Easter weekend was somewhat quiet around here. Well I should change that to yard sales were rather quiet. Friday on the other hand was busy with 3 estate sales and 2 more on Saturday morning. I'm still in my "taking a break and backing off of ReSelling" mood and just didn't feel like heading out early so I gave Friday a miss.
I did wake up early on Saturday morning and drove to a family run estate sale in Petaluma. After I attended that sale I happened upon a yard sale and immediately spotted the lamp above. Not only did I spot the one lamp but I also spotted it's twin. I bought the pair for $15. After speaking to the seller, Ellen Mueller, I realized that I had attended her sale a year ago. I remembered her because she had so many fabulous vintage children's books. I got to speaking with her and learned that she is an illustrator. You can see her beautiful work here on her site Merry Mint. She and I have such similar tastes with our love of children's books, gnomes, mushrooms, wooden German figures and vintage wares. It was so fun to talk and connect with her. It's not every day you run into someone who has so much in common with you.
Each lamp has a music box which leaves the soldiers spinning around. I'm going to try to see if I can sneak them into Keiran's room. He's turning 9 next Sunday but hopefully he'll be so intrigued with the soldiers that he will want them. If not, I may put them in my future studio.
With Cerys in circus I'm drawn to anything with a circus theme.
I picked these up from the first estate sale of the morning. How cute are those images?
I have a little wooden shelf unit that I have been collecting cigar boxes for.
The largest cigar box was full of glass tubes with cork plugs. I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet but one thought is possibly to hold German glass glitter. What would you do with them? I think I have around 25 of them.
After two weeks break the children are finally going back to school. We've enjoyed our spring vacation but I'm ready to get back to work. I'm so behind in emails, Little Shop, listing inventory and bookkeeping. Here's to a busy and productive work week.
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