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!

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! :)