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Monday, June 23, 2008

AS IS!

This could be me someday!Who can resist rummaging through thrift stores for bargains? There's only one thing better than a vintage find. A vintage find requiring no work! A treasure requiring no fixing, rewiring, tightening, sanding, scraping or painting! Don't get me wrong! There's great satisfaction in turning trash to treasure.

HOWEVER. . . . I'm completely satisfied when I find a piece that is beautiful AS IS!

Recently, I've been blessed with a few such treasures. My husband is happy that less pieces are doing time in his garage awaiting rehabilitation!I purchased this corner unit in Agoura Hills. It fits perfectly in an awkward corner next to our fireplace. It houses my fire logs, tea lights and lighters. It was already pink and chippy, the glass knobs were included and it was move in ready! A few weeks ago, my neighbor sold me a glass front cabinet purchased years ago at a local flea market that she had in storage. It now holds my collection of Lenox Village spice jars. White and chippy, vintage and functional, on the wall and done! A couple of weeks ago I was driving to Burbank when I spotted a Good Will thrift store. I couldn't pass by without peeking in. On a back counter I found this stained glass light fixture barely showing pink under the many layers of dust. It had no price tag, no cracks or chips and no home. Awww...how could I leave without it! Cost: $8.00! It works, too! (I just have to find a perfect place for it in my home. Now THAT may require some work!) Thrilled with my purchase and while loading it in my truck, I saw a Jewish Women's thrift shop on the same block. I had some time left on the parking meter, so I stepped into the shop with only pocket change. That's all I needed to buy this silver sugar bowl w/scoop. Cost: $2.00. I love the rose detail and the little scoop! I even had enough pocket change to buy this domed cake server! Cost: $3.00.The tin or aluminum dome fits securely over the raised edge of the scalloped glass plate. It's in perfect shape! The kitchen table is another "as is" yard sale purchase for $5.00 featured in a previous post. My table cloth needs pressing, but who has time for such tasks when there's thrifting to do? Now it's time to enjoy my treasures. Thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy isn't it wonderful when they can just be bought home and fit in 'as is'. Perfect
Alison

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, you did well with those finds! I love them all!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I just love the pink corner unit and the pink lamp. What great finds you got and even better the prices are super!

Not sure if you know or not, but I'm having a giveaway over at my blog. Stop by and see if you are interested in joining if you haven't already.

Hugs,
Joanne

Tracy said...

Fun post! Lots of home-sweet-home treasures! Must say, I've fallen in love with that lovely pink corner cabinet *SWOON!* Happy Days :o)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

first I love your chandelier.. soooooooo pretty.. second I love your spice jars.. tooooooooooo pretty.. next is your corner unit! it fits! yippeee

Ann said...

Some fabulous finds! Love the sugar scoop, it's so pretty.

ricracsally said...

Holy Moly! I'm comin' shopping with YOU from now on! :)
Tiffani

The Rose Cottage said...

Great shopping Cindy, just love your pink corner cabinet :)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

You did well my dear I love all your finds.

Stop by and enter my 100th post giveaway.

Ciao
Glenda

ricracsally said...

OMG I want your corner cabinet! This is one of those things I see every time I go thrift/antique shopping and WANT, but have nowhere to put...

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What great finds!! I love it all!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
That pink cabinet was made just for that corner, it looks fantastic and that cake dome, $3.00????? Girl, you did good.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Daughter of the King said...

love that cabinet...Agoura...I used to live in Thousand Oaks...ahhhhh....memories.
Deby

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for the giggle - yes, that truck is packed to the brim!
That corner cabinet is great and you found so many other things too. I've always loved those Lenox spice jars and wanted to send for them when they first came out (don't know why I didn't - another missed opportunity). They look great in your storage cabinet - I want to shop with you - so many great finds!
~Tracie

miss gracies house said...

That is some seriously cute stuff! And $2.00 for a sugar scuttle-that is a GREAT deal! It does help when *something* doesn't need work-Your home looks very inviting and cheerful-that's what I love the most about shabby is that it is just soo friendly!
Blessings,
Rene'

fairmaiden said...

That pink corner cabinet is a treasure indeed! Your living room is so pretty...very shabby chic. Pretty pretty pink. You found alot of great vintage items.

Anne Fannie said...

That picture of that truck is to funny. I just love that pink corner cabinet. What great finds!

Pieceful Bits said...

What great treasures!

Mermaid Queen said...

Just gorgeous finds Cindy! I especially like the pink corner unit. Take care,
Martha

Miss Sandy said...

You really did find some cute pink stuff! I have that same sugar server and scoop! I agree, who has time for ironing when there are bargains to be found. Have a great weekend!

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

Thrift store treasures indeed. I am envious of your lovely finds but trust that one day I too will shop with you and have the same fortune. Absolutely great bargains and they all compliment your beautiful home nicely.

Lots of love,

Debbie Kay

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Love that corner cabinet! Oh my gosh, it looks so pretty in pink! What a great find! Also love the other items, especially the spice jars. I love old cake domes like that because it reminds me of one my mother had which had a carved wooden acorn as the handle.

Kady

Joy said...

Totally salivating here over the pink corner cabinet.

Lori said...

Cindy! I want to shop with only you! LOl I loved everything you found, wish I could find a magic wand, I have a stored light in the basement blue like the pink you have and would love to change it to pink!! Great finds! Lori

irmaJ said...

Wow! those are beautiful things!!!!!!! I found some beautiful antique things this past week! I am redecorating a vintage Shasta trailer in aqua and white. You can jump to my site to see pictures of what I found. A beautiful teal and white suitcase that was a steal.....

Jennifer said...

You found such wonderful things! I am in love with that light fixture.