I was going through withdrawal. I needed to get out, I needed to hunt a little, and I needed to find REAL bargains. I achieved all three. I had enough energy to hit a few garage sales today, and here's a bit of what I found.
I love this vintage lampshade. When I got it home, I knew I had just the right embellishment for it.
I had a millinery piece that looks like it was made for it.
A pan stamped "France", and small ornate metal frames.
This vintage stamp was only 50 cents. I love the fact that the numbers are kinda large. I can add numerals to quite a few projects.
It was the rusty handle on this basket that got me.
I'm keeping things simple these days. I'll only be altering a few of these finds. I'm focusing on items that don't require major overhauls. I do have a pair of tables I'm transforming, but, it's a simple transformation. I'm also slowly going through the rest of my boxes in the garage (a.k.a., The Abyss).
I'm planning to set up at a local flea market this Sunday if it doesn't rain. I won't be doing any of the lifting, or packing. I have three strong men for that. I'll be the director, and salesman.
Taking it slow and easy. I want to make a full recovery.
See ya soon.
Glad you are feeling better Rosemary. Plus you got to go out and do a bit of fleeing. Good!!! Does a bod and mind good to return to our bit of normal don't you think?ReplyDelete
I am crushing on the lamp shade !!
Here's to continued recovery!
I'm glad to hear all of this, Rosemary! It sounds like you are being very smart. I love all your finds. That lampshade is great. I had a pretty good garage sale day myself this morning. I was quite pleased with my finds.ReplyDelete
Happy you're better, Rosemary. I love the little alabaster birds! SO CUTE!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that you're beginning to feel better. Love the things you found and the embellishment you gave to that lampshade. Looks like you always have something in the works that can be sold!ReplyDelete
Rosemary, I didn't realize you were so sick! I hope you will on the mend now so you can enjoy some summer?? You such a religious blogger, always posting fervently and frequently, so much energy in your work! Give yourself a little bit of time off to relax and take of yourself. Peace!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are on your way, Rosemary!ReplyDelete
I love your treasures - and understand "needing a hunt fix."
I am trying like crazy to just stay AWAY from it, I have too much I need to work on before bringing in more - but I think of it all day every day - it is FUN! (But does all up!)
Get well, sweet lady.
Good luck on your flea market this Sunday - hoping for perfect weather for you!
Glad you are feeling better! Hope the rain holds off so you can enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
I have been away for a few days myself. Just crazy busy. I hate hearing that you've been I'll. so glad to hear you are doing better!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. You found some great items. Love that lamp shade, especially!ReplyDelete
Thankfully you are surrounded by loving and caring family and friends. Keep getting better dear...ReplyDelete
Your latest acquisitions are true treasures. Healing Energy Hugs...
Oh no, I didn't know you weren't feeling well Rosemary! Glad you are doing better now. I'm sure those fabulous finds are making you feel better too. ;)ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're taking care of yourself Rosemary! You need to keep it up, don't fall back into overdoing it. Force yourself to sit down and do nothing for an hour a day! Love your new finds:)ReplyDelete
I am glad you are listening to your body and your family and friends. Love the lamp shade and every thing else.ReplyDelete
We need to get out and explore and have new adventures. Glad you got out and enjoyed yourself, plus you found goodies. I had a pair of birds like that many years ago. I have also used that multi-wire wood handled thing to cut butter into flour when my grandmother was teaching me how to bake. I don't know the name of it. The lampshade is wonderful and I also love the little pitcher. xoxoReplyDelete
Rosemary, you found many treasures! The lamp shade is wonderful! I remember the Alabaster birds- guess I'm vintage too! Lovely finds for a lovely lady! Glad to hear you are feeling better! Prayers still coming your way!ReplyDelete
Great finds, Rosemary. I am glad you are better and taking it slowly!ReplyDelete
Well, a few finds like these, especially at a good price, ought to make anyone feel better! Glad you have a plan, and strong fellas in place. Take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
Hi Rosemary! I'm so glad that you felt well enough to go out and do a little treasure hunting! Looks like you found some nice pieces too! The flea market is a good idea, as long as you let your three handsome helpers do all the work! I really want you to be well too and will continue to send prayers and healing thoughts your way! xoxo, LeenaReplyDelete
I am glad you are feeling better and I can totally relate to the feeling of needing to go on the hunt. You found great stuff! Really like that lampshade :)ReplyDelete