Monday, December 27, 2010

2nd Time Around: Painted Buffet

 

 

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Here’s another great piece of vintage furniture given an update with paint. The color is  a deep sage green, and the hardware of this French Provincial dresser has been painted silver.  It seems that the painted pieces are selling almost as soon as they are brought in!

 

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Monday, December 20, 2010

2nd Time Around: Vintage Santa

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This week I want to share with you a vintage Santa that my son found at an estate sale in New Orleans, La. At first I didn’t like it at all, but the more I looked at it I began to see the potential in it. It is glass, and a bronze like color. We decided to put it in one of the booths…it is kinda late to be adding Christmas d├ęcor, but maybe someone passing through will spot it and see the potential in this piece. Anyway, it is very unusual. If any of you have seen one like this, please leave me a comment. We would love to identify it. The people holding the sale date it to the 50’s.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

2nd Time Around: A Little Jacket Saves the Day!

 

 

 

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This week’s post will be a little different! I visited my grandkids on Sunday afternoon, and when I got ready to leave Cooper wanted to come home with me. I haven’t had a chance to have him as much by himself like I did Connor because he usually wants to come too! But since it was a school night, he had to let Cooper come by himself.

It was bitter cold on Monday, and Kelli had not sent Cooper a coat. He wanted to go eat and play at the mall, and my husband just happened to remember that we had this little jacket that belonged to Connor! Cooper was so proud of it since it belonged to ‘brudder’ as he calls him! He wouldn’t take it off all day! So, this little 2nd Time Around jacket saved the day for us!

 

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2nd Time Around: New Color for Painting furniture

 

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I’m in love with this new color one of our vendors is using to paint old furniture! It is a beautiful silvery gray and looks so classy! The old antique brass hardware has been given a facelift in silver too! What is your favorite color when painting furniture?  Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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Monday, November 29, 2010

2nd Time Around: Vintage Cross Stitch

 

 

 

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I’m always attracted to vintage cross stitch pictures when shopping estate sales, garage sales, etc. This one in this photo was really cheap…and even though I don’t have a chicken theme in my home, I bought it for one of my antique booths. I think I may actually have the book with the directions for this piece somewhere! I loved doing cross stitch at one time, and hopefully these vintage cross stitch pictures will one day be appreciated again! This one is still at the antique mall among other ‘chicken’ related items waiting for just the right person to come along! One thing I’ve learned through all this is that you never know what someone else will like, and just when you’ve about given up on something it sells, so even though it hasn’t sold yet, I still have hope that it will!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

2nd Time Around: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

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Hope all of you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We celebrated early with my family at my aunts house, and will have a simple Thanksgiving at home with a few family members on Thursday. I went by my booth at the Flea Market and Antiques today and was going to get the turkey platter you see in this photo to bring home and use this year. But when I got there it had sold! No complaints….I have plenty of more serving dishes, and I made a great profit on it. LOL

The turkey pillow was one of a pair, so one of them has sold. I wonder if anyone will buy the salt and pepper shakers or the wooden turkey? Guess I’ll find out after Thanksgiving!

I have been selling lots of serving type dishes this time of the year! Do any of you have new serving dishes? Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2nd Time Around: New to Me Shelf

 

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I purchased this shelf from a vendor that has a booth near me at the Flea Market. She bought it on the Longest Yard Sale back in August. She let me bring it home to see if it would fit above my range in the kitchen, but it didn’t. I liked it too much to take it back to her, so now it’s in the dining room. Not really sure what I’ll end up doing with it, and it may stay right there, but either way I really like it!

 

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Monday, November 8, 2010

2nd Time Around: New Paint for a Plain China Cabinet

 

 

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This  cabinet once belonged to a friends mother, and after she passed away was unwanted by the family members. It was an ugly French Provincial style from the sixties or seventies, and was nothing to look at.

The china cabinet has been given a new lease on life with a coat of black paint, and unique hardware made of vintage jewelry and jute! The cabinet is in the home my friend’s daughter, and is a beautiful focal point in their family room.  I love how the black paint makes her bright pieces of pottery pop!

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Close up of the ‘new’ hardware!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

2nd Time Around: Mantel Mirror

 

 

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Thought I would share with all of you an early Christmas present I bought my daughter at the antique mall where I have a booth. This is part of an old mantel that has been painted and distressed. It looks great above her mantel against the stone fireplace. She decorated it for fall Saturday when we put it up there, but soon it will be ready to decorate for Christmas! Maybe I’ll feature it again then. Later, it will need to have a wire across the back so it can be hung, and not have to lean against the wall, but we were anxious to get it in place! 

 

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Monday, October 25, 2010

2nd Time Around: Cruising the Coast


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Recently we traveled to Bay St. Louis Mississippi for Cruising the coast. I didn’t take as many pictures as normal, but here are a couple of cars that are on their ‘2nd Time Around"!

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Not only did we see lots of old cars, we also saw some great entertainment including the Temptation Review-(only one of the original members is still performing.)

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So have you been somewhere for the 2nd Time? Liked it enough to go back and make it a tradition? I think this event will become a tradition for us!


Monday, October 18, 2010

2nd Time Around: Oak Hall Tree

 

 

 

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I shared with you all a few months ago a hall tree that I bid on at an auction. Well, since then, one of the antique stores where I have a booth got this oak hall tree in. So, I put it on layaway and am trying to sell my first hall tree at another booth!

I liked this one better-it suits the decor a little more than the other one. Hope now I don’t find another one I like better. LOL

 

 

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Monday, October 11, 2010

2nd Time Around: Lamps with Prisms

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At the same estate sale where my son purchased the bookcase I wrote about 2 weeks ago, I found this lamps. They have etched glass shades, and prisms.

I bought them at a great price, and planned to resale them in one of my booths. But when I got home, I noticed a hairline crack in one of the shades! So for now, I’m enjoying them on my antique sideboard! Maybe one day I’ll run across another shade and decide to part with them, but more than likely I won’t!

 

 

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Don’t know if you can tell which one it is…but it is in the first picture. I thought I had looked them over really well, so I’m wondering if the crack happened after they were packed up. Who knows? But I am going to have to be more careful!

Monday, October 4, 2010

2nd Time Around: Pictures from a Downsizing Sale

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Sometimes I buy something for my booths that I get home and decide to keep. That is what happened with these two pictures that I found recently at a ‘downsizing’ sale. There seems to be quite a few of these lately by the way!

The picture frame was banged up a little, and I need to get the right paint to fix them, but for now I touched them up with a paint pen. They are perfect for the spot right next to my china cabinet.

 

 

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Monday, September 27, 2010

2nd Time Around: Estate Sale Bookcase

 

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Recently my son found this oak bookcase for a great price at an estate sale. He wanted to put it in one of his booths to make a quick sale, but I talked him in to selling it to me! The price was right….and I didn’t have to go to the hassle of getting it here…it was already here!

The piece is oak, which many people don’t really care for anymore. But I love it- It is perfect for books, collectables, and pictures. And it is a perfect fit at for the spot at the end of the sofa!

I don’t know if you can tell from the photos-but the old glass is wavy and very pretty! And I love the way it reflects light from the room especially at night!

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 I was in a hurry to get it filled-it needs tweaking, but for now it will do!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

2nd Time Around: New to me rug!

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Last week I didn’t get to go to too many sales because Connor spent the night with me and he had an early soccer game. We were trying our best to get there on time, so we ended up with a few extra minutes and were able to stop by a garage sale.

 

I found this rug for my hall at a sale on the way to the game. It needs cleaning, and I’ll have that done soon, but I needed something in our hallway. I love the soft colors in this piece.

 

 

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So, you never know what you’ll find! I thought all the bargains would have been snatched up by the early morning shoppers, but not this rug!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

2nd Time Around: Antique Store Auction

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For years one of the best places to shop for antiques was this store in Whynot, Mississippi. Mr. Booker owned this shop which included this building and several others.

I may have written about this experience before, so if you’ve heard this just skip over this part. When my daughter moved into her first home after getting married, she and I loved shopping for bargain antiques for her home. One day we were at Booker’s Antiques, and my daughter and son had crossed the road and were telling me to ‘hurry up’ as I came out the door. I was carrying Connor, and looked down, and a huge black snake slithered right in front of my foot!

From that point on, I would only go out there in cold weather! I still would buy things occasionally, but would always tell Mr. Booker about my snake sighting, and have him check drawers etc. to make sure there were not any snakes hibernating in the piece! He would laugh and say his pet snakes kept the place free of rats and mice!

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As years went by, we would shop there less frequently, and Mr. Booker was often not there when we would go. I would still see him at estate sales and sometimes garage sales, but he always said to call first…he didn’t keep the shop open very much.

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A couple of years ago, Mr. Booker passed away, and much of his finer antique pieces that were in his home were shipped to New Orleans to be auctioned off. I thought about going to the auction just for the fun of it, but did not go.

Recently, an auction was held near his store to auction the contents of his store. When we drove up, we saw car tags from many states and lots of antique dealers, so that was a pretty sure sign that bargains would be hard to come by.

I had my camera, and snapped a few pictures of things that caught my eye. This cabinet was in his store and wasn’t for sale. The auctioneer told us that many of the items in the store had signs on them that said “Not for sale.”

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I loved this planter, and started out bidding on it, but dropped out when it went over $50. I think it ended up going for $65.

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This beautiful stained glass would have looked good in my bathroom, but it ended up going for $275.

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I can’t remember how much this clock went for, but it was more than I wanted to pay!

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I loved this silver tray and the silver trimmed sugar and creamer, but ended up leaving before these were auctioned off.

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There were so many items to be auctioned that it took all day. I left for awhile and ended up going back right before it was over. I did ‘win’ a bid on a diamond cut glass ice bucket. It looks pretty in my china cabinet, and reminds me of all the trips to his antique shop. I also bought an oil painting which I’ll probably put in my booth.

There were lots of surprises in the auction-for example this piece of tin advertisement which is also a string holder went for $1,400! A little bit out of my price range. I later heard some antique dealers discussing this and saying that the piece was valued at around $9,000!

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I did start out bidding on this Victorian bird cage, but dropped out when it went over $200. It ended up bringing over $500!

More pictures of the auction can be viewed at www.cookauction.com

Anyway, there will be several more of these auctions. I’m not sure if I will go to all of them or not-too many big spenders were at the first one!

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