Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday Finds

Hi Everyone! I had a busy day yesterday and I'm probably in over my head with all the cleaning, dusting and rearranging I've got to do today. They were lots of garage sales and 3 auctions here yesterday. Brother and I were up at 6:00 AM heading to the garage sales. We had a blast and we had to move fast as the first auction started at 10:00 AM. I found two lovely quilt tops, a vintage beaded purse, two colorful vintage aprons, a white painted wooded shutter, a carved Victorian bed frame that will be beautiful when it is painted white. We also found lots of candles, some vintage linen napkins and and crochet rugs and vintage pillows. Most of my decor is primitive but I do have one chic bedroom and this bed will go in there. I've been gathering things for this room for a while and now I have to get all of the re dos done. I should be posting pictures of this soon. Now I'd planned to go to 2 of the auctions but the 10:00 AM sale was great. I'd worn brother out so Kirby went along to the sale with me. This was the storage building (2 floors) of an antique store that went out of business several years ago. Well there was a lot of stuff in there and there were some really fantastic finds to be had. I stayed till the end and missed the 2nd sale but that was OK, this one was great. I got a beautiful 19th century rope bed, and old enamel top kitchen table, a hexagon shaped table with fancy carved legs, and a huge beaded board store display cabinet. It's from the early 1900's from an old department store down town. It's about 5'8 inches tall and 6 1/2 feet long. We'll be replacing the shelves some old barn wood and repainting the inside. This will go in my dinning room which is also a work in progress. These are a few of the pictures and I'll be posting the cleaned up fixed up pictures as the weeks pass. OH! I almost forgot my favorite find. An old oil painting of sheep grazing by a stream.


  1. Wow what awesome finds...can't wait to see it
    all done...
    Prim Blessings...

  2. Love all your finds, you got quite a bit there!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Many Blessings, Janna

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    you sure have a keen eye for the goodies. Love your finds!
    I'll be back to visit. Can't wait to see it all come together!


  4. I love your blog. It is so 'hygge'. 'Hygge' is a Danish word can mean cosy, comfy, snug and everything that makes a home a home. I love how you see that not everything needs to be scrubbed up or improved. Often the 'hygge-ness' is better kept by simply leaving things alone and keeping their character.



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