8.31.2009

A weekend's cache

Well now look at this happy little grouping....Don't they pose nicely together? I had a hard time getting all of them to smile, and the wee shelf in the back was being shy, but I finally got the shot. So far I've painted the china cabinet top in the back....she was dressed in a most dated gold speckled laminate for her backsplash, so I bathed her in a new coat of creamy white, and am using her on top of a white dresser in my sewing/craft room. You can see a bit of what she's been holding for me here:
I've also played with the antique side table. Painted her white too, and added some distressing. She's holding my hubby's alarm clock and some of his favorite books as a kid next to the bed.

The potato bin has also found a home in my craft/sewing room housing more of my curing soap logs....She was ushered into use before she was given her makeover, but will soon get her turn once her cargo is sold at the fair in a couple weeks. She's such a trooper....just look at all the stuff she has to sit around in! She has the patience of a saint, I'll tell you.

I don't have any firm plans for the other few pieces yet, but I'm sure my little brain will find some inspiration soon. I did buy an ivory shade for the ceramic floral lamp base, and it's sitting in my family room on a cottage-y little side table as I type. She must of been a craft project because she's a bit, um, off-centered...but like Nester says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!

I think this haul set me back less than $35 dollars....I just happened to hit a woman's yard sale as she was setting up, and hadn't even priced stuff. She seemed relieved when I just made her offers. :o)

I think I'm done yard-saling for the season, though. I've run outta room and time to rescue anything else this season. But ya never know......did I mention I have a slight issue with adorable little side tables? I mean, Side Table Drawer was my favorite character on Blue's Clues, what with her adorable stuffy-nose voice and all. *sigh* If I coulda got my hands on her, I'd have painted her too, and the producers just would not have been happy. They're a bit touchy regarding stuff like that.
There's lots more great thrifty treasures over at Southern Hospitiality to get your creative juices flowing! Stop by Rhoda's to check them out.



7 comments:

Jane said...

You really got some great finds! I love all the pieces. Enjoyed seeing the redo on the china cabinet top. Looks good in your space.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You have a lot of great things. LOVE them all.
I hope you'll come by for a visit.
Cheri Its So Very Cheri

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You were so lucky! You got some really nice things and so useful too!

Manuela

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wowzers girl! You hit the jackpot! I, too, have a weakness for little tables so I especially love that cutie on the far right. :)

Happy Nester said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog, otherwise I wouldn't have found your wonderful blog. It looks like you found some great finds. I haven't had much luck lately, in my area.

Jan said...

What great finds! I love what you did the with china cabinet top! Such a great idea!

Wendy said...

Holy furniture! You found some great stuff!

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