Week 25 ~ 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.

This week was light in treasured finds until one particular sale. I will show you that at the end of my post. On to the treasures...
This globe is missing the base, but imagine this with part of the bottom cut away and made into a hanging light for a boy's room!
Set of 4 glass coasters. I bought some early in the summer for our daughter, but hubby accidentally knocked them off a table in the garage before I got a chance to give them to her and they all broke!
An old milk glass cake stand to sell in my booth.
A really cool vintage hat.
For now, it just sits on the head of my lady bust.

Sorry for the blurry picture, these are child's skates that will look cute embellished and displayed this winter.
A petite metal chicken egg basket to sell in my booth. I already own one.

A beautiful large pumpkin pitcher.
A plate stand.

A bench/side table. I will knock off the boards under this and do a fun paint job on it.
Quaint grape display plates.
Lenox candle holders

I found two (2) of these large hand blown glass vessels.
 And now for what I think is the real treasures. Hubby and I went to a garage sale that had mostly books for sale. They were 25¢ each. We brought home 20 books. Mostly used for decor.
This is just some of them.
Here is the Jewel of them all...
It is named "Crown Jewels", dated 1888. It is not in the best shape with the spine completely missing but it has it all, gems of literature, art and music. It has selections from the most celebrated authors from the earliest times like, John Quincy Adams, John Byron, William Shakespeare, etc. And set between the pages are a lot of these beautiful engravings.

My personal favorite!
The light cast a shadow on the corner of this picture. The engraving is in perfect condition.
I purchased this metal frame at a garage sale as well, painted it black and placed one of the sweet engravings inside. I will keep a few of these and sell the rest. I am not sure what I am going to do with the pages in this book but they are wonderful.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Each of your purchases are awesome treasures, love them all! My favorite ones are the books, they are incredible!

  2. Great finds! I found a globe while out junkin this week-end also. Love the little metal chicken basket.

  3. Wow, that hat is a showstopper! I would wear it! andrea@townandprairie

  4. Can't wait to see what you do with all of these gems. It would be wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Please, please, please take me shopping with you!!

  6. Terry, I have that exact same book with all the etchings. Amazing! Nice finds. That hat is pretty cool.

  7. I enjoyed those treasures, especially the books and globe. Some blog the other day had taken a damaged globe and glued strips of book pages to it. It made for great art.

  8. I'm sure you can guess which one I love after my post yesterday!

    You got loads of great things again this week.

    Knick of Time Interiors

  9. I LOVE that Crown Jewels book! I wish I could take a peek and look through the pictures. Lovely finds!

  10. We have a globe, with a stand.. this actually makes me want to remove the stand! I love the way it sits on the shelf like that!


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