A Thrifty Treasure just might make this old girl a charmer!
I have always been fond of buildings made from old thing like windows, porch columns and doors and such but this week's thrifty find has really started me dreaming.
I had a great day out on Saturday. The thrill of the hunt was racing through my veins.
My new friend Carol and fellow vendor of Summer House invited me to go with her to some of her favorite shops. We left Tampa early a.m. and shopped all the way down to Anna Marie Island. She is a rep for Panama Jack and knows where some really neat shops are.
At one particular place along our way she spotted a great piece of iron and quickly purchased it.
I love old iron and as she was buying I jokingly asked the lady if she had anymore laying around.
She didn't so I teased and said you wouldn't want to sell that great gate around your door would you? With that she looked at her husband and said, "we will sell it." Happy Dance.... Happy Dance.... A great price was stuck, a fall down giggle on the ground kind of price and we unloaded and reloaded the back of Carol's Jeep, only able to bring two of the three pieces home.
The beauty of the filled vehicle was that I got to come back to Bradenton on Sunday for the pick up and so I took my hubby back to the great shop she took me too and then we went to the beach for the afternoon. I'll be posting about that great shop and the beach on Wednesday.
I even see potential to use the smaller piece to make a potting bench.
But then I started to think of a great couple of old French doors that I have and a great piece of tin and 2 old porch columns.
So I drew this out as the vision sprang forth. Now the trick will be to get my DH to give up yet another garage and when and if he does you can be sure that I will be letting you all know about it on Met Monday. I can see a Chandelier hanging over a great old farm table....a pool to the side of the garage....our grill enclosed with a great potting bench like shelf using that other piece of iron.
A girl just has to dream don't you think?
So if you want to find others with passion for the hunt and creative energy a flowin'
you can check out, Between Naps on the Porch, hosted by Susan
and then check out Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhonda at