Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Since I don't seem to have time to blog or even decorate the house for Christmas, and after seeing a friends post of her old toy truck hauling mini trees, I decided to go back and repost some decorating I did in December 2011.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Today's Garage Sale Finds

I know, I have been neglecting this blog way too much. I seem to spend more time on Facebook because it's easier using my phone.
I unexpectedly found a garage sale close to home this morning and scored on a few things. Sorry my pictures are not the best. I was too sticky with this humidity and had very little patience after I got home to do a nice job.

My favorite find was this clock! I have been looking for a few years for one at a good price it this one was! It's 18"across.

You can't see the metal cowboys on horseback very well but I will be so glad I bought it when we move to Wyoming, fits well there! 
The old milk glass lamp is a big one, after it's cleaned up and I find the right shade I think it will look pretty good. A nice Melmac Bowl always comes in handy along with a child's clothes hanger and 2 sandbox shovels.
Old wood stools are great as plant stands!

I can never resist a crinoline if it's cheap and this pretty blue one was only $3!!!
Old suitcases have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid.
I'll come up with something for the 3 large silver plated ladles!

Don't hold your breath on me, it could be another 5 months before I do this again. 
I keep trying to do better but somehow it just doesn't happen!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 26, 2018

February Antique Fair Finds

Finally! I figured out how to get the pictures out of my new camera!
This was almost a month ago at my favorite flea market here in Tucson.

I'm using the rocking chair, if my back hurts I'm finding that a few minutes sitting in this chair makes the pain go away. They knew how to design chairs to be comfortable years ago. I wish I knew the age of this, I'm thinking maybe 1920's???

The blue bookcase, I hope, will go in the house after I paint it a nice warm cream. I needed one, this is the correct height but it's wider than I planned. I will try it and see and for $20 it can always be used elsewhere. (by the way, I did paint the bookcase a nice tan color and put it in place, it looks perfect!!!)

The section of vintage windmill blades was a steal at $40! A rebar Saguaro for the garden, a little cement finial and a beat up old metal pitcher among a few other treasures. The square twig box is held together on the corners with leather and is supposedly made by local Indians. 
Cool old watering can too.

I can't believe the next "antique fair" (they don't call them flea markets here) is this coming Sunday already. Wonder what treasures I will find! That's the exciting part.

Thanks for stopping! I'm still learning this computer and camera and hope to get better at posting.