Monday, June 18, 2012

Stage an intervention-HOARDER in training!

The past two weekends have been beautiful weather-wise.  I've definitely been partaking in some retail therapy to deal with stress.  The result...a HUGE pile o' treasures!! 

Hence the title of this post...someone really needs to stage an intervention and keep me from estate sales...yard sales...barn sales...and cute beachy shops on the Eastern shore. 

Here are the numbers...

estate sales
1 church flea market
2 yard sales
2 barn sales
2 beach shops
1 antique store

Now I didn't buy stuff at ALL of those sales...but let's be honest I did some damage.  I also fell for a few estate sales that were just another man's junk...still boxed up and in dark smelly basements...they can't all be full of treasure, folks. 

So, the next couple of posts will focus on redecorating with what I have, fixing up some of my treasures AND my very own yard sale (which might happen next weekend depending on the weather). 

Now the best of all of my TREASURES :)

Shots from the fancy barn sale I attended...the other one was scary and you would not want to see photos of it, trust me. 


Can you guess what I bought?  Yes, of course the mirror...but it had some damage (I think it's pretty old) so I flipped it over and made a chalkboard for my bar area in my dining room. 

Vintage Kodak film tin and some old books from the less fancy barn sale:

This is where I put the books-can we take a moment to talk about how FABULOUS my hydrangeas are this year?? 



Kitchen table 


Two more 'estate' sales...really glorified yard sales...two rulers and a cool old soap dish that's already been painted.

 I know what you're thinking...was I drinking when I bought this chair??  Especially since I paid $50 for it :/  It had $75 on looks like a mini-wingback to me and I've been wanting to reupholster a chair for my office.  The upholstery job is beyond BAD.  So, I think I'm going to seek professional help on this one :)  I also bought the beaded clutch and blue and white rhinestone earrings at the same sale.  The silver dish and old map were from a different sale earlier in the day. 

Oh and I also managed to shop on Etsy (darn that smartphone!) and scored this AMAZING blue vintage fan (on the top shelf)...

During our Eastern shore excursion on Fathers' day we went to a gift shop where I picked up the shell magnifying glass, anchor hook and the little silver whale--so cute!

My absolute FAVORITE store as a kid was SeaShellCity...I *may* have gone a little overboard...I just <3 shells so much

Last, but certainly not least-we stopped at this unbelieveable antique store with great prices and even more amazing treasures.  I found a great yardstick from Delaware, a silver soda crate (with 'Chasers' painted on the side), a little beveled silver dish, a beaded necklace, two ornate cloth books (check out that ferris wheel in silver on the spine!), and my lovely Mom picked out that silver tool box.  My wonderful Dad even looked through all the booths (and only tried to rush me once or twice!).  Fabulous day with my family!

Phew, that was a long one...

Happy Treasure Hunting!!

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