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Friday, July 16, 2010

Garage Sale Pinks!

Today I'm sharing things that I got at garage sales for Pink Saturday!
This old pottery scotty dog was very cheap and very brown when I found him. Two coats of spraypaint later, and he's fit to come inside and live! Question: Should I paint some eyes on the poor guy, or leave him be?

I love this old vase! It's got a real gritty surface to it, almost like sand, and I think those starbursts are so 50s fabulous!

I found this metal candle holder at a garage sale last year. It was black, but I knew right away that it would be pretty in pink! I added a little pottery bird to perch inside it. So that's my new thing. Finding metal stuff and spray painting it either pink or white. Either Candy Pink or Heirloom White by Rustoleum. If there are any Rustoleum execs out there, I am available to be your spokesperson!
If you would like to see lots more of the color PINK, head over to How Sweet The Sound, where Beverly is our hostess every week! Please pop in to say hello, because she puts alot of work into making this party so much fun for all of us!
I would also like you to pay a visit to Anne at Anne Fannie's Green Acres. I love how this gal decorates her garden!

41 comments:

Lisa said...

How great! I Love those scottie planters and I thin it is great you painted it your self!! What super great finds you have there! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun, thanks for the ok to paint the planters-yours is too cute-enjoy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the pink planter and especially the pink candle holder.

Tete said...

I like it all! Great finds!
Don't pain the eyes- they look good pink, too!

Ann said...

Wonderful re-dos. I can't imagine that Scottie dog any color but pink. He's so cute.

Maureen said...

Carol - no eyes for the scottie! It looks perfect just the way it is.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What lovely pinks you have shared with us today!!

HPS!!

Debbie

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Both pinks are wonderful!

Jane
Flora Doora

Our Back Porch said...

Great pink garage sale treasures! LOVE the Scotty planter. Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

The Knitwit Knitter said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! I would leave the dog how he is. Awesome work on the garage sale items!!

Jenny Lou Who said...

I never would have thought of spray painting the doggie planter. How clever!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

It's always so fun to come here for a visit! Love the scottie just as he is. Love the candle holder too, and it looks just fab painted pink! Happy PS!

Debbie

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You found some great treasures, I LOVE that Scottie. Have a great weekend, Nan

Nancy said...

Love the pink doggy planter! Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thanks for visiting Blackberry Creek and leaving a comment. I hopped right over to see what you have going. I think I've been to Old Glory Cottage before. Everything looks very familiar. Anyway, I signed up to follow so I can keep up with you. Your little pink scotty planter is adorable.

Mom Walds Place said...

Wow what great pink finds! I vote NO eyes. They just never come out right, and he looks nice and "vintagy" now. My kind of pup, housetrained and PINK.

dana said...

Hello!! I never THOUGHT about painting one of those planters...it opens up a whole new dimension on what to do to the ones that are cute, but painted UGLY!!

I am wild about those vintage metal candle/lanterns. I have several...in all sizes!! I even have some that are on long poles..and they sick in the ground!! I've kept mine black, but yours are darling as pinks!!

Hope you're having a great PINK SAT!! dana

Regina said...

Pretty finds!

Happy Pink Saturday.
Enjoy a great day.
" Regina "

Christi Williams said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Pink Paper Rose said...

Hi Carol, Things look so much better painted pink, I agree with you 100%! Scotty dog looks fine without eyes, I would leave her just the way she is (pink, must be a girl doggie!)
(((hugs)))
Karen

Theresa said...

Happy Pink Saturday Carol! Fun seeing your purchases and redo's!

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute pink scottie planter, what a great finds. Hapy Pink Saturday!

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute pink scottie planter, what a great finds. Hapy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Hi, I understand congratulations are in order as you won Linda's Giveaway :) Love your garage sale finds - they're great.

Gail said...

Oh, I do like all 3 of your pinks. I say no to the eyes on the dog, I don't think they would have been painted if his original color were pink, but that is just me. LOL
Happy PS
Hugs
Gail

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

That scottie is cute. I guess you can try painting eyes and if you dont like it just repaint it in pink. I like it the way it looks now. Great finds. I love what you did with everything. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I vote for no eyes. :) I want to tell you how much I love your red, white and blue banner. I fly my small flags in a flower planter on the front porch all summer long.

Happy Pink Saturday. Don't you just love garage sale finds? I hit the mother lode yesterday at the last place I stopped at. Had almost given up the morning as a bust. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and staying cool. ~ Lynn

Rose said...

like the scotty dog. i wouldn't do anything to the eyes. have a good day.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi Carol!

Loving your PINKS!

Thank you SO MUCH for the sweetest comments on my Halloween folk art! Really, I don't think I can get my big, swelled head through the door!

I've been seriously contemplating selling on Etsy. Maybe it's time!

YES! The FALL is so great isn't it? Our electric bill was sky-high because of all the air-conditioning the past month, but I still yearn for cooler, crispier days of Autumn!

Jill

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

I love your scottie dog painted pink! All your finds are pinklilicious!

hugs
Sissie

Chatty Crone said...

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my first pink Saturday.

I live in GA now, but I was born and raised near Chicago.

I like your pinks - think I like the pink vase with the star burst the best!

Sandie

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

I love your pink Post! There are some great ideas there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Amy

Meg said...

Love it Love it !!! There was a time I was afraid to paint anything,thanks to my father's "Always stain so you can see the wood advice"thank goodness those days are gone forever!!! My parents were selling a hutch and wouldn't sell it to me because they knew that I would paint it LOL Great post. Meg

Carol said...

Just found your blog. My name is also Carol, and we live in a Sears kit home too. Our is the Maytown model.
So glad I found your blog!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Carol!

Love that Scotty dog you painted!!!

So cute--and the star vase is to die for!

love,kelee

Jennychick said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Hope it was a great one. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like that pink candle holder. Isn't it great what a little spray paint will do. Also, that scottie planter is cute. I vote for no eyes. I think it looks more artistic without them.

Sarah said...

Fun pinks this week! ~ Sarah

Bella said...

I just love that old vase and that pink candle holder. What great finds! Hope you have a great week.

Shelley Germann said...

You know, I may have begun to expand my repertoire a little more. The only room I have any pink is my daughter's room. Although I have bought a few pink things lately...I was planning on selling them???

Cute stuff...the doggie planter is similar (it's a dog, too) to the one I bought.

Dru said...

Wonderful pinks - I love all your vintage gatherings! Thanks for stopping by, and sorry it took so long to get back to you. I had to get rid of my old computer and have been trying to get the new one all set up and ready to go! Happy Pink Saturday - a few days late!!

Holly said...

Oh, you have some wonderful finds!!
Happy PINK Saturday to you!