Tuesday, January 25, 2011

hunting again...

Well I finally got a few days of thrifting under my belt.  With the nest purge in full swing it has been easy to feather my booth with "stuff".  While I have been happy shopping in my own home and creating new vignettes with existing treasures, my style change had me creating a new wish list so it was nice to go hunting again.  My farmhouse vision for my kitchen has spread to my den and is coming along quite nicely.  Although I am not ready to reveal the makeovers I will give you a peek at this beauty...
Ssshhhh...it was only $9.00!

I found these old spools at the shop as well as the sweet little tart pans...
3 spools and 8 tart pans for under $15!

I want to use them for candle holders but I think they look cute all tied up...
I found this great old oscillating fan that I was going to pair with the one on my inspiration hutch but I think I like it in my den...
$5...pretty cool don't you think!!

A little industrial and a little pop of blue...
And a little chipping ~ all equals perfection!  Now I did manage to find a few things to share like this old wall sconce that is in my Etsy shop...
Love all the details...


Then I picked up these 3 old prints that are part of a cottage series of 6...
I bought them for the frames.  I was going to paint them and make small chalkboards out of them or add a great image from the Graphics Fairy but the more I look at them I am not sure...


What would you do?  If you are interested in them let me know.  The frames are great...
I am joining Linda over at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday where she is having a giveaway to celebrate 1000 followers!  Congratulations Linda and thank you for hosting today!  I am so happy you stopped by ~ have a great day!

18 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Ohh ~ what lovely treasures. The frames are fabulous~ ;-)

Polly said...

Just love all your treasures....especially those little tart pans! Looks like your decor change is really coming along quite nicely! I love that you have been doing a lot of "shopping" of your own stuff!! The ultimate in recycling!!

xo

Polly

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sandi, wow! You found some great things. Sure is nice to change things up. I love those three cottage pictures you picked up. The muted colors are so pretty. I think I would leave them the way they are. They certainly seem to match the color changes you have been making. And you were drawn to them for a reason. Frames can be found anywhere but artwork like those can't. :) Best wishes to you, Tammy

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I just love all
of those! They
would go perfect in
my decor change too :)

xoxo
Lori

NanaDiana said...

Great finds! Wow! I had a fan exactly like that when I was a kid. It sat on top of a pie safe in our kitchen in PA and was used in the summer when the heat became unbearable. Love it! Haven't seen one like it around Blogland before....ours probably burned down when the house burned because it was up in the attic the last I knew.

Love those frames too! Hugs- Diana

Sandi said...

Nice finds Sandi!! Love that old sconce...it is beautiful!!
Speaking of changing decor...I am up to that in my studio/computer room. I think it will take me FOREVER! ha!!
Blessings~

trash talk said...

Change is good especially when you can find treasure to make the change go faster!
The little cottage prints are charming.
Debbie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

thanks for the sneak peak! nothing like a day of thrifting...and a successful one a that! As for the frames. i have almost the EXACT trio and, yes, i painted them all just yesterday! THey, of course, look as pretty as ever in "white." Now..what to put in them?? good luck with your decision (my pictures were not as sweet as yours. tough decision).

Victoria said...

I love your vintage fan! I think the pictures inside the frames are very cute but I'm sure they'd be just as cute if you added something different:)

Passionate for White said...

Fab frames and love the fan. You've been having yourself some fun!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow, you really found some amazingly fabulous treasures!! I have a creamer like yours but I won't tell you how much I paid for it! Definitely not $9.00! That was a great deal.
I can't wait to see how your re-do turns out!
Have a wonderful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my daughter's room re-do. She loves reading all the comments! I absolutely love this post. I covet the cottage paintings (I am an artist). I would love to paint a few exteriors like them! I am going to play on your blog when I have a little more time to visit later in the week.

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

fab finds!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

As a lover of artwork that depicts old cottages and houses, I'm drawn to the pictures just the way they are. I am also drooling over the old sconce. Very pretty!

Many thanks for your recent kind words about my bathroom renovation. :)

Rebecca said...

Hey Sandi
Love all the new treasures... I know what you mean about purging and getting rid of, which is what I have been doing but sooner or later - ya just got to go junking...
Blessings
Rebecca

Home of 6 said...

Ohhh you found some good stuff. I love it all and am really intrigued as to the changes you keep hinting at. Please share soon :)
tammy

Kate said...

Sandi
I just love the fan of course I just can't get enough industrial!! Great post Happy Wednesday to you!

xoxo
Kate

a little bit vintage said...

Oh my goodness....LOVE the fan! I've been looking for one. :) Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! :)

Smiles,
Ravhel

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