Monday, June 7, 2010

~IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL...Shabby Pink and Wonderful~


I've been working really hard over the past couple of weeks in my studio and so jazzed about the new things coming your way via my A Gathering Place website!  I've been face-deep in fun makeover projects for my local booth (French Quarter Antiques - Oklahoma City) and my online shoppe and I've been hopping between the two!  No idle time around here...:(!  That said...I wouldn't have it any other way!

I've been able to squeeze in just a wee bit of 'junkin' about town' time and I was out-of-my-head and over-the-moon excited when I snagged the vintage PINK American Westclox Alarm Clock you see above.  Guess where I found it?  The very Antique Mall I have a booth space!  Isn't it 2die4?  I'm keeping this little pretty as they are just toooo hard to come by! 

Now...most of you know nearly every Saturday Morning I go Estate Sale Shopping!  But, last weekend my plans were CHANGED when just before we headed out I happened to peek in on Craig's List (Oklahoma) and saw an offering for a set of vintage French Provincial Furniture for sale.  Now...I live north of Oklahoma City and the furniture was in Norman.  The sweet young couple selling the set didn't feel comfortable holding it (gee...wonder why?) and so my Mr. AGPMan hopped into both of our vehicles to make the 40 mile one-way drive in hopes of buying all five pieces (Dresser, Chest, Mirror and two Night Tables...all of which wouldn't fit into just my SUV!)!

Our Estate Sale Shopping was totally put ON time to waste visiting the eleven homes on our list!
  ~CIRCA 1945~
(Love Those Dated Mirrors!)

Of course I was praying the entire time we were driving the furniture wouldn't sell before we got there.  When we were about five minutes away my guy made another call saying we were ALMOST THERE!  They were then willing to hold the set for us.  SCORE!
~Darling Chest~
(I KNOW!  Totally fabulous!)

Now...I'm going to be totally VAGUE about what I paid for the FIVE pieces because I'm going to clean them all up, prime and paint them and then offer them for resale in my shoppe!  But...I will tell you that it was not one cent MORE than a single Benjamin! :)  EEEK!
~Equally Sweet Dresser~
(Love Those Curves!)

Now...if you are STILL reading here is a bit of news for you.

Tomorrow I will announce my SWEET PINK Give-A-Way for June!  I actually wanted to have one when I reopened my Website in April, but I was just too unfocused to get one together!!!  So....

In honor of all you peeps who follow me along, comment on my long-winded Posts :) or even those of you who just stop in once in a while to say" HI", this Give-A-Way is for you!

I'll be sharing more details in the morning!
Blessings for an AWESOME Monday!

Love to you~


Cinnamonstitch said...

Cant wait to see what you so with these :)

Karen said...

Hi Rebecca!
I'm so glad you are jumping on board of the Sorority!
I think it'll be great! Can't wait to see what you do with BOTH the furniture (YUMMY) and the picture for the Rush Sorority party. It'll be on June 25th.
All you need to do is grab and post the button and you are set!
Thanks so much! I will talk to you soon!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

June said...

Oh girl, you drive me crazy with the bargains you find and rescue!!! I do believe that you have the best luck of anyone I know! I know that you will be working your magic on these pieces, and I can't wait to see them in all their glory.

Lisa said...

Oh these are just great!! I got a set but it is from the '70's with same sort of style. My grandmother had a set in "my room" at her house when I was small! LOVE it all!!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... oooh, I love that vintage set! I too cannot wait to see how you refinish them... it was so much fun chatting with you today, you are just the sweetest! I am excited for your June giveaway... I know it will be something fabulous! xoxo Julie Marie

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

So glad you got the whole set. I have bought so much of that kind of furniture in the past. My girl friend and I used to buy it and sell it in the mall. We repainted it and I always painted roses on the pieces. They always did so good selling and yours will too. Can you believe I found a whole set like that on the side of the road. The lady let me move it up against her house until I could go get a pick up. That friend and I got it all. It was out for the trash man. Isn't God good. We made good money from that great find. Hope you do as good.
You have a blessed night.
Hugs, Pat

Ginger said...

I remember as a little girl drooling over french provencial furniture, some of my girlfriends had it. I know it will be even more beautiful after you put your magic to it!!! Can't wait to see what you put in your giveaway!!!
Have a good evening.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) Those pieces are just 2die4!! Do show us photos of them once you've spruced them up!! And looking forward to seeing what sweet pretty you will have for your pink giveaway!

Have a great evening, warmest always, Brenda

Anonymous said...


I've been enjoying your blog for quite a while...and although your decorating style is quite different from mine, I'm totally in awe of your talent. Each time you share one of the rooms in your home, I'm just amazed at your ability to "layer" so many lovely details into a beautiful whole. Truly inspiring!

Anyway...I just had to comment on your pink alarm clock. I was born in Peru, Illinois...which is right next door to LaSalle, where your clock was made...and my parents met while they were both employed at Westclox. My Dad was a toolmaker...and my Mom worked on the assembly line and also served as the photographer for the company magazine, "Tic Talk." If your clock was manufactured before 1956, it's likely they had a hand in making it! I'm glad you're keeping the clock...they don't 'em like that anymore...but, if you plan on actually USING it, be forewarned. That alarm is LOUD! You'll be peeling yourself off the ceiling!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful set of furniture. They just don't make them like this anymore! Good for you!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tara said...

I so did NOT do as well as you! The one furniture piece I bought doesn't compare to yours! I can't wait to see them refinished, I know you will make them look splendid.

I am doing very well, thank you for asking! I am having lots of fun with our booth. We usually go in a couple of times a week to shift things around and check things out. I have been painting a hutch the last few days. By hand. We are going to save up for a spray gun before my arm falls off!

fannipauline said...

Hi Rebecca - what a wonderful find for you. I know it will be beautiful when finished. I redid an old dresser that has a small drawer on the top. It is white with beautiful pink roses.....I will sell it at my gift show coming up in October.....Best of luck always. Hugs, Pauline

Rita said...

Sounds like you have been one busy lady! Hang in there!

Mari said...



Wendy said...

Well worth the trip! They are so pretty! Can't wait to see how you make them even more beautiful! So very exciting :)

Mosaic Magpie said...

Wow! That furniture is something else. It will look beautiful when you are finished with it. I will look forward to tomorrow's post!!!

stefanie said...

oh, I know you are going to make them even MORE gorgeous!

Stella said...

So worth the trip. Love all the curvy lines. Can't wait to see the reveal.

Rebecca said...

TDF for sure! Wow! What an awesome SCORE, indeed! Your giveaway sounds wonderful! Have a most lovely day!


Rebecca said...

BTW...I want that precious clock! OMG!


Barbara said...

Oh I do love it all the pink, makes me feel so at home, soft and feminine, thanks for sharing my new found friend, God bless you and stop by visit with me, hugs and blessings Barbara from

Janine Claire Robinson said...

Congrats on your beautiful new find! How absolutely fabulous and exciting. Much love xoxox Janine

Janine Claire Robinson said...

Congrats on your beautiful new find! How absolutely fabulous and exciting. Much love xoxox Janine

Bellesanbeaus said...

Your furniture was such an amazing find...can't wait to see what you do with it. That lil clock is just too cute! Love your blog! Beth

Nanbon44 said...

My girlfriend had that set when we were growing up... I keep looking to a vanity like the ones that were in my house as a child, they had a huge round mirror and I love the padded bench.

Anonymous said...

I am one of those who just droped by for the very first time and saw that clock photo and said " gee O my I love that it's pink how lucky for her " .. Where O where can I find such a fine looking clock -- it's so what I've been looking for for a long while now and there you have it -- could my heart beat so loud -- silly I know but love it! I have this bedroom called "just for Gal's" it where my granddaughter stay when they sleep over -- I am still in the decor mold still and looking out for just such items.. I'll be back to see how your new project turns out! Glad I found your blog!

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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful set of furniture, I would love to see what you do with them!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Rose said...

the clock is cute. the furniture looks great. my mother died 3 years ago, i have her french prov. bedroom set that she bought before my college days 1968. i cherish it it's in good condition. rose

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the make over AND the give away! ♥

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well.... :) You know that sweet little pink clock?? You do? If you bought it for $5.00, I'll give you $10 and you will have..DOUBLED YOUR MONEY!! Heh heh!
I just bought a clock at Walmart. Wanna trade? Oh...HAR! HAR! HAR! :) Ok..enough pay back! lol

Seriously, you have MORE energy and it always amazes me!
You have so much happening and I can't wait to see everything!

I just went over all of your items and everything is so lovely, Rebecca. Your work is amazing...
Everything that made me catch my breath was SOLD! Can you imagine?? lol
So..I will keep checking!
Love to you...

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

The bed set is going to be nice .Will be back for your give away. Laura Q

Charlene said...

OK I am pea green over the pink clock & the furniture!!!!!! LOVE your score. I know the last time I tried to come & see you & the store you were off to see your sister. Well, I am planning on coming July 29 for a class at The Paper Crown. I am meeting my friend Shelley there. I would LOVE to hook up with you that weekend if you plan to be around. HUGS! Charlene

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are so talented, and you have got to be kidding about the price! Girl you STOLE that furniture! ;-)



Cat said...

I so love your blog. I am definitely following you and I subscribed to your feed. Love it!!!!!!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Rebecca....what a wonderfully delicious find! I love the dresser with the rounded fronts....would even be cute for a dining room, wouldn't it? I sooo wish you lived closer... :-)......Nah.........really it's better that I don't. I'd be in sooooo much trouble.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh....PS...... I bought one of those little pink clocks at the antique mall a couple of months ago.....FORTY dollars....but I couldn't stand it. I wanted it sooo badly. Then I saw another one at a little sale.... Ten, averaged out, it's not too bad, right? :-)


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