A Hot Muggy Day of Treasure hunting….

Tilt Top Table
Vintage Halloween Decorations
Vintage Little Golden Books
Watt Pottery Ice Bucket
Custard Souvenir cup, creamware, flow blue
Vintage Christmas

Summer is here in Washington D.C.! Saturdays are always fun for me because my husband watches our 4 year old and I get to treasure hunt.

This morning I started out at 5:30 am and headed to a sale in Falls Church, Va. I found some early transferware, some custard souvenir pieces, flow blue, and some 1st ed. Little Golden Books. There were also some fun vintage cap guns and lead toy soldiers (not my thing – although I appreciate the nostalgia). I also purchased some vintage Christmas and Halloween items for resale.

Next I headed to some area thrift shops. As soon as I entered the store I saw a piece of Watt pottery in the apple pattern made in the 1940’s. (My mother-in-law collects this so now I can check a christmas present off my list!) I also found some early american pattern glass.

Finally, it was off to Chevy Chase, MD to pick up a tilt- top candle stand. It is in cherry and is complete with the “birdcage” underneath. Probably a revival piece, but still lovely.

With the heat and humidity, I had worked up a sweat, so around 1:30 I headed home for a cold drink and shower.

Another successful Saturday of “retail therapy”. I’m looking forward to next weekend already. Happy Hunting!

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  1. o.c.d.collectibles says:

    Howdy! I live in the DC area too! I also visit a number of sales around the Maryland area. My Favorites are the Women’s Board of Montgomery General Hospital Bazaar, in the summer, where they have a an entire table piled high with jewelry! Tomorrow, the St Peter’s Catholic Church, around the corner from me, is having their annual Estate and Yardsale. It’s indoors thank goodness! Last year I bought so much from them, one of the memorable pieces was a pair of Val St Lambert Crystal candle holders, without a scratch on them, for a $1!.

    The greatest sale I ever have gone to is held every year at the Unitarian Church in Bethesda, on Whittier and River Rd, on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. I get in line by 5:30 am there, no matter what the weather is, and I meet some friends from around the area while we chat for a few hours in line. This is one of the biggest sales I’ve ever been to..Found a nice Jehovah’s Witness antique book and sold it on ebay..it was another “find” since all the years I’ve been going there, one year I found a Miriam Haskell triple strand pearl necklace for $1 as well…

    That sale takes me all day to get through the floors and rooms that are jam packed..I end up eating lunch there, then continue on through all the designer clothing for myself!LOL! It’s a whole day of dragging bags all over the building, and being dead tired at the end of the day, but what fun!

    A penny saved, is a penny earned..(another one of pop-pop’s proverbs)