Monday, August 10, 2009

Met Monday and a Thrifty Treasure And a Garage Dream

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.
Here is my Fabulous Find. It would make a great headboard and footboard too, don't ya think?
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
Have fun!


Unknown said...

Becky, wonderful find! The possibilities are endless with that!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, Becky, that's a great find & I love your ideas for making that little house. What a fun piece to find. Thanks for joining the party. Your links to me and Susan are not live, if you need help with that, here's a hint. Go back into the post & Edit, type in our blog names instead of putting the whole url, then go highlight our blog url's, come back & highlight the blog name and click on the little world icon (that a link icon), paste our blog urls in the blank space and save it. Then, the blog name will be a live link. That's how you do it!

From the Old InkWell said...

Oh Becky, love your find! And what a creative mind you have. I love the way you drew your vision out. I need to take on that practice too. Thanks so much for you encouraging words for our soldier boy (man)!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

That thing is fabbo--can't believe they sold it! Lucky you!

KBeau said...

Love the drawing. I think you have a great vision going.

Carolyn said...

I love it! I love the ceative vision too!


June said...

Hi Becky,
I love your vision for the garage. Awesome sketch of after.
I love, love ,love it!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your design looks fantastic. I draw designs, too -- but unfortunately my husband has many talents, but carpentry and handyman stuff aren't among them! Mine stay in the drawing board stage.
Love that bit of ironwork!

Lisa said...

All your ideas sound wonderful! That marvelous piece of iron had YOUR name on it!:)

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Whoa Becky, you were in the right place at the right time! And just goes to show... it never hurts to ask!!!
Love the sketch, woohoo!

A Southern Rose said...

I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Linda Merrill said...

I hope you get your garage - it looks like a real treasure!

Anonymous said...

That is a great find! And would certainly make a very lovely bed...but your vision for the garage is so lovely too!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That is beautiful!! Great find! And the amazing thing is that you will go ahead and get something done with it.

Lisa said...

Oh what a great find! I can't wait to see how your dream garage works out. I love your design!
Hugs, Lisa

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Wow, what an awesome find! I wish I had your vision for seeing the potential in things. I LOVE your drawing...I could really see it as you described it! Beautiful pieces! I know you are sooo glad you were brave enough to ask...I'm impressed!
:-) Susan

Julie said...

Hi Becky, I love your blog,please stop my blog I have an award for you...

Kammy said...

Too Funny !
I hope you build your dream !
Beautiful iron !

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

A girl has got to Dream. .and yours is amazing. I love the gate and fence what a purchase! Can't wait to see it finished. Got my fingers crossed for you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Miss Gracie's House said...

Yep, a girl's gotta's what keeps us producing, right? Go for it, girl!

Anonymous said...

I too have always loved old buildings and barns. I think it's the architecture and charm.
That iron piece you bought in amazing and so beautiful... You have some great ideas of what to do with it!

Have a great day,

Jane said...

I missed this post. Love the iron! You always amaze me...with your vision. What a great find!!!

Your sketch is quite interesting. This would make a lovely entry to the "garage". Your neighbors in EA are going to be green with envy...

Jane @ artfully graced