Monday, October 26, 2009

Gotta love "free"


Joy called me and she said she had some items that I would probably like. She also told me that she would make me an offer that I couldn't refuse. She knows I couldn't possible turn down "free"!

The darling little yellow table was built way back in 1941! I know because its builder signed and dated it. It has a neat little pullout section and a nice drawer. I think I may put a crystal knob on the drawer. I haven't quite decided yet.

I'm pretty sure that the doll beds are going to get a nice coat of pink paint. The other day, I mixed up a nice, soft shade of pink and it is now my color of choice (at least until it runs out)

The ceiling tin may find its way on top of a birdhouse. Not sure yet. It seems almost too precious to cut up. Almost.

The wire chair is just screaming to become a planter chair. Wouldn't it be great with a foxtail fern sprouting out of the seat?

There are 4 nice pieces of gingerbread but a couple of them are broken. I think that I may salvage parts from the most damaged one to make 3 complete pieces.

Oh, and do you want to guess how many wads of gum are under that black desk?

8 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Did you say FREE? I want your friend to be MY friend. Great stuff! ~Mindy

Kim said...

You did.not.get.those.for.free. Dang! You are a lucky, lucky woman.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Wow, I love each and every thing in your pic, it's scary how similar that stuff is to my recent finds. We could totally be junkin' buddies!
I missed you in Warrenton, we'll have to hang together in the Spring.
Best of luck in my giveaway!
All the best,
Anne

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh! You lucky girl! How exciting. I love your ideas for your awesome stuff!

yvonne said...

Nothing better than free. What great stuff!

Vanilla Vintage said...

A woman after my own heart! I can't resist old stuff that needs fixing up either! I think it's an illness..:)

cindy said...

Free is my kind of word. Ohmygosh...those gingerbread pieces are amazing...love the color!

-c
yapping cat

terra @ willowsgrace.blogspot.com said...

I am salivating at the mouth looking at that awesome pile of junk. You sound so much like me when you talked about your boxes of treasures. Aren't those just the best? I go to auctions and I always manage to get way more than the dollar I paid for the box. Once I got 7 boxes for a dollar. HA ha
Love your site.