Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Finds

On my last post I mentioned that I was going to do the Coburg Antique Faire.  Well, that show has come and gone and I didn’t get to show any of my projects and the few pictures I did take, didn’t turn out too great.  That said. it was a really good sale for me as I doubled the amount I sold last year which is always a good thing. It was fun to see friends old and new and I want to send a big shout out thank you to Jill for providing me and Isabel with a place to rest our weary heads. Thanks also to those of you who stopped by to tell me how much you enjoy reading my blog.  It really means the world to me to hear such sweet comments.

The weather has changed here in the PNW and we are now in full on rainy Fall mode.  But the weather didn’t dampen my spirits (pun intended) enough to keep me from hitting some sales this weekend.  The first few sales I went to were duds and I was losing a little hope that I would find anything good, but I ventured on and found a couple good sales.  Here is the loot I scored over the weekend along with a couple items I found earlier in the week at a thrift store.


The table with with the drawer and no top, the center cabinet, white cart, carved mirror, vintage blue and cream ticking curtains and pink bedspread with pom pom trim all came from one sale. The other mirror, wicker, glass and wood tray, typewriter table and pink rose sheet came from the thrift store and the hard to see wood cubby cabinet on the left, I actually pulled off the wall in the garage at an estate sale.

I am super excited about all my finds, but the find of the weekend has to be this


I got this cute (not old) wood and glass display case at a neighborhood garage sale today for a steal.  Just had to add the glass knob and supports for the glass shelves and it is good as new.  Still trying to decide if I will keep or sell this one.  If I keep it, I’ll have to trade out another cabinet I have.  Decisions, decisions.  What’s a cabinet loving girl to do?

Tomorrow and the coming days will be spent working on projects and getting my much neglected house cleaned up a bit.  So glad shows are over for me for the year.  Now I can concentrate on getting my mall spaces stocked up.  I made visits to both spaces last week and they are looking a bit better, but there is definitely room for more goodies.

Next weekend is the season finale sale at Barn HouseIsabel and I will be there helping out, so I hope you will come out and say hi and check out all the fabulous goodies Joe, Jermonne and Cindy are putting together. Rain or shine, it’s sure to be a fabulous sale. Hope to see some of you there!  Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flea Finds, Back to School Kids and a Show You Won’t Want to Miss

I thought I would have a lot of great pictures of completed projects to show you.  Fact is, I have a lot of projects that are almost done.  I am so good at starting projects, not so great at finishing them.  But, I have a deadline, so I really need to get my rear in gear and get busy.  Coburg is on Sunday (we leave Saturday night) and I’m starting to get excited about my final show of the year. 

Since I don’t have any completed projects to show, I thought I would show you my finds from the flea market last Sunday.


Cute wicker basket, a big bag of watches including these, some buttons, jewelry and a little glass knob.


Little shabby shelf.


Two little boxes with drawers. The top one is getting the white paint treatment.  These are so great for holding lots of little bits and pieces.


Gorgeous antique nightgown.  Love the lace and ribbon on this larger sized beauty.


Not the best picture, but I was thrilled to find this adorable vintage petticoat.


Another not great picture, but I always love finding little girl’s petticoat slip with crinoline.

This week was back to school and we have a tradition in our family to take a back to school picture.  My son started yesterday and as you can see, not too thrilled to have his picture taken.


My daughter, had several potential first day of school outfits, and this is one she decided on.


I like this picture better though.


If you are in the greater Portland area this weekend, Monticello is having their Fall Premier Show.


It starts on Friday with lots of really great guest vendors and continues through the 26th with vendors restocking their spaces frequently.  This is always a really great show.  See the Monticello blog for more details.

That’s it for me for now.  I’m off to sew a couple more shopping cart liners as well as hopefully finishing up a few of those other projects I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  I hope you are all having a lovely week.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

White Wednesday and Some Recent Finds

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a White Wednesday post, and since a lot of my recent finds are white, I thought I would give it another go.


Two vintage white dressers!  Love them! 


Adorable old children’s cafeteria bench found last weekend at a sale in my neighborhood.  There were three, I only bought one.  Now I’m kicking myself for not buying them all.  So cute!


Two vintage white lace edged towels found at the Camas Antique Faire.  Keepers!


I also got this adorable slipcovered broom from my good buddy, Joe!  Now sweeping will be so much more fun!


My newest bling buckle.  Love all the whites and sparkles!


Not white, but will be, extra long table. The top will be stained, but the legs and apron will get the shabby white treatment.  I got this one at Melanie’s sale last Friday.


More weekend finds, the little lamp, drop leaf table, curtain rings, wicker basket and bingo cards also came from Melanie’s sale.  I also got a cute vintage market cart which will be getting a cute liner and will be headed to the Coburg antique faire. The McCoy roses vase, hankies and crochet purse all came from garage sales in my neighborhood.


This cute sewing cabinet was a thrift store find.  I’m going to add a couple rose decals to the lids and it’ll be perfect!

And finally,


My hunt for vintage bling was successful.  If you can believe it, all of these buttons  came off  of a bracelet Isabel found at the Oregon City Antique Faire for me.  More button charm bracelets will be coming soon!

Lots to do: bracelets, shopping cart liners, painting, ironing.  What to do first?  Well, I made some chocolate chip muffins for the kids this morning, I think I’ll go have one while I decide.  Hopefully will be back soon with some completed projects. Have a very happy Wednesday!