Sunday, August 2, 2009
Please join me over at Southern Hospitality, where you can see the treasures that everyone found this weekend, and Rhoda is our kind hostess!
The garage sales were a bit of a dud this weekend. Nothing earth shattering, but I'm grateful for what I found. Actually my cup runneth over, and I've had to start rearranging things. We live in a tiny house, which can be a good thing, as it forces me to have only the things that I truly love out on display. I love these frames, because they look like all of the vintage, etched mirrors that I have been collecting. They were never used, and $1 each. Originally they were $12.99 each at JoAnn Fabrics.
I was glad to find another apothecary jar to add to my collection. At the time, I didn't know where it was going, or what to put in it, so I just stuck it up on a cabinet.
Then inspiration struck, and I stuck some moss and a vintage bird, one of a pair, in it and put it on the dining room table. It will do for now.
I found this clock a couple of weeks ago, for $1. It's very heavy, solid wood. But it didn't work, hence the $1 price tag. Well I've seen enough transformations on other blogs, that I knew right away I could redo it.
I stripped all of the clockworks out of it, painted it Heirloom White, added fabric to the back, and a pink glass knob.
And added the other vintage bird from the pair. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of the gold stencilling on the door? I'm not crazy about it, and would like to remove it if I can safely do it.
I also got this old cement goose and her three goslings for $10.
These are all vintage cups, Glasbake and Federal, 50 cents each. I love the red plaid ones so much, and I had to get the Chicago one. Our daughter is going to college there, and it has a picture of the Sears Tower, soon to be called something else, but it will always and forever be the Sears Tower to me!
Just don't tell Kevin, Wayne, and Donald that I have their cups.
And they go with the other Kevin cup I had.
But no one will know, except you, that the cups have names on the other side!
I also found this old states tablecloth for 50 cents. Illinois has a cow,
and Rhode Island has a chicken! When I got home, I realized it only has 24 of the states on it! Ah well, after a good long soak, it will be perfect for the 4th of July next year!
I found this Mary Emmerling Country book for $1. I've got several of her books, and you would think that it would be so dated, being published in 1991, but it's not, and could just as easily be called Cottage, instead of Country. I'll be trying the Cucumber Sandwiches recipe this afternoon!
Finally, this wasn't a garage sale purchase, but I'm so excited to dive into it! I love all of the BH&G magazines, don't you? Like Country Gardens, and Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living. I was hoping to find the Flea Market one, but they didn't have it at JoAnn's. I'm hoping to get inspired. I want to paint a couple of pieces of furniture, but I'm experiencing a lot of resistance from others in the family! So, what did YOU find this weekend?