Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me Part Two!

I really wasn't planning on spending half of my birthday (Saturday) riding around looking for estate and garage sales.   But I got this call...about a garage sale.....and after finding this little settee buried deep in the garage I was a gonner.  I mean who wouldn't be?  It is from one of the grand old hotels of Detroit.  I've been wanting to find a settee for my dining room for at least seven years - and here it was.  I don't even think I will reupholster it.  I think I will clean it make a slip cover for it and then make a cushy six inch thick cushion for it.  Oooooweee baby!


And then we were driving down the street looking for a sale and look what we found.....this little chest with a big FREE sign on it.  It looked like there was another car checking it out, but it was a Porche and there was no way they could pick it up.  Besides that - we hopped right out of the car snatched it up and it was in the back of the Durango before I could say Happy Birthday to Me!  It's going to be pretty dang cute all painted up!

See that large slice of tree?  It was free too!  The guy that sold me the settee gave it to me.  I'm still thinking about what I am going to do with it.....so many opportunities....

 
I don't usually buy froo-froo things but this candelabra was only $5.  I though it might look cool on top of my china cabinet so I bought it.  Now I regret it a little, because it is too tall and it's almost as big as my whole dining room.  The other little candle is more my style and it was $1.

 
We hit the last five minutes of a moving sale and I got this little chair for a song.  I think it is another candidate for paint and probably fabric.


I'm just a little bit in love with this mirror.  The frame is metal, a little rusty, and the whole thing weighs like 50 pounds.  And what about this little child's chalkboard?   So cute.  Not a clue how I will use it but that doesn't matter to me because it's so dang cute.

Grand total $62.  I like that.  That settee is going to be grand! Now I need to go fabric shopping...

I hope that you had a good week for treasures.  And if  you did...

Make something wonderful today!

Karen

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20 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Now that was a great way to spend your birthday. Happy Birthday too. Great finds indeed.

Little Miss Maggie said...

You scored! Love that settee and the little French chair? Be still my heart. Sounds like your birthday was awesome. Is there any cake left? Bet not.

Liz - Imageremix said...

That little chalkboard would make a great sign out on your patio or something. What a bunch of treasure. I'm practically drooling. You'll have to show us how you fit these things in. I'd love to see what you do with them!
Liz

stephanie said...

Wow you got good stuff. I liked it all. I can't believe that chest was free. It looks to be in good shape. BTW - in case you haven't checked out my "karen" pinterest board lately, I pinned a metallic chest. What do you think? And I made that Trisha Yearwood key lime cake last week and it was very delicious. Make it soon.

Milia said...

Someday you should do the "ones that got away" post.

Milia said...

You should also off set your spending with the $$ you will get from redoing the 5 harp back chairs I got from the guy with the settee. Not to mention the left over from product I'll buy for you to redo them.

xoxo

p.s. Are you going to share your new cornbread recipe?

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! Sorry I missed it ... but it looks like you got some awesome 'gifts' for yourself. Can't wait to see what you do with it all. :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

The birthday gods were with you! That tree slice is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you change your mind, ship it to NJ. The candelabra could make a fabulous bird feeder if you get tired of it inside.

I drove by the most fabulous desk today - but was all by my lonesome so could not lift it into my car. It's times like these, we need partners in crime (but since I have to hide my finds from the Hubs, I'm on my own).

Cheers and Happy B-day Part 2 to you.
Kelly

Bliss said...

Crazy good stuff! Happy birthday to you fer shure!

Bliss

Bliss said...

PS. That candelabra thing has Halloween written all over it for me.

Bliss

Creations By Cindy said...

WOWZERS! I would say you scored big time! Love all your finds. I would have been in hog heaven! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

fiona anderson said...

What great birthday finds - love that chair and the chest of drawers AND the rediculously low prices !

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG, girl you totally SCORED!!!!!

Woweeee and yippppeeee!!

You done goodly!!!

Sheila said...

What awesome birthday finds!! I used to live in Grosse Pointe Park. It indulged my love of estate and garage sales! I had the basement of my flat stuffed with goodies that I now use in my 1926 home in Howell. I miss all the great sales in the area! If you ever find that you are needing to get rid of stuff, you can always donate it to Enchanted Makeovers. They makeover women's shelters in cottage style. I will be helping on their makeover at the Detroit Rescue Mission.

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

I need to go YS'ing where you go! ha! You got the deals of the day! Love all your finds, especially the settee! :)

Sami said...

Wow is all I have to say! That settee, the chair...the freebies! Great day!

Mary said...

Happy Birhtday, you certainly scored,love the antique oak and the candelabra will be great for Halloween if nothing else...great finds, my favorite...the settee!!

PamLuvsPink said...

WOW!!!!!!

The settee was a great find!!!! I also love the candelabra...It's stunning!!! I also love the chair and your free little dresser. Free...Isn't that a great word!!

You did great on your day of the hunt!!

Pam

Curtains in My Tree said...

happy belated Birthday girl

OMG I love that settee and the chest and the piece of wood and the candle thing , just all of it
I would say you had a good day

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