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Thursday, August 7, 2008

ONE of my favorite thrift store finds......

HAPPY 8/8/08 DAY
IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A VERY "LUCKY" DAY
GOOD LUCK TO ALL MY SWEET FRIENDS
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is hosting such a fun party about our
FAVORITE (at the moment) THRIFT STORE FINDS

I, as usual, am a little late with my entry but I wanted to join in anyway...


When I found this vintage, pine fireplace and mantle, I just about had a complete breakdown,
right there in the thrift store.
I had wanted one FOREVER but could never afford the money it would take to buy one.
They are soooo INSTANT character to any room in the house and I especially had always wanted
A VINTAGE ONE.....
Well, when I saw the PRICE on it....
my MENTAL BREAKDOWN went into the next mode...
UTTER
blubbering

I couldn't believe that it was only $50.00

FIFTY DOLLARS !

I just about ripped my purse all to pieces, getting that $50.00 out of it....

(all the time, I am pretty sure I was passing GAS)


I added the beautiful, wooden
APPLIQUE

and the
BULLSEYE pieces to each side


This piece is in my dining room and it just adds so much to a plain, vanilla room....

I am very proud of it and doubt that I will ever find another piece I love as much as this one;

especially for the fabulous PRICE !!

Thanks so much for

LOOKING...

If you come see me, I MIGHT even let you

TOUCH !!

Much love, bj

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BE SURE to stop by RHODA'S and see HER beautiful FIND...

and take a look at all the others listed, too.
There's lots and lots of beautiful things to see....
and all for a price we LOVE !

51 comments:

Ruthie said...

Wow - What a find! It looks great and I love how you fixed it up with the scrolls etc.
Smiles.

linda t said...

Wow! What a great find!
Good for YOU! Thanks for sharing!
Gotta check out the rest of your blog!

deepfriedapplepies said...

Wow! That is an awesome find! I love the way it dresses up the room!

salmagundi said...

I love the mantel; and of course, the RD Condensed Books on it! The RD books are always my favorite yard sale find, especially at a nickel a piece. Sally

Baby Vagabond said...

You did really good, BJ. It is a beauty! I'd so love to come and visit you someday and see all your wonderful finds .... and, to drool all over your beautiful kitchen!!

Janera said...

Oh, my goodness, bj, I laughed right out loud at your cuteness in this post! I could just see you digging in that purse, getting that $50 before someone else beat you to your mantle. A beautiful mantle, btw. Love it!

I'm looking for a heavy block of wood, up to 70" long or so, from which to make a mantle for our fireplace. Keep that trusty eye out, k?

The Berry's Patch said...

I totally thought it was a real fire place. I miss our fireplace in our old house. I would love to find something like your yours. Great find!

Brandee :-)

ceekay said...

Oh, I wish I could be so sweet like the others and say how beautiful your fireplace is...and it is! But I am still laughing over your bodies excitement when you found it! Too funny!!

Becky said...

Oh my! I do love your fireplace mantel. I have always wanted one too!! What an amazing price. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

BJ, I love the mantel and I love everything on that mantel too! That's a great find! Nancy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

It looks like it is built in with the house! That is a great find,
Diane

Nikki said...

Wow! That really was a great find! It adds so much character to your room.

decorator101 said...

What an incredible find.. we ran across one of those "great" deals about 6 years ago and now I use it in my shop as a display piece.. it has been a gathering spot for many a conversation..a couple of years ago the original owner came in, recognized it right away broke down and cried and told us the story of where it was in the home she grew up in.. I think of her each time I look at it now..
hugs ~lynne ~

MoonlightandMagnolias said...

HA! BJ, you crack me up! I'm the same way when I find that "thing" I've been looking for at a great price...can't get my purse open fast enough! I would love to have a fireplace in my dining room...but it's a bit tight in there on space. Yours looks great! Instant ambience! :-)
Susan

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

BJ, This is one sweet find! Beautiful, for a great price! You did good! :) ~Rhonda

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What an incredible find! I too dream of finding an affordable fireplace mantle someday, whether I ever get a fireplace or not! I would have begged or borrowed to get $50 for that mantle!

My son heard me laughing in hysterics and asked me what was so funny. I read him your passing gas remark. He said that he is always passing gas and that the church no longer lets him come to candlelight services. Hehehehe!

Kady

Dana said...

You are a gal after my own heart! I love your fireplace surround--it looks wonderful in your diningroom and your embellishments just make it even better! What a special find. I'd been looking for one to put in my (hold on here) entryway! We have an odd hall (I think), with a long, blank wall on each side (about 7feet wide) and I just couldn't find furniture that looked right and I knew I didn't want to line the walls with pictures--so I came up with the fireplace surround idea. I recently found one! Right now it's leaning on one of the LOOOONG walls, waiting for someone to tweek it a bit so it fits over the molding just right. I can hardly wait until it is finished! Loved your thrifty find!!

Michelle said...

I can just imagine your excitement when you found such a great deal! It looks fabulous!

I'm hoping to find one for my oldest dd. We want to use it as a headboard for her full size bed.

Shelia said...

Hi BJ! What an absolute lovely fireplace surround and you really did get a bargain, didn't you? You decorate everything so prettily. Come by to see me tomorrow - I'll be having a tea party along with a few others. It'll be fun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Laughin out loud at your post! Thank you. :-)

Great mantle!! Isn't it amazing when you find something you've been looking for like that?

Beverly said...

Wow, you did find an amazing deal, and it looks like it was made for the room.

You always make everything lovely.

Picket said...

LOL Oh my Word! lol BJ..I love that but your description of getting that money out of your purse...lol lol oh my word girl...you ain't right!!! lol lol I am choking here..reminds me of another day and time and you know which one that is! lol lol Love ya girl...ain't nobody else like you!!!! lol lol

Anonymous said...

It adds so much to your room, lovely.

Kathy :)

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

What is it with mantels? I love them too :) I always want to buy them in antique store, but we only have one fireplace LOL Good thing they're too pricey ;)

hugs,
rue

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, what a find!!! You just crack me up! I have this visual of you in the store and I can't stop giggling! I would have had a fit over that one myself :)

Hugs,
Dena

Elizabeth Ann said...

Hello BJ! I'm new here (over from Little Red House) and am really having fun at your site! Thrifting makes me very happy because I am giving a home to a misplaced object and not giving the money to the Big Box store! Your find here of the fireplace suround is wonderful...and your description just brings such a smile to my face..your writing is fun, fun! I'll be back to check out more.

Peace and smiles to you.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You are too funny girl ! LOL .
LOve your mantel ! And what are RD books ?

countrygirl3031 said...

What a find...you were so lucky! It's absolutely beautiful!

Hugz,
Michele

"Magnolia" said...

ROFL...girl, you are TOO MUCH! I can just imagine you "tooting" your excitement! I can see whoever you were with just silently ducking away like they didn't know you! LOL

Beautiful fireplace, and a great find!

nikkicrumpet said...

That's a beautiful mantle BJ...but I still think that bookcase of yours that I want so bad was a pretty dang amazing find too!
Have a stupendous day!

Marie said...

FIFTY dollars? That is an awesome find!

Shelia said...

Hi BJ! Sorry you don't have a HomeGoods around good ole West Texas. I grew up as a teenager in Odessa! Very west Texas!! Ye Haw! and went to Odessa High School. Come by sometime today - I'm having a tea party!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CIELO said...

It certainly hasn't been lucky for me... sniff! :(

Hugs

cielo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ! So glad you joined the party. I got so many participants it will take 2 days to catch up, so I'm leaving this up all day today. Your fireplace mantel is gorgeous...and WHAT a steal!

Rhoda

Jeanne said...

Hello BJ How did I not see this fireplace. It is beautiful. I bought my first fireplace from JC Penneys for $300. I wanted a fireplace just like you, but no bargain for me. sigh. That fake fireplace has been in a room in our house, even after I finally had a new real one. Mmmmm it has been sine 1985. Your vintage fireplace is a great find.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your fireplace mantle BJ!! You are funny...
Hugs,
Robin

Southern Lady said...

Oh, BJ ... You had me literally laughing out loud picturing you "ripping your purse apart" to pay for the mantel. I know that feeling so well.

Your mantel is just beautiful and the trim added so much personality to it. The day you found it was certainly your lucky day.

Hope your weekend is good. Take care ...

Janie

Merci-Notes said...

oh I so agreee! You have done a fabulous job on the mantel! It looks perfect now! And the price makes it even sweeter!!!!
Say, I just finished another Mackenzie~Childs style piece... I know that you too like this Artist team. (I will post it next week).
Did you see Richrd and Victorias new Braclet design in the current mary Englebriet Magazine??? I have yet to check it out fully because It went off to the computer to spread the nes... and never got back to it! That's life!
Hope your weekend is wonderful.
With kindness,
Mary

Shannon said...

What a great find!!!

teresa said...

BJ, thanks for your comment about the dresser and my table. I hope to post a pic of the table soon. I love your mantel and your blog! I am going to add you to my favorites. I love fifties music and your favorite songs. I know most of the songs by the Coasters thanks to my dad!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I was right there with you in the moment. I had to quickly scroll down to see how much you got it for because I knew it was going to be good (but I held in the gas...sorry...didn't join you there...hee hee)
Thanks for stopping by...don't you just love this party?

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! It is so nice to find something so beautiful at a price that is WAY~~~ low. It's beautiful BJ, I love the details on it.
Have a good weekend,
ginger

Kathleen Grace said...

That is a find! And, of course, even more beautiful once you added your special touch to it!

Mary / Mariah said...

I want a fire place like this but where would I put it . I wish I had more space to put a lovely fireplace like this . You really got a prize . Smart looking . Great find . Mary

SANTAMAKER said...

Love it , love it , love it!!!! My favorite find was mine that I put in my bedroom from a garage sale. I asked them how much they wanted and they said, Oh...how about $10? I was also flabbergasted..was ready to hand her my $100 bill, and I said, "Sold, but I have to give you at least $20 for it....She cracked up! She said that was the first time that someone had haggled her up on a price!...LOL
I am sooo happy for you! It looks beautiful in your room and I love the little details you added.

Betty said...

Wow, you got lucky BJ. What a find, and it is so pretty.

pinkstilettos said...

What a great price for such a cute piece. I just had to tell you I loved your song "sweet Nothings" on the blog. Great! Have a nice Sunday! Daisy~

Mad Red Hare said...

What a bargain! I love thrift store finds!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, What a great find. I would love to have a fireplace mantel. It looks fabulous!!
Hugs, Terrie

Meggie said...

Wow, BJ! That is quite a find! Lovely mantel and fireplace. $50! I'm sure you were passing gas by that time! Glad it found a good home.

Susie Q said...

Now THAT is a find! And I love the story you added to go with it! You are a total hoot my sweet friend!

I love visiting you...always get a smile for my face!

Love,
Sue