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Friday, July 10, 2009

Junkin' in Geronimo with Candy... part 2...

I love Junkin' with Candy... Here are the treasures (one woman's trash....) that I bought yesterday... and a hint, here and there, of what they are to become...

a pretty ceiling medallion ($2.99)... the color... Terry loved! But Dixie... not so much... I'll be painting this one a pretty creamy white before mounting on the ceiling in the guestroom... sounds like a future Met Monday post to me... in fact... I think we have a few of them here...
an "enamel basin"... also known as a "dish pan" here in Texas... $16 but with the 25% off... $12! This has a destiny... it will become a fountain on the front porch... glass bowl? nope... a vintage light fixture globe (a bargain at $8.99)... Candy talked me into this one... it is to become a feeder for the birds... hanging from a tree... I can hardly wait to see how it turns out!

a giant basket for carrying dishes to the porch... $4... Glory Be!

shakers... vintage reproductions... but only $6.99... they both sport an "S" on the tops... but they fit in nicely with my vintage depression glass...

a wonderful vintage wind up alarm clock... that actually keeps time... and it found a place on the book shelves in my office... fantastic at $4.50...

and Candy wasn't the only one that found a shabby and chippy birdcage at Glory B's Cottage... I love this one and it fits perfectly on the porch... $20... talked her down from $25... I don't know what I'll do with it... but I like it...

and last but not least... a pretty pink vintage tablecloth for the porch... $15 but 50% off... so only $7.50... oh my gosh... I loved this one...

Well, that's it... enough excitement for one day! Now, there are chores to do and clothes to wash... much to do down here in French Lique...

18 comments:

Candy said...

I do love that table cloth, more and more every thing I see it.

Have fun with the chores,
Candy

French-Kissed said...

I'm with you ~ the pink vintage table cloth is a treasure and at such a great price. And I love your new opening shot, the mix of fabrics on the chair and oh how lovely this all looks with the new tablecloth. Hope you have lots of time to spend relaxing on your beautifully inviting porch.
~J~

Angela said...

Hey Dixie!

You and Candy sure did find some great Treasures!!!! I can't wait to see how you turn the light fixture into a bird feeder! And I LOVE the pink tablecloth!!!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Angela

donna baker said...

Hi Dixie, I love the way you showed us the items separately and told how you would use them. So much better than seeing a pile of items.

Bonjour Madame said...

Using things for another purpose makes things so interesting. I love the fountain idea. Great finds!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hey Dixie~~I love the pink tablecloth and can't wait to see how you use the glass globe as a birdfeeder~~cute!
Love the separate shots of your goodies, too!
Have fun~~~
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Joy said...

That pink table cloth is totally you. Great finds. I love them every one. I didn't know all that good stuff was in Geronimo. I'd love to go there.


Joy

marty39 said...

Oh you really did find some really neat treasures. I love them. I especially love the pretty pink tablecloth. It is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
Blessings to you brave lady shopping on a hot Texas summer day.
I am so glad you did.
The table cloth is so beautiful.
You may have to have a special blogging porch party in the fall when things cool off a little bit .
Thanks for sharing all the delightful treasures you sweet Ladies found.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails
Hugs

blushing rose said...

Well, it is obvious you 2 had a really good time & found some lovely items. The tablecloth I love! TTFN ~ Marydon

Sandi (Meme) said...

You certainly hit the jackpot on these great buys!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

So many great finds, Dixie! I love the tablecloth...of course, you knew I would! :-) That wind up alarm clock is my favorite thing of all, I think...which surprises me. It's just so nostalgic. :-) You found some wonderful treasures!
Susan

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Well I need to come junkin with you, great fines you have, I love the bird cage and the pink table cloth best...
Have a great week end.
Molly

Bellamere Cottage said...

YIKES! You, sweet Dixie, got the BEST bargains! Good for you. I loved the pink tablecloth....ooooh....and that glass for a light fixture?? I CAN'T wait to see that all done. I've seen that done before...so CLEVER!! MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......the birdcage??? What a great buy. I saw them in a store here hung on the wall! Now, that was cute. You gals sure have great places to shop for fun things down there in Texas.

Gotta love Texas!

Huggies,
Spencer

mbkatc230 said...

Wow Dixie, you found some great things - and great prices too! I can't wait to see how the birdfeeder turns out. Such a great idea, DH and I are trying to learn about attracting more birds to our yard and I figure if we feed them, they will come lol. Of course, I have to figure out how to keep the squirrels away - any suggestions? Love the tablecloth, it really is beautiful. What a great trip. Hugs, Kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It is such a good thing I wasn't with ya'll. We would have been fighting over everything you bought. That tablecloth is absolutely wonderful, and I cannot wait to see your "dish pan" fountain, since I have several of those basins. It sounds like ya'll had such fun! laurie

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your junkin' trips look like so much fun, Dixie! I especially like the tablecloth and repro. s&S shakers☺

Deanna said...

Oh Dixie girl, you found some awesome treasures! I was just at Candy's and fell for that white hat. What a dream! I adore your S/P shakers and the medallion is going to look even more amazing when you do your magic on it. The tablecloth..I think you really scored on that purchase. I have a hard time finding vintage tablecloths. My favorite is the Westclox. I remember my grandma having a hoard of these around her little house. I love that you used it for your banner.

DH and I are heading to Austin tomorrow and I hope I can find some wonderful thrift shops there. We're not to familiar with the city but I'm taking a printed out list of shops. Hopefully most of them are still in business! LOL!

Hugs,
Deanna :D