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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!
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...:)
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....
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.....