~SWEET and CHIC PLANTER~
I had a super-busy day again yesterday that included a trip to the Dentist (my least favorite thing to do!). Whenever I have to drive into Oklahoma City I try and make a day of it. OKCity isn't far from me...only a few miles. But, it is one of the largest cities in America land-mass-wise so lots of the places I want to visit are sometimes really far apart. I pretty much stayed in one place (a place called Bethany~the same little town where I went to college and met my Mr. AGPMan!).
~VINTAGE BASKET and OLD MILLINERY HAT~
(Flowers Great for Fall Decor)
Today I'm going to show you all the pretties I snagged on my two hour excursion to junkland! At the very top you'll see an amazing shoe planter that I just fell in love with. One of the booth spaces was having a 50% off everything sale and I snagged that little beauty for $3. Sweet! I'm keeping her! She's fab!
~REPRODUCTION GARDEN BASKET~
Fell in love with this charming reproduction basket. Loved the little clamp-thingy on the handle that holds up the lids! Didn't get a great price on this one I'm afraid, but I brought it home anyway. I'm going to repaint her and add roses to the top! SCORE!
~SWEET LITTLE CABINET BOX~
I thought this little jewelry chest box was lovely...just hated the pre-fab painting on it (I don't personally care for that type of stuff). I've included a picture of her base painted in cottage white. Roses coming soon! This little beauty will be offered up soon on my website! Watch for her!
~GREAT OLD GLASSWARE~
You know I'm passionate about old bottles and jars! Found the first jar in the 50% off booth as well! The bottom two I found at another sale at a fairly decent price. They have their original glass stoppers which made them soooo worth getting!
~GREAT RECIPE BOX~
Wasn't sure how old this sweet recipe box was... The before picture blurred so all I have is the one after I base painted it last night with my favorite sugary pink paint. After the first coat I saw tiny initials and the date in the wood. It was probably made in shop class for a Momma or something...it is dated 1982. That's almost 30 years old now! Wow!
~NORITAKE SORRENTO CHINA~
(and a sweet old cup from England)
The find of the day came at a Good Will Store just outside of Bethany. It was there I snagged the Noritake China you see above (and the cup and saucer from England). The china was wrapped in clear packing tape and was filthy. Still...you could tell it was in wonderful condition and I loved it. There was no price on the tape so I took it up to the counter and asked about it...
Price you ask?
(for everything~cup and saucer, too!).
I checked on eBay and the price of one plate was as high as $50.
I'm such a happy girl!
Today I'm back in my studio working on finishing up the special orders I told you about a couple of days ago....
Oh~I almost forgot to show you these...
~GLASS PERFUME BOTTLES~
When I got back home yesterday a new shipment of glass perfume bottles was waiting on my doorstep for me! LOVE THEM! They'll be decorated up soon and on my A Gathering Place website as well. Despite the fact none of us want to think about it (who can with the heat?), Christmas IS coming!
Hope your day is lovely. I PROMISE I'll be out and about visiting many of you today. I've been missing you and need to catch up!
Love to you...