On Saturday Obed and I did what we like to call treasure hunting. We enjoy taking our Saturday afternoons to visit estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores. Obed is currently on a vintage thermos “shtick”. Everytime he sees an old aluminum thermos he gets excited, even more so if it has red detail.
This Saturday I was particularly excited about the loot that I got at an estate sale. It was the last day of the sale and everything was 50% off.
Check out my loot!
Try to ignore the Ewok on the left. I think she is watching an ant crawl on the floor.
OK, now she just needs to get out of my shot.
It’s not all about you Honey, we have had this discussion.
Alright there we are, no more Ewok, just frames.
Check out my sweet frames? I got them for $1 and $2 a piece. Apparently the owner of the property was an artist because the back room was filled with art books, frames, supplies and some of his/her sketches and unfinished work. It was all very interesting.
My favorite frame is this little one with the bright green fabric on it.
I love the green and the detail on the actual picture frame, it’s very unique. It’s even cooler because I got it for just $1.
All of the frames has some interesting detail on it. Some were also lined with an ivory canvas.
They also have very subtle but pretty wood carving detail. LOVE IT!
Because this person was an artist and did framing they also had cut acrylic panes for mounting. Some are already cut to size, some I will have to research and figure out how to cut, but I got the stuff to mount my own pictures. Score!
I declared this estate sale visit a success and did a happy dance from the register all the way to the car. Then Obed asked me to please stop.
After the estate sale we went to the River City Trading Post in Jenks. This place is huge and if you are willing to do some hunting and pecking you can find some interesting things. While checking out a booth of books I came upon this lovely book, William & Sonoma “Essentials on Italian”.
If there is one thing that I love about William & Sonoma cookbooks is that have a lot of educational information on techniques. Of course the recipes are wonderful and they are well accompanied by beautiful photos. This recipe for canellini beans with garlic and sage is calling my name.
Then the book magically fell open to this page. I believe it’s a sign that these babies will be making an appearance in my kitchen in the near future.
They look pretty awesome don’t they. Check out the name, Chocolate Hazelnut Fritters. BOOYAH! I think I almost fainted.
And drumroll please…..I got this $34.95 book for $3.00. Oooooh yeah!
Our last stop was the Dewey St. Market in downtown Sapulpa. For months now we have been looking for an old vintage fan that was the right size and didn’t cost more than $25.
Check out my new old fan. I am in love! I have been looking for you forever and finally you are here.
One of the main things I was looking for was that the emblem to be in good shape and this one is killer.
I was also very excited about the stand, it’s different from what we usually see.
It’s also in great working condition, just don’t stick your fingers in the fan. Fan price $16, I am in love!
Thanks for hanging out with me while I shamelessly flaunt my loot.
I’s got plans for all them, so comeback ya hear.