I went to an estate sale today. It was the first day of a 3 day sale. I was excited. I saw pictures online. It looked promising. There was a piece of milk glass I was really wanting to look at. It was a rose bowl. I don't have one. It opened at 8 am and I got there just before 10:00. Yes, I should get my butt moving faster. I know, I know. I browsed a bit in the garage. Evidently a bit too long. I look to the other side of the house and I see the rose bowl! In some lady's hand!! She was small I could have taken her. But instead I hovered over her for awhile. She kept looking at like she was unsure. I could grab it once she put it down! That was the plan.....but she didn't, I didn't, I was ticked. Oh well. There was some furniture. Some sold. Some waaaay too high, some I'd get with a discount. But I don't think I can get back there.
So what did I do? I went to thrift stores. I found some milk glass. Nothing like the rose bowl that got away mind you. But cute none the less.
Just a little vase, a compote and 5 little custard bowls. Not sure what they are really but they'll be good for recipe preps or cocktail sauce or lemon wedges. I had to console myself and buy something okay?
This is an ironstone piece I found the other day at GW. I liked the size of it. Probably had a lid at one time but that's okay. I don't have it all together either. Let's not judge.
Now this was found at another estate sale a couple of months ago. Lovely, no? The plastic blue flowers don't float your boat?
Look a little closer. Under all that plasticiness. See it peeping out? I came back for this on the 2nd or 3rd day. I forgot. But got it for a steal. Now, the guy told me it was a pretty old piece but it was packed to the rim with that green floral foam stuff. Packed I tell you! I wondered if I was going to get it out. I feared there would be glue and lots of it! It had one handle. How odd I thought. Why just one?
But alas, I got it all out. Remarkably it wasn't glued at all. It had that floral adhesive gummy stuff holding it all together. Came right out! Well, most. The rest came off with goo gone!
And that funny single handle? Well, I looked it up when I got home. I'm sure some of you know what it is but then there are the clueless ones like me. It's what they used years ago in the middle of the night when nature called. It is a chamber pot! Yup, I have a pee pee pot in my living room. Of course, just with ferns in it now!
I'll be linking up to Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures!