Week 20 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

I have really gotten just a few unique items this week...Check it out!
I got 8 of these sweet cups...Yes, I am working on another teacup chandy! It's going to be so awesome and it will be for sale!

I couldn't resist an 'M' hankie since my last name is Moore, the cute round pink doily if for a little girls room that I am working on. And the runner would make really awesome envelope pillows.

All around pretty saucer.

DON'T look at the picture, DO look at the wonderful old oval frame and bubble glass. These are so hard to find and this is a large size too.

Yessirey, I got a shake weight for $1. My arms are already more firm. I'm telling you it works, but let's see how long I keep it up. I just thought it would be fun and why not at only a dollar.

A cute butterfly pin.

You won't believe this, a solid cherry dresser & mirror for only $20! It has the detailed sides called rope twist. It sure was banged up and carved on the top was a heart and Dora the...Whoever did that stopped there and didn't add the word Explorer.

It is a Willett brand. I had never heard of it. Research I found on it is, it's from the 30's and 40's. This is well made solid cherry (NO Veneers), but has seen it's better days.

The dresser came with a huge mirror. I have it almost transformed and you will be so surprised at how it looks now...I will post on it soon.

Yet another small table to transform.

Hubby brought this home from his old hometown. It's the backside of a mat that a free-standing fireplace would sit on. I thought that this stamp was cool.

This is the front of the fireplace mat. How ornate is that?  And it was free.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

From Trash To Treasure Thursday @ Alchemy Fine Living
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage  
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. Lots of diamonds this week....not very rough!!! Great finds and a nice hubby.:)

    I notice that you linked this post to a lot of different places. How do you do this without taking a TON of time??? I find it to be sooooo time consumming that I have actually stopped doing it very much. I am thinking you have some sort of streamline technique??

    thanks, Lesley

  2. Great finds...and that dresser is MAGNIFICENT!! Looking forward to seeing how you transform it!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

    {Hope you can drop by!}

  3. I've never seen a fireplace mat before. I think that cherry piece was a steal.

  4. I wanna see, I wanna see!!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  5. I LOVE that dresser and the fireplace mat is SO cool! You scored some winners this week!

  6. That firepalce mat is so beautiful, and I really want hat oval frame! Looks like you had a great week of thrifting. The Club G.W. Party is on over at my place, why dontcha stop by? :)


  7. I have never seen anything like that fireplace mat -- wow is that beautiful! Love the dresser and that little table -- can't wait to see what you do with them!

  8. You sure scored. The fireplace screen is stunning. And the cherry dresser is a great find. It's so fun to blog hop and see what everyone has found. You did very well!

  9. $20?! Wow! Even with all the work involved, that's a steal. Can't wait to see the end result. Love the little table and the fireplace mat, too!

  10. Great finds and that dresser is such a score! Thanks for linking up at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.


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