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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Thrift Store Finds This Week

Okay, I'm trying! The days just slip away!!!
I stopped at a couple of thrift shops Tuesday and found a few goodies!
I love the big old lamp shade, it's dirty and worn but it will be a perfect makeover, tear off the fabric and turn it into a hanging pendant light.
I couldn't resist the Jelly Belly machine, that will get a makeover and I'll fill it with mother of pearl buttons.
Cheap candlestick in front will become a base for a pincushion.
The block of cork in the background is kind of cool, it's solid cork, it could become a cute little pin board.
Lastly....the Fenton compote. It was filthy! I wasn't sure I could get it clean but for 5 bucks I was willing to give it a try. Still a few black specks on it but it's so pretty and I love the color!

I hope I still have some followers, I will try to join the parties again and get back into this. Mainly it was issues with my computer. Gosh, I almost forgot how this all works it's been so long!

Big flea market this Sunday, hope to find some cool junk!
Thanks for taking a look and I'd love comments so I know there is still someone out there reading my blog. Will post the above projects when they are done....not sure when that will be so don't hold your breath! :)