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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lake Michigan Ice & Estate Finds

My visit to the first estate sale of the season was yesterday.  I was wide awake at 5:08 a.m. ahead of the alarm clock.  I leave extra early to be as close to first as possible on the sign in sheet.  This sale was 50 miles southwest of my home.  Number 3 was my spot at 7:06 a.m.  Wait for an hour for receipt of my entrance ticket; then wait for another hour until the sale opens. 

On the early dark drive the sky was clear, the fat sliver of moon was bright, the stars were shining.  Soon the sun peeped up over the snow-covered fields and orchards.  On my return trip home with a full car, I made a side trip to visit this lighthouse at a small town harbor on Lake Michigan.  An ore carrier is on the horizon.  It is heading north through the Straits of Mackinac and on through Lake Huron, Lake Erie.... who knows?...  perhaps on out the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Here are the treasures I brought home from the estate sale.  I was excited to get this darling vanity with hinged three-way mirrors.  The chippy bench/table could work with the vanity, yes?  Maybe with a ruffled cushion.... hmmmm.
And three pretty sheer lace curtains completed my purchases. 

It was a successful first sale of the season.  I'm looking forward to spring and more treasure hunting.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Oh what fun! I love your treasures!

Amy said...

What a treasure! So many ideas for that one.
I'm looking forward to yard sales and Spring!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a pretty lighthouse your photographed, Pat! I won't see many of them where I now live.

Your estate sale finds are fabulous! It must be fun to be on the search for such treasures for your shop!

Vagabonde said...

You did well at this estate sale. We went to one last Saturday and I found a Hoover frying-broiler pan for my daughter, just like the one I bought in the 70s. Usually you can find them on eBay for around $75 as they are not made anymore. My find was $5 less 30% = $3.50 I was so excited. That lighthouse picture looks very pretty – and cold!