Saturday, January 22, 2011

Treasure Hunting Picker Style

Is there anything more fun that the hunt...the pick...the find?

Isn't that really what makes people like us want to do what we do?

We love to "rescue" pieces and give them a new life..a new look...a new place to be happy.

I have to share these fun little architectural elements that Diane has been working on .

We "picked" these old furniture legs at a really great yard sale several months ago. They've been in the garage collecting dust from all the sanding that goes on there.

Now look at them!

Painted...embellished...given a foundation...prettied up and a one-of-a-kind accent is born!


Don't discount this kind of thing while you are out treasure hunting. Although you may not know at the time what they will be--it WILL come to you eventually.

Yesterday we took a road trip.

Drove about two hours to pick up these two beauties..

We had a response from one of our craigslist ads.

Yep, we are looking for old doors. Remember.."ask and you shall receive".

Got a call a few days ago. Put the address in the GPS. Drove up to the house. Followed the lady into the shed. Dug out these two doors from the dirt and dust. Lifted them out and put them in the van.

They had been removed from their almost 100 year old house quite awhile ago.

There no so great for energy efficiency now,

But, man, they make great accent pieces in our shelters.

Full of character and reminiscent of a time gone by.

and check out this stash of treasures we found in our very own consignment center....

Yep, we love to shop our fellow vendor's spaces for things we love.

These will be traveling to Spokane with us in June for Farm Chicks....

and here's the green door....already cleaned up a bit and setting the stage in our space...

Notice how the green really works with the really old books we discovered at our local thrift store earlier in the week???

Amazing how it just works out that way sometimes..

See this great rug under the table?

Picked this up this morning at a great estate sale...

along with this absolutely adorable dresser....

If you get there early, you really do get the "worms"...or, in this case, the good stuff...

So many ways to look for treasures....exploring them's a lot of fun.

You never know what you might find.

The same lady that had the doors had this little gem for us as well...

A Cape Cod Cooler thermos. Probably from the 30's.

Here it is in all it's green and yellow glory.

In fabulous liner still intact..

Gotta love it.

Happy Weekend to all our fellow treasure hunters.

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