Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Some of My Favorite Picks~White Wednesday Style

I’ve been having so much fun reading about your favorite picks in the comments from my giveaway post that I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite picks. As I am, and have been buying and selling for several years now, I have come across some cool stuff.  Some I have kept and will never part with (maybe), and some have gone onto new owners.  If you have been reading my blog awhile, you may remember these items.

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I picked this awesome and super heavy bad boy off of craigslist.  It didn’t look like this when I found it. It was super dirty and I cleaned and painted and stained.  Here’s the best part and a little secret.  It was free.  It was also the most expensive thing I have ever sold. (I know, bragging, sorry:)  Kinda miss it, but don’t miss hauling it. 

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I found this awesome piece in a barn sale of a local antique dealer. I paid a whopping $50 for it.  It sold in less than one week at Monticello.  Looking back, I think I priced it way too low, but that’s okay.  Still love it though.

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Found this super cute white lace dress in the basement of a really neat antique shop in Portland.  Love it so much and I wore it to the Farm Chicks party last June.

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And finally, this cool mirror was found in a box of frames at an auction.  It didn’t look like this though, but after I tackled it with some paint stripper, this is what I found.  I also found a label on the back that says “patent 1883.” I paid $20 for the box of frames including this mirror. It currently has a place of honor on my mantel. If you’re curious about what it looked like when I bought it, here it is.  Definitely not white.

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Ugh! Why anyone would do that is beyond me.

There’s still time to enter my American Pickers Giveaway.  Just scroll down to my last post and leave a comment.  I’ll be back on Friday with the winners. Happy Wednesday!

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Love all your favorites! Especially the lace dress...looks great on you!

Into Vintage said...

I got pretty excited when I saw that second pic - until I read it's something you already sold. I need another fabric cabinet and that looked perfect! Guess its time to head to Monticello and do some shopping!

Sanctuary Home said...

You have a really good eye! I would love to go shopping with you sometime. We would have so much fun! I'm just starting to re-do furniture, and I'm not sure how to go about selling it. Got any advise for me?
Susan
scidg@sbcglobal.net
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

That is the prettiest mirror I have ever seen - which is remarkable, since the "before" photo is the most awful mirror I have ever seen. Great job!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lisa, that tall cabinet is to-die-for fabulous - I just don't know how you could part with it because I know I could not have :) Love your lace dress. And how clever of you to look beyond the finish of that mirror!

A Cottage Muse said...

What gorgeous pieces ~ I could not have parted with them!!!

So happy you kept the dress because you look amazing in it!!!

Faye said...

That mirror is awesome! I can't believe it...it was so ugly before!!! How could anyone do that! You made it shine again!

Faye (wildrosevintage)

Sarah Ann said...

I love your white dress!!! It's really cute!

The Rose Room said...

Love that dress! Rachaelxo

Bread and Butter said...

I have followed your blog for quite some time, you always inspire me to get with it and do something. I just love to redo things I find that need attention. I also started my own blog, so far it is really fun. Thanks for always sharing, Terri :O)