Saturday, November 26, 2011

Beach Retreat Bathroom UPDATE

I finally found everything I needed to complete my Beach Retreat bathroom. You can see the first reveal here. The only thing I was missing was a place to hang towels. I needed the right shelf and planned on using vintage glass door knobs. I found something even better last week.

Here is how it came together.

The shelf is from CostPlus. I removed the original hardware, painted it white and distressed it.

The knobs are old porcelain fixtures that we found at a garage sale in West Hollywood last week. They were old and dirty when we found them. I forgot to take a before photo of these still attached to the original brass piping. Dear Handyman had to work his magic to find new piping with the right thread and make it all come together.

Now I can display some vintage treasures on the shelf as well as have the perfect place to hang towels. I sewed a piece of seam binding to the edge of the towels to allow them to hang nicely.

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Between Naps on the Porch, Blue Cricket Design, Brambleberry CottageCherished Treasures, Chic on a ShoestringCoastal Charm, Common Ground, Designer GardenDIY Home Sweet HomeHomemaker on a DimeKeeping it Simple, Life Made LovelyMaking the World CuterMarvelously Messy, My Romantic Home,  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Passionately Artistic, Rook No.17, Savvy Southern StyleSew Can Do, Sew Much AdoSinging Three Little Birds, Skip to My Lou, Someday Crafts, Somewhat SimpleSumo's Sweet Stuff, The Colorado LadyThe Girl Creative, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Shabby NestThe Southern Institute, The Thrifty GrooveThe Trendy Treehouse, Thrifty DecoratingType A Decorating, Very Merry Vintage Style and What Allie's Making Now

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful Thrifting

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for although sometimes I forget to count my blessings but I'm working on correcting this.

My favorite find was this shabby chic wooden tray and stand. It is such a handy size plus it has two little drawers. Love it!

I don't know if this is old but I found a little metal dachshund figurine. It is laying on its back waiting for a tummy rub. How can you pass up a dog asking for a tummy rub?

I also found a vintage tomato salt and pepper shaker set. These are marked Japan on the bottom.

The final item I found was this metal, vintage, matchstick holder/dispenser. It has such a great red and green retro look. It would also make a great paperclip dispenser or key holder. I can imagine so many uses.

I will be adding some of these items to my Stuff to Treasure store soon so please stop by and visit if you are interested in any of these items.

Thankful for my Followers :)

This is linked to:
Brambleberry CottageCoastal Charm, Common GroundCreating a House of Grace,  Her Library Adventures, Hey What's for Dinner Mom?, Mod Vintage Life, My Romantic HomeThe Colorado Lady, The Shabby NestThrifty Decorating and Type A Decorating

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hooray for Hollywood!

We decided to go to an estate sale in the Hollywood Hills today. We had other errands to run up that way so it worked out well. Our travels took us past the Grauman's Theater, Kodak Theater and the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. I haven't been in this part of Los Angeles for a long time. Hollywood looked exceptionally nice at 7:00 in the morning.

The estate sale was in the hills above Hollywood. It was quite an adventure to drive through the canyons and find parking.

My favorite find was this ceramic glove mold. I have never seen one of these at any other sale so I fell in love with it. Can't you imagine it dripping with vintage necklaces or old mercury beads! It is about 16" tall. This one is the size of an average hand. There was a second mold at the size of an industrial glove but that was too expensive for my budget.

We also found this Pennyweight Scale. I like scales and this one was so simple and delicate.

We also found this vintage pencil pointer {sharpener}. It is made of a very heavy metal and matches my father's old tape dispenser. Plus it was still in its original box.

There were other amazing treasures but the prices at this sale were kind of high but then again, we were in Hollywood.

Hope everyone had a fun day of thrifting.

This is linked to:
Coastal Charm, Creating a House of GraceHer Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and Mod Vintage Life

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Thrifting Day

After surviving a case of the Thrifting Withdrawls, I wasn't going to let the threat of rain nor a cancelled holiday deter me from having a Happy Thrifting Day.

This toy stove isn't in great condition but I never had a Suzy Homemaker stove when I was a kid. In fact, I never even knew there was actually a toy by this name although I had always heard the term "Little Suzy Homemaker". I always thought of Easy Bake Ovens when I thought of toy ovens. So, because the price was so cheap, I just had to bring this home. Plus I loved the colors of the knobs which sounds rather silly. This lovely little stove is 12.5" wide x18.5" tall x 11" deep.

My favorite find of the day was this box of uncirculated, foreign stamps. I think I'm becoming a stamp collector. I also bought a U.S. stamp collector book from 1979 at this same sale so I am guessing that these stamps are from around that time. These appear to be originally purchased from a stamp dealer because they are all neatly priced and marked.

I also found a Kewpie doll. I don't think it is very old but I just like the look of them. This is the third doll that I've bought from an estate sale so I hope this doesn't mean that I am starting a doll collection.

These two booklets were probably printed in the 1920s for Dr. Miles' Nervine tablets and Alka-Seltzer. The advertisements are funny. Some of the ad headlines for the Nervine pills {nerve pills} are "She couldn't stand to hear the phone ring... " because her nerves were on edge. Or: "He used to throw dishes at his nurse" because he was so irritable. Or my favorite headline: "Is it nerves or are you a natural grouch?" Another ad suggested that you "snuff Alka-Seltzer" to clear up a cold.

I found an Erector set in a metal case. This set even has an electric motor.

I also bought this old Monopoly set. The box is in poor condition but I just wanted the game pieces for a project.

I can safely say that I am fully recovered from my Thrifting Withdrawls. I hope everyone had a good thrifting day.

This is linked to:
Her Library Adventures and Hey What's For Dinner Mom?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rainstorms, Racecars and Thrifting Withdrawls

My son had another driving event this past weekend. I'm really proud of his driving skills and enjoy supporting him but it also means that I don't have time to go to any estate sales. The stormy weather and dark evenings don't help either. I think I'm having Thrifting Withdrawls.

To ease my withdrawl symptoms, I decided to rearrange some of my thrifted treasures only to find that I had several treasures that I never posted. So to make myself feel a little better here are a few items I found but forgot to share.

I love collecting world globes and this one is no exception. The wooden base was probably designed to hold papers on a desk. The surface has raised topographical features. This globe must be from before 1989 because it still shows the Country of Burma.

I don't think that this metal, deer-head bowl is silver but it will look really nice as a Christmas centerpiece. The bowl is hammered metal.

I found this vintage, glass, salad serving set. I like the feel of vintage glass. It feels so much better than something made of plastic. This is the Candlewick pattern by the Imperial Glass company.

I spent the entire weekend surrounded by lots of fast cars and people who drive them. On top of all of this, we were caught under a rather small tent in some very wet weather. You can see the threatening skies which dropped a lot of rain on us about 10 minutes after I took this photo. Oh the things we do to support our children's dreams!
It was quite a weekend. Hopefully I will have a chance to do some thrifting this upcoming weekend.

Please be sure to visit my Stuff to Treasure store where I have some of these items and a lot more listed for sale.
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