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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Finds!

Does any of this look familiar? Do you feel like you've been here before?
I think I have a serious addiction to estate sales. How about you?
Today it was elbow to elbow!
And there was a long line of people just trying to pay for what they bought. 
It only takes a few moments to shop but it takes forever to settle up!

 Every 3 weeks an estate sale is held at The Mercantile, in Anacortes. Every time I attend a sale I make a vow to skip the next one. Some weeks I keep that vow, other weeks I lose my resolve. Sometimes I find lots of fun things and I have to decide what to keep and when to say no.

Other times I find nothing.
That's part of the fun; the thrill.

Here are today's treasures~ A couple of pretty things.

Hmmmm. This guy looks a little scary!

This is a very ornate and old heat register. It has been spray painted gold but I intend to paint it dark and wax it. It will add a lot of character to a bit of vacant wall {it already has a ring on the back for hanging}

And now my next bargain~ A steal really.

I  L*O*V*E  this amazing iron footed dish! The detail is superb~

I bought it with the intention of putting in my ETSY shop.
I topped it with a cheese cloche and now I don't know if I can part with it~

It is just too darn cool. I'm really not sure what I will use it for. Though not every pretty thing has to have a purpose.
It's enough that it makes me feel good. 
Do you have a special something in your house that always evokes a happy thought or a fond memory?
I'd love to hear about it.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend~



  1. you and me both sister! I love Estate Sales, Yard Sales, Thrift Stores, and well... any store. lol!

    Great finds! Thanks for sharing.


  2. I like to buy on sale there are beautiful old things.
    Your blog cool.
    Greetings Irena Poland
    * Thank you for visiting my blog.

  3. Hi Dana,
    Awesome finds...I don't blame you for keeping the iron footed dish...It is A M A Z I N G! Love it and love how you've used it to display the bunny. Thanks for stopping by my blog...Hope you come and visit again soon. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Smiles,

  4. Love the iron footed dish....and the cloche.... Cute bunny... Love the display.. !!