Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fab Find Friday--My Next Project-- and SWAPS!

This week was our first week back after a two week break.  I was glad to get back into the classroom and hear all about my students' time off!  But boy, was it ever hard those first few days back, trying to get back into the regular routine.  I always say I'm going to do better over break, but I always sleep in and stay up way too late.  Oh well, I guess that's what break is for.  I decided to give myself a little pick-me-up this week, so on Wed. I headed on over to my favorite antique mall.  I was a little disappointed that parts of the mall were closed due to renovations, but happy to know that there would be some great things happening there soon!  So, I looked around the first floor and did find a few small purchases.  It was a great time and a good pick-me-up on hump day of the first week back.  Here are my treasures...  The vintage red tin handled box {above} and red vintage jewelry box {above}.  
*Needlepoint Picture*  I LOVE this, especially the red frame!
*Child's little red table*  I adore this!
Look at it upclose!  Sweet!
*Precious  vintage Children's Birthday Cards*

Then I found out that other parts of the mall would be opened back up by the end of the week, so I headed back there yesterday, Friday.  When I got there, I headed upstairs to have a look around.  I had visited several booths and then turned a corner.  Something--huge--caught my eye at the back of a booth!  It was this.....

    I looked at a few things as I made my way to the dresser.  I looked it over, and then took a looksy at the price tag.  OMGosh!  Is this right??  The price tag said $65.  Could it really be??  So I went downstairs to ask Betty, the storekeeper, to go up and take a look for me.  She said, "Surely not $65 but she would give it a look."  "IT IS!", I heard her exclaim coming down the stairs.  I said, "SOLD!"  I told her my hubby would be back tomorrow to pick it up.  

Take a look at my Fabulous Friday Find and next project!

Mags gave her approval, so I guess we'll keep it!  hee hee
  So, I don't really have a finished project to show this week, but the beginnings of one that I will show soon!!  I am going to be painting it "my" black color for my dining room.  I will use it as a sideboard.  What'd ya think?
And now, on to more news...


There's a new swap that I have joined.  I'll tell you about that second.  But first, I have something else for you.  Here is what I promised to show you.  These are the things that I sent to Julie for our Easter swap.  

I hope you enjoy your weekend.  It looks like it will prove to be a pretty one here.
Back Porch Blessings,


Dawn said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by Eventually Cottage and visiting me!

I just had to stop by and check out Maggie! She's really cute! She reminds me of my Brady!

Enjoy your weekend!


Julie said...

I just loved all my beautiful swap treasures...You are the sweetest. I love the Friday finds. Your side board idea is wonderful....Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh you lucky duck! for $65 that is a good deal! I am looking for the same dresser too.. stunning! have a good weekend!

Katherinellen said...

Love all your Fab- Find...I didn't get my project yet either...Will be back Friday...Can't wait to see where and what you do with the dresser....Very good price...Have a wonderful weekends..Katherinllen

Wendy said...

What a fantastic dresser!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, I also adore all the treasures you bought at the mall. I think I may have to take that stitching, in the red frame off you hands. And the dresser $65.00 that wasn't a buy, that was a steal. I can't wait to see it. I adore the give-away I won. It arrived Friday, it will be perfect in my collection. Have a great week. Hugs, Rosemarie


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