Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When it rains, it pours!


Tipped off by a friend late Friday evening I raced over to this sale first thing Saturday morning and stood in line for an hour in the rain.


Once inside, I scanned this room for hidden treasures.

  
Fortunately there wasn't a lot of competition as the weather was a definite deterrent.


Of course I talked my "partner in crime" into coming along.


 Here she is buying her favorite thing...


 JEWELRY!


 Her next stop?
You guessed it.
CHRISTMAS!


 There was also a fabulous book room.
We were told that a local family had generously donated the entire library from their father's estate.


Check out this box of magazines from the late 1800's!





 Downstairs in the furniture/art room,  I found these 3 amazing pieces.


 I couldn't quite wrap my head around this incredible oil painting that looks to be from around the mid 1800's.


I'm going to take it to the auction house on Thursday to find out more about it.


Of course I'm hoping for an Antiques Roadshow moment!


Next up is this beautiful still life.




And last, but not least...


is this wonderful watercolor of what looks to be a young boy in military school.


  
 He's a keeper!


I'm going to hang him in my son's "new" sophisticated bedroom/guest room which I'll show you soon!


 
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR A $100 e-spree AT JOSS & MAIN IF YOU HAVEN'T YET.

 AND

CHECK OUT THE LATEST TREASURE AT IL TUO TESORO!





17 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Do you think the oil is of St John the Baptist? It is really striking - couldn't pass that one by!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...that military portrait is really nice. That will look wonderful in the room.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great score! The paintings are gorgeous!

Tote said...

Wow, what a great sale! You picked up some great pieces.

Susan

Olive Cooper said...

I love the still life...great finds.

classic • casual • home said...

great job. Can't wait to see your son's room.

pretty pink tulips said...

Sometimes it pays off to brave the weather! Looks like great finds and fun with your mom!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

A Casa da Vá said...

Oh I'd probably stay in the $30 session, but your paintings are pretty fabulous! Gosh wish I could go shopping with you...

La Dolfina said...

A Case da Va ~
If you only knew the situations I get myself in!!!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks like the perfect rainy day! Amazing art and I just love the old mags...did you buy any? I am laughing about making over your son's room...funny how when they go off to college we want to refresh their rooms!

sharon said...

Always a good idea to go antique hunting in the rain! Great paintings you found Terri, my favourite is the still life.
Sharon
xx

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That sounds like a GREAT day! Love that painting and can not wait to see your sons room!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a very savy girl! Art is always a treasured find. What a spectacular sale. I hope you post what you find out about each piece.
This is my first, but not last visit to your beautiful blog! What a fun shopping stop!
Yvonne

Privet and Holly said...

My "partner in
crime" and I were
stalking antique
stores yesterday : )
No finds for us,
but looks like you
two made up for it!
Happy Thursday,
xx Suzanne

Ann Lloyd Antiques said...

I so enjoy your blog and the places you visit! Please IF EVER you decide you are over the young military cadet, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, contact me. My husband and I love this stuff!

Keep searching for treasure - we all enjoy it!!

Debra
annlloydantiques@earthlink.net

Lisa said...

I was so in the mood for hunting & gathering up and down the California coast and oh my gosh my heart went a pitter-patter when i saw this!
Yes indeed, that boy is a keeper.
Have a great weekend!
xo Lisa

for the love of a house said...

Your fabulous estate sale finds have me missing a good sale!

joan