~SWEET OKLAHOMA SHOPPE~
A couple of days ago I drove to Oklahoma City (about 10 miles from where I live) to visit a fabulous shoppe called FEATHERED NEST MARKET! When my big sister, Linda, was here a few weeks ago we stumbled upon it while we were out junking and slumming. The Antique/Gift Mall type store is an AMAZING place to shop and we found it filled with truly neat looking stuff. I loved it and couldn't wait to go back...
~PRIMED and READY for PAINT~
And so...while I waited for the primer (ZINSSER 123) to dry on the antique table I yapped about on Monday I decided to brave the 110 degree temps in hopes of snagging some good finds. I planned on stopping at our local Good Will Store and also another thrift store along the way...
(Behr's Cottage White Paint)
I have YET to decide what to paint on this table (if anything)! Until I do it will stay just as it is...
(Medium Distressing...Love That!)
I found some neat things Thrift Store #1! A fabulous old hat filled with vintage millinery flowers (wowzers to that!)...
Two sweet brass baskets that I promptly painted with Valspar's Churchill Vanilla (Lowe's) and a neat little wire mesh shoe!
~VINTAGE ROSE LAMP~
Also snagged this crazy-wonderful old lamp for $4.99! Looks great now...but before you get too excited about the incredibly low price let me tell you this...
~PRETTY HANDMADE ROSES~
Even though the entire lamp was in wonderful condition (no chips, breaks or cracks, etc.) it WAS covered with flecks of this blueish type paint. I promise you...it looked like someone tried to make the roses and leaves blue or something! Totally tacky and crummy looking, too!
Here is a picture of the cord that I whacked off (needed to be rewired anyway!)...
~BLUE SPRAY PAINT?~
Anyway...I was pretty sure I could get the paint off and since it was less than five bucks I wasn't too scared about a disappointing outcome...
Come to find out it was not even paint. More like a foam colorant or something because the stuff easily washed off with soap and water... So...the lamp was a great score after all! Not sure what kind of shade I want to make for it...something tattered though and totally chic! :)
~BRAND NEW RALPH LAUREN NAPKINS~
At Thrift Store #2 I found only these wonderful R. Lauren Napkins. Twelve for $12.12 or $1.00 each. Kinda pricey for a thrift store in my opinion but since they had the original tags on them ($3.95) I opted to bring them home with me. Discounted price at SteinMart would still have cost me almost $50. Great savings!
~FEATHERED NEST MARKET~
Fabulous Vintage Coffee Table
But...my find of the day came from the Feathered Nest Market. I snagged this incredible coffee table for my family room. We just ordered new hand-scraped wood floors today and so by Thanksgiving this little beauty will be sitting on the flooring of my dreams. This has been a decade (or longer) idea in the making!
I'm too excited to speak!
My Mr. AGPMan is off studying so I'm headed to my studio to paint...and paint...and paint! New pretties coming soon...all those signs I told you about and more...
Hope your hump-day was wonderful!
Love to you~