Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Real Beauty For Real Money

tray table, tole tray, distressed painted tray
Most of you know I am very thrifty.

I am always looking for the big bargain.

<Maybe I am cheap.>

Chucks says I am a miser.





But when I caught a glimpse of this real beauty, I was ready to put down real money.

A tray table.





She is already perfectly distressed.

Well, maybe more than distressed since I have to seal the top to preserve the painted finish.

She has been exposed to high humidity.

She has crackled all by herself.





I have named her Amelia Rose.

Once I name a piece it is hard to sell her off to some stranger.  

(Dear customers, I do not mean you!)





Do you think she will be comfortable with my primitives?






I may hang her on the wall.

Store the bottom in the attic.

Maybe place her on the living room mantel.






Okay, I have named her and planned places for her.


Amelia Rose may be staying for a little while.





Real beauty and I paid real money.


See y'all!









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17 comments:

  1. Sweet!!! Amelia Rose. How on earth could you part with her now? Like giving away your dog. (well, not exactly). :-)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! You are an excellent writer -- very entertaining to read. See you again soon!

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  3. A beautiful name for a real beauty! You scored with this one Donna! Thanks for sharing this and Ed's Editions at History & Home!

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  4. Amelia Rose is just gorgeous! Great find! You know...I don't think it's that we are cheap...just that once you become a thrifter, you know what great deals you can get and it's hard to pay real money for stuff. It is for me anyway! Hope your Tuesday was great!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  5. Great piece Donna and so versatile in that you can use it as just a tray; a wall hanging if you wish and a table. It is beautiful and you did not have to work your magic on it.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. Oh, she is gorgeous!! I would find it difficult to part with her too. Love that she's already so beautifully distressed. Great name!!

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  7. Shocked I am that you spent real money on this beauty.

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  8. Wow, what a find. Worth every penny.

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  9. What a wonderful treasure! Love the name!
    Karee

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  10. She's a real beauty for sure, great find.

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  11. Yup, Amelia Rose has found a new home! She is one beaut. I love her! Thanks for sharing her with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Your Amelia Rose is one amazing find. I would love her, too.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us this weekend, and for making Pink Saturdays special.

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  13. Love vintage toile trays, and this one came with table legs, great find, she's gorgeous!

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  14. Just lovely, and worth it. You KNOW when something is worth extra money...and when to hang tight. I wish I had an iota of your knowledge! Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life, Donna!

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  15. Such a beautiful piece, great find !
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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