Week 26 ~ 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.

First, I will share the items I purchased at a deep discount at auction...Yet another chair to fix up.
A sewing cabinet that I had never seen before...full of vintage sewing supplies that I have yet to go through. The top drawer opens normally, the bottom drawer pivots around to expose areas to put spools of thread. Wouldn't this look fun painted?

An antique junior high chair. All it really needs is a good cleaning and it's ready for my booth since I am not lucky enough to have any grandbabies yet.

Okay, hold on to your hat...a set of china, (this is just a portion of it) for $5!!! If it won't sell in my booth, I will use it in things I create.
 A sweet tureen. I so love these.
Now on to the garage sales...a cute side table to transform.
 Two rose pictures to re-frame.
 Two large silver trays that make good magnetic boards.
 Hand painted vessels from Italy.
 Wooden chunky candle stands, good for pedestals.
 A new blue flower vase.
 A huge old frame in pretty good condition. Imagine this painted red and used at Christmas.
 An old framed and matted rose print to put in my booth.
 A leather replacement seat for an old chair. At 50¢, I figured I would eventually use it.
A roto stripper that goes on a drill. See the fluted column to the left? I will use it on this to see if I can clean some of the gray paint off.
Lastly, thrift stores...A cool wine print.
 A huge pear.
 A very fun chicken teapot and notice the cute chick on her back that is the lid.
 See how she looks in my cabinet?
 And a rooster trivet that I use to put my stirring spoons on when I am cooking.
 A large glass vase and a metal candle stand.
 A huge glass jar with faux pears and apples.
That's it for this weeks treasures!

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. The furniture pieces are hardly in the rough!!!! They are already lovely. Can't wait to see what you do with them. You always bring home the 'motherload!' lol Fun to watch your progress...

  2. Those are great treasures that you found. The chicken teapot has to be my favorite. I bought a harp backed chair like yours this summer at a yard sale. It's a winter project for me.

  3. So many awesome finds! I can't pick a favorite! You are a lucky girl! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Great finds! So exciting to think about transforming them. Can't wait to see what happens to all of them!!

  5. I have a similar sewing cabinet that I painted soft greens, yellows and blues and I also have the same high chair that I just cleaned up (Bought both for under $5!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours

  6. Another fantastic selection of treasures. Always look forward to see what you do with them.

  7. Absolutely amazing treasures. You should found a boatload of things. Have fun with them.

  8. Love both of these pieces especially the sewing cabinet. I have never seen anything like that one before!!



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