Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I went thrifting!

I found some cool things. Sorry about the quality of these pictures, I simply have to get a better camera! And learn to use it--it could be that it is not the camera I have, but operator problems. But I hope you can get the idea.
This is an old school desk. It was probably originally an oak color, but not one speck of stain or varnish remains. I can make this pretty! Only $5.00!

Can you see how dirty these are?? Must have been in somebody's garage, they look like the backs have been grasped with greasy hands. And don't you just love the double cushion effect?? But they are very sturdy, and I only paid two dollars each, so well worth it.
I paid a dollar for the little, old step stool. It is rickety, but I can repair it. Do you know what that is sitting on the stool? I will post better pics of it later, but it is the precursor to the Thermos bottle--it  is metal, with a bake lite screw on lid, and a small top that comes off to allow one to drink from the jug. Inside, is a glass jar, like a Mason jar. I have another one that is very similar but is yellow. Only three dollars for this one, and I love it. It will make a pretty vignette, with a vintage picnic basket, and tablecloth,  don't you think?

I really have to stop spending so much time looking for things to transform, and get my backside busy transforming the things I already have. I hope to have a project finished to post within the next couple of days. I would finish it now, but there is a yard sale in town today----
Sandra


18 comments:

  1. How neat Sandra! I really like the desk. Everything was a great find. I love when that happens.

    Thank you for visiting and your kind comment. It's good to meet you. Come by anytime.

    Happy fall to you!
    ~Melissa :)

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  2. Thanks, Melissa! I hope you will come back again.

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  3. What GREAT finds. I love the thermos. And, I can't wait to see what you do with that desk.

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  4. I love the thermos, too! I can just imagine a wife taking a jug of sweet tea out to the field with her husband's lunch. Or a trip to town, with a stop for a picnic along the way. I am really happy with my finds! Some days, I can't find a thing, but this was a treasure trove. Thanks, Amy

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  5. Oh I love that desk! Can't wait to see you make that all cute! The pair of chairs....lol about the double cushion effect!! I do love the backs on those! Love that step-stool too! You may have to "fess up" on where you do your thrifting....or better yet..take me with you someday. That is the problem with thrifting, making time to fix it all up! It's a good problem to have though isn't it???!

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    1. Danni,it would be such fun to go thrifting with you! Maybe we can sometime, since we don't live that far apart. I don't have a really reliable source for finding good stuff. I got the chairs at a charity shop in Mountain Grove, and the other stuff at a little place in Mansfield. She has the best things, but is only open three days a month. (yes, 3 days a month). I have the best luck at yard sales. I love farm auctions, but haven't been to one in ages.
      It is a good problem (addiction?) we have. Could be worse, we could be spending all our money on booze, and all our time sleeping it off, lol.

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  6. The school desk was a great find..
    how fun to paint it any color you
    like...
    Thanks so much for your visit to
    my blog and your sweet comments.
    happy fall
    Sandy

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  7. Thanks, Sandy, so glad you came by!

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  8. Sandra,

    You go girl! I love the stool.....I just came back from the 100-mile yard sale today and all I got was a cornucopia :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  9. Hi, Karianne, thanks for coming by! Some days are like that, just nothing good to be found. At least you found a cornucopia!

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  10. What wonderful treasures you've found there girl!!!

    I just wanted to pop over and thank you for hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride. I hope to start up again right after all the harvest. 'Seems I can't master the runnin' of the Ponderosa's busy time and bloggin' too. Go figure.

    God bless ya sweetie and have a magnificent weekend!!! :o)

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    1. Hey, Nezzy! I am so glad you came by. I love your blog, and I hope you will be able to get back on soon. I sure understand the time issue!
      Don't overdo it. Hugs and blessings!

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  11. Yes Sandra, you may join us for Thanksgiving dinner.

    Those chairs are cute; are they wood or metal? And I love that little stool. Good thrifting!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy, I will definitely be there in spirit! The chairs are wood. And the little stool just needs a bit of love, a little repairing, a touch of chalk paint, lol. I love it, too. I just wish the "treasures" we find could tell us their stories.

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  12. Looks like some really great finds, I especially love the little step stool, can't wait to see more pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Taunnie, for coming by. I hope you will visit often!

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  13. Oh, what a buy on the old school desk. I would have snatched that up in a heart-beat for $5.00.
    Oh btw, I'm now your newest follower so that I can come back and see the rest of your blog.

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  14. I am debating just how to finish the old desk. I love thrifting, only buy things that are priced right, and then I feel like I have something special! Thank you so much for following!
    Blessings!

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