Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shabby Chic

So I have been collecting a lot of junk in the last few days...and I 'm not sure how I feel about it.  I don't like having clutter around but it is so easy for me to see the potential of castoffs.  I went to two auctions last week and found a few cute things that I will share in future posts.  The auction world is new to me and I was nervous to bid at first.  Then I started bidding on boxes of things that I didn't even inspect first.  Angie and I went Thursday night and between the two of us bought about 7 boxes of "stuff".  We sorted through it immediately and made a drive-by Salvation Army to donate things we know we didn't want.  One of the things I am having a hard time deciding what to do with is a recipe box filled with this women's recipes.  It saddens me that someone took that much time to compile these recipes and make meals for her loved ones.  I don't want to throw it away and I really don't want to deal with it....I know I shouldn't feel guilty, but with my mother-in-law's recent passing I have a lot of emotion for things left behind.  I don't know why this women's family didn't keep it.  

Well one thing I am thrilled about getting this weekend at our annual neighborhood garage sale is this lovely shabby chic table.  I payed $20 for it and left it as is except for some new knobs.  Not sure how I feel about them so I would appreciate any input.  I saved the old ones just in case.  I love the chipping paint as is and rubbed some oil onto it to preserve what is left.  I am a little, ok a lot, neurotic about lead paint so I may take it outside and spray a few coats of polly on it, but I really want to show it off. 
I'll probably add some vintage suitcases to the bottom, but here it is.  I have more pictures but my computer is not cooperating.


  1. love the stuff that you added to the top. That is an adorable table.

  2. Love it!!! The hardware looks fantastic. Great find!!



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