Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Auction scores and 1950s dining room

Below are two groovy items that I procured at an auction. Ceramic poodle decanter and awesome aqua camera. Its called a Sabre 620 and it has the orignal box. I dont know if it works because I dont have the film for it.
Here are some random scenes of my retro dining room. The asian theme 1950s era furnature is from my local antique mall. The drawer pulls are brass medallions with an oriental look, I will have to get a close-up photo of those. The boat lamp is from my neighbors yard sale. He was selling the contents of his late brother's house and made me swear that I was going to keep everything I bought and not resell it. Pack rat that I am, that was an easy answer. ( I also bought a chenille bedspread and some other linens from him.)
 The little read asian boy and girl figurines on the right are from the flea market. $1 for the pair because one of the heads was broken off. A little glue and they are as good as new. There is a small blue/green foo dog figurine in front of them. The green genie figurine is from the auction, and the KILLER lamp is from an estate sale, I could not sleep the nite before because I knew this lamp was going to be on sale.  I got up at the crack of dawn and waited on the front steps of the house in the rain for an hour. I was the only person who arrived early. When the estate liquidator arrived she was shocked to find me there and I told her I had to get that lamp. so she let me in and said I could get it before the sale started because such determination (read: insanity) had to be rewarded. So when I grabbed the lamp there was a silver aluminum Xmas tree there and I got that too.
Below are a set of vintage pictures, also in the dining room. Flea market purchase, no drama involved.


  1. I just passed on pretty much that same lamp over the weekend. I have like 15 lamps and room for 3 so I think I learned when to say when. But now...I want

  2. I am a retro lamp addict and should they be at a fair price, which is rare these days, I buy them! I dont have room for them either but I gain tremendous satisfaction from knowing that I own them.