Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Furniture

Hi all!!
Hope you had a great weekend.

My daughter Amanda had me up at the crack of dawn on Saturday for garage sales.

There were so many that day. One of the last sales of the day, I found this pretty cabinet.

I had been looking for something pretty to use for storage and display. Not sure if you can see all of the detail from the picture, but it has crown moulding at the top, and a really pretty applique. The white shelves and back have a slightly crackled look. This was a designer piece, but the lady was changing her decor. If you look inside the cabinet, you will see a vintage cake stand from another sale. Oh I forgot, girls like to know the garage sale prices. Well, the lady wanted $150 for the cabinet, but let me have it for $100. The cake stand was $2. (Click on picture to make larger)
Here is a closer view.

My daughter also found some great stuff. She is really getting into the garage sales, since she got married, and bought a house.

She is always amazed at what you can find out there.

Now for my chair. This did not come from a garage sale, but an antique mall. We used to have a bigger chair in this corner, but we recently redid our master bedroom/bath, so we needed a smaller chair. I used a lot of linen in the redo. We spotted this chair that had already been recovered in a pretty linen fabric. It turned out to be really comfortable too. It wasn't a bargain, so my husband had to talk me into it. We actually went home, and I thought about it. I had been exhausted from hosting 4Th of July the day before, so I went to take a rest on the sofa. When I woke up, my husband had gone back to the shop and bought the chair for me. I am so glad he did. It fit perfectly, and looks perfect in our redone room. Thanks again honey!!!

Just another little view of my dining room.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!!


Fete et Fleur said...

The cabinet is wonderful as is the wonderful deal you got on the cake stand. Your hubby is a doll. The chair is perfect for that corner.


Robyn said...

Rosemary! Truly Fantastic! Love it all!

Come by and say hello and see me! I have posted some pics! Did something very new to me...eeekkk! Had some fun but thought I would give it a try!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love the cabinet--we all need pretty cabinets for our treasures!! What a pretty chair too, how sweet of your hubby to go and get it while you were sleeping--that is so nice!
Smiles, Karen

Deb said...

Love the cabinet! Sounds like you and your daughter had lots of fun bargain hunting.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That cabinet is great!!! It's perfect in your home and I can just see it decorated for Halloween!!! I love the little chair too!

Storybook Woods said...

Great finds. Love the chair and what a sweet hubby you have. Clarice

Gretchen said...

That cabinet is really special and how lucky you found it finished and all ready to fill with goodies.

That little chair is adorable and how sweet that your hubby went back to get it for you. He's a keeper for sure.


Junie Moon said...

I don't often manage to make it to garage sales but am always tickled with the amazing things you can find. I love that chair with its linen seat.

Kim's Treasures said...

What a pretty cabinet and what a sweet hubby! Garage sales and thrift stores are the way to go for what you need!
Happy treasure hunting!

Robyn said...

Rosemary I could just give you a squeeze for your darling comment! Thanks for making me feel better about 'me'!
I have seen your pics and you are simply...stunning!

Robolady said...

Great deal on that cabinet. Love all your new stuff.

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Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh my goodness that cabinet is GREAT! And for $100! I love garage sales! Most everything I have comes from garage sales or consignment shops. I love shopping that way because I can find affordable things that have character!

And what a sweet husband you have. The chair is just lovely!

Liz said...

Wow! That cabinet is perfect, a fabulous find for $100! You never cease to amaze me! :)

TattingChic said...

The cabinet looks great next to the table. It seems to go very well with your decor. That cake stand was an absolute STEAL! Great finds! You're a great garage sale shopper. It's been a while since I've been garage saling. I've forgotten how great the prices are.

Wren Cottage said...

Wow Rosemary, your home and decorations are superb!! Love these finds too! That cabinet is too die for!! So glad you shared your blog with me... so much inspiration and lovelies over here!! ~*~~* Madai

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great cabinet, Rosemary! Love how it looks, and that was a really good price, too. Score! I love that you are enjoying garage sales etc. with your daughter...:)
xo Lidy

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cabinet! I love it! I can tell, I am going to have fun looking at all your pages! Hugs, Patti

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rosemary, so sorry I don't get by to visit much anymore. There are just SO many blogs out there's overwhelming!

Anyway, thanks for showing me your new chair. I LOVE it! It's beautiful and that cabinet for $100 was a real steal I would have bought that in a heartbeat too. I saw some of those letter balls at Hobby Lobby the other day. Love them!


Kim said...

Great finds! I love that your husband had to talk YOU into buying the chair...its always the other way around with us!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous cabinet!
Sandra Evertson

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

your hubby is a definite keeper =) what a sweetie! i love the cloche in your last photo sitting on that ruffled edge compote/base - it's gorgeous!!! i would love one like that. did you get it at a store or is it vintage and i'm out of luck getting one? debbie =)

PAT said...

Rosemary, the cabinet is fabulous.

What can I say about that chair! WOW! I love it. Piping, fabric, style, all great!


Maija said...

Your home looks so lovely! I love the chair!!

Linda said...

What a great cabinet..and a great deal too! Love the cake stand and all the other goodies. Garage sale are like a treasure never know what you'll find..Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Linda

Susie Q said...

That cabinet is so perfect, as is the chair! Your husband is just the perfect man. : )

I love the look of your dining room...well, your entire home!


Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Wow! I love that cabinet! And your display is lovely. xoxo, Joanna