Tuesday, January 29, 2013


At The Oakland Museum's
White Elephant Sale

My first stop was in the Housewares Dept.

 where I immediately spied this lotus bowl to add to my growing collection.

 I love its simplicity and the fact that it was made in Italy!

 I've been wanting one of these spray misters ever since I learned from my friend Kathysue that you should mist your orchids for them to thrive.

Each year I always seem to find one special bottle...

This one still had its original cork!

Love the etching above the label.

The label is not too bad either.
Of course it is made in France.

Moving on to the Knick Knack Dept., I found this wonderful pair of heavy wooden legs or balustrades with the most wonderful painted blue patina.

They have been re-purposed into candle holders which are perfect for our coastal inspired man cave.

I couldn't pass up this petite laboratory glass vial with its weighted bottom and etched measurements at only .25 cents.

I have a thing for old glass! 

In the Boutique Dept., I found these old brass knockers or door handles and couldn't pass them up for $9.

I'll figure something out... it is just a matter of time! 

And then just as my friend and I were leaving, I spied this handbag up high up on a shelf in the Accessories Dept. which was the splurge of the day for me.

Like I said, I can always find myself a treasure at The Oakland Museum's White Elephant Sale!

I'm curious, who has been or is going? 



Karena said...

Terri I adore the Lotus bowl and wow, you found another amazing bag. I wish I could get out and do the shows!! One day soon!

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Unknown said...

You are such a savvy shopper! Wonderful finds to have fun with, especially those old brass handles. -Al

French Basketeer.com said...

Love the lotus bowl, and of course the bottle!

Divine Theatre said...

As my husband says "You have found many treasures, gypsy"! LOL!
I have always wanted a spray mister like that. They are hard to find. It is beautiful! I also love the little beaker and the knockers (for a fairy castle?).
Love, love, love your style!



kim at northerncalstyle. said...

That sounds like a fun treasure hunt. Love to get to that sometime.You found some great things. Love the bag and the door pulls!


Kathy said...

I love the knockers/pulls?...there is a piece of furniture out there just waiting for them. My favorite is the .25 beaker, just waiting for a single bloom...k

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I love the white flower bowl...so many uses. The mister is so pretty you can leave it out...which will remind you to mist!

The enchanted home said...

The bowl is stunning, my first thought was could it be a sink or is it too small? Beautiful finds!

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Fashion-isha said...

The wine bottle is amazing. I love these finds!

Ann said...

Those are pretty treasures,
things that would make you happy even just b y looking at them even if you don't get to use them daily. Love the wine bottle.