Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Really Incredible Finds…But, Where Do I Put Them?


Remember, my post, Honestly, I Have to Stop Doing This? That’s okay if you don’t because I seem to have forgotten it. You see, I was walking my dog past a neighbor’s house…they are moving so I thought nothing about seeing all their possessions spread across the lawn…until I saw the “Garage Sale” sign. Of course, I stop dead in my tracks. So, many, many beautiful things. The owner decided that she is changing her décor when they move out West, so she is selling all of her shabby chic décor. Oh. my.
Here’s what I got…believe me, I controlled myself…I could have bought everything…I mean everything!
For example, look at this sweet, little vintage salt and pepper set or as they say in France, “Sel and Poivre.” Does anyone know what the last little container was used for?

Look at this very cool antique table with two planter tins on either side …is that what they are? Does anyone know? I plan on painting it with chalk paint.
Okay. This beautiful mantle is my absolute favorite, favorite thing I have ever bought at a yard sale (I think). However, I it’s huge. I have no clue where to put it…I just had to have it because…are you ready for this? She sold it to me for ...
$30. 
Isn't it a beauty? And then, this candelabrum was free, yep. Free.


And this sweet little table…again, free. 

Thanks Claudia! I really wish we got to know each other before you were moving…I think we would have been great friends. Linking to:


 

10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome finds! that fireplace is gorgeous! and i am going to guess the last jar was for vinegar?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

or maybe arsenic for those unwanted guests. ;)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I was thinking the carving was on a mantle...It's gorgeous! I can see why you HAD to have it. My garage is too full, too. What's a junker to do??!!

Robin said...

I love your finds. The fireplace is amamzing!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fabulous finds!! The fire place is stunning, so very elegant, I'll take it inmediatelly! The jar looks like it was for vinegar, I think... I like it too. Just great! Can't wait to see how your fire-place looks after you do it.
Hugs, Fabby

Christine said...

wow love it all! i a sofa table i want to paint with chalk paint....im going to have to find a good tutorial ;)

Donna said...

Wow, oh wow! I sure wish that I lived in your neighborhood, as I would have had a ball at that moving sale! My jaw dropped when I read how cheap that gorgeous mantle was! What a great find. And I am guessing that little container next to the salt and pepper is for mustard. All of the cafes in Paris bring out mustard in little pots along with the sel and poivre:)

Lorraine said...

Talk about the big score!! Amazing, you lucky girl! I agree with Donna, I'm quite sure the last jar was for mustard, there is a little indent in the jar lid where a spoon would go, which is the way they serve it. Have fun with your treasures!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

30 bucks??!! Holy smokes, girl! What an awesome find. I love the pink salt & pepper & arsenic set. LOL.

One Charming Thing said...

What an awesome haul! And, your mantle is to die for!! :)

Sheila