Saturday, February 6, 2010

~a few new/old things~

I found this book dating back to the early 1800's at an estate sale.
I love the color and the patina. The cover has completely fallen off but I don't even care,
it was only $5.00!
At the same sale I found this silver salt and pepper shaker set,
just darling.
$4.00 Then I stopped at an antique shop right around the corner from my house. I was looking for clocks to go with the one I bought at the flea market last week.
I saw two but they were in a locked case behind glass.
I decided I am not in the market to be spending money on things that are "behind locked glass" if you catch my drift.
So, I started to leave empty handed when the shop owner asked me if I wanted to see them. I told him they probably weren't in my price range but decided to look anyway.
The silver one was marked $45 and the other $35.00, a little over my budget for decorative clocks.
As I put them back he said, "how about both for $35?"



How can I say no to that?

I came home and now have somewhat of a "collection"
Does 3 count as a collection?
Anyway, love my new finds and I am ready to go back and find some more!
xoxo

33 comments:

Donatella said...

love all of it! you have such great tast! first time visiting your blog will be back you are very popualer I see why I am new to blogging and I hope to be your friend donna

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow! What a great deal and they look wonderful with your other clock! And sure, more than one of anything is a collection! I also love the little silver salt and pepper shakers, and what a bargain!

Kat :)

Tina said...

What wonderful finds Melaine:) I love them all but the old book is just divine. Enjoy your treasures and thank for sharing:) Have a lovely day - Tina x

Get Your Martha On said...

Three definitely counts as a collection! Very cool.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

that is an awesome collection!
as someone who believes that everything has a story i can just image what that book would say!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What great pieces. I love old books and the salt and pepper are just such a fantastic find. Hugs, Marty

Betty Jo said...

Isn't it delightful to find such fun things at awesome prices? I love everything, but especially the salt and pepper shakers. Love your blog too! ♥

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Great deal! That's happened to me before too. I'm not one to barter, but when someone is willing to negotiate and sees that you're interested, they will still try to make the sale.

The clocks look great!

Dreamy Whites said...

Oh Melaine, I love these. My favorite is the middle one . You got a great deal. LOVE it.
Take Care
Maria

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Melaine,
Leaving another message. I love the book. I love all that you do.
I am going to learn how to run that table saw someday! You are such an inspiration!
Take Care,
Maria

Annesphamily said...

I am loving your site every day! You find the neatest stuff. The s/p set is gorgeous.

Kathysue said...

Love your clock display, My Mom collects clocks and she has had quite a few of the round alarm clocks they have such wonderful character. Great post!! You really did find some treasures. kathysue

Linda said...

Just discovered your charming blog and I love it! The clocks are wonderful- very graphic! Can't wait to read more!

Hana said...

Don't you just love when that happens? Great find!! Love your clocks!

julie said...

you lucky girl! they are beautiful! and yes, you have a collection!

Amy in CA said...

Three is definitely a collection, in my book! Melaine, I love your blog, but normally don't comment. I adored this post. In the past year, I have begun collecting books, old salt and pepper shakers, and vintage clocks! Some of my best deals have been on etsy, but you are right....sometimes people ask a lot for the clocks.

What a shopping victory! Good for you!
Amy

Amy in CA said...

Three is definitely a collection, in my book! Melaine, I love your blog, but normally don't comment. I adored this post. In the past year, I have begun collecting books, old salt and pepper shakers, and vintage clocks! Some of my best deals have been on etsy, but you are right....sometimes people ask a lot for the clocks.

What a shopping victory! Good for you!
Amy

Jennifer said...

I love your collection! I have always loved old clocks!! :) The old book is beautiful!

Melanie said...

Do these clocks work? I have three on my blog that are not working and I set them to my children's birth-times. Or any time that is special to you.
Melanie

Dianne said...

What a score!!! Yes, 3 is a collection. Way to go!

The Weathered Cottage said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE old clocks! I have just one, and it is my favorite thing to look at in my whole living room...so I know how you feel!

Pat said...

The book is just awesome! I love clocks too ~ great buy on those. You have excellent taste.

cowgirljlynn said...

Love all of it, especially the book! I love the thrill of the hunt!

Kathy said...

Melaine, I've missed you so much! We (snow birds) headed south and I had no internet hookup until Time-Warner finally did their part and then my son spent an hour on the phone helping me so I could get my "Savannah fix"! It is so good to be back after almost 2 weeks....I think I am considered an addict!

daph-a-dills said...

LOVE how the book stands out, yet blends in peacefully with those other simple elements...and the collection on clocks, yup thats a collection :)

Melanie said...

I love, love, love the clocks:) Oh my. I would have paid that for them. What a great find.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

3 or more = collection, and I love yours.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Love the vintage silver clock!

Kristin said...

wonderful finds, love a bargain! Love the clocks together :)

Elma said...

Love the clocks and Yes three is a collection:) Boy you found some great deals!!

This Little Nest said...

I did a little antique/junking this weekend as well and came home with several coffee table books, vintage plates, and silver bowls to hold jewelry on my recycled vanity! You can check out my weekend finds at www.thislittlenestblog.blogspot.com

Frugal Home Design said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your clocks. They are beautiful.

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