Monday, May 12, 2014

The Rust Fairy's Visit

Rusty planter, cream can, round mahogany table
While out the other day, I was visited by a rust fairy.

Sitting in my driveway garden was this lovely rusty planter.

I am thinking she needs an inside job.

She was one of the few things to survive my neighbor's ice storm damage.

Four of her mighty oaks fell into her backyard which was a magical place of plants and antiques.

Distressed Donna was rather pleased with the galvanized cream can with the lid.

I am thinking just clean and wax it and put it inside for storage.

Thank you, Bobbie!

Most of you know Calvin, my all-around helper.

He found this table in a huge brush pile on the side of the road.

He rescued it and carried it four blocks to our house.

Our city does not allow free items on the curb and would have sprayed it day-glo orange and fined the residents.

Ever wonder what happens to a mahogany table exposed to Southern sun and humidity?

Wonder no more!

It is not a pretty picture.

Calvin almost left it because of the veneer damage.

Luckily he knew better than to leave a poor table sitting in a brush pile.

I have plans for her.

I hope some more fairies come to visit me.

This is the easiest picking I've done lately.

See y'all!

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  1. I love that rusty planter. A little rust...and dust...looks great outside! Or in my lanai! lol I have a baker's rack that is a bit rusty. Enjoy your day and the beautiful weather! Hugs, Diane

  2. Calvin did good. I still have mounds of trees to clean up but I am not touching them with this shoulder trouble.

  3. I would've picked up that table too!

  4. wanted to let you know I just posted about the tart tins (tutorial) on my blog today! thanks for your interest in learning how to make these! xoxo, tracie

  5. Love the rusty goodies! And that table is great! I have one very similar. I am anxious to see what you do to yours...I am still trying to decide what color to paint mine. Have a great Tuesday!

    Blessings, Vicky

  6. Love that planter, and that table is a great find. It needed someone to love it back into being a beauty, and I know it'll be fabulous when you're done with it.

  7. You are so lucky to have others helping you shop. They seem to know just what you like. Well, I know ... you like everything that is a little rusty and crusty that you can preform your magic on, just like I do. Anxious to see what you do with that table.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Lucky you! I love the arches on the rusty planter, reminds me of a terrarium. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  9. Are you serious about free stuff on the curb? That's a picker's nightmare, what fun is that? Well, so glad Calvin rescued that lovely table, and I know you'll do something fab with it! Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party, so glad you did! Dawn @ We Call It

  10. Your post brought a smile to my face!!! I can only imagine the great things that will be done with your treasures.

  11. WOW, you have some Awesome little fairies around your place! What special little 'finds' you have inherited! Enjoy!!! Blessings, Cindy

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by!! You are lucky to have such nice fairies around you!! I can't wait to see what you do with the table as i have a similar one myself!!


  13. Wonderful treasures! So nice to have friends and neighbors that think of you. Love, love the cream can! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Great stuff. I wish I had some fairies like yours! Have a great weekend!

    Hugs, Dianne

  15. What fun! You know some lovely people who take good care of you :) Love that cream can and that table is going to look fantastic when you're done with it--it's got gorgeous legs!

  16. I know I already commented, but thanks for linking up to TTF @ Melissa's Antiques!

  17. Donna, not only do you know how to FIND great stuff, but it comes to your door. AMAZING! This deserves a feature, so you're getting one. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

  18. Such great things! Love that rusty planter, so cool!!! :) Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend!! xo Holly

  19. What a good day this was! Treasures delivered to your door? Lucky woman with very dear friends. :)


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