Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Finds

thrift shops, vintage finds
During the week I kept the shopping to a minimum.

I lucked up on  some beautiful design books.

Two by Chris Casson Madden and Beach House Style by Coastal Living.

Another bird cage.

Advertising wooden hangers.

A whole stack of tiny stainless cups with chemicals labels on them.

Some iced tea spoons and enamelware plates.

Six vintage vent covers.

A bucket of eighty horse shoes.

Delivered right to my door by my favorite rust hauler.

If he is in the neighborhood, he stops by to see if I am interested in anything in his truck.

How great is that !?!

Two metal planters just looking for a makeover.

This is hand-thrown new pottery in a lovely splatter pattern.

Unfortunately I dropped the bowl on the right and cracked it.

A large picnic basket with a large red-checked tablecloth.

Imagine the pottery above on the cloth with berries in the bowls.


I plan to stay home and work on projects instead of shopping.

Of course I have not read the ads yet so the plan may fail.

See y'all!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gone Junkin' - Statham, Georgia

primitives, vintage finds, antique storesWhat in the world did Donna buy?

A covered bridge!?!

No, but Olive Out and I did buy quite the load last Friday.

We went to Statham, Georgia - about a 300 mile round trip for me.

First, a brief stop in Madison for a Goodwill fix and lunch.

Love the silver floral presentation basket.

Two valances of pink floral with pink ticking gussets.

Two utilitarian baskets.

Statham has one long street with door-to-door antique stores. 

We started at Antiques and More - a huge place filled with great stuff.

You can visit them at their Facebook page HERE!

Look at these four primitive yokes.

I have cleaned them and will begin to strengthen the wood and apply varnish as soon as the rain disappears.

I see them down the middle of a table with candles.

A wonderful green cupboard door.

Two buckets.

A watering can.

A street sign.

A plow head.

A Coke crate.

Tres Ases pear crate from Argentina.

Two sewing baskets.

The beginning of a small subdivision.

A pair of unfinished legs.

Very ornate.

When you walk in Antiques and More you are welcomed with friendly smiles and coffee or cocoa.

Next we traveled down the street to Second Hand Rose.

It is bigger than it looks from the outside.

Beautifully arranged booth spaces.

I bought the green drawer.

The market basket.

Ten tiny amber jars/bottles. 

It was getting late so we popped next door to Rusty Rose.

It was rusty, crusty heaven!

You can visit Rusty Rose at their Facebook page or their website.

I am torn about what to do with this primitive beauty of a table.

It has issues.

It may need a session on the couch.

A dilapidated crate.

A stack of berry baskets. 

A large Dutch sack made into a table runner.

Two rusty doll strollers.

They are in the midst of makeovers. 

Two bird cages.

We also visited Factory Antiques (Facebook page)
because Evelyn, the owner, has been a customer of mine.

Great architectural items!

Olive and I scooted out of Statham just a minute or two before the afternoon traffic from Atlanta hit.

That's when we took a brief rest at the covered bridge before hopping on I-20 East and home.

Statham is definitely worth a visit, though it would probably take a few visits to squeeze in all the shops.

At least you can visit their FB pages and drool over the items posted.

So do I have enough for a Friday Finds post tomorrow?

LOL - Of course, silly.

See y'all!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Finds

Thrift shopping, vintage finds
Another group of smalls this week.

Can you tell I am over winter and ready for spring?

Bought a box of painted clay pots.

Ms. Bunny came along for the ride. 

Could not resist her B**ch Bunny expression.

Old enough to remember record stores?

Two posters on poly boards - Goo Goo Dolls and REM.

These four were grouped together on the discount table.

I had to keep them together.

Rebecca is a soft cover French edition.

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

One of THE best opening lines for a novel.

If you have not read it or seen the Hitchcock movie version.


I love a whats-it.

However after taking the top off, I knew what it was.

A handmade light box.

The clear glass top has two other panes - one more opaque than the other.

Inside is a low wattage bulb, a high wattage bulb, and a blue bulb.

The wring is positively ancient.

I probably would not plug it in anywhere in my house. 

A wire basket.

A silverplate small tray engraved "J. S. '64".

Three spice shakers.

An old gold frame.

A sign board which will become a sign board.

You probably guessed that.

A stack of old green and brown file folders. 

Blue splatterware crock.

A metal compote.

A cherub's head.

A pair of Redoute' (I probably misspelled the name) floral prints.

The frames are new.

A framed Dear Mother poem.

Sixteen aluminum molds.

A large bamboo birdcage which will probably be painted in the near future.

There is no "probably" about where I am right now.

Olive from Olive Out (still not blogging, but on Instagram) and Distressed Donna are on the road in search of some major league junk.

Olive even made us a sign for the trip.

If we come home, then I will probably-

See y'all!

My shop is closed for much needed renovations!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


quick makeovers, white crates
It is Sunday - time for a quickie.


Bought nine at Riverfront Antique Mall last week for displays.

Gave them a distressed white look.

The crates are vegetable crates from Mexico. 

The label said coriander was hauled in these.

To be honest some of the coriander did not make the trip in great condition.

Here's a photo of how the crates looked.

I did not include the rotted coriander inside.

Just in case someone has a weak stomach.

I take a wire brush to them and then lightly sand.

Here's one cleaned and ready for paint.

Tried to stretch the little left in my favorite white - Bermuda Sand, but, alas, one crate did not get painted.

Loaded them up to take the booth.

Had several offers to buy them, but I directed the customers to the back of the store where you can buy the rough ones for $3.

As I was going back and forth to get my Blazer fixed, I stopped at Something For Everyone.

This beauty was sitting out in the parking lot.

They bring estate sales to their warehouse.  They have a huge sale coming.

They post pics on their FB page for you to see what's coming nextCheck it out here:  Something For Everyone

No, I did not buy the secretary.

Yes, I did buy something.

Because they do have something for everyone!

Hope everyone is warm and safe.

I stayed up all Friday night watching the gentle snowfall.

It covered the ground and then slowly disappeared.

See y'all!

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