Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fabulous Finds - Happy Dance

I'm joining Rhoda for her weekly "Today's Thrifty Treasures" at Southern Hopsitality.
Stop by and see what fabulous treasures everyone has found this weekend.

So far this weekend I was not very lucky with garage sales. They usually start on Thursday around here. I had only bought the two items from my earlier post at a thrift store. Today I decided to try a couple of yard sales listed on Craigslist. I was pretty sure by the address of one, that I had been there before. I was so excited to see it was the one I had thought it was. I remember getting some of my favorite pieces at this sale and since the other two were busts, I was hopping to score some fab finds. A lot of vintage dressers, chairs, some dishware and an antique sofa. I was starting to lose hope when I spotted a piece, a rusty metal cake stand. It has a wonderful lace trim and just the right amount of rust for me!! WOO HOO! I asked the daughter of the gal if she had anymore pieces like this one and she said YES, she would grab it. Out of the house she comes with another cake stand! I asked the price, counter offered and she took my offer!! I have to tell you, I got a great deal on them! (Can you tell they are my favorite) Yes I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!! I have the perfect delicately etched plates to go on top!
I see a garden tablescape with these :) and possibly a cloche with one :)






Here is a close up of the rusty patina and lacey border. YEAH!!





I also picked up a pair of small black shutters and a vintage towel drying rack. The rack was only .50 cents.


Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Now I'm off to go strip (with my new heat gun) and paint a few pieces!




Until Later,

~Toni~

22 comments:

  1. Well, I hear your tapping feet way over here. Now what are you going to do with them ... TTFN ~Marydon

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  2. Hi Toni!!!
    Score !!! Looks like we both had some sucess this weekend!! Found a few things today at the estate sales and will post about them tomorrow!
    Have a Great Evening!!
    Deb :)

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  3. Love that shutter - I've been looking for months now, and haven't found one yet! Also love the cake stands - can't wait to see your garden tablescape - I know it will be beautiful, and will be calling you outside to relax with a delicious cup of tea!

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  4. OH! I would so be doing the happy dance if I found those great treasures too! Well Done!
    Hugs, Lisa
    ps I have a drying rack that is old and in great shape but we won't talk about how much I spent!

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  5. Those are awesome.

    blessings,
    Barbara jean

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  6. Lucky, lucky Toni and I am not surprised you are doing the happy dance!
    Love all the things you bought and must be a good feeling getting something you love.
    those shutters are fabulous.

    Hope that you are having a happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. Love those cake stands. I have an old rack just like that! And I love it.

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  8. Very good Score ! I guess it doesn't hurt to ask...I would have never guessed in a million years that they had another - very cool !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  9. I would be dancing up a storm, too!!! LOVE those cake stands!!

    xx

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  10. I would be happy dancing too! I LOVE those cake stands ... and I really need those shutters! ;-) Have a great week!

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  11. I love to see all the things people do with shutters! Pretty cake stands. Linda

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  12. The stands are wonderful! Great finds!

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  13. Cute!!! Love them- It does always pay to ask huh :)

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  14. Toni, those iron cakestands are great! you really hit the jackpot with those & the shutters are cute too.

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  15. Those cake stands are absolutely perfect! I can definitely see a cloche on there, or....anything! Incredible find!

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  16. I can see why they plate holders are you favorite. They are beautiful. The shutter is a great find as well.

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  17. Happy Dance is right! What great finds.

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  18. And to think a few weeks before I started reading these blogs I threw away shutters.

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  19. Love those cake stands and love the shutters, Awesome finds!

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  20. I remember those old towel racks , what a great find.Are you putting it in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room?

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  21. Ooo... you found some goodies! Love the cake plate!!! Are you going to paint it?

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My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~