Monday, August 31, 2009

What I Rescued This Weekend, Monday and Update on Desk

We woke up this morning to temperatures in the upper 50's! Wow, it felt like fall, but the sun sooned warmed us up, even though we stayed in the low 70's all day. I think this is the coolest August we've had for a long, long time. I have to say that August is my least favorite month of the year. Sorry all you great people out there with August birthdays, my husband included. The only redeemable quality to August, in my book, is that the next month is September. Yes, Fall!

So off we went Junkin', but today furniture was not to be found, just some great small goodies, and you know I'm always up for some "small" things.
And as you might have noticed the desk from last week has been painted. I have to say that it looks soooo much better in person. The garage lighting and the tightness of the space, which didn't allow for a good shot, just doesn't do it justice.

Before shot, last Sunday.

Yes, you have seen this one, but remember the photos from "Highlights" magazine, the ones where you had to guess what's different with the picture. OK, look at this one, then look at the next one. Who sees "what's different?"

Can you see it? Yes, the cat carcass on the left.
One of my garage assistants, Miss Wrigley.

My Hubbs found this great black chippy hand mirror.

Great silver stuff.

Another find from my husband. A couple's vacation portraits.
Wish I knew where. In the original frames.
Can't you just imagine these on a mantle or a bedroom vanity?

Little ceramic cream pitcher.

Love this great little silk coin purse.

Jewelry casket, apothacary jar, cake stand, and prisms.

I think this is a calendar graphic.

Cute little black bench in the background.

Jesus prints...I just love them.

Another old crucifix.

Silver goblets and champagne glass.

Old photos of families. I don't see "family" photos very often.

Wonderful old Cabinet Cards.

Do you know why they are called "cabinet cards"? You probably do,
but I didn't... because they were meant to lean against something in a cabinet,
Not to be put in frames.
Be sure to check in with Polly, over at Sassafras Stuff,
to see her junkin finds.

Have a great week,
Hope you found tons of great Junk this last weekend!



  1. I love all of your finds and the redo of the desk. Have a great week, T

  2. Morning....I love that desk,and all those silver pieces!! Great finds,oh and I agree about August..not my fav. either!! Take care,Chrissy

  3. What great finds. Didn't know about the pictures but we've all certainly used them that way. Have a good week. Jan

  4. Hi Debra.
    Looks like you found a great load! I love it all! You have a wonderful eye, and a soulful heart, I can see this, through your beautiful choices of your treasures...

  5. You found so many wonderful things. I love the desk painted. It is gorgeous. Such a great find, and all your pictures you found are just fabulous. You found a lot. Hugs, Marty

  6. You hit the jackpot with such great things! The desk looks wonderful "after" - super job! The caning looks good too.

  7. I had a couple of great comments that I was laughing so hard over I actually deleted them. This happens to me on a regular basis. Sorry gals if you don't see it and want to leave another I promise I'll hold myself together and not boo boo this time.
    "Lee of Inspired Comblogulations" and I must have been "seperated at birth" as she thinks we would be great candidates for a 12-Step program. Right-O!

  8. Now you're talking my language...the sweet sound of smalls :)
    Love your finds! The silver picture frames are great - it is all wonderful stuff.
    Your desk turned out great too

  9. Hi Debra!!

    I can't beleive all the great stuff you found in one day!! I love the silver pieces. I try to grab that up whenever I am thrift shopping. The desk is lovely! It reminds me of something from Plow & Hearth or LL Bean. You did a great paint job!

    I think you have a four legged critter hiding by that desk, don't you??

    Thanks for visiting me for the Rooster Party! I am on my way to visit your roosters now!!


  10. is it a puppy or a cat in the upper left behind the vacation photos in the oval frames? - love the desk - wonderful job ya'll did - love the finds - so enjoy seeing what others find here and there - troy

  11. You have a kitty cat that snuck into the picture! Mine does that ALL the time! She thinks I only take out my camera to shoot pictures of her. ;-)
    Nice job on the desk!

  12. I love that little white pitcher! Let me know when/if it goes to your booth and I will go snag it! Great finds... I love my husband very much and he is super good to me, but I wish he liked junking with me like yours does.

  13. What a great transformation on the desk...I love it!!

  14. Love that little bit of caning in the desk. The black really draws it out...very frenchy!

  15. The desk looks good! You can send the mirror to me when you send all of my other desires from prior posts...k? haha The black stool/table is cute, too. And MEOW! ~Mindy

  16. I don't know where to start, I love it all. The desk (great job) loving black lately. All of the silver really nice and hubby and his finds how nice (good guy). You have a nice week. Sandi

  17. great finds- love the observation test - I flunked- always enjoy your before and afters. did nor know about cabinet cards how cool, thanks...

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog on Rooster Day and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you'll come back soon. I'll be having my 100th post Giveaway soon, so check in often. The desk looks wonderful. I wish I had room for more furniture for display, but we must be thankful for what we do have. Your junking finds are great. I love that kind of stuff.

  19. Oh Debra, I'm just catching up on my favorite blogs and if only you would know how much I love visiting you. I love to read about (& see) your are the luckiest shopper I know! Let's see, I would totally call it a jackpot if I could just pick up those cabinet cards, family photos, chandelier crystals and that chippy mirror. The rest would totally be lagniappe! Did I spell that right? Silly me, and I'm from Louisiana! Can you tell I've been away from the computer?? haha
    The desk came out beautifully! I love black!!! And all of your finds look so pretty on it, just like they belong there!
    Oh, now I'm off to read your newest post about is indeed my favorite season too! Like I said girl...I love coming here...we have so much in common!
    everything vintage


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