antique fix, but quickly talked myself out of it!
Cya soon,
Susie

Gretchen said...

Love the post Shelley. I would of bought that drawer thing in a heart beat. Last year, I purchased two of the most wonderful typesets in wooden drawers with multiple divided compartments and use it for my jewelry as well. I love them both. I will have to look for something like yours for my necklaces as there are too many to organize as is. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.
Gretchen

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lots of great stuff there, Shelley. The metal drawers are indeed perfect for your necklace collection - great idea. I do love that sweet vintage clock from TOT.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shelley,
You always have the COOLEST stuff. I love the 'make do' cloche. I am also in love with any dish with the crackle effect. I read someones blog who was asking how to remedy that!@#! I wouldn't touch it for anything. Lisa

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

So many wonderful trade-ups. I love that mirror! ~Mindy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

"Halleys" what is Halleys, I'm curious because this is my maiden name, hhmmm, interesting, tell me more. I love all your finds. I'm following you next time you shop in Warrenton.

June said...

I love it all Shelley, but I think my heart actually stopped for a sec when I saw that mirror. I also love the brown crazed plate and lid. I just really love that kinda stuff. Beautiful things for your beautiful home.
Hugs,
June

sweetpea said...

Hey T,

Halleys is the antique mall that both Susie and I used to be in. Remember the "boothlet"? I usually find some odds or ends there when I stop in.

Hugs,

Shelley

Laura said...

Very cool finds Shelley! The metal drawers for the jewelry is fabulous!
Take care, Laura

trash talk said...

The wasp nest looks like it has a little heart tatooed on it!
I call it recycling...same difference...out with the old and in with the old!
Debbie

Rita said...

Once again, a delightful post! Using the metal case for your jewelry was a very clever idea. Jewelry "boxes" can be so boring!
I did find myself admiring your necklaces, too!

AuroraSuzette said...

I think that is one of the nicer benefits I've discovered as a newer dealer (still can't get used to that, don't feel worthy yet)..I can keep stuff I like better. Of course, I'm having a hard time letting anything go! Love that new home for necklaces, and that mirror is terrific.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Impossible to pick just one thing I love....really love the clock and the old speaker.
Cool stuff all around!
Hugs,
Anne

Cassie said...

I love everything! Great piece for holding your baubles! I too, rotate my "stock" just about every year in preparation for JunkFest! Definately a perk!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love the whole haul! Like you said that's part of the fun of going there. Plus you're buying from all your friends!!! Your new jewelry box is wonderful!
Great job spying Jeanette's box...she's one talented woman!
xxx....C

Rebecca said...

All looks fabulous!!!
Happy Halloween
Blessings
Rebecca

Faded Charm said...

I don't know how you can part with any of your stuff. It's all so awesome!!! The only way I can get rid of my really good stuff is if I have two of them or something similar. It's getting harder and harder to find the good stuff.

Enjoy your weekend.

Kathleen

Faded and Worn said...

The old iron speaker.....please rotate soon and in my direction! I love that! Great finds!!
~Rebecca

terri said...

shelley...why didn't i think of the jewelry idea when i sold you the little black drawer thingey....maybe my brain was fried! Looks fabulous...so glad it found a good home!

The Redhead Riter said...

Double, double toil and trouble;
fire burn and cauldron bubble.
~ Shakespeare "Macbeth"~

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


BTW did you know you are listed at http://rrbrdecorate.blogspot.com

jules said...

amazing finds...i don't think i have ever seen an old speaker like that...and your metal chest for the jewelry....ahhhhhh, love, love, love....have a great week, jules

time-worn interiors said...

Girl you just barely beat me to that speaker thingy! @#&*%#! Oh, well there's always next time! You found some great stuff, it all looks good in your house!
TOT

Chrissy said...

Oh my,I would want it all!!! Love this post,so many funky things,thanks!Chrissy

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