I couldn't sleep a wink on Friday night because of these cheeky little owls. I received an email on Friday for an estate sale company and these owls were nonchalantly displayed on the lower shelf of a little table unit. I knew immediately that they were designed by C. Jere and I knew that I had to have them. Every time I woke that night and into the early morning these owls popped into my head. Finally at 6:25 I gave up trying to sleep, got in my car and drove out to the estate sale. I signed my name on the list (#3) and impatiently waited for the sale to open the doors at 9am.
Two women were in front of me in line. I knew that the owls were in the dining room thanks to some hints in the photographs. As soon as the door opened we scurried in and I went in search of those owls. It was as if I was trying to run in a dream. You know where you are basically stuck in cement. These two women walked ever so slowly toward the dining room. Finally I was able to dash around them and grab the owls without knocking a single thing over. My heart was beating like crazy as I held this beautiful enamel work of art in my hands.
I paid $35 for the owls and they now hang above my mantel. The little Christmas houses and white twinkle lights were finally cleared away this weekend as I proudly displayed this C. Jere piece on the wall. This week I'm going to do the difficult thing and list the owls on eBay. I'll probably list it at a somewhat silly price because they go perfectly in my house. Here's one currently for sale. I can't tell you how many times I've had to walk in the living room, sit on the couch and admire this little family of owls. I'm so in love.
I told myself aloud this evening that I needed to start buying valuable items that I don't like so much. It would make my job easier.
This little bird also joined the mantel and came from the same estate sale.
I had so many finds this weekend that I hardly know which to call my favorite. This cabinet is filled with drawers that are about 14" x 9" and it's going to be home for all the little items that need to be sold on eBay. I may have a drawer for jewelry, flatware, art supplies, rubber stamps and so on. I was going to paint it before fitting it in my inventory closet but I had decided to paint it once we move to our next and final home. Any color suggestions? Paint or spray paint? I'm planning to start filling up the drawers this week and put the cabinet to work.
Artist Ernst Hakon Svarstad
I bought this painting because I loved it and not because of the potential value. It was a few dollars and very unique because it's painted on wicker. I did research the artist when I arrived home. It turns out this artist is well known enough to have a page at Artnet.com. I have yet to find a price of a sold piece at an auction though. I'll do some more research this week once the children are back in school. For now it also has joined the owls on the mantel.
This wasn't found locally but it did arrive this week so I'd thought that I would include it. Do you remember my wish post about this pattern? With money a bit odd at the moment, Dave and I decided to buy presents on sale after Christmas. Dave picked a small item out but I never found anything that interested me. I heart vintage and nothing in the retail world teased me in the slightest. This set of Lyon Cortez flatware appeared on eBay and I bid and lost. The person who won apparently complained about the set and returned them and I was offered the set for $34. I couldn't say yes quick enough. I have decided that it would make the most ideal Christmas gift ever. They arrived, they were perfect and I adore them.
As requested, here are some Thrift Share items heading to Little Shop.
Keiran spotted these sweet dolls. They are available here.
Vintage Gnomes Table Linen is available here.
Vintage Mod Necklace is available here.
Overall it was a fantastic thrifting weekend. I have a two boxes of books to list, a large bin of items heading to eBay, a few items for Etsy and some others sweet finds for Little Shop. I also picked up a few things for the house. A perfect weekend.
Please take a chance to visit one of my new favorite blogs, Her Library Adventures. She has a thrift sharing opportunity every week called Flea Market Finds. I adore her photography, writing and thrift style. I'd love for you to pop in and leave a link to your thrifted finds.
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