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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Where does the time go?

Days are flying by so quickly!
I intend to post but time just gets away from me.

I found a very good monthly flea market in Tucson with very good prices.

I think I scored on this old table at $30!
It's very heavy and very old, the top two boards have separated but a vintage embroidered table cloth will fix that.

I'm thinking it may end up in my bedroom, I'm still painting and arranging things. I have new carpet in the living room and master bedroom plus freshly painted walls and the linen closet in the master bath is almost finished.
The rest of the rooms will have to wait for paint until next winter.

I think I also really scored on this Victorian wicker table, there isn't a single broken or cracked piece on it. I paid $20 for it and I'm almost embarrassed to say what I saw the exact same thing priced at on some online antique site, it was way in the upper $100's which I still won't believe. 
(plus the one online had been repaired!)

I still need to find just the right thing to display on this.

A pair of milk glass lamps for each side of the bed
$10 for the pair in great condition and all I have to do is rewire them.
I'm slowly getting things in order and hopefully looking good enough for pictures.

For those of you not familiar with my blog, I'm attempting to decorate our winter home on a flea market budget, nothing over $100!

Now this is what happened 3 weeks ago...here in Tucson!
I measured 5"
(it only took a day to melt! And this is not normal for here)

Above is the view off my front porch looking north,
the next two are on the property also looking north.
In the distance is part of the Rincon Mountains and also the southern end of Saguaro National Park East.

But this was taken today!
There are 2 trees leafing out, I have no clue what they are yet.

How can that be only 3 weeks apart!

I was in town yesterday I saw bushes blooming, one was yellow and another was lavender and not a lilacs (they won't bloom here). I'm anxious to learn what these different blooming plants are.
I also stopped at a nursery and was in shock at all the blooming plants all ready to go.
I have been a gardener all of my life and it was sooooo hard to not bring home one of everything but until we get the watering system redone I best not plant any more flowering plants...or palm trees (I desperately want more of them) unless it's cacti. 
That sure is hard for me to resist!

Seeing blooming plants and nurseries full this early is just too much excitement for this old northern gardener!

It's 82 degrees right now, crystal blue skies and beautiful! I'm lovin' it!

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Your bunk house is coming along! Great buys on the tables and lamps!
Can't wait to see more of your home!
The snow is very pretty on all the trees and plants!
You aren't missing anything here...cold and windy today :(

GinaBVictorian said...

Nice stuff, I really like the little wicker table. Pretty!

NanaDiana said...

Wow- That is a GREAT old table and that wicker one was a real find. That is the good old stuff, too, you can tell. It is hard to believe that Spring is not far off when there is all that snow. It is snowing here again tonight- xo Diana

Rhonda said...

I'm in Phoenix and I never realized how beautiful desert snow can be!
Not to mention your wonderful treasures, love that first table.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Great finds...I love that wicker table. I'm your next door neighbor (NM) and we had snow just a couple of weeks ago, now the pear trees are flowering! Hugs, Penny

Jemma said...

So pretty-all of the whites are just so enchanting!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I'm jealous...of your beautiful finds and your beautiful weather!!
Have a great day!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, great finds!! Love them! The lamps are sweet too! Just my style!!


Karen said...

Beautiful finds! that table is so beautiful and I can't believe the condition of that wicker table, what a great price too. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The table is amazing, with beautiful carving and details. I also love the two lamps.

Amy Kinser said...

Visiting from Timewashed this morning.

You did find some beautiful pieces of furniture. Great scores!

The outdoor photos are breathtaking. That snow view is gorgeous off of your front porch. And then the blooming tree is beautiful.

So enjoyed my visit here today.

God bless, Amy Kinser

Terry Moore said...

Oh how I love the lines of that first table. I even like the chippiness of it too as is. What a wonderful thing to have a second home to be able to decorate!

VMG206 said...

Such beautiful tables! I love all the whites...
I'm visiting you today from the Common Ground Linky. I hope you can visit my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206

Candy said...

GORGEOUS TABLES AT GREAT PRICES. Im jealous. Im now following you from PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. COME VISIT ME !!!

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Hi, I clicked on your name from French Country just because we have the same name.
Love your blog ~ I am a new follower.
Please follow me back, That would be soo nice. Thx, Faye

Debbie said...

Oh Faye...I'm lovin' that wood table you found! It's soooo pretty!! So is the wicker one. The lamps will be great for bed-side tables.
You are really finding some great furniture for your place.
I don't know if I could resist buying flowering plants. You sure have some will-power, girl!!
Can't wait to see how your slice of Heaven looks.

Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl to have a great flea market so close. I'm downright envious and happy for you. They're like treasure hunts, aren't they? No telling what you'll find when you visit one.-- Jan

Debra Oliver said...

you found some amazing pieces!! and your photos are wonderful, didn't know it snowed in your desert, just beautiful!!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Love your tables....great finds! Really!

Snow in Arizona???? Wow. We have had a very long winter but really no major snowfalls...but the kids are blue because there hasn't been any major snowfalls! Just enough to tease but nothing really to play in.

I would love to see your rooms before you tackle them! Looking forward to what you show us.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, you scored on the tables...and I don't mind the top split at all! The snowy scenes are beautiful (even if I AM tired of snow)!

Karen L. Bates said...

What a score on that table! What a beaut! Your country is beautiful...love those snow pics.

LivingVintage said...

I dearly love that table. If I had discovered it, I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven. It's that pretty!