Sunday, August 3, 2008

If only ...

The alarm went off at 5:30 and as much as I wanted to turn over and go back to sleep, I stumbled down the hall to make a quick cup of coffee. By 6am I was on the road, bright eyed and ready to find some goods. Sometimes I get lucky right away, but today I must have gone down the same rows 3 times before I spotted this....
Must have. Yes, I know I am supposed to be buying items to sell, but can you blame me?

I have never found a birdcage stand with a bird finial on top, so it's a keeper for sure. The original cream and "that green" paint was an added bonus. It will replace the one I have...see? I can let go of things, really I can!

Next row I spot a old turquoise painted folding metal chair holding a painting. I try to act calm... deep breath. Original turquoise paint, chippy with just the right amount of rust, and a pierced design in the seat. I should have been drooling here.

"Are you selling the old folding chair?", I ask. And he replied with, "Only if you buy the set. I have 3 more." It's my lucky day. Now If I told you what I paid for these chairs, I would definitely have to kill ya. :))))


I stayed calm and collected and said ok, sure. Jane would have been so proud. :) As he helped me carry them to the car, he asked if I was going to paint them. I could hardly contain myself, but told him I really liked the color. He said he was going to powder coat them but never got around to it.. oh dear. These will go into the shop with an old folding bistro table that's been waiting for the perfect chairs...for only the last 5 years!

The last item of purchase was an antique oval frame with convex glass. Not sure what to do with this one..leave the photo in or remove it? I love the floral design on the frame. I just love these frames!
If only I could keep it all...

9 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh man! I could not get rid of that wonderful bird cage and stand. You are so right, it's a keeper. You did find some great things. And to be honest with you I'd have a hard time getting rid of the charis too!

a said...

oy! That cage and stand I have never seen another like that one ya haf ta keep that! the chairs....men, they just don't get the charm...well I should say some men:) and great frame UGLY baby (no offense to the kids mother) but I could sure see some pretty roses inside instead:) good stuff!

Sweet Repose said...

I tried to keep it all, that's why I opened a shop...Love the frame, I have been taking all of the pics out and cleaning the glass and just setting the pic behind in the display. They have been selling better because they don't have to take it out themselves and do it. They usually throw away the pic anyway. I have no problem displaying others relatives in my home. I have none of my own relatives so they are my adopted clan....COOL STUFF, you scored big time, love the cage too.

sharon

quiltdoggie said...

WOW WOW WOW!! LOVE That Cage, Nancy ~ methinks I'd have to keep it too!! Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Great finds and it would be hard for me to sell any of it! Those chairs are pretty neat and you just never see them in that color. I'll have to check back to see if you are selling them. I love your blog.

Donna Lynn said...

Beautiful finds, I wouldn't sell the birdcage...that is a beautiful thing!!!

Hope your having a lovely Wed. Glad I stopped by for a visit!
XO,
DL

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

LOVELY FINDS!
WHY DON`T WE HAVE AS GREAT TREASURES AS YOU HAVE IN THE U.S?
HERE SEEMS TO BE THE SAME STUFF ALL THE TIME...
THE USUAL CUPS & SAUCERS, PICTURES CHINA...
WELL DONNE! I WOULD KEEP THE BIRD CAGE FOR SURE!
KISSES KISSES
DEBBIE
XXX
(FROM ENGLAND)

SweetAnnee said...

Oh you got treasures!!
I love the convex picture glass
and the bird finial on the cage..
awesome~~~

deena

Cali Homemaker said...

wow, you found some GREAT stuff... i love days like that! :o)