Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Junking We Will Go

I wanted to show you our new kitchen island! I found this dresser on craigslist and brought it home with the intention of painting it up pretty and reselling it. But....I got it in the house and thought "MINE!" We've decided to keep it and use it as our island. I'm going to paint it white and hopefully replace the top with butcher block. The back of it is not in the best shape so I'm thinking a bit of beadboard will be perfect!



On Saturday we headed out in the morning for an antique show close to us. I've been excited about this show for months! I always find amazing things at great prices. The sun was shining as we walked on the grass, eyes wide open, stopping to chat with the vendors as we admired their goods.
Here we are arriving...



Aren't these amazing?! I didn't bring them home but wish I could have.





I bought something that is in this next picture. What do you think it is? See if you are right later in the post.....





We headed back to the car after a bit for some lunch. Why is it that ham and cheese tastes better outside, sitting in the car with the hatch open?
One of my finds was this great old shutter. Only $3. My girls were jumping up and down when they saw the gumball machine. They were SO excited and decided to put their money together to buy it. We took the glass out to get it home safely....


Having fun girls? Ready to go?


Unfortunately I didn't get too many pics at the show, I was too busy making sure my 3 year old wasn't breaking a $300 platter or falling into a stack of paintings!


Here are some pics at home. This clock isn't old but I thought it was cute...


Hanging happily in the living room...



Skeleton keys that were 2 for $5. Who could resist?




The gumball machine with the glass in. I really need to get to the store for some gumballs now! Or maybe we'll put M&M's in it, hmmmm.....



These will hold postcards and pictures...



I have to give my hubby credit for this one, he found it!




Pewter sugar and creamer. I thought the sugar was so cute, like a tiny trophy...







We stopped at my favorite antique store since it was on the way to the show. This ironstone dish was on the 1/2 price shelf!







There were a lot of doorknobs to be found. Now I have enough for that coat rack. I need to add that project to my To Do list...


Did you guess what I bought in the beginning of this post? It was this piece of salvage! Chippy, pretty and perfect for above the french doors in the living room....



How does the gumball machine look in this spot? At first I wanted to spray paint it white but I'm not sure. The yellow is growing on me! The shutter is cute here...



But I think I like her better here. I'm sure she'll be moved around constantly.


The kids especially loved this part of the day, going for ice cream. Say "waffle cone..."


Sugary snacks make for happy faces...




A beautiful sky on a beautiful day. Finding treasures was great....but having a nice day with my family was the best part.




61 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Michelle! Oh, what a wonderful day you must have had! I do love the smiles on those two little cuties faces! The gumball machine is great. My hubby has one and he just loves it! Love your old shutter too! But I adore that pretty white ironstone tureen!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

June said...

Michelle, it does sound like a wonderful day. Your treasures are great. Way to score!
Smiles,
June

marty39 said...

What fabulous treasures. I love the gumball machine and the shutter, but the ironstone dish is so different and pretty. I think the dresser will be such a fabulous island. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Eileen said...

ALL fabulous finds! I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite out of all those lovely treasures!
Looks like you all enjoyed a wonderful family time!
Beautiful family!
God Bless!

'Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser/island.

Amber B. said...

Great finds! I love the gumball machine yellow. It's a great pop of color!!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Michelle1 I love alll of your finds! I can't wait to see the island! You always have such good ideas! Have a great week!...Debbie

Gwen said...

What a beautiful day and so many great treasures. The yellow of the gumball machine does add an interesting pop of color.

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Michelle,
The shutter looks awesome, I have been thinking about doing shutters or an old door for our headboard. I love the yellow...don't paint it!! All your finds are wonderful!

LeAnn:)

Joanna said...

That dresser is GORG! I love a photo trip through an antique store! Thanks

Kimberly said...

I can't wait to see the new island!

Here's an idea for the gumball machine:
http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-shall-call-him-squishy.html

C Maisy said...

omg...you found some great stuff. I have posted about it before but...my parents owned candy stores. i have been on the mad hunt for a vintage bubble gum machine. i can't find one cheap...$3 is an umbelievable price. YOU GO KIDS!!!!

Victoria said...

I spied the salvage right off and figured that was what you bought! The design on it is gorgeous!

Love the gumball machine and think it's great that they pooled their money to buy it.

I also love the ironstone piece.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Sounds lke you had a great time! I love all of your finds and they are perfect in your home. Love the chippy metal art!

Susan said...

Great finds. Love the gumball machine. I have been jonsing (made up word) to get out and do some flea markets. The one you were at was it Renningers? I'm thinking it was this past weekend. Wanted to go but things came up. Def going to try for next time.

Christina said...

Great Finds...I really like the clock.

Anna said...

it looks like you had a great day out, I think the yellow of the gumball machine looks good - gives a little splash of color

Darlene said...

It looks like you all had a fabulous day! I love all of your finds! That yellow gumball machine is GREAT...what fun!! Your three children are just precious and love the sugar smile!!!!

Kasey said...

I love all your treasures...i went to wisconsin yesterday and found some fabulous things...
xo

Katy said...

Fun times Michelle!! Looks like you got some really neat items for the house. I'm liking the yellow gumball machine.

Anne Marie said...

you know what would be totally cute? in that gumball machine??

little balls (buy those wooden ones at the craft store) and paint them white, and put things on them like "faith" "hope" "fun" "relax"
you know what I mean?

a little dispenser of positive messages.....

(hope you didn't mind my 2 cents)lol

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty finds Michelle!

The island is going to be amazing. I love the idea of using furniture in our kitchens. We spend so much time in them it makes sense.

I want some skeleton keys too. WAAA! They are so neat.

Have a blessed day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Nancy said...

What fun! I like all that you found. And your girls were happy little helpers!

Nancy

Heather said...

What a great day and such amazing finds!! Love the yellow gumball machine. An unexpected punch of color in your beautiful room! We have a red one but it isn't on the pole. My kids love it and we fill ours with M&Ms....came in very handy when we were going thru potty training!!

I love the salvage piece too- as is! Beautiful!! And the keys....well I love everything you found!!

Heather:)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You found lots of goodies and you know I love the idea of the dresser for an island they are great for storing cookie trays and baking dishes all the things I can't find a good place for in my iddie biddie kitchen! I picked out the old salvage piece by the way, does it mean I win something, LOL, just kidding! Looks like you all had a great family day(;
Hugs~Kelly

Lou Cinda said...

Michelle! What GREAT finds you found! PLUS you spent the day with your family! I LOVE that island to be, and the ironstone, the doorknobs, the pewter, need I go on! I loved everything you got!

I even LOVE ice cream!!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

a little bit vintage said...

What great finds...I love them all! Wish I could be so lucky. I usually don't find such awesome items. :)

Rachel
http://littlebitvintage.blogspot.com/

Kira said...

I love all of your antiques! and your blog is wonderful :)

Marie said...

Hello Michelle - what fabulous finds! I especially love that gumball machine. I agree - that yellow is lovely! And it looks great in that corner there. I have been on the lookout for one too! My kids would love it. Thank you for sharing the photos - looks like you had a very enjoyable adventure together!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Wendy said...

Looks like a great day! I would love to spend another day doing that. I like the gumball machine yellow!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

What a fun post. I love to see what other folks scoop up at the flea market. You did very well. I love the door knobs. They look terrific displayed in that pewter piece. Have a great day!

artis1111 said...

OI would have loved to have been at that sale!!! I think that is why I talked hubby into buying a truck. TO HAUL AWAY ALL I BUY!!!hehe Great finds. Kathy

its so very cheri said...

I want to go to that antique sale. I love it all.
Cheri

Carol said...

Michelle...What a glorious day you had! You've got quite an eye for treasures. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new 'island'!!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

Love it all! The island is PERFECT. The clock is so cute. The shutter is darling and that gumball machine is really sweet. I like it yellow too :)

Oh and would you believe I guessed what it was that you brought home? I sure did and it'll look great above the doors! Oh and 1/2 off for the ironstone? LUCKY! You made out like a bandit :)

emailing you....

xoxo,
rue

Teacher said...

Hi, I'm new around here and a little late stopping by this post. But I had to let you know that I am wiping mmy chin from all the drooling that occurred while reading this post. You found some pretty-stinkin-awesome treasures if I do say so myself. And you have a grogeous house!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

What a haul! Nice job!

Theresa said...

Sounds like my kinda day!

Christina said...

You found some wonderful things. Love the dresser. Can't wait to see it as your island. Great idea.

I love the ironstone dish too. Very pretty.

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Michelle,
Thanks so much for coming by and your sweet words. I really aprreciate them and your friendship. I do strive for a warm and welcoming feel in our home.

I also wanted to tell you we made the pie last night! They didn't have butterscotch flavor so we used banana creme and it is delicious. Thanks for the recipe. We will definitely be making this one again.

Have a great evening.
~Melissa ;)

g.suzie said...

I would love to follow you aroung you found some great things.

Painter's Place said...

Oh you found some wonderful items...and such terrific prices! Don't you just love treasure hunts?

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love that bright yellow gumball machine. I vote "leave it yellow." :-)

What great finds!

Jeanneoli said...

The dresser has such great lines..I can't wait to see it as an island!! You found so many incredible things.

Sue said...

You scored big time on your finds! I love the yellow gumball machine. my vote? keep it that color. I would have been fighting you for all of it if I'd been there.... LOL Not a thing I don't like! Sue

shanna said...

I am so jealous, what great finds!!

Lynette said...

Love all the goodies you found - you have really inspired me to try to look at things differently! I really love those old keys and am on the hunt for some! With the long weekend here I'm going to try to hit up the flea market in my area and see what I can find -

Happy 4th -

Anonymous said...

I think this was a great day for all of you. The pieces you found were/are wonderful.
I like your current island better than a chest but you seem to make them look so good! You should let us vote on our favorite one when you make it over!
Happy 4th to you!

sally from the valley said...

i agree with loads of others...keep the gum ball machine sunny yellow!

kelley said...

I live in Naz Boro and just linked to your blog from NOC News---have a good butcher block resource as well as slate mfg which would look great i think but more expensive---will send links

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Kelley,
If you have a local source to share, that would be wonderful. My email is brosequilts@yahoo.com

So glad you came by for a visit, it's fun to meet local people that come by!
~Michelle

LillySue said...

You found so many wonderful treasures! I can hardly wait to see the new "island" all done up pretty!
Happy Independence Day!
Blessings~LillySue

Brenda said...

Such sweet smiles on those girls' faces! I love the gum ball machine yellow. But then I love yellow. The shutter is adorable, and you will find lots of uses for it. The door knobs I would have grabbed too. What fun for a day with family! Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Brenda

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed reading your blog tonight...had some time to do some blog hopping...Have a Happy 4th!

Frugal Mama said...

great pics! Thanks for sharing ;)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Looks like a great time. and what cool finds. i like the $3 shutter a lot.

delightfuldwelling said...

Great finds. I gave you an award on my blog: http://delightfuldwelling.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/its-great-to-be-a-blogger/

its so very cheri said...

GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

Love the island idea and all your finds....so where was the show or did I miss something??Cheyrl

Chloe's Couture said...

I seriously love your blog! Your home is amazing and you give me great inspiration! The antiques show looked amazing!!

Cristin said...

great finds and lovely family!

xo,
cristin

Amber said...

I love the gumball machine the color it is. It is a nice unexpected pop of color.