Sunday, June 13, 2010

More thrifting

Last weekend a nearby town was having their community yard sale.  The name of the town is Stouchburg and it is a darling little hamlet with some really beautiful homes.  My sister’s friend is beginning to collect items for her daughter’s first apartment.  She is hoping not to spend too much money so a big yard sale was just the ticket.  I really had so much to do at home (and I haven’t cleaned house in weeks) so I thought about backing out…but changed my mind.  I am so happy that I did! 

I have wanted some antique shutters to hide the laundry area in my kitchen.  I have seen some that were priced reasonably but were not as tall as I was hoping to find.  At last!  I have a pair!!IMAG0001 One is right side up and the other is down but aren’t they great?!  Chippy old white and green paint.  They stand about 6’ tall.

IMAG0003 And just because I can’t leave well enough alone, look at the hinges.  Can you tell – they make me swoon!!IMAG0016 

I am not going to tell you what I paid for them because if I did you would hate me! 

 

I also found a sweet little table that I will use in my dining room.  I can’t decide if I am going to refinish or paint.  Either way, the “faux” leather tabletop will have to be replaced.  IMAG0011 

I also found more silver plate flatware.  Sorry for the glare off the silver.  They really are so beautiful and shined up just like new!IMAG0009 

This is the back of my sister’s car.  Looks like a pretty successful day, doesn’t it?!!

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Once again, I am linking up with Rhonda’s blog, Southern Hospitality.SouthernHospThriftyTreasures copy_thumb

11 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yes, Suzan! I'd say it was a great day, look at that packed car. Love those shutters. I was going to look for some old ones to put up on my deck window, but I decided to make some & they turned out cute too.

Great finds!!

Jennifer said...

Love the shutters!

Charlene Austin said...

Super FAB shutters! Your sisters haul looks impressive!

trish said...

Oh wow! Those are some great finds! Oh I love the shutters. :o)
Have a great day!
Sincerely ~ Trish

Van said...

Very nice shutters, so much character! And your sister's haul makes me smile- good job stuffing that car full! Cute blog, I'll be sure to check back for more fun!

Jessica said...

Amazing items! I love the car full picture. Isn't that what we all do !?

raggygirlvintage said...

Those shutters are wonderful! I have to say the photo of the back of the car looks familiar...
Tracey

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Whoa nice finds!! Those shutters are awesome!!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love seeing packed cars - looks like you had a great day

Sherrie said...

I know that i have done a good job when my car can't fit in another piece of treasure. Honestly I need a truck. Good for you that you found so much. Thanks for sharing for this party. Hope that you have a chance to stop by and say hi.

AntiqueChase said...

I found a trunk like that on my neighbor's curb with a free sign on it .. my kids about died when I pulled over and threw it in the trunk... I think I squealed. My is super dirty.. can I ask what you used to clean yours?? Also, the shutters are divine!!