Okay, Hepcat says in order to be a successful blogger I must post frequently. He didn't mention it HAS to be SHOWTIME every day, so I drag my exhausted fat a..... well, you know what I mean :- ) to the computer because I am going to trust him & give it a shot. And that means that tonight as I share my weekend picks I did NO pretty "staging", just threw the stuff out and here it is. Even though I spent most of the week and weekend chained to a sander and up to my elbows in paint, I used the excuse on Saturday morning of letting a few pieces dry so I could GET OUT and see what was up in the hood.
First find was this great MOD ensemble! Obviously I'll be doing some laundering & scrubbing & blocking of the sweater but like I said, this is raw, out of the trunk and I can't wait to doll it up. All we need is some white go-go boots and we're ready to pony down! And I love the accessories I found to go with it.
And more Mod! And no, I'm not so exhausted as to not know the picture is upside down, but this is the best way I could show you an adorable light fixture - again, not scrubbed - and I got TWO of them (for five bucks but don't tell anyone,
k? ;- ) Won't these be SO adorable in someone's retro kitchen or bathroom or wherever! I love them!
I've got a real thing for gloves - I guess because I come from a time when they were a very necessary part of a girl's wardrobe so I pick them up whenever I find them - again, some scrubbing is in order. BTW - while I was not concerned with lovely staging tonight, nor was I concerned with lighting. Just toss em on the table & snap that pic! Forgive me :- )
I think this beautiful Maddux of California bird planter might be my favorite pick of the weekend ~ it's so hard to play favorites isn't it! ( I'm going to have a VERY hard time taking this to the store)
I'm really loving the 1950's TV lights. There are so many adorable ones. This wouldn't be my first choice but it is in gorgeous condition and maybe someone will love it
And this is a cute little find. I'm not exactly sure what one will do with it since the TV can't work, but I might paint it a cool retro color and maybe someone will enjoy having it for the radio & clock.
So it was a pretty successful picking day even though I was on the time clock don'tcha think?!
And, here is one of the projects that had me smothered in sanding dust and inhaling paint fumes (which might not be a BAD thing eh?! Just kidding of course *snurk* :- ) I'm pretty sure this was one of my freebies (God, I HOPE I didn't pay anything for it!!). As you can see, it was ready for the landfill. I refer to all my "rescue" projects as "old girls getting a new lease", however, I do believe this old beauty is a CONVICT!! No kidding! When I turned it upside down there is a number and a hand written name of Milton Kane on it! And since I live in close proximity to FOLSOM PRISON, welllll....... Hey who knows but I hope Milton would appreciate the second time around on his project
Before - a great old phonograph stand/record cabinet. I LOVE the style & could NOT trash it
And here's the convict with a new suit of clothes all ready to fill his new life with tons of beautiful old vinyl. (Forgive the store setting - I forgot to take a pic before I left home). This is a color combination I saw on a couple of restorations Hepcat had done & I asked him if he minded if I replicated it on a couple of my own projects and he very graciously said "No problem" - thank you Hepcat. So, heeeeer's the brand new Milton all dressed up in a new set of duds! Ta-Da!
So that's it for now. I must go rest my weary carcass. I hope to be able to share my wonderful finds from my 600 mile north coast pick-a-rama SOON!
Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are