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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sweet, small and pretty ~ perfect for this old farmhouse!



I finally finished painting our new dining room table!
Apparently I had forgotten how much I despise painting furniture.
I guess because I have painted way too many pieces in the past,
especially when I had my antique store.
This just reminded me what a drag it is!

But I really am pleased with the result.
And since the table itself was less that forty dollars
I guess I shouldn't complain!

I was going to paint the chairs as well but
I kind of like the look of them the way they are.
They look good with the wall color and
since my goose is cooked with painting furniture,
I think I'll just enjoy the contrast!






I've also found a few more junkin' treasures lately
so I thought it would be fun to share a few with you ~


First, this wasn't found at the thrift store but Hobby Lobby
has their glass items 50% off this week and
I had this wonderful Southern Living at Home cake stand...
(yes, I used to sell the stuff)
So I thought a beautiful glass cloche would be perfect resting on top!
I measured the diameter of the cake plate top before I left home
and it just so happened that they had the perfect sized glass dome!

Now to decide what to display inside.
That's the fun part!!!


UPDATE!
I'm sure I'll be changing this display frequently but
here is my first attempt.
I still need to add a little bit more greenery!





PLUS...here are a few treasures from the thrift store that I've found
in the last month or so:

A beautiful throw that matches our leather living room furniture...
less than three dollars!
It's been laundered and ready for getting cozy.




One gorgeous damask curtain (still less that three dollars) that is just waiting
to be transformed into something new!!
I love washing my finds as soon as I get home...




A pretty tuxedo style blouse that is wonderfully long...5 bucks and some change!




A neat little knitted pouch/purse for 4 bucks and change...
great for a flea market when you don't want to carry your big purse!




It even still had the original tag on it!!!





Two brand new, in package, full muslin cotton sheets that I washed and bleached.
Each one was just over a dollar a piece.
What will I do with them?
I don't know yet but when I think of it, I'll have them!!!




This was such a sweet find ~
A vintage child's butterfly collecting kit!!!
I just love it all...







But really.
Do they have to write the price in grease pencil right on the wood???
I need to figure out how to remove it.
But you can see what a deal it was!!!



And I recently found THIS at the thrift...
the best thing BY FAR that I've ever, ever discovered.

For a mere 5 bucks and change
an original MAGNOLIA PEARL blouse!!!
I absolutely LOVE IT!



Neat, huh???




Me at my happy place!!!



So, that's a few of my found goodies...
the hunt is always so much fun!

Now that I'm finished with the dining room
it's time to get back into my studio
and make a few pretties.
Hmmmm, what shall I make???



Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to ~

Hugs and love,
Dawn




9 comments:

Daniela said...

Your table has become truly so beautiful and ... good work for all the new works you've in program, darling Dawn !
sending blessings on the remainder of your week
with esteem and love
Dany

Karen B. said...

My dear Dawn,
so many lovely new treasures for you. I just love heading out to Goodwill or one of the other charity stores and just looking to see what I can find. Did you see my latest finding? Love your blanket ~ I have the same one! Love what you have done in your dinning room. It is so bright and friendly. I can't wait until the weather is a bit better and then Michigan here I come and hello Joann's and Hobbylobby.
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a wonderful post Dawn!! So happy for you, with so many treasures to be found! (and at awesome price$ too!:) I love the vignette on the cake stand. Subdued and a perfect winter display. Thanks for sharing!! ~Karen O

Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love that cloche.

Jeanine

marda said...

Your table looks amazing and the chairs are perfect the way they are.
Some wonderful finds for sure...love that fabric you found. I see pillows! Your cake stand/bell display is lovely. I've done some
thing similar..love the stack of old books. I may have to re do mine
to look more like yours. I've had the same display for about 5 years now.. maybe it's time for a change.

marda said...

OK Dawn...I just went to E-bay to see if there was a chance to find
that cake stand...love it. I must not have been the only one who
read your post and wanted that cake stand. There were several new
"watching" on the first 3 I looked at. Ha!!!!!
The fabric I referred to in the previous post was that fabulous curtain.

Rhonda Dort said...

Fabulous finds!! Love love love the cake stand!!!

allthingzsewn said...

Some great finds. Wish our thrift stores were that reasonable. Your centerpiece is gorgeous. How did you ever find the top to fit it? I don't think you can get any better than that. But I will check back just to make sure.
Have a great day.

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn,
I am loving your sweet table. I wish I had one like that. Perfect for my tiny kitchen area. PLUS all your finds are totally inspirational. I love what you did with that glass dome! And the lace blouse from Magnolia Pearl!! Sweet! Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Sherry

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