Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Treasures Thursday!!!

No April fools jokes here today!! I'm just going to show you my newest additions!! First up this little lovely came by way of Craigslist. Don't you just love that place?? If not, your not spending enough time looking around!! ;) I find some of the best deals on that site!

For $20.00 This old hutch was a steal!! It has all the glass doors-I just removed 2 before taking this photo. The top 2 shelves are also glass and it has a working light.

Don't mind the swatch of color I painted. It's French Grey by Glidden. I'm thinking of painting the outside either cream or black and the inside grey.
Any thoughts??

The next find I basically coughed up a fur ball on. Let me tell you a little story.
Remember how bad Max looked? In case you don't you can click here (Just don't click till your finished reading this post! Haven't figured out how to make it open a second window yet) HA!

Well I broke down and finally took him and his younger brother Ace to the groomers.
I wasn't exactly happy about it either.
Not because I didn't want them clean or how much it costs to clean them but basically because I feel this is Mr. Treasures job.
You know, I take care of the kids, the house, the groceries yada yada you take care of the pool the yards and the dogs.
So after searching high and low for collars and their leash, wrangling them into the car along with my kiddos we were off.
Now throw in some traffic, hunting down a place i'd never been before you can see where my mood was headed.
We finally arrive and as i'm turning over the doggies I am suddenly in the eye of a fur ball tornado and the young lady insists on asking me questions that require more than a head nod.
My mood is worsening by the second and my mouth is coated with several different breeds of fur. Finally I am aloud to exit the storm.
Once outside coughing up a lung and spitting as ladylike as possible I hear a chuckle. I look up and this  woman waiting in her truck to collect the rest of her dog that I didn't inhale, is smiling at me.
She obviously already learned her lesson and now waits for curb side service (I will be doing the same from here on out!)
I smile back with what little dignity I had left and started to my car. When all of the sudden I noticed this...

In the back of her car.
I thought to myself  "what the heck, how much more could I embarrass myself at this point?"
So I walked back up to her window and asked what she planned to do with it?
She said she had just had a yard sale and this was one of the left overs.
Can you believe that???
So I asked "how much did you want for it"
"$5.00" she replied.
I said "You got change for a $10?"
and just like that,
I was no longer upset with Mr. Treasures for slacking off on his dog duties!!


P.S. I've decided to start selling some of my Treasures. Do you think I'm shooting myself in the foot by discussing my purchase prices???

 P.s.s. I didn't forget about the give away I mentioned yesterday. Just trying to figure out what it should be. Check back tomorrow to find out what I decided!!


Debbie said...

Hi Angie!~ That is a funny story! No you are not shooting yourself in the foot because you have to put some labor of love into these pieces, that is worth a lot more than you think!~ Happy Easter, I just made a quick little post for Easter:)

Anonymous said...

I think you should take it easy on Mr. Treasures, he sounds like a good guy!!!!

Angie said...

Gee could anonymous possibly be Mr. Treasures himself??? ;)

Mom2AngelBoys said...

I always love reading your posts!
You are too funny!!! I still think you and I could combine some of our stories and make a sitcom out of it. I LOVE that hutch!
Oh and I was thinking the same thing...Mr. Anonymous is Mr. Treasures...LOL! said...

Whatta great are so flippin funny! I ♥ it! Great find! Start calling him..."Mr. Anonymous" :)

Anonymous said...

This is Grandma Mo you make me want to buy anything you retreasure, I am so proud of your talents. a person would be please to pay well for any of your finds. said...

You just draw what you want to you, must be that positive enery and for as much work as you put into creating such fantastic pieces you should not worry at all about discussing prices. You are a smart girl and talented!

Robin said...

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

All Because of HIS love!


Leanne said...

Absolutely LOVE the Treasures of Today, Angie!!! Seriously . . . $5.00????? HOW DO YOU DO IT!?!?! I wish I had your eye for these things . . . you are awesome!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous finds!!! I love it - love your blog look too - very, very pretty - found you through blog frog (via SITS) - really enjoying it!

LindsB said...

love that dresser- it could be used for so much!!

Ashley J Houck said...

awesome story! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I came to your blog and stayed for awhile. Count me as a newest follower! hope you could stop by and see if you’d like to do the same! :-)

{The Appraiser’s Wife}

Rose said...

I'm trying to catch my breath here, you are too funny! I love your style. Yes those are great finds and all, for sure, but the biggest find for me is your blog. You got me hooked at "in the eye of a fur ball Tornado". I'm signing up to follow this minute!