23 August 2011

estate sale finds

I spotted an estate sale over in the 12South neighborhood Friday afternoon, and am sure glad I did! $8 later I walked away with these lovely finds:

A little ceramic crock, a wooden letter opener, and a very old children's book.

The ceramic crock is probably meant to hold butter, but right now it is storing some muscadines that I got over the weekend just fine! I have been looking for a letter opener, but that is the kind of thing you don't necessarily go out and buy unless you have a really organized office...which I don't...so I snatched this up the minute I saw it! The wood detailing is really beautiful and I think it is pretty neat/convenient that there is a ruler on the blade. And this children's book that is filled with folk stories was one of those buys that my gut told me to move forward with. Not quite sure what I will ultimately do with it, but the pages are really old and not holding up all that well; so I thought I might save the good ones but cutting them loose and letting them stand on their own for framing and art. Perfect for a cool kid's room!


Bonnie said...

Great finds Emily!! Love seeing what other people like collecting. I'm hitting up an estate sale here in Jackson on Friday with a good friend. Hopefully I'll get lucky with some great finds too!

Claire said...

I knew of this great estate sale that happened about a month ago. Sorry you missed out on that one. ;-)

emily said...

Bonnie, I always love your estate sale finds!! I have a feeling we would be good "hunters" together!

And Claire, I knew of that sale and hate I missed it! But think I got some good stuff from you before it started! ;-)

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