Week 19 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

We hit the Mother-load AGAIN this weekend. As I always find, at the beginning of garage sale season and towards the end of garage sale season, they tend to have better pickin's.
Solid Walnut display case, hubby was happy I found this, he drilled more holes for pins inside to hold more than one glass shelf. At $8, this was a good buy and he will display his collections in this.

I've always loved these, but they will go in my booth.

Two old washboards for my booth.

Milk glass for my booth.

A cute glass lamp that I will rewire and put in my booth. The white ceramic pedestal is not old but cute and petite.
See how sweet the pedestal looks with my kitchen decor?

1959 lady head and old hotel cup for my booth.

Yet another watering can for my growing collection. I need to quit buying these! This makes #12.

An old green pitcher, a nut grinder and a shoe form. I will surprise you with what I do with this shoe form on another post.

An old fan for my booth. Hubby is good at cleaning these up.

I have a soft spot for the patina of old floral prints. These will be put in my booth.

Two 9 x 11 old prints...more for my booth.

I thought this bar height old chair was interesting. I will put a wonderful seat on it and sell it.

I also have a love of old picnic baskets. Great for their patina and perfect for storage. This will go to my booth.
An oval silver tray that is footed and reticulated. It's a nice size and interesting.
Now doesn't the tray look really nice all polished and standing up as a backdrop to my other silver pieces? Goes to show you that old yucky garage sale pieces can look good with a little creativity and elbow grease! In fact, everything you see in this picture (except for the straws & tassels) were garage sale finds and all total about $5!

That is most, but not all of the treasures that I crossed paths with. Until next time...

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Wow! I thought I did good! You did excellent! I didn't hit the yard sales though..just one thrift store and an antique store.
    I may have to hit the yard sales next weekend. Our Fall sales are much better also!

  2. What a wonderful lot!! My fave pieces are the fan and the picnic basket! You really lucked up! I would love for you to stop by and share for Treasure Hunt Thursday sometime!

  3. You found some real goodies, Terry! I haven't hit any garage sales lately. I got a nice old fan this week too!

  4. Great finds Terry. My favorite day of the week is yard sale day.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  5. That is a beautiful cabinet! Great for displays!

  6. Totally loving the milk glass. Looks like you had a great day and captured some great finds.


  7. I am totaly jealous even though I had last week a good find.

    I like the milk glass but the footed silver tray is what I really like


  8. Awesome treasures! Thanks for linking up!

  9. Great lot! I love the basket and the silver things, the tray is gorgeous! Wonderful finds! Have a terrific week. FABBY


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