They were all found by me this weekend!
I was able to steal a few moments away alone on Sunday and chose to go to a local Big Brothers/ Big Sisters thrift store where I found a few things I love. In addition, I also came across a wonderful family that was giving away their garage sale leftovers for FREE!
Thought I'd pile my weekend finds on the table for me to ooo and aahhh over.
A real vintage blender. I have this blender in my cupboard but it's a reproduction. I thought a price of FREE was pretty good.
These FREE wooden salad bowls and plates look kind of yucky. I never quite got them either...I mean how do you put food that has oily salad dressing in them? I plan to paint them and use as holiday decor, something I learned from Cherry's Jubilee. Now this is a lady that loves to paint all things...just like I do. Her blog is inspirational so go check it out.
Now what to do with FREE old crusty bread pans? Any suggestions?
This FREE magnolia oil painting is quite pretty. I think It will go in my living room.
Okay, this FREE pheasant print in vintage frame is kind of nice but it also has the look of a pile of dead birds. Is that what it is?
I was thrilled to see they were giving this vintage port-a-crib away FREE! I have tried to locate one ever since I saw photos of a transformation of one in the book Junkmarket Style Decorating. One of the authors, Sue Whitney, heads up a wonderful website that invites people to share their love of junk! Definitely a site to peruse when you have a few extra hours in the day. ;)
NOT free. I paid big bucks for these too...at least compared to what I normally would have spent but I can't seem to find wire baskets around me. $3.99 each!! Eeek! I thought I could do a lot with them though.
This 10" gray compote is just adorable and according to a tag left behind by the previous owner (looked like she donated it after her garage sale), it stated it was "new". $2.99 out the door.
Okay everyone, for my next great find. Drumroll please........
A Stiffel! And what a beautiful lamp it is! Actually I had never heard of the name Stiffel (remember I'm into junk), but I'm being told it's a very well-known company that can be expensive. (The shade was mine though). Let me tell you this puppy is HEAVY! It better be for $4.99.
My favorite part is the barley twist.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to have a few before and after pictures of the items I hope to transform coming soon!
Take care...have a great week and keep on junking!
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