As the temperatures cool off around
here, so do the number of sales; however, I was pleased to attend my first barn
sale last weekend. Things were a little pricey for resell but I did manage to
find a few things there and at a couple of yard sales being held nearby.
One vendor had several old doorknobs,
so I bargained for these…..
I bought a blue Cameoware (Harker
China) serving bowl and a brown Monmouth mixing bowl….
The pink child’s mug is another piece
of Cameoware. A perky pixie perches on a small Shawnee planter and Smiley (also
Shawnee) is an orphan salt/pepper shaker that I couldn’t leave behind….
Of course, it’s always a good day
when I find Pyrex….
Our Christmas Open House is quickly
approaching and my office is stacked with projects and boxes of items that
will be displayed soon. For example, this sweet bottlebrush tree was bought without
a base; so I upcycled an old spool to accommodate it. It’s pictured with a
vintage Santa that I found recently.
Finally, I wanted to show you the “before”
and “after” of a project I just finished.
I found this small chest of drawers (think large jewelry box) a
few months ago. I’m from the Magnolia State, but the painted magnolias really
did not appeal to me. The chest had good bones, as they say, so I bought it and put it
in the garage until I found some inspiration for its make-over.
Well, it sat there…..
And sat there….
And finally inspiration came in the
form of some old yardsticks and now…….