This weekend was an awesome weekend for second hand finds. The thrifting gods were undoubtedly smiling down on me. Friday, Brett and I traveled to the town of Clinton which is about an hour and a half north of where we live in Shelbyville. I responded to a Craigslist posting there for two china cabinets priced at $40! It was just a no brainer for me, I mean seriously, $40?!
When we got there we were happy to find the china cabinets in fair condition other than some minor water damage and some major dirt. We also found a wonderful vintage washbasin and the guy threw in some free chicken wire and a beat up table, score! I will be posting on each of these things soon, and probably separately. I have already entered the cleaning stages on our new finds. Worst part of any furniture restoration project is cleaning: bugs, mold, drrryyyyyy hands.
Now that I have teased you with that, I will actually show you some second hand finds from the weekend. My fabulous friend Wendy was nice enough to humor me on Saturday morning and let me drag her to Effingham and this little town called Altamont where I had never been. We found a gold mine of an antique mall in Altamont, I'm talken gold mine! The best part is that we were there early enough that we had the place to ourselves for like 45 minutes.
I have a serious love for antique quilts. It's almost like you can hear and feel them speak to you. So much love and care is put into the construction of a beautiful quilt. This one has an old Americana feel to it, it's colors are still so vibrant. There are a couple small stains and a few worn spots, but other than that, great condition! A quilt this elaborate and well made bought new would cost you hundreds of $$, and they don't come broken in ;)
I found this owl lamp for $12! I love unique pieces and knew this was a keeper. I gave it a little makeover (which it was in desperate need of) Now I'm pretty sure it's my favorite lamp in the entire world (at least for today).
and again with the after..
Need I say more?
This weekend fed my soul... mmmmm, soul food.