I am still alive and promise to get a better handle on my blogging in the next couple of weeks when the air clears around here from various exciting events that will be revealed later on:-).
I just had to share the way my day started out today.....with an early morning treasure jaunt in the rain that resulted in a big time score of pirate's booty, brocante or junk. Whatever the moniker, I decided to go to a local garage sale this morning, which I hardly ever do anymore as they just don't result in the finds of years long past. However, I did check the paper this morning and noticed that this particular sale was being held at a friend's house who owns a fabulous antique shop, where I am a member of the frequent buyer's club~lol! She does these sales once a year or so and she really has a great eye and lots of French antiques....so off I went in the pouring rain to check out her stash. Everything was wet and the sign out in front said "Sale canceled until noon or rain stops". Everyone was just about to leave (this was at 8 a.m.) and the rain let up for about 15 minutes, so she let the faithful bargain seekers have at it! Some of my finds are keepers, some projects and some will go on the website at Shabbyfufu once ready. Here are some of my tattered treasures:
A trio of vintage wicker hat stands. I LOVE these and happen to collect antique bonnets and vintage hats, so they may be hard to part with, but I will probably break down and put at least one or two for sale on the website.
Antique French plaque and print from the early 1900's. These are genuine old pieces, a bit tattered...just how I prefer things:-). These will be offered on the website, perhaps this week if time permits.
This fragment was part of a broken French lighting sconce. I have already removed the lighting and know just what I plan on using the fragment for. Will post pix later on of the project that I have in mind once completed!
This Antique wedding gown has oodles and oodles of the best net lace and ruffles galore! Dare I say that it will be cut and utilized for my Shabbyfufu dress form (mannequin) projects and perhaps a lampshade or two?
My older daughter is a fledgling photographer (quite good actually:-) and I just started her on a collection of antique and vintage cameras for display purposes only. These were great finds at $2 and $5 each!
I just couldn't resist this retro bit of vintage kitsch! Commonly referred to as a "T.V. Lamp" from around the 50's, and with the seashells and flamingos I just had to have it! If you have ever seen my website logo with the flamingos, I do collect them....this might be fun to put on the patio.
Saving what I think is the best for last....this old French bed that is gilded and ornate, yet tattered and shabby fabulous! I believe that it's a full size and is complete with the foot board and the rails. I am not sure what will become of this one.......tons of possibilities for projects. I might make it into a bench, fireplace screen or shelves~will need to ponder for a bit.
I hope that you have a great weekend, and will talk to you soon~