Sunday, May 30, 2010

score!!!!!......

i went to a couple of garage sales yesterday.  i seriously think people think they are running a retail store instead of a garage sale.  really, an ugly coffee table from 1992 for $50?  a picture frame for $5?  not even a cool old big frame, a crappy contact paper over plastic frame 8 x 10 for $5?  good luck selling your stuff, is what i wanted to say to her.  

then i went to another garage sale and found these...
the frames in the back i painted before i took a picture of them. they have bowed glass.  and i love this candle holder.
the detail is really pretty.  the color? not so much...nothing a can of heirloom white satin paint won't cure!
nothing is better than free, right? because don is still unemployed and free is good!!
this little candle-holder is solid iron.  it would make a great cake-plate base.  that will get a hit of heirloom white too.

after that garage sale, shannon and i hit up the goodwill store.  i have been looking for something like this to use as a photography prop for a long time.  i never, ever thought i would get this lucky....ready?

how about this?........major score!!!!!!!!
shannon spotted it.  when i saw got my first look at it, it stood in the middle of the store with sun rays beaming down from heaven and the angels were singing on high...
well, not quite, but close.  
the best part??  $60.00 smackeroos!!!  10 dollars more than that crappy coffee table.
and clean as a whistle.  seriously, it is pristine.  and it didn't stink, because that was the first thing i did after pulling the cushions off of it to see what kind of disaster was under there.  ooh, my mind started racing about what i could do with this beauty for photography.
it is big, 90 inches long and since it is old, it is heavy.  not too heavy, though,  to haul out 
here
for pictures.
you could fit and entire family an their two mastiffs on that sofa.  
when i snapped out of my trance and came back to my senses, i reminded shannon that i wasn't allowed to spend any money on such a thing and that don would be furious if i did. 
she told me i wasn't leaving the store without it.  she would buy it for me for my birthday, and she wasn't going to take no for an answer.  
god, i love that girl!!!
 happy birthday to me...(shhhh, it's not until october)!

don is still on the fence about it, but this one has been eyeballing it as his new parking spot!!
don't even think about it, dog!!

21 comments:

Georgianna said...

Wow! You did score!! That couch is amazing. I must stay I wouldn't let ANYONE on it if it was me. For photoshoots, people would have to wear special clothes, lol! Really, though, I'm happy you had so much fun.

Did you find a lace tablecloth for the Victoria set up? I answered you in my comments but not sure you saw it. Have a great week. xo – g

Happy Daisy AZ said...

Wow - love your find - very lucky! And I have a V that looks just like yours! :)

Alison Douglass Photography said...

Love the couch! He will come around:) Beautiful pup too, color would look great with that blue!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow! Kind of late to this post, but I just had to tell you... That couch is fabulous!!!!! hoping that you will post pics of your pics using it!!! great find!!!

Gail said...

I saw your link on the Lettered Cottage and your post caught my eye because I actually have the exact same sofa! Only differece is, mine has the original wood stained frame and the upholstery is a cream color with yellow flowers. I love it and its super comfortable. Someday I'd like to paint it as well and upholster it in a beige linen type fabric cause I really don't want to part with it. But for now the upholstery is in good shape so I can't justify doing that and the colors work with what we have. Anywho........good luck with the photos! Great find!

-Gail

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

Great Score! I would have grabbed it too! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!

Merry said...

Major league score! Wow... how pretty. I can't wait to see how you use it. Such a pretty color too!

Kara from Kara's Korner said...

Wow!!! What an awesome find!!! I've got super Goodwill envy goin on right now!

Rebecca said...

Love your couch-such a pretty blue and in such great shape!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Holy cow! I never ever find awesomeness like that at my thrift stores. Nice snag!

Debbie said...

Cindy that is the score of the century! I love that couch. You are going to create and amazing room with that piece...I love the color too...I love love love it. THanks for joining me this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie said...

Oh could you add my link too:)

Pam said...

Well your couch sure trumps my little old vase. That blue fabric is great. Almost looks like a raw silk.

Kathy said...

That couch is AMAZZZZZING, I would love to do a room around that, but gee your idea of pictures out there with that is even better! Great find

Laurie Jones said...

Wow, that looks like something from Anthropologie for $4500.00!! Serious score!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello,

Stopping by from Debbiedoos. Had to read more about the couch I saw in your thumbnail pic! What an absolutely fantastic find! I don't blame your friend for making sure you snapped it up! It is gorgeous!

Your pup is adorable!

~ Tracy

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What an awesome piece! I can just see it as a photo prop. You're going to get a lot of great photos from that piece! Thanks for sharing!

Okie Chic said...

I love that couch!! It is a winner

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Holy Moly!!!

That sofa is simply fabulous!!! What a score!!

Debbie

Betty said...

That is definitely NOT what a $60 couch looks like at my Goodwill. Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on having such a great friend.

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Mama mia!!!!!!!! That couch is amazing!!! I figured you would say you recovered and painted it or something, the fact it came just like that!!!! WOWEEEEEE!!! That blue is just eye popping pretty!!! Congrats hun!!

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