Sunday, September 30, 2012

Variety of Finds

I have quite the variety of finds to sort through.



The table my vintage silver pieces are sitting on was a curbside find I painted, distressed, and still need to put a finish on.





That's right, I found it in the trash.  Here's the before.




I'm also painting frames, and working on this small chandelier.



Here's the before on the chandie.



I'm not done with it yet.



The boxes my angel wing bottle is sitting on,



were an estate sale find.  Vintage brass stencils.




Lots of them.



I love the graphics on these.






I picked up these weathered finds while hunting and gathering this weekend.




I love this vintage handmade little chest.  Not sure how the previous owner used it.



I'm planning to turn these two industrial pieces into a desk.  A weathered door on top, maybe.






This piece opens.  Not sure what I'm doing with it yet.



There's so much more I have to get to.  My abyss of a garage is starting to look crazy again.  You have no idea how much I've managed to accumulate AFTER I did my Spring cleaning.  Ugh.  Back to work.


Sharing With:
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures

43 comments:

Rhonda said...

Amazing finds and now I cannot wait to see the final results. This post was like the show Picker Sisters. Love it.

Pat C. said...

What fun finds! Nice work on the table, frames, and chandelier.: )

And I lovelovelove your silver!♥

xoxo

Audra said...

fabulous finds...I love the little chest, what a darling piece. I have a similar piece I found and have kept it for nearly 9 years. It's been painted a few different colors but I never get tired of it.

Can't wait until I feel better to head out to find some goodies. Have a great week. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!!!!

You have some potentially amazing things there! You already have things looking awesome.

Such a talented gal you are, wow wow wow!!!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've only recently started following your blog. Your projects are wonderful. I love all the junk you've come across...you have a way to make it all shine! In a vintage rustic chippy eclectic sort of way...;) Pat

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Be still my heart! Oh my goodness, what a haul. I love those stencils and the boxes they came in, all your silver, and that chandie. I still need to paint the one I found last weekend. Fabulous treasures!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You find the best stuff. Who would just throw away a table like that. Just plain crazy.

The Feathered Nest said...

You are AMAZING girl!!! Such great finds and what I love is seeing how you transform each and every treasure into something GRAND!! Thanks so much for sharing with us, wishing you a wonderful week ahead Rosemary, hugs and love, Dawn

Helen and her Daughters said...

Amazing finds, I love the table on casters.

Barbara Jean said...

amazing finds girl!!!!

love the little chest, but probably best find those stencils....

good job.

blessings
barb

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I have never been to an estate sale nor do I yardsale. I am definitely going to have to rethink stopping at a few. I love that handmade chest and I know you will do something amazing with it. Those industrial pieces will look fabulous with a weather door on top. Fabulous!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Rosemary, you definitely have the magic touch, not only when it comes to the fabulous refinishes you create but also in the wonderful items you find! What a great haul! Love that table from the trash and all the silver pieces, the frames, that chandy is so great! I love it all! You are so creative and talented and it shows in each transformation you do! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Belle West said...

You find the MOST amazing things!! Love that table, chandelier, table legs, and all that beautiful silver. Can't wait to see what you do with them. xox

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now those are my kind of finds. I can't wait to see the magic and the love you will put on each piece.

Paula

Anne said...

Great finds Rosemary! And I LOVE free!!! I do find that occasionally but I may need to take a drive out on trash day ! Looking forward to that industrial table transformation!
xx
Anne

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything in your post looks great--but those frames and little chandelier really catch my eye! So pretty!

Di said...

Let me tell you, you found so many great things!! i am a wee bit jealous. I know you will do great things with them. Di@Cottage-wishes

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, look at all those great finds, Rosemary! I love the frames. Those table legs look like they could be used to make something interesting. Great tote! I'm going back for one I passed up the other day that was about the same size.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Great treasures! I love the chandelier.

Dee

It's All Connected said...

Who throws a table like that in the garbage! Lucky for you that they did but you must have felt giving them a slap on the back of the head. lol ~ Maureen

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Wonderful finds there Rosemary! I can't believe someone had that table out for trash, great makeover! Love all those vintage silver pieces too!

Kelly said...

Gosh, why can't I ever find good pieces of trash like that on curbs around here???? I saw something the other day that was a weight bench and some speakers. Boring! Love that round table you found and are redoing.

JP said...

LOVE that table..the finish isjust perfection
!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I go thrifting a lot and never see the great stuff you find. Even at garage sales or estate sales. Those brass stencils are a very unusual find.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You find the most incredible things...good for you Rosemary....I cannot believe someone threw out that pretty table....and love those brass stencils!

Stephanie said...

AWESOME finds - especially the table from the trash - wow!!

must love junk said...

What fantastic finds! I really love that huge tool carrier!!
Susan

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Rosemary, you have an amazing eye for finding treasures in the trash! LOL! Only you can take all of these items and turn them into something fabulous!

Bliss said...

You got some good goodies there. I have no doubt you know just what to do with all of it too.

Bliss

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Rosemary your vintage finds look much like mine :)
I too have a collection of silver and silver plate that I have been adding to from thrift finds and tag sales, also your vintage stencils, I have some that I inherited from my grandfathers paint box of paint tools, only mine were overly used and love way too much, the age tells its own stories.

Keep inspiring all your beauty.
Xoxo
Dore

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Rosemary, Those brass stencils are such a great find! I know you'll get plenty of use out of them. You have a good eye for finding treasures.

~ Liz ~ said...

Good eye on the metal pieces that you'll make into a desk. It's going to be fabulous. It's all so fun. I commiserate with you on the junk piling up. I spent all day rearranging mine. Projects await. That's for sure.
Good luck with all of yours!
Liz

Gail said...

What great finds Rosemary! I love that chandy!!

Pam Lambky said...

Oh, such lovely treasures you now have. You have a natural talent for bringing out the best in found objects! xo's Pam

Olive Cooper said...

Love the brass stencils and my Joe has some of course. You scored on so many levels here. Love what you did with the chandelier. xo, olive

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Lots of cool finds. I can't believe anyone would put a Victorian table on a curbside left for trash. Oh well, lucky you!!!

Victoria said...

You find the best stuff Rosemary. I think you need your own reality show so we can all come on your picking trips! I love the chandy:)

Jeannie-JB said...

I'm gonna be so lost without Rhoda's (Southern Hospitality) thrifty Monday link party - where else can you find people who love thrifting as much as you do?

Great finds and I love the table that you refinished. I think I'm most "green" over the vintage brass stencils. Have fun with them.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful finds, and how cool to have found that wonderful table for free!! I love the stencils and the chandelier as well.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great finds Rosemary...wish my neighbors would put out a neat table like that. Thanks for sharing at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What great finds. I am just loving what you have done with those pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great finds! Love that roadside table and silver!

lvroftiques said...

You found a Victorian Eastlake table in the trash??!! Seriously girlfriend if I didn't already love you I'd have to hate you! Lol! One of these days Rosemary I want to go shopping with you!*winks* I think you live in the best part of the country for "fabulous" And all those brass letters!!......*sighs* Vanna/your jealous friend