Tuesday, September 21, 2010

nifty thrifty tuesday...

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement yesterday ~ it truly touched my heart! As promised, I want to show you the treasures I picked up over the weekend. At the first yard sale I walked out empty handed and at the second one I picked up this old fashioned looking baby buggy, with it's dark colors I think it will look good in my Halloween display at the shop...I am going to fill it with some spanish moss, flowing down the side. Hmmm, wouldn't it look really creepy if I had one of those old doll heads to place in it too?! (Insert evil laugh here!) At the next stop I picked up these two old hand painted irons...
As well as this wonderful old vintage mirror... It is so heavy and I love the details... I am torn between putting it in my booth or keeping it and giving it a dreamy coat of white! The next stop was my first estate sale, although I do remember going to one with my Mom when I was very young. There was not much left as it started on Saturday. The ladies running it were very nice and told me that there was a line down the street on opening day full of dealers and they picked up almost everything. One of the owners had a wonderful old doll collection and there was still some furniture left like some wonderful old doll dressers (wish I took my camera) as well as old doll trunks and cases and this little old beauty... How sweet and shabby is this! The tag was marked that it was from the fifties and is in wonderful vintage condition...lots of scratches and chips and pretty pink paint! Love the old strawberry fabric...There is a rip but I think it adds to the charm of the piece. I also picked up this pretty tablecloth with sweet pink embroidered flowers...As well as this old canister set...Of course my personal shopper Martha (thank you!) surprised me with this sweet set of doilies...
I picked up all these nifty treasures for under $40! Pretty thrifty wouldn't you say?! Just in time for Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday over at Coastal Charm ~ now go have fun looking at all their "stuff" and have a wonderful day!!

13 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That buggy will be really cool in your Halloween display!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I love the mirror!!! and how CUTE is that strawberry fabric? that is just so sweet.

It is always fun to shop! Love your treasures. xoxo

Reinspire said...

Hello! LOVE the vintage stroller! That would make an awesome Halloween display! Lots of goodies there!
Lisa

Sandi said...

Love that mirror and you KNOW what I would do with it...yep white paint! lol You found a lot of neat treasures. I am going to a huge college rummage sale tomorrow and I can't wait!!
Hugs~

NanaDiana said...

Wow~ I can't believe all the goodies you found! I LOVE that old baby buggy. What a wonderful prop for Halloween....oh my...I can see some blackbirds flying out of there already. I'd say you got a pretty good "haul" there! Hugs- Diana

Laurie said...

Wow and wow and wow! Wonderful stuff! And all a bargain!

stefanie said...

eeeekkkk, I love everything!!! the black baby carriage is perfect for halloween, and the crib!!! sweeeeeet!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I am so glad you stopped by Flora Doora, as now
I found your beautiful blog! Love everything!
You did great at that sale! Love the pink
crib and the tablecloth!

Jane
Flora Doora

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love that little buggy! I had one and sold it last year.

And that mirror definitely has my name on it, swoon! :-)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Debbie said...

That little buggy is soooo cute! Lovin' all the other treasures you brought home too...especially the mirror!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You sure DID find some Nifty Thrifty pieces! Enjoy your vintage treasures!
~ Jo :)

Patti said...

every so often you post an item that screams "HOME" to me (like the smoke stand and today the irons) These are things I NEVER see in NY but always saw them when I lived in MASS. Brings back lots of memories!

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

Wow, that buggy was a fabulous find!!! I am totally jealous of that one...you really found some cool stuff.

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