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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ANOTHER VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY...

VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY is such a fun event...
Hosted each Thursday by SUZANNE at COLORADO LADY, it gives each of us a chance
to talk about some of the vintage things we love.
She has a list of others so be sure to stop by....
and THANK YOU for coming by to see me today.
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A LARGE lumber company went out of business here in our West Texas town years ago
and they were selling EVERY THING...stock, fixtures and all..
I saw this little metal display rack at the back of the store
and instantly could see that it would make a darling baker's rack of sorts.
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They sold it to me for $5.00 and I drug it all the way to our pickup...
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I spray painted it a delightful, garden GREEN, put a few
large ceramic tiles on it, hung my vintage large brass ladles from it...and, walla....
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There it is...over there in that far, right corner...
It has served me well and I change the flavor of it often.
Sometimes, it's like a wine rack with bottles of good BLACKBERRY wines,
pretty thrifted wine glasses...faux grape vines and grapes...
It holds a lot of plates and other goodies on the lower
racks and ......well....I just love it.
and another thing I love about it....I don't know a single soul
that has one just like it....:O)
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Isn't this a pretty wine bottle necklace !
There's a name for them but can't remember just what it is..
I bought this one several years ago at a little boutique here....
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I have enjoyed my little vintage, metal treasure...
I am getting the urge to go COSTAL in some of my decorating...
Wouldn't some pretty large glass containers filled with lovely shells
and maybe a couple of those FISH vases I've been seeing ALL OVER BLOGLAND
and .....whatever else is associated with the WATER...
It might look a little strange, tho...out here on the PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS.!!
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HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.....

37 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I sold mine and it was gorgeous. I think I just didn't have room for it when I moved..however...I wish I had it now. I have wished that a couple of times. I remember how bad I wanted that thing!!
Yours looks SO cute. You did a great job! CUTE!! A nice addition. Going back for another look. See if I can get a close up.
:)
Hugs,
Mona

Coloradolady said...

I can not believe you payed only $5.00 for that wonderful display rack. What a find. I love how you have that displayed and it holds so many great treasures. I wish I could find one like that...it is adorable...love it.

Allidink said...

Aw! Great display rack! I like that you painted it green :) The ladles hanging from it look really nice! :) I hope you have a nice day!

All the best,
Allison

Roslyn Atwood said...

I come to your blog & I get the munchies!For an ice cream sundae no less, too bad there's no ice cream in the house.
Love the baker's rack I have a cool on in CO.

Diane said...

It's absolutely beautiful! You get the BEST bargains! You need to start a 'bargain hunters school'!!! Loved this post.

Many hugs........

Diane

Marie Reed said...

5 dollars! Wowsers! What a deal:) mmmm... blackberry wine! I need to go eat breakfast. Blogging in the morning makes me starving. I guess I shouldn't be nipping on blackberry wine quite this early:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

for 5 bucks! that is a bargain! great find and beautifully display! love it.. Happy VTT

Chari said...

Hi BJ...

Girl, what a great find!!! I love your pretty rack and for just $5...fabulous!!! I love the garden green color and you have it decorated just beautifully! I do love those big ol' ladles!!! Of course, I had to enlarge your photo so I could get a birdseye view of everything...I can see that those bottom shelves are great for dish storage!!! That was a fabulous fine, my friend!!!

Well...while I had that photo enlarged, I got to take a peek around your dining room...it's absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love that pretty bluish gray cabinet on the far left of the photo...it was barely peeking out at me! It has such pretty painted designs on it...I would love to see more of it! You have a beautiful home, BJ!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Stacey said...

BJ,it's just right! What a fun place to change too. I have a naked spot in my family room that needs something like that.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

What a great find BJ! I can see that your five dollar treasure is a great little stage for your sweet ever-changing vignettes!
I too love the "Coastal" look...but my little bungalow so prefers the old world cottage style! I did a decorating job though that we did a coastal beach house look in a master bedroom and bath....I wish my scanner was working so I could scan the pics and show you...but e-mail me if you would like a few ideas...even ideas to use some of the treasures you already have displayed on you lovely rack! I have been quite busy and have missed visitng you...I hope to post for VTT today.....

Diane Duda said...

What a great find! Can't wait to see how you do "coastal". :)

xo
di

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love your Baker's rack. It looks so sweet in the corner and I love the color. I have one very similar but it is stuck in a bedroom as I have no room in my dining room but it is going to have to move soon due to a re-decorate...going to have to get creative. I cannot believe you got yours for $5...wow

The Raggedy Girl

ClassyChassy said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos - you have a bargain gem there - only 5 bucks! Amazing deal!!!

Elizabeth said...

Great find, BJ. If you go coastal, you could also get pots of tall grasses, like sea grass.
Hope you've checked out my giveaways!

jeanneh said...

Hello BJ, I think your bakers rack as a great thought. It looks awesome too. A rare find that no one has. Your wheels are always spinning girl.

I am wishing your beautiful daughter a happy 40th birthday. What a fun way to spend a birthday. Her hubby is a keeper. She looks like you BJ. Lucky her!!!

Love and hugs...Jeanne

foxxy said...

You got a great deal on that rack. It looks lovely the way you have it displayed.

Betty said...

It looks great. Have a great day!

Betty

Denise said...

I love your baker's rack! I'm anxious to see if you go coastal!! I have some plans to use some of the many shells shells I have gathered on my trips to Florida.

Have a great day, Denise

Sarah said...

It is so exciting to get a really good bargain and fix it up to look so good!! What a wonderful find!!

niartist said...

Oh bj, I love it! And it's functionality is great! You did a great job getting all beautiful and then accessorizing! And all for only $5!!! WOWZA! I miss Texas yard sales!

Smilingsal said...

You have a great eye, BJ. I never would have thought of that.

Jan Ely said...

Really nice! I love your blue side-by-side too!

Susie said...

What a bargain you got on that rack!
I love how you can change up the displays!
hugs!

LV said...

I did not realize you ccould find anything for $5 any more. Some people are luckier then others.

Bea said...

What a great piece at a great price! Lucky you!

Deb said...

you got a great buy...love what you did to it!

Meggie said...
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Meggie said...

Great Baker's Rack, BJ! Isn't it funny where we find some of our most cherished treasures? I can picture you in my mind dragging it across the parking lot to your truck. Every year when I return from a beach vacation, I want to decorate with a water theme. Of course when I return from the mountains, I want a mountain lodge theme. Guess I just love vacations.

kimmcl said...

Love it BJ! Great work on the paint job!

Amy said...

wow so lovely! I would've gone for it as well!

Donna said...

What a sweet display and sweet deal!

mannequin said...

It looks so perfect over there and who would imagine, 5 dollars? I suspect that your green paint gussied it up just right!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I see some dishes in there..... a girl can always use dish space.... cute versatile handy dandy rack you made for your sweet self...
HUgs
Linda

salmagundi said...

How clever you were to see the potential in that rack. You have such neat furniture that was something else in another life!! A great eye you have! Sally

farmlady said...

Now that's what I call "re-purposing". Nice job!!

Dawn said...

How lucky you are--bargains are my favorite!

Kathleen Grace said...

You are such a genius with your bargains! The bakers rack is perfect for that spot:>)