Thursday, May 13, 2010

Treasures Thursday!!

It's that time again!!

Let's take a look at all the Treasures that came home with me this week!!

First up...

This gorgeous coffee table. This photo is the back side, you'll see why in a minute.

LOOK at that detail!?! Gorgeous right?
Here's the front view,

The empty space is where this...

is supposed to go but since Mr. Treasures wasn't here to help carry it in...

Well I had a little mishap. I'm sure we can fix it. If not I'll come up with something.
For $15.00 not bad huh?

But you know what I love best about this table???

The previous owners son must understand the joy in finding Treasures.

Here's what he left behind for someone else to discover...

Adorable right? The lady I bought it from said "Oh I'm sorry, let me get that off of there"

I asked her to leave it. I'm going to attach a little note with it showing the date I acquired it.
I secretly hope someone I know buys it so I can deliver it and see how long before someone else discovers this little Treasure.

Next up....

Isn't the shape of these GORGEOUS!?!
$15 for both!!!
I'm not sure what color I'll paint them but I do know I'm going to suggest they be used as side by side coffee tables instead of end tables. I think they're more interesting sitting next to each other.

How about you?
Next I've got a couple knick knacks to show you...

I paid $3.50 for everything you see here.

Here's a couple close ups...

Won't this guy look fab painted that same Evening Blue by DecoArt?

I can see him perched on a book shelf as a bookend!
and then there's this guy...

any suggestions? Paint? Leave him alone?
How about uses?
I know the usual bath soaps or hand towels but what else can we do with him??

Ooooh I LOVE this next one and I think most of you are going to as well...

This guy cost me 50 cents!!! I've seen something similar in blogland.
They painted it cream with a black chalkboard square on the front and wrote "towels"
Not sure, maybe I'll do the same?

Next up, remember the sneak peek photo I placed on facebook?
Did you figure out what it was??

It's a chandelier that I found for $4.00.  Oh it has the PERFECT patina on it.

All I need to do is use some wire cutters to get rid of the candlestick portion of it. You can see in the photo I already removed one. Now it's ready for some pillar candles and a patio table.

Gorgeous huh??

A great friend of mine called me a couple of days ago and told me her children's private school was having a "rummage" sale.

"Wanna go?" she asked.


That's where I found all of my Treasures I'm posting today.

I do have one more Treasure to share with you.

I saved the best for last.

YES, it's real. 
Trust me, I know.
In my past life I was very familiar with their products.
Let's just say Coach, Louis, and Mr. Marc Jacobs were my Three Amigos!

Anyhow, Grandma Treasures has been wanting a shallow, wide purse
(the eye sight's not what it used to be)

HA! I posted it like that JUST for her! ;)

I spotted this little lovely and asked "How much?"

"oh, I don't know, what do you want to pay for it?"

(talk about serving up a softball??)

I said "Oohh I wouldn't even know where to start?"

she said "how about $5.00?"

Do I really need to finish this story?



Debbie said...

First off I am seriously jealous of your Thrifting treasures, all of them, oh the fun I could have. And I can't believe you scored a coach ironic, go check out my giveaway, and yes it is real too!

elledee said...

very very pretty, I love all the shapes you found!

Blissful One said...

I have to ask, what is the little treasure that you found? I cannot figure it out!
One my walk this morning, I passed a cute desk, I will drive by when I go out and see if it is still there!
I picture it painted with decorative painting. We'll see!

Angie said...

I'm sorry that was silly of me not to say what it was!?

They are tiny legos. Now GO GRAB THAT TABLE!! ;)

Viola said...

Angie I just love all of your great finds. I wish you lived closer. I love to look for great things also. I would love to have someone who like looking for cool things to re-purpose. I just love the chandelier, and can't wait to see it finished. How about that dark Asian red you see on things for the two tables as coffee tables?

Marcie said...

GREAT finds!!!
You always have the best luck!
LOVE THE PURSE! Next time you stumble across something like that, just remember "Sister" Treasures would love to have a fancy purse too! LOL!
The chandelier is AWESOME!

Angie said...

HA! Marcie- you crack me up!!

Viola- I wish you lived closer too!! It can get lonely hunting on your own!! And let's face it Mr. Treasures is only going to do so much ;)

I think your color idea sounds perfect!!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

♥ ♥ ♥ all of your treasures! those two tables are awesome! They so reminded me of a! and that chandelier! amazing! Good job girlie! And shut up! a Coach bag, for 5 bucks...WTH!?!

Sommer said...

I love the silver bowl. Whatever you do to it, I think it should be filled with faux fruit, some grapes maybe?

The Frugal Designer said...

love those 2 side by side tables! fabulous! love each and every one of these items..oh i can't wait till i can do a bit of treasure hunting myself! who know what we have up here in N. cal...
can't wait to see what you do with these!!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am serious when I say I was on the edge of my seat for that post! I was layig back on the couch... I had to put the puter on the coffee table and sit up for full attention for that post! It just kept getting better and better, I could feel the joy and excitement! HOW FUN! That coach purse! Mercy! That was a good day!

Angie said...

Thank you BPB!! ;) It was a good day!

Rose said...

I'm with Nikki, the tables do look like bulldogs! They are great and I can't wait to see them painted (dark red sounds awesome!) I don't understand the coach purse thing, but i'll imagine it's probably something like the Louis Vuitton my dil bought herself in Vegas. The darn thing cost more than a mortgage payment! But it makes her happy, and she works hard.
Love the chandelier too!

Great finds this week!

Anonymous said...

Angie, I have been driving around "our" town with NO luck lately! I don't know if I am in the wrong areas or what! You have to give me some hints PLEASE!!! What areas are you finding your curbside finds? I actually had fun at the S.A. on Tuesday!!!! $1 on all glass and ceramics!!!! HEEEE HEEEE. I was a giddy girl. I love your idea for the chandy on the patio! Love the patina.
Le Anne

Angie said...

Ooh Le Anne- It's been a while since I made it out to the Salvation Army! Wish I would've went on Tuesday!! The stuff I post on Thursdays I find at rummage sales, garage sales,thrift stores or for really cheap on Craigslist.
Sidewalk Sunday's all the freebies!! I don't have a go to area- I just keep my eyes peeled every where I go around town. ;) That and search Craigslist for our area in the free section!!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Holy crap Angie!!! I think you've got to be the luckiest lady in the entire world. Its like all these goodies just walk right to you! Your the Treasure Whisperer arent you. I think so. I have an idea for that silver bowl - not sure if its big enough but i thought an orchid would look awesome in it and of coarse i would say paint it white. lol

You realize that all us staulkers are going to come for a visit so we can all share your finds (umm maybe we wouldnt be sharing hmmmm that could get messy huh?)

1 Funky Woman said...

You really found some awesome things. I love the chandelier and those two tables are such a cool shape. I am stopping over from Debbiedoos!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

LOVE it all!!!! Oh that die for~ xoxox Susie

scrapwordsmom said...

Lots of great finds!! Thought about you again this'd be so I have been to 2 garage sales already this morning and have like 10 more on tap for later this afternoon!!:)

That purse you found reminds of my find from 2 weeks ago... I found a COACH purse for 3 bucks!! My friends saw me with it the other day and were like Les, that sure is nice...where did you get it. I was like at a yard sale but I think I paid too much for it. They asked how much I paid, I told them and they were like...that would cost maybe 200 bucks at the store!! What?! I had NO idea-LOL!!

Thanks for the inspiration...oh and that chandilier....amazing!

Leanne said...

Ok . . . so, in my NEXT life, I'm going to be like Martha Stewart, and I am going to have a show on TV in which YOU can come, every Thursday, and show off your treasures (how is that for random thinking????) LOVE this weeks finds! (I so look forward to them!!!)

Angie said...

Sounds good to me Leanne!! ;)

sandra said...

Great treasure hunting. It's so fun to read about the thrill of the hunt and reinventing for others to enjoy!

Anonymous said...

A lot of great treasures! Those two tables are my favorite and I agree they would look great side by side in front of a sofa.

Happy Monday!

Room to Inspire said...

You scored again! The tables are amazing and and I love that chandelier - the patina is just perfect.


Heather @ Gerber Days said...

You scored! I love the black end tables! You are right. They are much more interesting side by side. I can't wait to see the finished product on these!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

What can I say that has not been said! I'm green and your pink. Good score, Ang.

Dawn said... found some great things....I am in love with the chandy...I want something like that painted black to hand above my kitchen island with pillar candles so I dont have to call out an electrician!

Renee Finberg said...

you are a rockin' great treasure hunter!!

i love the stuff.

and thank you for my sweet comments.
love you girl xx

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Ah! I am new to this blog and you are like my thrifting sister now. I will definitely be coming back!!!