Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Antique Roadshow, here I come!

I *LOVE* to find cool vintage stuff...

it makes me feel like Indiana Jones...minus the whip(c:

Darn it.
(Love me some Harrison Ford...and this is one of the best scenes *EVER*)

*Ahem* back to the subject at hand...

So I was really excited to find these little pieces of lovely at an estate sale this weekend:


(Pay no attention to the ugly date stamp in the corner...stupid technology)

Okay, so I know one of them is an ashtray, but could you have passed these babies up???

I definitely couldn't, especially at $5 for both!

I am *convinced* that they will add glamor and fabulousness to where ever they sit...most likely atop my dresser to hold my baubles. (c: 

I actually tried to see if I could look up anything on them, but I can't find much...anybody out there an antiques guru???

Any suggestions on finding out background on things like this?

Regardless, I'm pretty pleased with myself. (c:

Now I just need to find myself a whip...

...don't read too much in to that.

And today the Roomspiration party continues!
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Bring your best over to Miss Shelli at A la Mode and while you're there you can gawk at her *amazing* nursery and link up yours!!!

30 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Those are great finds! My mom has some class wear like that from her aunt! It is so classic!

Glam Fashionista said...

Great finds, love them. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

Portuguese Prepster said...

ooo so unique and vintage looking!

Maury said...

I dont think i would have noticed that one was an ashtray (that must have been one chic smoker). I love the ashtray the most but they are both gorgeous! Nice finds!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Nice finds! I think vintage ashtrays are kind of fascinating... there are a ton of really chic ones!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Great bauble holder and only $5!?!?!? SO many of my blogger friends have the knack for finding the most amazing things at thrift stores and what not, but everything I spy in the city is incredibly expensive. I need some thrift store tips!

Things That Sparkle said...

Ohh such a great find! Love them, regardless of what they used to be used for!

natasha {schue love} said...

Giirlll...you CRACK me up! I love your sense of humor! Have fun at the sale and bring us back something good!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Fun! We are having a community garage sale this weekend so I'm hoping I sell more then I buy...

tina / half of what I say said...

Aubrey, what a great find! I'm kind of obsessed with table lighters myself, but then I get my children asking why we have these lighters, lol.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you crack my s**t up! seriously. i might actually start dressing like that with a whip to go to yard sales- get away from that dresser, i'm buyin' it! that would work so well!
and cool finds! you could email pictures in to country living- they always do that "what it's worth" section.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Ooooh I love them sweetness! Great finds.

birdie to be said...

Love those 2 pieces!

DecorandtheDog said...

Sweet finds...Indiana Jones has nothing on you. Can you imagine if you did have whip??? ;)

Cam - Bibs & Baubles said...

oh, I love them! They are total glam. Jealous!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

5?!?!!!!! OMG I would have snatched them up in an instant too! Great score, sweets! And I think I'm going to have to watch me some Indiana Jones real soon. Best movie! xoxo

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Aubrey, you are hilarious! I know when I come to your blog, or receive a comment, it will always put a smile on my face.

How could you have not grabbed those pieces, so unique and pretty. Perfect for baubles :).

Natalie said...

Fantastic finds!! I love a good estate sale!! I have some great finds at them!

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness those are gorgeous. And what a steal. Seriously $5 for both?! Amazing

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Great finds!!!!!

xo, chrissy

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

I love your new finds girly! :))) Mr. Ford is a looker! Ohhhieee!

designstiles said...

Great finds! For five bucks, I'd probably buy them even if they were ugly. But they're not, so you came up.

Whhhaaaappoosh. That's the sound of my whip. Ha!

Bud and Leo said...

GREAT FINDS! Why don't I ever find anything like that? They are beautiful! xo Lisa

Ms. Bright said...

well, won't your bit and baubles look even fancier in their new ashtray home ;) I love them and would've snagged them too, if I'd been there! And yes, that is a fantastic scene. Love Indy!

Marie said...

Great finds :-)
xx Marie

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Those are pretty darn awesome. Very unique . .. now about that whip! J/K

Meg {henninglove} said...

love those finds, very vintage and haha i love the indiana jones reference of course minus the whip!

Lonely Wife Project said...

Those are amazing!

Leontien said...

Well if you need a whip... just let me know.... i think i got one laying around somewhere ;-)

Good find even though they are ashtrays!
Leontien

Mom of 12 said...

Very pretty! I'm sure my kids could break them inside of a week.
Sandy