Wednesday, July 13, 2011

These are some salts I picked up at an auction I attended last weekend. I was so taken by the silhouette (spelling?) in the middle of them. I have seen many salts in my day but not like these. Perhaps they aren't even salt dishes. Does anyone know? I believe them to be but am not sure. I found them scrounging in some box lots and kept praying no one would take that box lot before the price came down. By the time they got down to $5.00 a box they were still there so I grabbed them. I also got a cut lead crystal heart, a green pressed glass toothpick holder, two small dishes with silver metal casings, a chamber pot with lid (damaged and glued) and two old books. It was a deal in my book.

Below is a chair that I found at that same auction. They described it as a French Provincial chair however, the carvings look more victorian to me than French. Either way, I love this chair and plan to have it reupholstered and possibly whitewashed to make it fit my decor. I haven't picked out the material but I love all things white and am thinking a white brocade fabric with antique whitewashing would be delightful to me, since I'm planing on painting my living room a very pale blue before the fall weather sets in. By the way, this chair was only $10.00. Can you believe it? I had a hard time with the excitement of this deal.

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5 comments:

  1. Hi Peggy! Th salts are so sweet, what a lovely color. You could group them on a small silver tray for holding earrings and so on, on your dresser.Or desk?
    The chair is wonderful! What a find! I love the idea of white washing it! It would update it beautifully. And white uphosltry too. I can see why you want it done professionally , well worth it. I also love the idea of white fabric for it. I like rather primitive whites so I d use a rough linen...but the brocade sounds so pretty too.

    The mirror? And be sure to show us the results of the chair!

    love

    lizzy

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  2. What great treasures you obtained. I love the salts and have never seen any like these. For the chair...LOVE IT!!! Can't believe what a great price. With some TLC and your special touches it will be dreamy. Sunshine Smiles to you...

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  3. I can't believe you got that chair for $10.00; what a bargain...please show us as soon as you refurbish it......

    Love Love the salts....I never seen these either. I am like you I love an auction....Where we previously lived, there was a great auction house and I used to go and find so many treasures...I really miss it...I collected salts for awhile but don't see too many anymore......

    It just sounds like you had a wonderful time and good bargains to boot...What are you going to do with the chamber pot? hahahahah

    Have a great day

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  4. Peggy! Wonderful finds for great prices. I've never heard of salts before. But; I love these - the silhouettes are so delicate and lovely! And..........that chair! I can just see it the way you describe re-doing it. You have quite an eye my friend! Enjoy your weekend! xxoo

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  5. Peggy, what a deal on that chair....love to see it when your done with the make-over!

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