Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter everyone! I have a new “find” to show you.

Reluctantly, yesterday I was dragged to the mall by my son who remembered that days earlier I had promised to take him. I hoped he would forget but, of coursed he did not. Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop…I really love to shop. I do not like to shop on the weekend when you are shoulder to shoulder with people. I just don’t like crowds….I think that comes with age because it never bothered me before…just kind of crept up on me. Take me early on a Monday to the mall and I could shop for hours. Ok well here is where the story gets good. Since we were experiencing a spring like day (it was almost 50 degrees). I decided to take a more scenic route to the mall and found myself at a yard sale where I found a little gem of a lamp. This lamp was a upcycled silver plated teapot that someone turned into a light. I scored it for 5.00. I’m thinking of pairing it with a red and tan gingham shade or possibly a barn red punched tin shade I found on line. Now of course I’ve got it in my head that I can duplicated this idea. So I will be on the lookout the next time I go to a sale for something I can repurpose into a lamp. I’m really loving my new lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

French club fundraiser flea market finds!

Our local high school’s French club held a fundraising flea market and I wanted to share some of my finds with you! I was thrilled to find a white ironstone gravy boat, I think that white ironstone is going to be my next conquest in collections…I just love it! A small white with black transfer ware pitcher marked made in England found a home in my corner cabinet,a primitive hog scraper, a rusty primitive scale, a chippy paint metal food ricer, a teapot for my mother in law, 2 doilies,a cute prim doll sitting on a small wood chair with a birdhouse, and last but not least 2 blue mason jars! There were so many great tables set up and it drew such a nice big crowd. I hope they raised a lot of money!

White ironstone gravy boat

White ironstone gravy boat

White pitcher made in England

White pitcher made in England and a teapot for my mother in law!

Prim doll sitting in her chair

Prim doll sitting in her chair

Rusty kitchen scale...the more rustier the better

Rusty kitchen scale…the more rustier the better

Two mason jars behind the pink pig!

Two mason jars behind the pink pig!

Vintage chippy red paint food ricer

Vintage chippy red paint food ricer

2 Doilies

2 Doilies

My kitchen favorites

I had to put a picture up of some of my kitchen favorites.Image

Dry sink with cutting boards, wooden bowls, etc.....

Dry sink with cutting boards, wooden bowls, etc…..