Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things
(At this moment anyway.)

I've been working hard on trying to get some of the excess items
I have piled up until I get off my lazy derriere 
stored waiting for inspiration. 
One of my favorites is this very large buffet. 
I bought it from my "Alabama Pickers" several months ago and it's been sitting hoping for a makeover.

Of course I forgot to take a before picture!

The buffet is very sturdy but the finish was REALLY ruff.
So I sanded and sanded and it is still ruff but in a good kind of way.
I think I should call it Rustic Victorian.

 I like the details this piece has..
the inset oval... 
the top accent...

the shapely legs and the center brace.

It didn't have knobs but my friends
Mickey and Lana (a.k.a. The Auction Queen) gave me these.

Speaking of auction...
Check out my latest auction aquisition

It's a solid oak vintage elementary school desk/table

It was designed for six children.
There's three cubbie holes on each side.
Great coffee table don't you think?

I also have a child size drafting table with a little drawer.

This is one of my favorite finds.
An antique diorama.
It's in a shadow box with a hinged lid and wavy glass.
The waves and back ground are painted plaster.  I'm not sure what the ship is made of but the rope for the sails is string.

Here's another auction buy.
1970's Coca Cola crates

Another chippy - shabby fireplace mantel

Check out the details.

Thanks for visiting with me at my booth at ENCORE in Pelham. 
I hope to see you there soon. 

Edited:  I just linked to  Restore-it Wednesday and Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday .
Elizabeth Ann


  1. Love the vintage children's table! The buffet is great! Did you use Chalk Paint on it! Looking good and what wonderful auction finds!!

  2. As usual, your booth looks amazing! I am opening a booth in a new shop that will open in Sylacauga, AL in late July called the Pickle Patch (located right on Hwy 280). Maybe hitting you up for advice...been about 2 years since I was in the "booth" business...Thanx for sharing, Tiff

  3. Love it!!! I live in Oneonta, AL ...just curious...where are u finding Auctions at?,,locally?...wanting to get in the business myself...Thanks!!

  4. OOOOHHHH, your buffet is just SPECTACULAR!!! Be STILL my HEART!!