Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gleaming Glassware & More

I am drawn to glassware whenever I shop, whether it is in a shop or at an estate sale. This weekend, I hit a few sales even though the weather was gloomy and rainy. There weren’t too many people out because of all the rain, so I figured most sellers would be willing to deal a little more than usual. I think I was right. I got all of my barware for a total of $8.00.

all glasses

I found three different sets of barware at the same estate sale.


This is one of nine margarita glasses. There were ten, but klutzy me broke a stem when I hit it on the sink while I was washing it.


This wine glass is one of eight and has a square base. Unlike the margarita glass, it’s quite heavy because it is lead crystal.

stem This is one of eight cordials

stem detail

Even though the picture is blurry, you can see the stem details.

IMG_0800 These two cruets will make a nice accompaniment to my salad bowl. They were also a part of the $8.00 sale.


Mr. Sullivan recently brought this chest home from the store and it became the perfect place to house my new barware.


This is the painted detail on the front of the doors.


This is the front of the drawer with its sweet leaf design.

I found this heart table at a garage sale down the block from the estate sale. It is probably a piece from the 1980’s when hearts were all the rage. But at only $2.00 and the investment of a $3.00 wooden piece to cover the heart, plus some spray paint that I already have, it will make an excellent accent table for one of the back patios.

heart table


wicker trashbasket

I found this $1.00 blue wicker trash basket in perfect condition at another garage sale, but it doesn’t fit any of the colors in my house, so it will be spray-painted white. For some reason unbeknownst to me, the basket looks a little wonky on the bottom … might be my picture taking skills?

camp table

I came upon this rustic twig camp table at a barn sale. It will find a home in the laundry room as a plant stand. It’s sturdy and just needs a dust-off.

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I’ve linked this post to Rhoda’s new blogsite. Click on the picture to see what she and others are showing as their thrifty treasures!


Jennifer said...

Love your stemware! That is my obsession right now!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, great glassware! So pretty and I love that twig table. Your new furniture piece is gorgeous too. Thanks for changing out the links & playing this week!

Jo said...

I've been looking for estates sales I figured they didn't have them in Ohio How did you find them?.... Jo

blushing rose said...

What a day you had ... love everything, but crystal is my passion ... any of it Waterford?
TTFN ~Marydon

ellen b said...

Love the glassware. I find it really hard to walk away from pretty glasses. Love the square foot crystal! You found some great bargains!!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

The stemware is very pretty. I have a mix & match look going with mine. I'm loving the rustic little table you found. It's very unique.

Have a great week!

Cathy said...

Lucky...luck you!!! What gorgeous glassware!!! I love the wine glasses and the cordials!!! The cabinet your husband brought home to keep it in is beautiful!!! I love black painted of my favorites!!!

I was never much of an estate sale shopper until I started blogging...I am slowly getting into it...I love all the wonderful and UNIQUE things that can be found!!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Yes, $8 was a very good deal. Sometimes when the weather is funky is the best time to go to sales! And you have a perfect place to put your new finds..very pretty. Happy Thrifty Monday.

Blue Creek Home said...

You could open a pub with all that glassware! It's all gorgeous and what a bargain. I love the little twig table too.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

$8.00???! What a bargain! :) I love the cabinet your husband chose...very cute. Thanks for visiting and entering my Giveaway. :) I'll announce the winner on Friday!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great bargain you hit on the glassware!! I am envious, especially because you have a place to put it!! (I have storage woes!). Wherever did Mr. Sullivan find this cabinet? it looks perfect on that wall with the wallpaper and your little vignette. My compliments!!

The heart table is another great find and good for you, get rid of the heart!! We are going shopping in an Amish area of Indiana next week and I told my husband I would go back to the car if I saw one wooden heart!! LOL!


Kammy said...

Wow, you made out like a bandit ! Love all your finds !!! That little black cabinet is great !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Rhonda said...

Hey, coming over from Rhoda's. Great finds! I love the table for the laundary room! I adore the glassware and your chest! Thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

Where do I start? The glassware-beautiful and what a deal. The tables-such character! The chest leaves me speechless.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Sue! Great finds this weekend! You done good! My garage sale went very well even with the storms that hit several times on Sat. Can't wait to see some of your transformations with your loot!
~Hugs, Patti

Lori E said...

Lots of good stuff there Sue.
Coincidentally I just put a new bucket of margaritas in the freezer this morning. C'mon over and bring your own glass. I don't want you breaking one of mine.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What awesome finds! Love the cruets, I have the exact ones, they were my great grandmothers! Love them! That chest is soooo beautiful!!! Love it!

Jo said...

What a lucky girl ~ love all your goodies. The chest is great ~ wish my husband would bring something home like that for me!


Linda said...

You got some great finds, there - and so reasonable! Linda

Frugal Fine Living said...

Great find on the stemware! Mr. Sullivan did great on the cabinet, too.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great buys!! Really like the stemware - I would have more if had a place to put it.

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
Wow ... you're quite the thrifty shopper ... especially when it comes to gorgeous glassware! Love the ornate stem in the close-up pic!

All fun finds --- congrats!
Hope your week goes well.

BlueCastle said...

Lead glassware - that's an amazing find! I love that twiggy stand too. Great finds! :)

Bonnie said...

Ok, I'll arm wrestle ya for your beautiful new barware chest! I'll even throw in a few cut-out heart shelves if you win! What do you say? :-)

blondiensc said...

Girl you got a steal on that, I am jealous, I love the square glasses, gorgeous! I need to go with you to the sales!

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

I, too, have an addiction to glassware (much to my husband's dismay!!). Lucky you for your finds!!

Thanks for visiting me!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful glassware! I love all your finds, I have a quilt rack that has a heart and wondered how to get rid of it,thanks! Now I know.

The Cockrells said...

I can't believe you got all that for $8.00! Congrats! I am going to try to locate your email so I can ask you a question. =)


Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

Love all the glassware! And the camp table is great. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am acutally from Northeast OH, we have a frontgate outlet up here too. My nearest IKEA is in Pittsburgh though, a 2 hour drive from here.
Love your treasures, thanks for sharing! (oh yea, i'm also loving your red wall).

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds!!

Lou Cinda said...

Love it, Love it! What a deal you got and the perfect place to "house" them all!

Lou Cinda :)

~~Carol~~ said...

All of your barware is gorgeous, especially those wine glasses! I love that chest that you will be using for a bar too. That twig table reminds me of one that I had, and stupidly kept outside. It's now just a bunch of twigs!

Marie said...

Hello Sue - thank you for sharing all your great finds! I love your glassware and that little heart table is so cute.


Cindy said...

Hi Sue,
Love your crystal especially the square bases; very unique, The twig table, too, is so cool.

The Lazy Peacock said...

what great finds!! i, too, am drawn to glassware (and silver!) they are amazing. and i absolutely love the twig stool for your laundry room. so unique with such a pretty shape.

Embellished Bayou said...

What beautiful glassware! I especially love the wine glasses and the cordials.

Alicia said...

I have that exact same wicker trashcan in my bathroom. It's painted white and I love it. Good score! Thanks for visiting my site and love the glassware!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That cabinet is so pretty, I love the painting on it! You can never go wrong with more storage!

Wendy said...

Great finds! I love that little twig table!

And thanks for visiting my blog :) I would LOVE to go to Ireland one day.

Betty said...

Hi Sue ...looks like you had a fun and lucky 'hunting day' ... I love the square bases on the lil' glasses ...I love any dishes that are square .. It's always so fun to see what you're up to.
Hugz ...Betty

BJ_Mama said...

Love that Chest!

Suesan said...

Hi, my first time here, what awesome deals Sue!!
I hit up several goodwills and find that they have gotten too expensive for me :) Garage sales are much better deals...yesterday my goodwill had an apothecary glass container that was more expensive than a new one at TJMaxx, sometimes I find good stuff but a lot of times it is overpriced.


Kathy said...

Sue - some great buys on that glassware! Time for a party, right?? :)

I love the little rustic table you found - perfect for a plant!

A little gloomy weather doesn't stop a true junker, does it?

Take care, Kathy

Brenda said...

Lead crystal? Eight dollars? Okay, I am officially jealous. I do think the basket is a "little wonky" on the bottom, however.

Janet said...

Thanks for being nice to my friend Susie Q even if she was sweaty and probably a bit ripe. I look forward to meeting her in real life sometime soon; she is just the BEST.
Janet @ Housepeepers

Susie Q said...

I am grinning at Janet's comment above! *smile* I talked about you today on my bloig...: )
And I am loving the glassware!! Whoa. Good looking stuff for, what did you say? $8?? Even *I* can afford that! *grin*
Love the lucky girl you.
Now. You go have lots and lots of fun tomorrow *up North* I know you two will enjoy the day and one another. let's do breakfast or lunch or dinner soon 'k? i will even make sure I am not sweaty! laugh*
Sweaty Sue

Dawn said...

Great finds Sue. Glassware is one thing i don't get to collect. In my house it's got to be sturdy, chunky glasses or they'll never make it. I would have broken all the stems off, I'm sure!
And with hubby's CP and shakiness, he won't even touch a glass! We're more of a plastic and straw type family! LOL!

Anne said...

I love the crystal wine glasses. Your dresser is just beautiful. I just love the two tone.

Florida Sue said...

Hi Ethel!
Great finds. I am a sucker for glassware too. You have so many lovely things here. Even though I am late catching up, I just wanted to say that I was thinking of you. I hope that this weekend proves to be as lucrative!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That twig table is so cute! Beautiful glassware! You have some great finds here!


Lynnette said...

Sweet glassware. I like to pick up glass serving dishes. They're not in the stores so I have been able to find a few at estate sales/thrift stores while on vacation. I feel like a kid when I find these treasures.

southern queen bee said...

What great finds. I LOVE the glasses with the square bottom. I have never seen any like that before. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm late getting here, but I sure am glad I came by to see your bargains, but you got some real deals! I can't believe you got all of that glassware for $8.00! I love that little twig table. And what a pretty cabinet your husband brought home. laurie


The little cordial glasses are lovely as are the rest. Thanks so much for sharing you wonderful treasures.

Have a great evening.