Recent weeks have found a variety of treasures making their way home with me. On Saturday of this past week this is what I found.
From what I can tell from a little look online, it appears this is an Early American Reproduction by the Conant Ball Co., Boston
Famous reproductions Furniture of old New England - or something to that effect.
It's a tilt top table with a sweet little space to set a vase of flowers when it's tilted. It also sports a brass lever.
The label and number
It's interesting to see how things are put together on the underside. Nice work.
Along with this table, which I got for almost nothing, these incredibly ornate gold leaf (or whatever they are) drawer pulls were in box with a jumble of lamp crystals. I've never seen any like them. Can you imagine the glam these would add to some lucky piece of furniture.
Not to be outdone, the Pillsbury Doughboy grabbed a hibiscus to show off his potential too. He is not a vase really, but a utensil holder. All of this was purchased at the same garage sale in a little seaside town nearby.
I took a back road home because of road work, and down a side street I spotted a little 3 drawer file cabinet out at the curb waiting just for me. It wasn't in good shape, had a bad paint job and was full of cobwebs, a dead roach (hey, at least this one was dead!), dirt and a spider or two. One of the drawers was stuck, so I left it, but I grabbed the other two for the handles.
Once the hardware was off, the drawer fronts looked like they might be salvageable for some future something or other, along with the rest of the wood. Having good thin wood on hand is always a smart idea. So I tore these apart, breaking the side wood in the process because they were well put together and didn't want to come apart. I hammered away, probably to the curses of any neighbors who like to sleep in on Saturdays. To my defense, it was not that early, but knowing the sleeping habits of my own children, I can imagine they are not the only ones who like to slumber on the weekend. Not me. I prefer junking. The green interior of the small drawer was appealing enough that I took the front off of that and kept the box of it as is for whatever it might someday become.
And finally, on an altogether different note, I thought you might like a peek at my backyard company.
This woodpecker likes to come and sit on the roof from time to time, so I end up with a good view. I happened to be in the kitchen when it stopped by the other day. I ran for my camera, but didn't have time to change over to my zoom lens. This shot was taken the through the screen. I also spotted some baby woodpeckers in our avocado tree last week, but they were gone by the time I got back with my camera.
They were so cute!
I hope you find some fabulous along the way in your world this week too!
I'll be stopping by these link parties this week: