Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Best.Estate Sale.Ever Part 2 and a little giveaway...

 
I forgot to mention in the last post that the photos that I shared were from EstateSales.net and were taken before the sale began. (although believe it or not about 50% of those items were still there!)
EstateSales.net is a national website that allows you to subscribe to an email update showing you the estate sales in your area. I have subscribed to it for a few years now, but had my email updates set for within 5 miles of my house. You can be sure that I have expanded my area now! LOL!
 
I have to say that I am a true collector - having one item is never enough ;) it's always better to have a few. And once you start collecting an item you start searching for better more unusual items in that category. I learned from the best - both my parents are collectors as well. I really appreciated this woman's wonderful collections and thought about how she must have felt as she amassed such an incredible collection of treasures.
 
I was thinking that it might be fun once every other week or so to share with you some of my many collections...
 
Anyway~ here are my purchases from the sale:
 
I have been having fun changing the greenery in this neat old lantern for the seasons - I took this photo in the winter.
 
Yes, I bought not one, not two, but three punched tin lanterns! How greedy am I?!
Each one was so unique and when you held them up to the light the intricate designs were mesmerizing. The one on the far right had her original purchased price tag on it - "Early pierced tin lantern with rare regional history" Oh how I wish that I knew what that "rare regional history" was...
 
 
This tiny little lantern was the first thing I picked up and just couldn't put it back down.
The fish scale piercings are so neat and it appears to have remnants of old red paint. It measures a mere 6 inches tall and has its original hook and bellow. I just need to find the right place to hang it.
I think that I am now a collector of lanterns :) I've put timer candles in each of them and love how they glow at night. 
 
And my most treasured find and my most precious antique (right now ;)
My Noah's Ark

 
This wonderful hand painted ark is hollow with a little wire latch.
Inside were 29 animals, one bird and 2 men and 2 women.
 
 
The details on the carving and painting are wonderful. The little pigs snout, the deers white chest, the cows spots. I love how the animals aren't to scale (the pigs are bigger than the deers, etc) I can imagine a child playing with it on a Sunday afternoon after church... I've put a timer candle on this shelf as well, so that I can still admire it in the dark as I walk by :)
 
Well, I put together a little giveaway if anyone might be interested:

 
 
Staying with an antiques theme: A few favorite magazines for reading about antiques, two old quilt squares, an old piece of ticking, an old wooden hoop, an antique key and a few old mother of pearl buttons.
 
As always, my giveaway is open to everyone. If you don't blog, just drop me an email at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Antiques" in the subject line. And tell me in your comment or email - what one antique do you hope to own one day?
 
I will pick a winner on Friday, June 7th.
 
And I will be back here on June 1 with a few handmade offerings that I have been working on...
 
"By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!"
~Romans 5: 1 - 5
 
Blessings, Patti
 


34 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, oh I love the old lanterns you bought, the small one is so sweet, I would have bought it On my way! Too......Could you please enter me in your wonderful giveaway Patti, thanks, Francine.

marly said...

I have those publications so please do not include me in such a great giveaway. Now. That little lantern has to be the best one I've ever seen. You really found some treasures and what a fabulous sale.

Colleen said...

Love those tin punch lanterns! I think the #1 item I want to own is a massive apocethary cabinet :o)

Faye said...

Oh my!!! Such wonderful finds!..... Of course I would love to be a part of your wonderful giveaway..... My dream is to own an antique printers tray one day...... You really have a great eye for finding treasures!

Phyllis said...

You have found some great treasures! Love the lanterns!
I would love to find some antique sewing tools, thimbles, pincushions, scissors, etc.
Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky girl!! ;-)

Nancy said...

I'm a quilter and love old quilt blocks. I'm going to have to look for some Estate sales. Thanks, Nancy P.

linda said...

What a wonderful treasure is the Noah's Ark!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What treasures you found and I can just imagine your smile as you walked around looking at everything. Your giveaway is just wonderful and so very generous. My dream find would be a Harvest Table!
Donna

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet treasure you found..
Please count me in your giveaway...I am a antique lover.
Thank you
Big hugs x

Kellie from Indiana said...

I would love old rug hooking hooks, samplers, and a spinning wheel someday. You picked great things!

annie said...

I love your lanterns! Love the small one, and timers, what a great idea! The ark is just wonderful, what a treasure, just imagine the hours of quiet play! I think finding so many of the pieces together is a crowning touch! Yes, please enter me in. The antique I would love most to own is an old farmhouse at the end of a quiet lane way out in the middle of rolling hills, where I do not even hear the neighbors dogs. That distance would be just perfect for me! I dream of quiet sun filled rooms, old flours, and screen doors while the windows are filled with herbs and red geraniums!

Sherry said...

I do love my lantern collection so I always enjoy seeing what other people find! Yes, I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

birdwatcher17@aol.com

Anonymous said...


The photos of all the woman's collections made ME hyperventilate. WOW! Love your choices but I can imagine it would have been difficult to decide.

Right now, I am looking for a child's chair with a rounded back with spindles and red paint.

Thanks for the giveaway. By the way, love all your designs.

Charlotte S.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh the lanterns are wonderful! The one antique I would love to own would be a beaver Top hat with gentlemans traveling box.I passed up the box last year and even went back to inquire if the man still had it.Of course sold.LoL..I'd love a chance at the giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

paulette said...

I have never seen those punch lanterns but now I am on the look out! Thank you for sharing...and thank you for throwing my name into your Give Away hat!!
Paulette

Paula said...

LOVE your lanterns. Would have loved to see the estate sale just to drool. I would love to be a part of your great giveaway.

My very first thought was a pie safe, but truly would love to have an antique sampler! Oh my the handwork.
Have a great day.
Paula

Ronnie said...

What a great estate sale you went to, wonderful things you bought, I love the Noah's ark! You always have such nice giveaway's please enter my name, also the 7th in my 43rd anniversary, maybe that will be lucky for me. Love your blog!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh My! Love your goodies, I wish that was a sale closer to me! WOW! I get updates have been for about 2 years and have found some amazing treasures!
Love your giveaway, I have the magazine in my collection already, so please don't enter me, let someone else who doesn't have them win. OLM

Roberta said...

Fun estate sale. You have such a great eye! I love your lantern with the seasonal touches. Such a great idea. I'd love to be included in your giveaway! ~Roberta

Kathy L. said...

What wonderful finds. I love your Noah's Ark. I have one I bought (not antique) in the early 90's figured it will be antique by the time I have grandchildren.

I have quite a list if antiques I am out to find. I think I would love a big trencher.

Kathy

saltandpepper said...

I really like the lanterns you found at the sale. I have been looking at antique samplers, online mostly. Not easy to find one that way, but I do like looking at them.
Thanks for the giveaway.
~Christine

Bev C said...

Hello Patti,

Lucky you to find such lovely items to add to your home. I have some of my Nana's drawings and paintings which were done in the early 1900's when she was only young. These are my favourite treasures.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter, I like the look of those magazines.

Happy days.
Bev.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Patti!!....How lucky am I that you are having a give-away? Thanks for stopping by today. Oh and that IS the best estate sale ever! I would have had to run to the bank for more cash!! You got some good stuff. Love, love, love the Noah's Ark set!
Warm hugs ~ Jenn

Cookie said...

so hard to believe it's been 5 years since we were discussing email lists and displaying photos! I'm a lucky gal to call you a dear friend and very happy for your growing success. Of course, your handwork is perfection. Love the Noah's Ark too ... it's amazing. x0

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance Patty. Everything looks fab

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Oh what a wonderful estate sale, I agree I would of been in greedy heaven too.... good for you... love your goodies... I would love to be put in for your wonderful giveaway you are having, this would be so enjoyable to have for the summer months sitting on the porch and stitching...
Thank you

Blessings

Rhonda

Orange Sink said...

Hi Patti,
Wow! I have always wanted an old tin lantern but they are so hard to find and then never affordable for my budget! Enjoy those lovely treasures and thank-you for your generous give-away! It's always a joy to see what you have created!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Carrie P. said...

I have never been to an estate sale but it sure looks like you had some fun!

Sarah Beth said...

The lanterns are really something:-) please enter me in your giveaway

Anonymous said...

An antique sewing bird perching on my needlework table would be a delight!

I look forward to your postings and thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Terri in NC

Lynn said...

Love all your treasures from the estate sale. I would love to own an antique sewing machine complete with treadle...
May I please enter your draw.
thanks so much, Lynn

PegC said...

i would have to opt for a "slider" rocker. Love them, but no room just yet! Thanks for the fun draw.

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