Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trash to Treasure Finds


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Hello, everyone!  Want to see what I got at last week’s Trash to Treasure sale?  Let’s take a look, shall we?  Last year I purchased smaller things so this year I wanted to purchased a few good pieces with some history!  Since I still had some money from my birthday last month and I have a 25th wedding anniversary in a few weeks, I wanted to get something that I would keep.  I think I found the perfect piece.  (If you missed last week’s post on the sale, click here.)
 
antique desktop
 
This is what I found!  The label stated that it was a plantation desk and since I live in “Plantation Country” and I love history, I decided this would be that one special piece!
 
antique slant top desk
 
I just LOVE it!  It looks really good in my office on that huge baluster table.
 
antique portable desk
 
I think I’ll use it to store some of my genealogy papers.  Hey, my husband had some plantation owners in his family maybe this came from on of theirs!  LOL!  We’ll never know!
 
antique tool box
 
Another piece is this HEAVY old tool box!
 
antique tool box
 
I’m loving the old wood!  A few other things I got were…
 
cheese server
 
This cute cheese and cracker server.  After I washed it up, the “Cheese” came off but that’s alright!  Some votive cups and a vintage tablecloth were some other finds.
 
crawfish platter
 
A bright and beautiful crawfish platter!  A nice lady in front of me in the check out line told me where I could find matching accessories if I wanted them!
 
crawfish spreaders
 
A few clear acrylic clam bowls and some crawfish spreaders to go along with the seafood theme.  I got a few more odds and ends and even went back on the 1/2 half day.  As soon as I got in the door after they opened, I headed to the art section to grab an Audubon framed print but someone beat me to it, just like the chair I told you about in my first post.  I love my finds and am already looking forward to next year!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
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22 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I'm sorry you didn't find any goodies!

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  2. Great finds - but OMG I'm in love with that plantation desk - that's just gorgeous!
    XOX

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  3. Tammy, I'd love to have been there, too. You know I've been eager to see your purchases. You did great! Have you ever been to the Canton Flea Market in Canton, Mississippi near Jackson? I haven't been in years, but it used to be marvelous. It only happens twice a year or did. So great that you found unusual items to enjoy! Thanks for sharing, Helen

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    1. Thanks, Helen! I have been to the Canton Flea Market! I used to go every year but haven't been in quite a few years! That thing was HUGE!

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  4. I love all your finds, of course the plantation desk, but I also think the glass top to the cheese tray is so original! I hate when I miss getting something at a sale by a minute or two!! Once I saw the perfect dresser at a flea market and in just the time it took to turn to call my husband over, another lady got it! :( I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the bigger pieces.

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks, Jane! I thought the same thing when I saw the cheese tray! I already had one or two but couldn't pass this unique piece up. The label said it was handmade locally!

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  5. They are all great finds! The desk with those pretty knobs is my favorite but I also like that crawfish platter, beautiful colors!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina! I didn't see the platter until my daughter showed me because she knew I would like it! Thank goodness they had about 5 of them or there wouldn't have been any left!

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  6. Great old toolbox and I love the plantation desk.

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    1. Donna, the toolbox weighs a ton and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with it but I'll figure something out!

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  7. I love your desk! Wow, what a great find!

    Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

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  8. Great finds Tammy! I LOVE that plantation desk!

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  9. Love, love that plantation desk. What great finds. Thanks for sharing these.

    Cynthia

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  10. Ok, I want to snatch each and everyone of these treasures right through my screen! I LOVE them all! What fantastic finds!! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  11. What great finds, Tammy! You always get the best treasures!

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  12. Wow, the knobs alone on that plantation desk are beautiful. What a great piece and I don't think I've ever seen one before.

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  13. I love all your pieces! Such great finds!
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

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  14. I've seen those on antique road show...those desks are oldies but goodies!

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  15. Great finds! You have a very good eye for finding treasures...first time here but I'm going to look around. Warm hugs, Esther

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  16. What a great desk! My Dad has one of these and I love them!
    Sherry

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Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~