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Friday, February 2, 2018

Thrift Store Finds This Week

Okay, I'm trying! The days just slip away!!!
I stopped at a couple of thrift shops Tuesday and found a few goodies!
I love the big old lamp shade, it's dirty and worn but it will be a perfect makeover, tear off the fabric and turn it into a hanging pendant light.
I couldn't resist the Jelly Belly machine, that will get a makeover and I'll fill it with mother of pearl buttons.
Cheap candlestick in front will become a base for a pincushion.
The block of cork in the background is kind of cool, it's solid cork, it could become a cute little pin board.
Lastly....the Fenton compote. It was filthy! I wasn't sure I could get it clean but for 5 bucks I was willing to give it a try. Still a few black specks on it but it's so pretty and I love the color!


I hope I still have some followers, I will try to join the parties again and get back into this. Mainly it was issues with my computer. Gosh, I almost forgot how this all works it's been so long!

Big flea market this Sunday, hope to find some cool junk!
Thanks for taking a look and I'd love comments so I know there is still someone out there reading my blog. Will post the above projects when they are done....not sure when that will be so don't hold your breath! :)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Vintage Pink Typewriter

Okay, so it's been forever since I've blogged here. I finally have a new laptop that I can use online and not worry about. My old one was was getting a little weird and I was afraid it would crash, it had all of my business stuff on it. But since I don't have any recent pictures of fun finds and vintage goodies I'll just post an oldie.
That cool pink typewriter I found at a flea market for $10 back in May 1013. It still lives on my desk!


I am in the middle of heading south for the winter but as soon as I can get settled in and start enjoying it I'll get back to posting.
I hope I haven't lost everyone by now!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February Flea Market Treasures

I'm back at it! Posting more of my treasured junking finds!
I love going to the flea market, I'm a total junk addict!

I love this old garden bench. It's in rough shape but for 10 bucks! If I can't use it to sit on it will still be a pretty addition to the garden with a pot of flowers sitting on it.
(I was thinking we could take it apart and use it for a pattern to make more...maybe someday!)


The first thing I saw was this really heavy old metal piece. Maybe it was part of a fence at one time but this will make a great wall hanging either inside or outside on a wood fence.


The same people that had the bench had these wood parts.
I already took apart the chippy white fence boards, pulled all the nails out and have enough to make a table top, or vintage looking signs. You can't tell because the sun was so bright but they have just the right amount of chippiness. Also a heavy old rusty grate thing, have no idea what that came from...more rusty junk to hang on the wood garden fence.


I rarely pass up lace or embroidery if the price is right.


Love the old cast iron Scotty dog book end or door stop. Another beautiful piece of redwork, I sure am having luck finding redwork here. 2 cute little Baby Ben alarm clocks that already have a home on a shelf.


And that lovely lace and embroidery!


Last Sunday I puttered around and have finally finished decorating one wall in the dining room. 
I hope to take some decent pictures and post them soon.

Things are starting to finally come together in this house, this is the 4th winter of working on ripping out miles of carpet and painting acres of walls, ceilings and sub floor until we put down the real floor. 
All that awful super dark green carpet is finally GONE! On the 5th day here this winter I took the last piece out. That made me so happy that I was ready to celebrate!

It's starting to feel like a home!

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