I did almost no estate sale shopping over the winter. I saw nothing in the ad photos that motivated me to leave my house in the early AM, which is when you have to get there to get the good stuff. 

But just when I began to wonder if I had completely lost my estate sale mojo, the lure of interesting things and green/local shopping (not to mention free house tours) lured me back in, and the entryway got a new lamp courtesy of an estate sale last month.

I have a hard time finding lamps I like, but painted ceramic lamps like this one have caught my eye a time or two, so now I’m on the lookout for them.

At the same sale I picked up this large vintage oil painting. I loved the colors, the subject, and the heavy wooden frame. Since I brought it home it’s bounced back and forth between our master bath and the half bath downstairs, both of which were badly in need of some color and artwork. I like it in both places so time will tell where it ends up.

Estate sales usually have at least a few books for sale (often more) and I always take the time to glance through them. For $2 I knew I’d regret leaving this one behind.

Community cookbooks like these are always good ones, and I figured the fine ladies of the 1980 Junior League of Savannah probably knew their way around a recipe. 

When I got it home I discovered that each chapter started with a little info on a different aspect of Savannah life, which means this cookbook, like so many, is just as good for reading as it is cooking from.

Fun fact: I noticed on the acknowledgements page that the chair and assistant chair for the cookbook were named Cisty and Mimi. Those are about the most Savannah Junior League names ever, don’t you think?

P.S. Our Savannah trip in pictures