Estate Sale Treasures 7.10.10

So most of you who know me also know that most Saturday mornings, especially in the summertime, you can find me hunting for "treasures" at estate sales around Birmingham. I've been doing this with my Mom ever since I can remember, and it really is one of my most favorite hobbies. There are a few different types of items that I'm always on the hunt for. They are (and are not limited to): random china plates/teacups/saucers, milk glass, gold gilded frames, cake plates/cake domes/cheese domes, table linens, coffee table books, list goes on. I'm starting to run out of space in my apartment to put all of my finds, but I know one day, I will have a house with lots of built-in shelves for me to display them all. Currently I'm on the look out for the perfect china cabinet...Still haven't found what I'm looking for. But enough talk, here is what I found this morning!

1. A pair of gold framed silhouette portraits. What am I going to do with these? I haven't a clue, but for 50, I'm crazy for anything with silhouettes.

2. A set of cordial glassware with gold fruit detailing...An absolute steal at $6 on the half off table. Who would put this on the half off table?? Oh well, it worked for me. The pitcher even has a glass stir stick.

3. An Alabama "The Cotton State" plate featuring the Capitol Building in Montgomery, Vulcan Statue in Birmingham, Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ave Marie Grotto in Cullman, Denny Chimes in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama, and boating on Lake Guntersville. Again on the half price table for $5.

4. And finally, a pair of gold gilded portraits that I'll actually probably take out of the frames, paint the frames, and do something else with them. I guess that can be one of my weekend projects, so I'll post about that when I work on those.

Of course those weren't all of my treasures I got today, but they were my favorite finds. All of the treasure hunting made me hungry, so I enjoyed my most favorite lunch: a smoked turkey plate at
Moe's BBQ which is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had. So, until next Saturday...