Monday, August 17, 2009

More Details ... Madison Bouckville



First I have to put the call out there for help! I have used all my photo storage space on blogger!
I wanted to lead this post off with some more pretty pics of the countryside but I ran out of space.....just dashed off to purchase more but will not have it available for 24 hours so I will have to wait until then.....
Hence, directly to the booty!...
Yes, this posh pink payphone was, indeed, for sale!



This shabby old door (shutter size) became mine for a very reasonable price!



Such cool shoes on this table in a booth full of feminine, romantic objects...



This was labeled "sold"!



Carole found this sweet little sewing table for Deanna.....the price was fabulous!



I loved these matching iron towers....sadly the price was way over my budget....(the girls would probably say now..."right, it was over a dollar")....



We found an amazing stash of old letters....early1800's.....all from the same family home...
Paula and I took home a few and will color copy them and share for art projects, etc.



Last will and testaments, indentured servant papers, deeds, etc...Aren't they wonderful?



I loved these old cookbooks in sepia tones and was so happy to be able to add them to my collection....



More ephemera for art projects ....



Two darling little books....



We were delighted with a dealer who was selling all kinds of old photographs, tintypes, postcards and albums for unbelievably low prices....



Paula and I bought a stash of old drawers originally from a nuts and bolts cabinet....



I am hoping to use mine in a grouping as a series of little shadow boxes....I am always inspired by assemblage artist Cheryl Kuhn....but don't expect to go that far....I know my limits!



I simply could not leave this early small hooked rug behind....calla lilies are daughter Kate's favorite flower...



Lots of beautiful old rosaries, medals, crosses and religious medallions ...these items I am sure held great meaning to their previous owners and perhaps do for some of you too....but today, for the decorators, who see beauty in their form as well as meaning, they represent a bit of Jeanne D'Arc Living?
I will finish up tomorrow...if my blogger storage comes through!
Thanks for joining us on our fun shopping trip!
Good night friends! :) Laura

35 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh what wonderful goodies!!! I just loved seeing all the fabulous things you found on your trip!

Lisa said...

Oh MY!!! You got great stuff!!! The letters and books are my favorites!!
Hugs, Lisa

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Wow! You did find some great stuff! I worked at the antique shop this weekend and was unable to attend, but everyone I talked to said they found what they were looking for and more... How can you not with over 1000 dealers on the inside and my favorite...the many in 'town'. Tami E.

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Everything looks wonderful, but I have to say i love the old handwritten letters best.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Wow! Everything is wonderful, love the pink payphone! I wouldn't even mind paying for a call on that! I especially love the old, old letters, checks, photos...

BB said...

I LOVE the old letters and other papers. I also am drawn to old doors.

Wow, I didn't know you could run out of space for photos on blogger. Yikes.

Brenda

Beth said...

Everything you've shown is really neat, but thos wills and indentured servant papers are truly AMAZING! Good for you. You scored big!

Chatelaine said...

Wonderful finds. Love the medals and the old drawers. Fabulous letters too.

I didn't know about Bloggers limitations either. Scary!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I didn't know about the limits either. I am trying to find the information and now I see you get 1 free GB memory for photos. Could you possibly post more information about this since many of us obviously didn't know. I may have to start limiting what I put pictures up of. Questions I was wondering is how many (approx.) pictures will it take before I am out of space...do I gain space after any amount of time...how much does it cost to get 'x-amount' of space? So many questions!!!
PS. Lots of beautiful items at the sale.

Jacqueline said...

I adore the old letters too and the books...I love the cookery book with the Art Nouveau cover....Oh, you Americans have the best markets. XXXX

Heidi said...

Loved going "shopping" with you! The mercury glass bottles are fabulous! As is the rest of your loot!
:)Heidi

The Feathered Nest said...

What amazing goodies Laura!!! I just love it ALL! Hope you get your additional photo storage quickly...we can't do without your photos girl!! xxoo, Dawn

aimee said...

so many great finds! thank for the show and tell. can't wait to see your next post.
blessings,
aimee

piitis said...

Hei Laura!
Amazing...Everything is wonderful!
I love the old letters and books.

Have a nice week!!
^_^Piitis

Kerstin said...

Wow...wow... you have been so lucky... Beautiful things...I liked everything..the old door... the old letter... everything....
lucky yoy...

Hugs Kerstin

Sammy Girl said...

Yum Yum Yum! That is a sale that should be much closer to OREGON! Thanks for "taking me shopping" with you. The drawers, pictures and ephemera "we" found are SPECTACULAR!
Have a great week!
Hugs -
Betty :)

LiLi M. said...

I loved to go shopping with you, thanks for taking me along. Prizes over here are rocketing. Cabinet photos: between 1.50 and 5.00 euros (2.25-7.50 USD) a piece! Since the euroconversion a lot of dealers start at 1 euro a piece, like for the religious charms. I think that is expensive! I love those old letters! I have never seen them on a market over here that old. Here letters and photos are the typical things to buy at markets where dealers are 'housecleaners'. When somebody dies they come and clean the house. The relatives have already taken what they want and they pay for the cleaning. These housecleaners take what they think they can sell and throw away the rest. Sometimes you see such a 'life' on the market, sad actually. All letters. photo albums, school reports etc. from one person. But these letters are mostly from the 30-ties, 40ties but not much older.
I love what you showed us and would have bought this all too! Have a great day 'my fan' :-D! Your follower by heart LiLi

Maison Douce said...

I love all your finds, it's exactly the kind of things I like to buy!! Can't wait to see more!
Isabel

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

You have found the best junk, Love the religious medals!! Janna

La Flotte said...

What a great finds!
I love the old letters, they are wonderfull to use!

greetings Heidi

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

So did you get that marvelous pink phone? Adore the antique letters, how lovely. Sea Witch

Mélanie said...

If I would have to choose , I would pick the shoes and the writings . I'm dying for these charming antiques

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Such wonderful finds, Laura. The old letters are particularly special. And do show us your assemblage of old drawers, when it's done - a fantastic idea!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

oooohhhhh ahhhhhhh ooooohh
Maybe I am glad you ran out of space.. How jealous can you make me in one evening.

Beautiful stash!! x Julie

Anne Marie said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip through pictures......

those metal towers are fantastic!

erin said...

ooohhh....great junkin finds! love the old script on the letters! the calligraphy is beautiful and graceful...a lost art i'm afraid.

Floss said...

Oh, the door, the letters, the rug!!! I kept thinking I had seem my favourite thing, and then you showed us more!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh! What amazing finds!!!! But those old letters...fabulous!!!!

m ^..^

Rostrose said...

Huuuh - I am nearly speachless!
In Austria (or better: in German language) we say "hecheln" when a dog is breathing with his tongue out of his mouth (the translater tells me, that is hackling in Engish...?) and we say "hechel, hechel!" if there is a thing, that we really want (lika a dog wants a sausage ;-))
And so I only can say "hechel, hechel!""hechel, hechel!""hechel, hechel!""hechel, hechel!""hechel, hechel!"
when I see all these treasures ;-))
Take care, Traude

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

GREAT FINDS, LUCKY YOU! THAT "TABLE" IS A SEWING CADDY :) GIO

Les Cotrions said...

Oh my God Laura! YOu found so many treasures!!! You're very lucky my friend!!! I must come to visit you...it seems you have more chance to discover faboulous finds than me!!!
Have a nice evening!
Ciao!
Vale

Rosemary said...

OK Laura, I think my mouth is still open. You found some amazing and wonderful stuff.
May I ask what you will be doing with the shutter size door? I bought one a few months ago and still haven't done anything with it yet.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful time.
Rosemary

marble rose said...

OK here in the UK - finding anything like what you found in one haul would be a MIRACLE!!!! You lucky thing!


Fleur
xx

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Laura,
That church niche??? must have gone for big$$$$ I would think. I love it! How's the picture storage going??? I'm not even close but might try to buy it earlier so I don't get stuck.
Don't forget " Blissful Blogging" LOL
me

Sharon said...

Oh I love the door. I am looking for one to paint a scene for in my garden. Sharon