Monday, July 26, 2010

Diamonds in the Rough and a Question

This last Friday the 23rd, I decided to hit up a Gee-Double-Yuh that had a grand reopening near my house. They had moved locations across the street and the old one was looking kinda sad in the inventory department. HoLy CrAp!!! There was so much good stuff! But as it was not 50% off day and I swore to the Hubs that I wouldn't go overboard, I decided just to look for things I already knew I wanted. SCORE!!! I found these beauties here:

Total price? $7.98, 99 cents per Mason jar, and $2.99 for the cheese plate.
Earlier this month, I purchased a Mason jar like these and for some reason didn't buy the other one that was sitting right next to it. I have been regretting it ever since. So when I saw these babies, I snatched them up immediately! The little old lady I nearly knocked down probably thought I was off my rocker cradling them like precious newborns... And the cheese plate! I plan on making this into an adorable cloche, so I can join the Cloche Club!

Just when I thought my thrifting day couldn't get any better, I stopped by an estate sale on the way home where I picked up these lovelies:
Total Price? 75 cents!!! That's right! 75 CENTS!!! SQUEEEALL! I was so excited about my little treasures. My original plan was to take these little jewels and really pretty them up with some Heirloom White and a little glazing. But first, I decided to do a little research.

After searching around I found that my pretty blue Mason jars are a limited edition Bicentennial Celebration jar made in 1976. (Was not planning to paint these...) They are somewhat rare and the pint jars sell anywhere from $10-$15. The quart jars sell for around $20. Not bad for 99 cents each, eh?

But that's not the best of it, I looked these guys up too:

This Cellini-Craft Platter sells for around $25.

Isn't that detail work beautiful? This little Everlast Metal Platter sells for about $35.

And lastly, these little Stede Pewter Porringers. I was amazed to discover that just ONE of these little (4-6") sweeties can go for $55!!! WHAT??? I didn't believe it either!

So, here's my question... Do I go ahead with my original plan and paint these? Or should I keep them in their current state? Now, I'm not out to make a buck, so I'm not planning on selling them... I'm just not sure whether I should keep them in their antique glory, or give them a new life with a coat of paint. Can you fellow bloggers help me with my dilemma? I would really appreciate it!

Thank you in advance,

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My First "Official" Post

Finally! My first real post! Sorry for the delay, but you know how it goes... Life always creeps up... Anyhoo~ I have a TON of projects in the works right now. Some furniture redos and little home decoration projects. Here is the first one I've been able to finish. I know it's not huge and spectacular, but it's FiNiShEd none-the-less, and I'm pretty pleased with it:

I took this ugly $3 frame the Gee-Double-Yuh (Goodwill):

And turned it into this cute hair accessory holder for my daughter:

Total cost to finish? Less that $5. Sweet!
I'm really pleased with how this turned out! It makes me happy!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Something Random

Well, here I go with yet another blog....Just a little something separate from my personal one. A place where I can post about my little projects, pretty things, and other thoughts of happy randomness. Oh, the joy! Stay tuned...