FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tweaking...again.

 
Look at this baby. Work in progress, I have to distress some more and glazed it. It got a granite top in taupe colors and a giant label that says made in France. Now the best thing, I pay 35.00 for it. It goes to show my husband to never assume. It was sticking out of a booth at the local flea market. The gentleman at the place didn't know how much the wife wanted for it and told me to come back later. As we were driving out I remember about it and my husband insisted we go on since he got the feeling it was going to be expensive. Well, you know the rest. I could not believe it, it is a solid piece, all I did was paint it.
I did some rearranging around the house since I have found so many new things @very reasonable prices. The two little urns with roses I got for 10.00 for both. The mirror with the harp cost me 26.00, the leather bound books were 3.00 each. They are from the 1800's and the writer is a
children book author named OUIDA. The glass thingy I got at TJMAXX for 15.00 because it was missing the back glass piece. The regular price was 45.00. The french girl inside is my third doll of the kind and I only pay 20.00. I paid 45.00 for my first one at a local mall.
Can you believe I only pay 4.00 for this mirror...score.

I keep adding more pearls to my dress form, she can wear them with more grace than me. The hat is my all time favorite hat.

                                              I collect little kids group pictures. They are hard to find.

                                    My collection of coral and shells keep growing. Love the stuff.
                                                                 Ouida books


                             I thought the little urns were new. They are french tole painted and they are really old...score again.


                                                  Can you guess how many mother of pearl buttons?
                                                                       Tha hat.


                              Foyer coming into the house and Juju sticking his head in my picture.


                                 Tweaking around the kitchen. I love the ladder with the vintage linen.
                                  I could not part with this dresser, it used to be in the family room but I decided to placed the french dresser there.  The doll house used to be hunter green and I painted it white. I knew it will be beautiful in white. I kept the shingles wood color. Cleaning the paint off the little windows was labor intensive. It fits perfectly a top the dresser.
                              My favorite couch in the house. I almost sold it once. Somebody put a stain on one side of the cushion and I decided to keep it rather than discounting the price, I'm glad I did. It is from the 1950's, french too.


           I changed my mantle again. I like the layering look. That is my other half doll.

     I think that I need to add an area rug to my tiled floors and window treatments (Long panels on each side only, I like the look of the wood shutters) What do you think?

Ok my friends, this is all for today. I'm linking to White Wednesday party @ Faded Charm. Blessings, Marta.

8 comments:

Ido said...

Love all your whites, great job tweaking!
Have a lovely day!
XXX Ido

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm so happy I found your blog today. I'm your newest follower!! Love your sense of style. The granite topped piece is exquisite and I'm coveting your sweet dollhouse, too, and that ladder with all the vintage linens in your beautiful kitchen! I'll be back often!

Happy White Wednesday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Barbara Jean said...

beautiful!!

Love tha crackled "M"

blessings
barbara jean

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. I really enjoyed them. Love the whites! judy

Sandi said...

Beautiful whites today! Love that granite top piece! What a deal you got on that! I know you are glad you went back for it! :)
Blessings~

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing all your white decor ..beautiful post and blog..

A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful post for WW!
There are so many treasures here I have to go back and take another peek!!

Cottage Touch said...

Nice decor ideas wish I did not throw out those beach cottage windows !
I am still making rounds for W.W.Thank you for sharing,beautiful blog and post.