Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Motley Mix - Part 2

 Finally the truck is unloaded and all the treasures of the Peachtree 23 Yard Sale event have been sorted.  I also have managed to clean and wax some - that's a record for me!

Two backs from Adirondack chairs - one natural wood and one a deliciously chippy red.  Can't you see them in the garden with bright red flowers?

A lonely carved green leg from a forgotten table. A wooden box of wooden finials.  You know what a finial freak I am.

The lard tin was scored by Olive who graciously let me have it.  You have to be careful when shopping with Olive.  She will score on some great things before you even notice them!  Read The Goods by Olive here!

 Most of you figured out from the Sneak Peek I had bought a blue wagon.  Here it is in all its blue Sears All-American glory.  

A great old cutlery tray from a buffet.

The garden gate is an old one - a super heavy weight.  I almost did not get it in the back of the truck.  I love the small size of it.    

 A square table with fancy legs - needs a ton of paint work to make it pretty.  Not this week!  It goes over in the corner for projects to be done at a later date.

A curvy iron plant stand.

A Eastlake wood piece also from a old piece of furniture.  Do you think in the future all these miscellaneous pieces of furniture will reunite?

A green train case.

Last, but not least, a wonderfully stained and shabby linen piece of luggage with initials!

 Let us see a close-up of this beauty.  I plan to try something I have seen some of you do and I hope it works.


Well, you will have to just wait and see.

Look at the depth of the case.

Say it with me now:


 I had planned to sand and paint this bookcase today, but the physical terror on my shoulder was horribly painful today and I wimped out.  It has been added to the pile of items awaiting their time to shine.

 I did get several things cleaned and tagged and taken over to the booth.

The red candle shutter and the picnic baskets of blue quilt squares are the beginning of the patriotic display I am creating.

I wanted to show how good the wagon looked once it had been washed and waxed with streamers of blue and red hanging from the handle, but it was too dark.  Anyway you get to see the whole display of items ready for the customers to come in and take home a treasure.  It is a truly motley mix, but I love it.

We are expecting some major crowds at Riverfront Antique Mall this weekend.  About a mile down the highway there is an estate sale of several warehouses once owned by Gordon Farmer.  If you watch American Pickers, his extensive collection of everything was featured.

American Pickers' collector's estate sale set for June

I do want to mention another blogger I met along the Peachtree 23.  Mustang Gina and her husband recently bought a old home in Ridge Spring and her blog tells the tales of owning a historic property.  We met at one of the homes participating in the sale.  Go visit her and catch what she bought!  Read Living With Scarlett here.

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  1. I love it all, but, like everyone else, especially LOVE the wagon! Finally found an estate sale up here tomorrow, but it's advertised as 'high end.' Really looking for barn junk, and hoping to find a great farm auction like I did a couple of years ago! Does the estate sale up there sound fabulous or what????? Have fun!

  2. I saw that GATE but did not want to lift it. I do not think you should have lifted it but get why you did buy it. I love the wagon of course. I am up to my eyeballs in pricing stuff too. PT is tough but maybe you can avoid surgery. It is rainy here again-makes me tired. xo, Olive

  3. My goodness, you got some great stuff and I can't believe you already have it over at your booth! I am hoping we get to stop over at Riverfront after the Pickers Sale, I will be sure to stop in your booth if we do.

  4. As usual....I love all your finds! Those chair backs would look really good in a garden! The old wagon is too cool and I love the Americana display! You've been on the ball getting things done....hope your shoulder feels better soon...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  5. You got a lot of amazing finds. I just found one of those lard buckets this weekend too, and another one a few weeks ago. I had never seen them before or knew they were for lard!

  6. You are teaching us about perseverance. You take shoulder torture and raise it one booth full of goods that have been picked, polished and displayed despite the troubles. It looks like an AMERICAN pickers paradise in your booth with all that red, white and blue. The chair backs and the streamers on your ultra cool wagon are going to beg someone to snap it up. Thanks for the news on the other American Pickers. I look forward to checking that out.

  7. Nice haul! Curious to see what you do with the linen piece.

  8. How fabulous is that luggage!!

  9. Hi Donna ... hope your shoulder is responding nicely to the therapy. All this hard work is not helping. Love your display with the wagon and I would love to have those chair backs. Love old wood with chippy paint. You have found lots of fun stuff for your shop.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  10. Wonderful finds. Love the garden gate and the chair backs.

  11. I sooo love that garden gate!! Can't wait to see what you do with that shabby luggage piece.

  12. Looks like you've been busy shopping! Those are some great finds. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  13. Oh my goodness!!!! You got some wonderful treasures!!! What great finds! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

  14. I love all of your finds! The wagon and chair backs are my faves, and yes, I'm looking forward to see what you'll do to the linen piece!


  15. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  16. You always have the coolest finds!!! TFS...hugs...


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