Wednesday, June 9, 2010

three reasons I'm a happy junker!


three reasons today was a totally amazing day!



reason no. 1: I got to go thrifting with "Rust and Ruffles" Janis for the whole day, that's right, the WHOLE day!



...and we found lots of treasures today, we almost couldn't see out the back of my van!



reason no. 2:  Janis greeted me with this gorgeous gift for my birthday, don't you love birthdays that just keep going!

(it was all nicely tied together but of course I had at it right away...)






yummy burlap sacks that I have so been wanting to get my hands on

this gorgeous necklace Janis made 'specially for me, I wore it all day of course!






this cute vintagey tile " I bought only two gowns in Paris"

(ha, ha, not likely)







all tied up with a little birdy tag





now is that a great way to start the day or what!



reason no. 3: I found the best chairs ever. I have been looking for around 6 months for kitchen table chairs. The ones we have we bought almost 20 years ago when we were first married (yes, I was a young bride), and one by one they are falling apart on us, or more like under us (hmmmm....)



anyway, I digress, we've gone from 8 chairs down to 41/2, and since there are 5 of us on a daily basis = problem



...but I wouldn't settle for just anything, I knew exactly what I wanted, something Queen Anneish,  but only had a budget of $100 for four chairs



so I found these, nice and sturdy and a compromise as I couldn't find exactly what I wanted in my price range





so bought the three for $30



well, wouldn't you know, the very next stop I found my dream chairs, four of them...

Me : Janis, I have a  problem



Janis: What??!!



Me: I just found chairs I like better than the others



Janis: Where?



Me: Here across the store, see, they're exactly what I want!



Janis: Well, you'll have to buy them



Me: We don't have enough space



Janis: Sure we do....



Well, we squeezed two in, (remember I already had three chairs and a ladder in there), I have to go back for the other two tomorrow, but aren't they beauties!!





look at those scroll backs and shapely legs

picture them white, with white upholstered seats....

sigh...




oh, did I mention they were on for half price!!!!!!!!!!!!



yup, so came in under budget

so now I have 3 + 4 = 7 chairs

what do you think bloggers?

I was kinda thinking 4 chairs + a bench

do you think I should mix and match them all, or return/sell the first 3?




of course, Mr Keeper hasn't actually been in the garage yet........



but for now i'm one happy junker!!



happy days,
Tracey

11 comments:

rustandruffles said...

Hi Tracey,
Ha, ha, ha...I'll laugh myself to sleep tonight over this adorable post!! What an amazing day we had...thank you so much for sharing all the fun with me (and all the van space too!!). I think we should go pickup shopping soon!!!!
Happy night!
xojanis

rustandruffles said...

PS>>>> Guess there were some busy bees peering from the windows when we arrived....hiding not successful in this case...oh well..just got ribbed a bit about taking up more space in the garage!!

raggygirlvintage said...

Hmmm, I'm a not so happy junker right now:-)
Tracey

McCarthy Designs said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day Tracey! Your birthday gift was gorgeous and your chairs are great! How lucky that you found exactly what you wanted! I like the idea of 4 chairs and a bench! xx

Kyandra said...

Hi Tracey, it sounds like you had the most amazing day. I love your birthday gift..just beautiful. I agree with Nellie..a bench with 4 chairs...Enjoy your weekend Kym X

Little Foots said...

I love the 4 with the scroll backs. I think you should do 4 and a bench. Have a great weekend. I'm a follower now and thank you for your comment on my blog! Have a great day!

sissie said...

Hi Tracey,
I bet you girls had a ball! Janis is so creative and so are you. Your birthday gift is so sweet!

Love your chairs and yes, why not mix them and have an extra. Once you paint them all white and redo the cushions, they'll be perfect.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie~ said...

Fabulous birthday gift!Nothing I love more than going junking, especially with a friend! I looove the chairs you found, I can hardly wait to see what you do with them! Great blog, and thanks for visiting mine. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Lady Pamela said...

Well, I bet you won't sleep well tonight. Too much excitement! ;) Kind of like when we were kids and had too much candy. That's the way I get after a great junking/present/friend day.
So glad you two had fun.

Rosie said...

Oh Tracey...GREAT SCORE...I'm weighing in with 4 chairs and a cute bench...in white of course ;D
have a joy filled weekend...smile on Rosie

Debby said...

Sounds like so much fun and all the beautiful treasures are awesome.
Debby

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