Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thrifty Finds

With less than three weeks until Farm Chicks, I’m starting to feel the pressure of having too many unfinished projects.  So, what do I do?  Go shopping.  Not only did I find some good thrifty finds, I found more project pieces too.  Ugh!  Why?!

Here is just a sample of some of the things I have found over the last week.DSCF0942






As you can probably tell, the little wood bench is going to get a new paint treatment.  This lovely dresser only needed a little sanding. I just love the appliqué details.  Here’s a close up.


I also  got two new (old) vanities that will become end tables and am working on painting a cute dresser that’s been hanging out in my garage awhile.  Some, but not all of these items will end up at Farm Chicks.  Some will end up at my mall booths.  Deciding what will go where is definitely a challenge.

I have lots of other goodies that I have been saving for Farm Chicks, such as a huge clothing rack packed full with vintage slips, crinolines, nightgowns, baby dresses, etc. Also bringing lots of bling, buttons, and other miscellaneous trinkets to craft with. If you are on the fence about whether to come to the show, I say, go for it.  I promise you won’t regret it.  Timi even still has a couple seats available on her junk bus.

On my last post I shared that I am working on a project just for me.  I hope to have that completed to share on my next post. Until then I hope you are all having a lovely week!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Get crackin' Lisa, Farm Chicks is just around the corner. Good finds!

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa,
I know you are feeling the pressure, I also know you will get the job done :) As always I love all your sweet finds :) Have a great day!


Lori said...

oh, i wish i could go!!! i really really do...it sounds like you are going to have such wonderful goodies for sale...i wish it wasn't so far away!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

I wanna go!!! Love all your great vintagey finds!

Miss Gracie's House said...

So glad to know that I am not the *only* one that struggles with where the *for sale* treasures will end up...I think it is probably my biggest struggle! GL at Farm Chicks ...I can't go this year:(...have fun!

★Carol★ said...

Hi Lisa! I just discovered your blog, and I'm amazed at all of the pretty things to look at in every single post! I love all of your finds, and your projects, and I'm going to take my time and read your whole blog now, all the way back to the beginning!

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

I really wish I was going to Farm Chicks.....I'm sure that you'll have a fabulous time.


Elyse said...


you done good! amazing finds.


Florence said...

Great finds you have there. I know it has got to be hard to choose to work on existing projects or go junking. Um Hugs Florence

Susanne said...

Wrap it all up I'll take it!

Seriously, your projects are still there aren't they? If you stayed home these treasures would be gone gone gone.

Don't you find you get so much done while procrastinating?!

Pallas said...

What great finds. I love the little dresser, lamps and hangers.

tara said...

ohh can't wait to see all of these goodies at Farm Chicks...see you there Lisa!!

Mitzi Curi said...

Oh my heavens! I think we have similar taste....that dresser with the wonderful detail is right up my alley....and tole ware is one of my favorite things....and those little hangers with the crochet covers are adorable!

Into Vintage said...

A little thrifty shopping seems like productive procrastination -- especially after seeing everything you found! And once again, I will miss FC this year. Wah. Have a wonderful time - take lots of pics please! -amy

robin bird said...

i love that last photo of Leah's painting gear. the day sure was fun wasn't it? a few short months ago i knew you only by sight and now...i feel like we have hung around with one another for ages. you are so easy to be with lisa! i am glad i will be seeing you at farm chicks but my goodness i wish i had a chance to actually go thrift shopping with you. girl you do know how to find treasure...and it seems you can do it on a daily basis! i am waiting to see that new project that is "just for you".