Monday, March 9, 2009

What to do on an icky day...

An icky day is just screaming for something to do...OK...retail therapy...that usually works for me...what else...and the urge to restock inventory is always a good excuse for an antique dealer...right?

This is just the most to die for picture, it's big and has a wonderful frame and just goes perfectly with the stand I just got...


See...the colors just blend together to make a marriage of color that any junker would drool over, would be cute in a bathroom to hold towels or whatever...this is going to be a hard one to part with, but when I think of all the glorious pieces I've parted with...sigh...

and old weathered farm tables are always a must grab, who can't use them, great for holding more stuff...OR...to sit a dinner table...who knew...

This funky lamp and frame were just too weird...must haves...I'll rewire today and I have the perfect decadent fancy shade to top it...again the colors of my pallet I selected today all fit, like a prearranged plan, can't help it, it's just my eyes.


I couldn't resist the lines of this lil' stool, the color works, but the plastic top will have to be replaced by old tattered fabric of some sort...



This old Vaseline glass lamp base needs rewiring, but should be wonderful when finished...


and last...finials, don't know what they were a part of, but the imagination can just run with them...



See...a simply icky day can produce magic of all sorts, if you have the right place to go...it just takes rain to stir the imagination...whatever...we all know I would've been out there hunting the honey hole no matter what the weather may be...happy hunting...!



9 comments:

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Lucky, lucky you! Wonderful way to spend a dreary, blah day!

I absolutely love that shelving piece AND the table! That table is what I've been looking for, for quite a while...it will show up for me...it's all a hunt...patience, patience, patience, then it's there!

MuseSwings said...

I LOVE the valeline glass lamp! Perfect for bedside reading. I have just the thing for you to do today, Sharon! We are boarding the Orient Express and I have a stateroom and dinner seating reserved for you! Come to Paris immediately!

trash talk said...

I'm thinking that's what I'm in need of...retail therapy! Maybe I'll get a Rx for that real soon. In the meantime I'll just live vicariously through your shopping trips. That little stand is fab! Love the chippy paint job on it.
Debbie

Chris Wolf said...

How far off 35 are you in Iowa-we may be driving through that state in a few weeks? Would love to stop by!

cconz said...

Yes it is a crappy day!!! I wish i was antiqueing with you. Instead i had to take 2 of the monkees in to get shots and heart worm tests toes nails (the charged me $20.00
each EEEEgaddds). the other two are visiting auntie sharon. Hope you had a cool day!

summersundays-jw said...

I'm just so anxious for garage sales to start again. Wouldn't mind a good auction. What a treat to find all those treasures on one icky day. congrats! Jan

Jeanne said...

I love vaseline glass -- it gives light so much subtlety and character.

M.Kate said...

Love that frame :D

High Desert Diva said...

Great way to spend the day!