Thursday, February 04, 2010

buried treasures

I thought I would show you a couple treasures I uncovered yesterday while reorganizing my laundry room. I love my laundry room and it was THE reason I fell in love with our home 16 years ago. It's big. And I am all about storage. But it has become a major catch-all. And we need it to become our make-shift kitchen during the remodel, so I had my work cut out for me.
But it actually became more like weeding through a real awesome yard sale. I found some cool treasures I did not even know I had!

I can't even say for sure where I got this. But I'm quite certain I stuck it away thinking it was pretty worthless. But yesterday I googled it just to be sure. And man oh man was I surprised! What I had was a piece of history!!

Beer mug celebrating the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt and the repeal of Prohibition, c. 1933. Glazed ceramic, in the shape of a beer keg.

*** $45.00!!! I WAS SHOCKED!

Then I found these- googled Bodum and found out these were Bodum espresso cup & saucers.

espresso glass and saucer, set of 2

*** $54.95!!! Again, SHOCKED! They are so tiny!

I had never googled this little conversation piece. Mine is pretty worn, unlike this one that I found posted HERE.

Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Smoking Pipe
Anri Italy Figural Bearded Man Face

*** $49.99!!! As you can imagine, even more SHOCKED when you consider I only paid a quarter!

Whatever will I uncover today? I'll keep you posted.

My Romantic Home is having Show and Tell Friday. So if you like what you see here, check out all the others HERE. And I'm also linking you to Frugalicious Friday and Show Off Your Stuff. Come on, join in the fun! Inspiration galore!


Karen said...

Oh, Linda.. you have definitely inspired me to clean out a few closets. Doubt I will find things as special as yours but you never know, right?
Fun posting!
Ladybug Creek

Amy T Schubert said...

Nice to know you and Randy could probably retire in luxury if you just cleaned out a couple rooms :)

Mary said...

Great finds, Linda. I would never find things this valuable in my closets. LOL

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

fawnda said...

IT like you have your own Antique Road Show at your house! What fun finds... love the mug! :)

NanAZ said...

So if you sold all your treasures you could pay for the remodel. Wouldn't that be fun!