I have tons of china (I mean like tons...it's stashed every where) so I was very, very selective in choosing from the huge stacks he had but this Bavarian cake plate was a must have.
As well as this GORGEOUS Bavarian plate...love the colors w/ the soft blues & pink roses!
He also had a very large assortment of old dog figurines. Again, I have wayyy too many already so I was very selective & only walked out w/ this one....plus the old Monopoly scottie & the tiny, tiny, tiny basset.
Some shiny brites in teh box always make me happy! So do old dolls, particularly charlottes since I have discovered altered dolls.
He had a box of old photos but by the time I discovered them, my back was protesting loud & clear so I only riffled through them quickly. LOVE this 1915 portrait of the baby in the high chair!
My heart actually started beating fast when I found the old dominoes (been looking for some) & about skipped a beat when I saw the old mini-dominoes & the mini playing cards!
This is what is called a riffle book. You riffle through it & see a chick hatching...like in fast motion.
Salt cellars & bisque cherubs.....
small bisque piano baby. Notice the chip on the hand...many of these treasures have their flaws but again, he priced them accordingly.
Almost all of the treasures required a soak in warm water w/ a bit of dish soap & many requirted a good scrubbing but I should have left this statue grimy. It dissolved!!!!! It was a beautiful grecian statue made out of "I don't know waht" (it appeared to be alabaster) but now it's only fit to be used as a Halloween ghoul. I'll never dunk another statue again, no matter how grimy, I can tell you that much!
My absolute favorite find of the day....although I didn't know what I had until I got them home. I assumed they were doll shoes since they were in w/ the toys (spent about 15 minutes of digging before I found the mate) but once I got them home I realized these were real baby shoes. Charming, tiny, faded, pink satin baby shoes....
w/ a fabulous label inside & in near perfect condition! I did some googling of Mrs Day's baby shoes when I got home & found this exact pair...said they were made in the 40's or 50's......LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
And some not vintage rhinestone bling but who cares, it sparkles! LOL
I already have this wonderful print but this one is a tad different, is much bigger (it's 20" by 30") & it was a steal @ only $5.
Speaking of Val & good deals, I also want to share some stuff I bought from her a couple of weeks ago.
A big stack of bank deposit slips, etc from the 1950's....
some old cards from a children's game. They have such cute sayings on them & the faded sepia tones are wonderful!
And more vintage bling! Look at the old, aged notebook papers Val tossed into the deal cause she knew I would do something w/ them. Thank you, Val!
Val doesn't have a regular booth @ the Flea anymore but has a booth @ Lone Star Antiques (one of my favorite antique malls!)...stop in & see her & she'll cut you some deals too. You can find Junker Val's website here.