WHY DO I COLLECT?

Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.

8.29.2011

WEEKEND FIND


I managed to get to a few yard sales and a church flea market this weekend before the hurricane hit... aside from a few clay flower pots I got these fabulous children's folding chairs! So cute! Half the size of a standard folding chair. I couldn't pass them by! And the price was right... $2 for all of them! Two were made by the Adirondack Chair Company in New York and the other two by the Krueger Metal Product Company in Green Bay Wisconsin.

8.24.2011

YARD SALE FIND


Got this cool bench at a yard sale last weekend... the woman first told me $30, then $20... I ended up paying $5! Looks like someone may have made it out of old barnwood. I added some glass knobs. :-)

8.22.2011

GOING GREEN!


After visiting my friends Jerry and Anna and seeing a great vintage porch sofa they had found in the trash and painted a beautiful bright green, I got inspired to paint these 2 vintage metal lawn chairs after having them in my garage for 10 years! I always meant to paint them but just never felt like doing it for some reason! I came across the little round matching table at a recent yard sale for $1.00... yay!! So happy with that purchase... I chose more of a lime green paint and am very happy with the way they turned out! So happy that I painted 2 metal tables that I had gotten at a flea market a few years ago and also a metal chair that I found in the trash. :-)

8.03.2011

TRASH = TREASURE!


While out early this morning I spotted this fabulous vintage basket peeking out of someone's trash! Perfect condition!! See more from my collection here!

8.02.2011

PRESENTS for ME!


It's great to come from a family of collectors! My dad is always thinking of me when he's out hunting for treasures at yard sales. He's great at finding the stuff I love! Check out these 2 yellow McCoy planters and little pink pottery vase **smile**... and this awesome vintage Christmas tree stand. This is a collection that I haven't posted yet but will soon! And, these great vintage wooden hangers with advertising. Thanks dad!
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