Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I'm reposting the Thrifty Treasures I picked up this weekend so I can participate in Rhoda's "Today's Thrifty Treasures". Did you get some great deals this weekend? Want to share them with everyone? Head on over to Rhoda's Southern Hospitality and share them with all of us. Be sure to check out all the treasures everyone else found :)
From the yard sale on friday, this cute floral arrangment in a galvanized pail. I will be replacing the purple flowers with some new ones.
The bowl on the left will get a new coat of paint, love the little pig with the hammered metal ears. And the two metal brackets are for the antique door project.
Another fun find was the vintage justice scales with the original crystals, the scales are missing, but for $2 I figured the crystals were worth more than that :) And the cake cover, which is missing the plate. . . . .I'm sure I have something that will work. I am going to replace the knob with a vintage glass knob :)
Everything in the pictures below I bought for a total of $5 ! ! ! First picture is a 3 arm candle sconce, which will be painted white. Three yellow cabbage pattern bowls, a vintage glass lazy susan and a green swan vase that is marked on the bottom with "USA 806".
Close up of the three cabbage design bowls. They will make a great tablescape with the plates I bought a couple of months ago.
And this sweet little vase is my favorite find!!! It was only $1 ! ! ! I looked it up online as soon as I got home. I found out that this style of vase was offered in the 1940's by both Red Wing and Shawnee. This one is by Shawnee and is their model #806. It is in perfect condition, no chips, cracks. I'm not sure of it's worth, but I love the color and the swan!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I am happy with the purchases I did make. First is a floral she made in a galvanized pail. The purple flowers will have to go as they do not match in my home. But the arrangement has a good base to work with .
I really love the metal bowl on the right. It will definitely be getting a new coat of paint. I have some cement decorative balls I will put in it and it's new home will be on my coffee table. The cute little pig was one of a set of three. She had priced them individually, more money for her. But I only wanted one. The pair of metal brackets. . . . . . .I'm so proud of myself. . . . . .are for the antique door project!! I have been working on it. Woo Hoo!! I'll share progress pics on Monday :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
So.............here are the "Before" pictures.
These three adorable little wire cages with the fleur de lis on top caught my eye when I was at Crafter's Warehouse on Monday. I was there just looking around, when I spotted them. I convinced myself that it was okay to buy them as they were on sale at a ridiculous price I might add :)
A close up of the cage, it has a finish very similar to a galvanized pail.
Wooden shabby finials that will be used in a project involving the antique door shown below.
This amazing late 1800's farmhouse door I actually salvaged from a pile of barn wood. The owner of the property decided to tear down both structures and a friend of mine thought I might want some of the barn wood. While digging through the pile of barn wood, I spotted this beautiful treasure and knew instantly what I wanted to do with it. This will be my project to work on this weekend.
It has the original wood carvings on the front. It's missing the window, but that is okay with me.
Look how pretty this little rosette is :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here is what I won:
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I lucked out at the first one and picked up this rooster rug (to go with all the other roosters I seem to have all around my house) for $10. I don't know why, but I'm drawn to them, must be the country girl in me :)
And at three different sales I picked up the hutch on the left (I have a table it will go on) and the shabby chic shelf on the right. My favorite piece is the beautiful antique lamp from a neighbor's grandmother's estate......
Side picture of the cute hutch.......
See the flower and leaf detail?!!............
Are you ready for this??? $15 for that lamp!!! I had asked the lady having the sale the price on a vintage bed I was interested in, she said $50 for the bed, when I didn't respond she then said, "you're supposed to come back with a counter offer". We both laughed and then she caught me looking at the lamp and quickly she said, "$20" of course I said $10
and when she said she would go as low as $15. I said SOLD!! She didn't have to tell me twice LOL :) That was my best buy...Woo Hoo!!
Close up of the rose.........I am really happy the way it turned out so far. Simple but Sweet. I still want to distress it up a bit. Then I think it will be perfect.
Next is a piece I bought at a yard sale for $3. I loved the shelf but not the wood stain. It just wouldn't work with the rest of the decor in the room I plan to hang it.
After a couple of passes with the sander to distress it a little bit, I think it will be just what I had envisioned.
That's TWO items I can check of my list :)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Woo Hoo ......great giveaway, seriously, who wouldn't want to win these fabulous gifts.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Notice the sweet little bird.....
And these are the roses that are finally blooming in my yard.There is so many...vibrant reds, pinks, yellows, whites and a beautiful peachy color.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Can I just say that this is my favorite time of the week!! After hitting the yards sales all weekend I look forward to sharing them with everyone in Blogland. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality is hosting her weekly "Today's Thrifty Treasures". If you have picked up a treasure this weekend , at a thrifty price, go on over to Rhoda's and link up. Share what you found and see what thrifty treasures everyone else got.
The first four pictures are items I picked up at one yard sale on Friday. This first picture shows everything I got for .50 cents each. No, that wasn't a typo. Everything was .50 cents, including the green Franciscan plates!!!! She had a complete set in mint condition for $35 that I didn't buy but I think would have been a beautiful set for Kim at Daisy Cottage as it had green and yellow flowers on a white background. Included in this picture....3 Franciscan serving plates, 1 covered cookie jar, 1 eight cup Pyrex measuring cup, 1 glass vase, 1 apothecary jar, 1 Philadelphia cream cheese cheesecake cookbook and 5 custard cups.
This next picture includes everything that was .25 cents (except for the cheesecake pan w/additional bundt insert for $1) Included are angel dish, small apothecary jar, small white baking dish, 2 packages of 8 blank cards (both packages for .25) and 2 tin cans.
This I think was my most exciting find. A box full....of these vintage electric Christmas candle decor. A BOX FULL and they are in mint condition and all work for $2 total!!!!
Close up of base of electric Christmas candle decor.
This was my funniest find and was only $3.