Saturday, July 31, 2010

Barn House Flea Market

Today my #1 and I headed to the Barn House sale.

We had never been before and were told that this was a great one to go too!

And it was!

So for those of you that wanted to come but weren't able to.

Here are some photos.

If you're like me, I like lots of pictures!

I love to see everyone's displays.

And look who was helping out!

Heather Bullard!

We had a great time!

It was fun to meet fellow bloggers as well as friends!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flea Market Find!

A few months back I went to a small Flea Market in town.

One of the things I found was a wonderful chippy metal display piece.

I'm not sure what you call it, but I do know that I really liked it!

I liked the fact that it had chippy paint with a bit of rust.

The scrolling metal was pretty nice as well.

It just screamed, "Take me home!"

I wasn't really sure what I was going to display in it.

I thought three old jars would be nice but I didn't have any.

Candles would also be nice, didn't have those least three that matched.

I had three soup cans!

So, I decided to cover them with old paper and do a little stamping.

I then used one of my favorite crafting supplies, "Mod Podge"

Instant little vases!

I love finds like these!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White Wednesday Finds & Projects!

Just recently I came upon a bunch of old flour and sugar bags.

I had to do a lot of digging as they were in an attic with lots and lots of bags of fabrics, linens and other things.

Those are my kind of sales!

I do love to dig!

Do you like old cane chairs?

I sure do!

I just recently found two of them in great condition.

Many times the cane has been pretty messed up.

I found this chair at the same sale where I found the flour sacks.

The chair was gold.

That had to go!

I envisioned it white!

I like it so much better now!

I've got so much to do to get ready for the Fall show at Monticello.

One chair done one more to go!

Here's a cane chair that I've had for awhile.

I recovered the seat on this one and added a soft feather cushion to it.

See the vintage crochet pillow.

I picked this up a few years ago.

When I looked inside of it I was surprised to find vintage nylons stockings.

An interesting way to stuff a pillow!

Hang onto those old stocking ladies you've just found a new use for them! (o:

Be sure to stop by Kathleen's of Faded Charm and visit all the wonderful White Wednesday blogs!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Estate Sale Junkie!

Well my family and I returned home from camping on Saturday.

We had a good time with family and just getting away from the normal routine.

Since we returned back to Portland around 2:30pm we were able to go to the tail end of a few sales.

This old metal box was one of my finds.

I'll try and release it from my fingers for the Fall Show.

I just love these old boxes.

I think the old aged tags that still remain are pretty sweet!

Another thing....books!

I think I have a fettish for books.

I'm not a book connoisseur but if they have the "right look" and they are old, I'll buy them!

That was the case this week-end.

I walked in the door and spotted these books right away!

A nice light grey cover.

There's about 27 of them.

circa 1920.

And look at those edges, I love edges like that!

The next few books I bought a couple of different places.

They are very tiny old books!

The smallest measuring 3".

All in browns and blacks.

Even though I wasn't able to hit the trail on Friday and early Saturday.

I did manage to pick up a few things and get my estate shopping fix!

Hope you did well in your shopping ventures!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Whites In Central Oregon

(large thistledown)

Welcome to White Wednesday!

I thought I'd show you a few pictures I took in Central Oregon for my White Wednesday post.

I actually thought these were very large Dandelions but my #1 informed me they were Thistledown.

Sorry Honey, I'm just a city girl in cowboy country!

A little bit of Morning Glory growing up alongside our campsite!

Lastly, just a fun photo!

You know how it is, when you blog, everything is a picture!

Thank you Kathleen of Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Couple of Fun Finds!

(a big old piece of ironstone found this week-end!)

It was a good week-end "treasure hunting"!

I was able to get out all three days!

While standing in line to pay for my items at an estate sale I went to on Friday.

I caught sight of a large piece of coral!

Wow, I didn't realize coral was so heavy!

Last time I saw a piece of coral I didn't purchase it.

I could have kicked myself!

This time I snagged it!

Hope you had a great week-end too!