Saturday, March 23, 2013

Operation Chair Redo & a Giveaway Winner!!!

Hello everyone...:) I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far! I sure am. I started my day with some flea market shopping with the hubby and found some great junk stuff! Many of the items are for my ETSY store, but I did manage to find some treasures for myself as well! (I never fail to find things for myself...lol!) I am going to share those with you in a bit, but first I want to show you my chairs I have been working on! I have had these chairs for a few years now. They came from a teacher friend's classroom when she retired. Here is a before from the first time I recovered them (they used to be olive green leather....lovely).



These chairs were made in 1970 by the Ashmore furniture company. The original tags are underneath the seats. 



They also used to belong to the University of Florida...


Ok....here is the after!



I am in love! I have been wanting to recover them for a few weeks....since I found this gorgeous fabric at the thrift store! I am so glad I spotted this beautiful cabbage rose print linen. It is by 5th Avenue Designs and is from the early 90's...so it's vintage! I love the gorgeous shades of pink and green and the robin's egg blue in the background. See the strawberries? There are raspberries too! This fabric is so much better on these chairs....they needed a larger print. These colors go so well with the look I am trying to achieve in my home too. These chairs reside in my little library space which I will be sharing soon. I have been working in there and adding in lots of my recent thrifty finds! So....what do you think of my chairs?

OK..., here are a few of the thrifty finds from today's haul!

First up is this sweet little ironstone pitcher....made in Brazil! 
$1


I also bought these beautiful salad plates from the same sweet little old man.  
They were $2 for all 4!


They are Dane by Colonial Pottery in Stoke, England. I also got this pretty little wooden box which I had planned to repaint, but after I scrubbed it up, I decided not to. 


I love the shabby, worn look of it! 
It was $1!



I found this pretty old rose print which I had intended to put in my ETSY store, but I have decided it needs to stay with me...:) It's too pretty to get rid of!
It was $1 as well...:)


I found this pretty old glass jar with a wooden lid at the same booth. I painted the lid white and love it! It was also $1!


I found this gorgeous Limoges platter and had to have it despite the chip! It is staying with me and I don't care about the little chip! I found one just like it on ebay for $54.50 so I feel pretty good only paying $2 for mine...:)

See the little chip at the bottom? 
Look at the pretty handles! And the gold trim is in really good shape!'


So....$8 for all my treasures! At least for the things I am keeping. I bought several things for my store as well!

OK....if you're still with me, it's time to announce the giveaway winner!!! I ended up putting in everyone's name in a list on random.org and and the first name on the list it generated was....


Congratulations Stephanie!!!
Stephanie has a lovely blog......


If you've never visited her, you should! Her blog is so charming...:) 
Congratulations again Stephanie....I'll be contacting you soon to get your address! 
I would like to thank each and every one of you special ladies for following me! 
I wish I could send you all a gift...but since I can't, I give you the gift of friendship...:) 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Until next time.....

15 comments:

  1. Great hunting finds. I love the tip about painting the wooden lids to the storage jars white - it was a "DUH" moment for me. I pass these up regularly. That fabric is gorgeous - I love the oversized florals and the colors. My favorite thing would have to be the ironstone pitcher. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

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    1. I'll paint anything! It usually works...:) I am in love with the little pitcher....made my day when he told me it was only $1! Thanks for stopping by...:)

      Vicky

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  2. Vicky,
    Great job on the chairs.. I like the large print too.. lovely!
    Have a great weekend.

    -Tina @clutteredcorkboard.com

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    1. Thanks Tina...:) I am in love with this fabric and am so glad I took time to go through the fabric at the thrift store that day...:)Thanks for stopping by...:)

      Vicky

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  3. The print is a great pattern and so neatly done too. I love the plates, perfect for spring. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Chel x

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    1. Thanks Chel! I'm trying to gather dishes and table linens so I can create beautiful tablescapes on a budget...:) I have never done this, but I just love all the beautiful tables I see on other blogs!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  4. Vicky, your chair is so sweet. You've got skills! Love that white box you found too. What a great time you must have had out on the hunt! Thanks for taking the time to come by Quirky Vistas. I always appreciate hearing from you!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz! They are time consuming to recover, but fairly easy compared to some! And...as usual, I did enjoy the hunt. We were supposed to go today, but with the terrible weather we were having here in north central Florida....we didn't go. I was totally bummed! But, on a brighter note, I have been catching up on my blog reading!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  5. Found you via Stephanie!
    Your chairs are so attractive, and the fabric looks somehow typically an English chintz.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! So happy you stopped by for a visit...:) Thanks for the sweet comment and for following me! I'm off to check your blog out now...:)

      Blessings, Vicky

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  6. Wow, Vicky, thank you! I am very surprised and pleased :) I really appreciate you having the giveaway and I am so happy to have won.

    I was going to email you my address, but saw that you are a no-reply blogger and I couldn't find your email address. So if you want, you can email me at kekepania525@gmail.com and then I will send you my address :)

    Thanks again! I am absolutely thrilled :) Have a wonderful evening, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. I am sorry about the no reply blogger thing. I don't know what happened. I had fixed it and have been getting e-mails up until the last day or two. I have no idea what has happened, but I will get that fixed promptly! I will e-mail you to get your address....and I am happy you won! I appreciate you following me...:)

      Blessings, Vicky

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  7. The chairs look great and I love all your thrifting scores! My favorite is the ironstone pitcher! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my window gallery stair well!

    Tania

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for your kind words..:) I will be visiting again!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  8. ROFL I just noticed that in the screen shot of your followers, it lists my name as "CORN DOG" - which is my motorcycle nickname !! I seriously have to figure out how to blend my cottage decorating and "rebel biker mom" personalities!! LOL

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