Hi there! Did you have a good weekend? I spent some time with my sweet friend, Nancy, my garage saling/thrifting buddy, and that is always time very well spent. In fact I look forward to it for weeks. She went back to work a few years ago, so we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like.
We hit a church tag sale over in her neck of the woods on Friday, followed by Starbucks for lunch. We each found loads of good junk. The folks adding up our treasures and packing them as we went along were pretty impressed with our ability to accumulate, LOL.
Saturday my sweet husband chauffered me to several afternoon sales, and I found more amazing stuff. Before we pulled out of our driveway, I had said, “I’m not going to buy anything big and I’m only buying really high quality items.” Even he agreed with me, when we arrived home two hours later, that though I broke my “no big items rule,” everything we bought was “quality!” Let’s take a look at some of those vintage finds, shall we?
First up are two sets of unique Chinese stamps (cost: $1.00 each).
They will make a great addition to my crafting supplies.
2. A cheese box that I’ll give a paint makeover (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00 once painted).
3. A pair of berry baskets (cost: 50¢ each, value: $6-8.00 each).
4. A very large, attractive wicker tray (cost: $3.00, value: $18-25.00).
5. Two sets of wooden beads, similar to the rosary bead sets that are popular right now (cost: 50¢ each, value: $10.00).
6. A recipe box (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00). It may get a makeover as well.
7. A wooden granddaughter clock (my own made up name) (cost: $3.00, value: $35-45.00 after a paint makeover). You might enjoy reading about my carriage clock makeover 🙂
8. A pair of large cutting boards that I thought would be perfect for making signs with (cost: $1.00 each, value: $25-35.00 after paint and stenciling). Imagine the juice catcher around the edge painted a contrasting color (like white). Won’t that be cool? Check out: How to clean & care for cutting boards. Vintage signs for sale.
9. A rolling pin made out of a single piece of wood (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
10. A wooden tray with brass handles (cost: $1.00). I’ll paint the frame and replace the lighthouse scene with something else (value: $25-30.00).
11. A pair of Adirondack-y wood slices for crafting (cost: 75¢ each).
12. A piece of scrap wood, perfect for a future vintage-y craft, like this farmhouse wall art (cost: 50¢).
13. Final Fabulous Find: A thick [heavy] wooden base-stand-stool seat-whatchamacallit (cost: $1.00, value: $25-30.00). Despite its surface dryness, it is one big, beautiful hunk of wood, and I knew I had to make it mine, LOL. After a wax treatment that wood will be buttery soft and glowing.
It’s a good 5″ high with stubby little legs, making it perfect to display something on top. And if it did once had longer legs, they were quite narrow and chopped off a long time ago, as you can see from the photo on the right, which shows lots of wear.
I hope you enjoyed today’s 13 wooden finds, and that they inspire you to search for wooden things of your own, pieces that perhaps you might have once overlooked. As always, happy hunting!
Four years ago I started Adirondack Girl @ Heart, and I can honestly say, not only have I never looked back, but I have loved every minute of it! As you know, I L-O-V-E vintage and I also love talking about it, and writing about it and researching about it, and passing on my two cents to you about it. You have graciously engaged in conversation and kindly read my two cent posts. So today I’m announcing a giveaway for you all, that I hope you’ll enjoy.
On offer are the following: a notebook with pockets on the outside for photos, an iPad case, a journal with subway-style decoration, and a vintage-y make-up/toiletries/whatever-you-want case. Click below for four chances to enter the giveaway, open until September 30, 2017.
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