Friday, March 26, 2010

~one mans trash is my treasure~

Friday's are my garage sale days.
I live for Friday's.
Pulling up to garage sales I get butterflies in my stomach.
I know, I'm weird, but it's the truth!
Today was no different.
I set out at 8 am to find some good deals.
On my way to one garage sale I passed a sign that read, "antique sale"
It was in a warehouse, and when I turned in the butterflies started, and here is why.
I LOVE anything with chippy peely paint.
Yes, it's probably lead based, but I still love it.
First thing I found was this old wood ironing board with jadeite green metal legs.
Gorgeous!
I love this color green.
The man was apologizing to me because everything was a bit dirty.
I reminded him that a little dirt never hurt anyone
{the lead paint, that's another story}

He had a stack of these old windows.
This one was one of the few that still had all of the glass window panes in tact.
It needs a good scrubbing, but she's a beauty!

Again, that great jadeite green color!

And then I spotted it.

The peeling chippy white paint that I love.

He had several doors, this is the one that came home with me.

And this old trunk.
After a good cleaning it just may be our new coffee table.

I may add glass to the top......

some rusty hooks for a etsy project.....
{stay tuned}

Possibly a trash can on the deck by the BBQ this summer?

This is a HUGE ornate plaster mirror.
It's missing a few pieces here and there, but I fell in love with it!

Look at that detail!

It's almost 5' long.

And finally what made my heart go pitter patter even faster.
A stack of mahogany wood, some with the original chippy white paint!
I plan on making some frames for my etsy shop with these!

So, today was a good day.
I also have a ton more not pictured.
More that I will be putting on etsy.
Equally cool pieces, but a little smaller in scale, easier to ship!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and score some good deals yourselves!
xoxo


32 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

What absolutely awesome finds! I know what you mean about getting giddy with excitement at the prospect of finding treasures! Check out my blog for some of the treasures I've found and transformed.
Kristine
http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com.

Nancy's Notes said...

Now those are really "cool" finds! Way to go, you must be beaming!! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more!

Nancy

LuluD said...

I can totally relate. I just took a day off from work at my "real job" to go to an estate sale to look for things for my shop. I couldn't sleep the night before and arrived at the sale an hour before I would normally get to the office. That should tell me something. Looks like you had a great day.

Dreamy Whites said...

I wish I lived by you!!
I would love to go shopping with you!
I love everything that you found!
Take Care,
Maria

KarenSue said...

Oh how I know that feeling. I found nothing today. But that's ok. Because you don't know what nest week will bring.
Great finds for you!

momof3girls said...

oh I like your finds! I have never seen a wooden ironing board before!

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

OMG, you got the BEST stuff ever.. I LOVE it all!!!! Me too, I live for Fridays too and Garage Sales too.. Thanks for the post.
Mechelle

Melanie said...

I would say that you hit the jackpot. You scored some really great things. I can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

Have a nice weekend.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Holy Moley - you scored!! I'm in love with chippy paint, too. I plan to never tire of it. Calvin brought me a white, chippy, busted up seashell today and said he got it at school and wanted to give it to me. I said, "Are you sure?" He paused, then said, well, I thought you would like it because it looks so antiquey.

SWOON. :)

Kathy said...

Oh my what a day, my heart is going pitter patter reading your blog today.....so jealous but so happy for you. I spent last Saturday down here garage sale.ing and had so much fun and I thought I did good, but I didn't even come close to you my friend...WAY TO GO, your my hero and I live vicariously through your finds!

Katie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. The chest is so perfect for a coffee table! I loooove everything, but especially the chippy white paint items! Last Friday I got a set of white/offwhite chippy farmhouse chairs...it made my day!! Have a good weekend, friend! :)

Room to Inspire said...

Okay, where in the world do you go? I clearly need to find a new garage sale area - seriously, where do you go?

Chelsea

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Okay, that was a gold mine! Wow! I love to garage sale on Fridays, and I get butterflies too. It's a sickness I believe. :)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Melaine~
You scored today!!! I am in love with that white peely chest you got! The window and door are fabulous too.
People around your area seem to have fabulous stuff! I wish I could find treasures like that around my little town. Oh well, I will live through you!
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

My Yellow House said...

WOW! You found some fabulous things today! I would have paid my last dime for that trunk! I have never run into a sale like that around my area - lucky girl.
:) Sarah

Kathy said...

Great post...
Great blog...
Great finds..

Enjoyed scrolling through your previous posts this evening...
Such fun.
Nice to find this blog of yours...
Will definately follow...
Have the best
G.Saleing weekend ever!

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Stop over when your relaxing after the sales...love to have you over too!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oh my goodie goodness! I am lovin EVERYTHING! Bring on the CHIPPY!
Beth

Jennifer said...

Oh wow!! You had a great garage sale day! Can't wait to start going to some this season! :)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Wow, you really hit the right place today! Isn't it so much fun?! I actually use an old wood ironing board. It is much sturdier than any new metal ones....and looks cute too!
Blessings,
Susie
P.S. I covet that wonderful white trunk....

Linda said...

Oh you really hit a great sale...all treasure! Thanks for sharing!

Rosor och Spetsar said...

Lovely finds, I know the feeling when you find something specially
Have a nice weekend
Annelie

Gypsy Daisy said...

I lovvve the green window!!!! That is my favorite color! Not too long ago I purchased 2 antique shutters that are similar in color. That window would match perfectly!! Im feeling a bit jealous right now, lol. But really you found some great stuff.

~Nichole :)

Kacey said...

Wow, what a haul! The trunk is amazing - as are the rest of your finds.

Kacey

Marie - Sofias syster! said...

I have to say congrats to you, your finds was beatiful!!
This is my first comment, but I´m comming in here all the time, love your blog!
Have a nice day!/Marie

Nadine said...

I agree with Maria, I think I need to move to your town...you get the best garage sales there!! Well done...and enjoy your treasures!!

Nadine :)

Villa K├Ânig said...

WOW!!! I am really impressed! And jealous ;-) that we haven't here such great garage sales. Congrate you!!! Hugs Yvonne

Angie said...

Ohhh You hit the jackpot!! Nothing more fun then discovering treasures!!! I do a couple of posts, one called Treasure Thurdays and the other is Sidewalk Sunday. I would LOVE for you to stop by and see some of things i've come across!! ;)
www.treaures.blogspot.com

Florence said...

Wow you really scored. Florence

Jill said...

Um, yeah, I would say a VERY good day!

Miss Obara said...

I can't wait for garage sales to start around here! It's still a bit cold...and this year, I think I'm going outside of the 'city' in hopes of finding those kind of finds!

Stacey Merriman said...

Girl, you always score the goods....i'd think i'd dies and gone to heaven if I found a garage sale like that here in Nashville..lol!

Stacey
Maison De Merriman

Annie said...

My husband also stopped at the same sale. He "picked" a few things up for the shop. Looks like you got the pick of the litter.. Isn't it just so fun!!!
Hope you are saving up goodies for our sale in May....
Take care

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