Sunday, July 27, 2008

Score!!!


Went shoppin' today and boy did I score...can you believe those huge, old gold mirror frames, oh yeah. The cute little chair already stripped with no finish left, the red velvet Victorian chair that I will find very hard to part with. How about the big mirror, the mercury backing is crumbling in just the right places and the great floral prints, hand-painted too. What a score!!! Ran into Barb, from Sisters' too at the same haunt and she suggested I paint all the frames and the mirror white, because of all the damage to them. I love the old gold patina, but then again, I am selling them and the odds of them buying them white is far greater than like they are...my decaying mansion style (crusty)...so what do YOU think...natural (crusty) or white. I'll post a picture of the finished products tomorrow.

13 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

You really did score! What fun things. I love the big old frames!

vikki said...

too funnie that u got that mirror! i saw the gal bringing it in... and told her it would not last long! she said she was unsure because of the crumbly-ness of the mirror ~ i told her that we love that look! gotta love it! later, me ♥

cconz said...

how about gold paint then antiqued? where did you go girl. poor bill and i went to coal vally last week and they were closed. BUMMER!!!! then we went to geneseo. not much.

MuseSwings said...

Yes, you did score! Pop over to my blog - I have a Blog in Bloom Award for you.

Greyscale Territory said...

The red velvet Victorian chair is my winner! Love trotting along with your shopping sprees! Totally delightful!

And the mirrors! I think I would prefer some kind of antiquey look ~ not white!

High Desert Diva said...

Major haul! Good goin'!

The two big gold mirror on the right I would leave as is...they are fab!

timeworninteriors said...

Girl you know I love the gold frames as is, but if they won't sell that way, you gatta do what you gatta do!! The chair would look great in you house.
Theresa

Utah Grammie said...

How about a bit of both? Just enough white to let some of the gold show through..?? You did find some great things - good for you! Isn't it hard for you to let some of your "finds" go?? Hmmm..business can be hard, huh?
Colleen

Roses and Lilacs said...

You did good. On the mirror, I vote for white. I absolutely love the white, chippy look.

You posted a note on my blog this morning and somehow I lost it. I apologize. I'd tell you it was because it is a frantic Monday morning but (or brighter) on Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm sorry, I hate that I did that and I don't know how I did that. Anyway I remembered your comment and answered it.
Marnie

white o'morn cottage said...

Now, I have had a close up look and must say I love 'em as is. For sale though...I'm thinking white is the new gold! Love your finds, keep sharing 'cos I shop vicariously with you!...Love Pam

Dolly said...

Ouuuu BIG SCORE!!!!!

I love love loooove that victorian chair! {drool drool}
And those frames are to die for!
If it was me I'd keep em as is but to sell you are right they'd go faster if they were shabby white or pink!
I want to come shopping at your house!

Hugz, Dolly

Christie said...

Vote crusty.

kathy said...

Ok I vote crusty also -- Those who love that will buy - others may buy to paint -- saves the work ya know lol - I have some of both -
well some of everything(yikes ) in my house - I am traditional English in some rooms - shabby chic in some and french in others -- very international ya know lol -
especially for a SOuthern GA L - lol - Kathy - GA