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Monday, July 2, 2012

My French Country"ish" finds

I went to a couple yard sales a few weeks ago and came across these gorgeous chairs! I was smitten.

Ok to be honest with you I actually walked away from them to look around at some other stuff, until I saw a van full of ladies walk up the driveway...I ran back to the chairs and told the lady. I'll take them, $30 for both!

They had been her Mother's and her mom did the fleur de lis needle work. She said they were atleast 80 years old. The other chair hadn't been reuphostered yet but she gave me the finished needlework. I just need to find someone around here who can do it for me. The back of the chair is finished in a red velvet.

I picked up the vintage children's cookbooks for my little ones.
I LOVE the phone, I can't wait to hang it in my kitchen. I got that baby for $3.
It needs a little reworking. It receives calls, but doesn't ring, and you can't call out.

Look at this copper bathtub...*cough* I mean boiler.
Reagan thinks it is a bathtub LOL

I found it at one of my favorite antique shops in downtown Selma.

We have been busy here! Justin had his ALS graduation ceremony last Thursday (I will share pictures soon) and Friday was his Birthday.
We'll be celebrating our 5th wedding Anniversary in less than 2 weeks. A week after that Jonathan will go live with his dad for the school year and Justin will go to 7 lvl school for 2 weeks.
He'll be home for a short time and then he'll be TDY in Utah for a couple weeks.

While hubby is gone my older sister will be visiting from Houston, so in the mean time I will be getting our home visitor ready LOL
I'm so excited, while she is here we will celebrate our birthday's together (hers is the day before mine)

Sooooo I will be popping in and out!
I hope y'all are keeping cool! Have a happy and safe 4th of July.


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You got some great deals, and I am so glad to see you back in blogland.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those chairs are fabulous and what a steal! You lucky girl.
Stay cool!

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you ran back and grabbed those chairs! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Michele, those are great chairs! Sounds like life is REALLY busy around there!

Gail said...

OMGoodness Michele, what a great deal on those chairs and they are gorgeous! I would have put my claim on those chairs too if I have seen someone coming.

Town and Country Gals said...

Girl, that is some great stuff! Those chairs are fantastic, wonderful lines! I've got a soft spot for cookbooks, (even though I'm not a big cooker), and the red phone, I love red! We sold copper boilers like that in our store for over a $100.00s. Great find! You did good! Sounds like you are going to have a busy but fun summer!
Keep Cool!

Kelly said...

You got some great stuff!!!!!
I need to go shopping with

Diane said...

I would have run back to get them too! Awesome deal and so very, very beautiful. Diane

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, what a great day thrifting you had. Great finds. Good luck with your chair refurbishment. Thanks for sharing, liz

mishebe said...

that was a score 30 for 2 .! lucky lady!

Inspired by you said...

What a great find! The chairs are great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great chairs, Michele! Any ideas where you will put them? Happy 4th of July and stay cool!

Comeca Jones said...

seriously great finds the chairs are too sweet I see why you had to have em!

Sophia's said...

Hey there,

Found you through your comment regarding the NC Blogger conference. I'm in the Raleigh area too...I'm actually in Clayton, but I see that you shop in Selma too! I've just been here a year and I'm so happy to finally find some local bloggers.

Following along your blog now!


Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The needlepoint is fantastic! What a great deal you got on those chairs.