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Sunday, July 19, 2009

THRIFTED TREASURE

BLUE MONDAY is here and I'm ready to play !!
SMILING SALLY, I don't have MUCH blue in this post,
but I made sure I had a little bit so I could play with all the rest. *
Thanks to RHODA for hosting this fun Monday event...
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Be sure to visit both sites and all the participants ...
and THANK YOU for coming by to see me today...
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My thrifted item this week is my
ENGLISH chest of drawers.....
I have blogged about this in the past, so if you've seen it all
before, just bear with me...
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I dearly love the old wood... I love the color and I wish I knew what kind of wood it is because
it is one of the few woods that I like UNpainted....
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The key holes on each and every drawer just make my heart sing....
The brass pulls are new...from Reproduction Hardware...
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I bought this piece at one of the BEST garage sales I've ever been to in my
entire loooong life.
I spent $200.00 at the sale and had to come home and get Mr. Sweets pickup truck..... I dearly LOVE hauling home treasures by the truck load !!!!
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I gave the nice lady $40.00 for this beautiful chest and went home
smiling, singing, dancing and thanking my lucky stars (which we ALL know is named GOD).....

HAPPINESS.... !!!

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it's the little things.......

42 comments:

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, I have a BIG grin on my face, YOU'RE PLAYING MY SONG!!!! There's nothing better on a Saturday morning than a good garage sale. The unadvertised ones are fun because they aren't so crowded. Of course we sometimes get there an hour before they begin, so I have to say we don't get stuck in too many crowds, HA. Have a great week!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi BJ,
Thanks for the sweet words on my blog earlier. I really appreciate them.

Love your blog. It's really cute. Looks like you got some great treasures. Don't cha just love that??

Sandra said...

Hi BJ, what a beautiful piece of furniture. You're right! This chest looks beautiful just as it is. No paint required. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi BJ. You are right about that chest. The wood is warm and is the most perfect color. Even though I adore painted furniture I think wood tones adds a warmth to a home that cannot be matched. What a find and oh my, my what a price! You go girl!
Hugs and blessings, Susan

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ, your a girl after my own heart...I love a gargain and yard sales are the best...Girl you did great on that piece...love that bust now that you have there...I'm am real busty gal...I mean I collect them ha ha!! May you have a great day my friend...I'll be ne Tx next week YAHOO...Please tell me I won't melt there ha ha!! Tell Texas to get ready for the Red head...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sares said...

Girl, I would say you got a DEAL! Or should I say a steal. What a great treasure hunting trip that was!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I see why your heart was singing! OH pretty chest! And I do see some blue plates and a pretty blue flower peeping around the corner, and I like them very much! That price on that chest is GREAT! Way to go, girl!

Love to you and a Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love the blue plated on the wall. I collect plates, so my eyes were drawn to those. THANKS!!! Have a happy " BLUE MONDAY " Geri

Charli and me said...

Dear BJ, Your dresser and plates are beautiful. I love all of your treasures. I hope you have a wonderful blue monday :>)

Theresa said...

Love the chest and the beauties on top of it. Everything is just gorgeous. I have to turn the volumne down when I read your blog:) It isn't that I don't like the music.. it is because I sing it ALL the live long day:) Love to all and have a blessed day!

Beverly said...

BJ. your chest is beautiful. I would be singing about this bargain, too. And, you have it so attractively displayed.

I see you blue. I believe Sally will definitely be smiling.

Kathleen Grace said...

Those kind of sales are few and far between! This chest of drawers is just beautiful and I would never paint it either. It adds real warmth to the room with it's beautiful color.

Candy said...

I hear on the happy smile a truck load, at a great price, of found treasures can bring. It is a nice wood, soft glow, on that piece.

Happy BLUE Monday to you, Candy

Nancy said...

Oh I can see why you love this chest!!! I likey it too! That wood is beautiful! Nancy

SmilingSally said...

I have just loaded your link. Happy Blue Monday. What a great find, and I love the color of the walls and the blue and white dishes on the wall.

Terri and Bob said...

Cute post! Love the chest!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the wood on that chest too. It sounds like it was the most amazing garage sale.
Hugs,
Penny

denisemarie said...

Hey BJ, I'm thinking that chest for $40 is no little dance matter. :0) What a blessing for you. Denise-Bloomin'

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That chest is fabulous BJ. I love those "need the truck" garage sale days too!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

BJ...$40.00 for the beautiful chest? Not a wonder we all didn't have to bail you out of jail...lol! Oh...and to comment about all the sweet vignettes on top of it......I LOVE IT! Now my dear BJ...grab a paintbrush and get over to my place!

Mary said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. I loved the reflection of the blue plates in the mirror. You had a very profitable day. Thanks for sharing your find with us. Have a wonderful day.

Stacey said...

BJ that chest is gorgeous. You are right, the wood is amazing. I love the pulls you put on it too. That whole corner is so pretty. Love the plates and the plant.

~~Carol~~ said...

Don't you just LOVE garage sales?! That chest of drawers is gorgeous, and a steal at $40, but it's priceless because it makes you so happy!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
What a lovely piece! Quite the deal! I love those blue plates too. Happy Blue Monday.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, this chest is a real find. Can't believe you got it for that price. If I'd been there, we'd been doing a tug-a-war for sure! :=O

xinex said...

Beautiful chest of drawers! What a deal! Pretty blue and white plates too....Christine

Boo-Bah said...

Oh my gosh, what a find! The chest is so beautiful. I love the blue and white plates, If I remember right, I think there was a blue flower too. I love all blue flowers.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Iris

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....love the chest and all your pictures. They make me smile.

Hugs, Barb

Carrie said...

Your chest of drawers is a wonderful find...I'm glad you are keeping the wood finish. Love those blue and white plates on the wall!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

BJ, that is a steal of a deal on the dresser!

Amy said...

Hello Bj,

Love you finds and sign about Chocolate and Men. I hope this is the main place to find you. Thanks for stopping by today. It was great meeting you..

PEA said...

Hello dear BJ:-) Finally catching up once again! I so love that dresser and I wish I knew what kind of wood it is because it's truly gorgeous. Isn't it amazing what you can pick up at yard sales and such for next to nothing?! Now on to your other posts I had missed:-) xoxo

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hi BJ~~Wow girl, you did GOOD! That chest is beautiful!
Love your blos!
Please tell where I can get the little snowflakes!
Happy Monday!
Hugs,
Lynn

~Let FREEDOM Ring~

Terry said...

Howdy B.J.
Happy Monday to you .
What a blessed woman you are.
That is a fabulous piece of furniture and the price was right and oh I have to mention those beautiful blue plates today.
What a great group of treasures B.J. you are so sweet to share them with us.
Thank you !
Have a fantastic week.
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Coloradolady said...

What a great find. I can see why you love it, just beautiful. Have a wonderful week.

squawmama said...

Hi BJ, This was a GREAT find and how beautiful it looks in your home. Have a wonderful day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Chrissy said...

Hi B.J...how are you?? Love your treasures,its such a buzz to find something isn;t it? Hope this finds you and all your gang enjoying your summer,take good care!! x0x0x0x00x

Kammy said...

Hi Bj !
I agree , leave it alone , naked without paint ! I do have lots of stuff that isn't painted....wait till I post my kitchen remodel -it put in nice heavy oak cabinets that are stained a nice sable...
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. 40 bucks ? really ? I'd be singing praises to the Lord too !

Justine said...

Uh huh, I can see why that chest made ya so happy. You're right, that wood is gorgeous. Anyone tell you what is it?

Justine :o )

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Blue Monday! Beautiful blue post, thank you for sharing! Have a great week.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Becky K. said...

It is so beautiful!!! And the price is awesome!

I love how you have it displayed. Your pictures are great.

Have a happy day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Pretty Outdoor Wednesday photos, BJ!!
A couple of years ago, when we were in the midst of a drought, our water bill got close to $100, but not over! WOW! Hope you get some rain!!