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Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Weekend Finds

Hello Again from The French Hen's Nest and Happy Fall,

Well, I'm back with more finds.  
I was lucky this past weekend, because I found a three drawer chest, very French, it is painted black, with flowers of many colors, can't wait to get started on it.  It really needs a lot of TLC,  I'll show it to you later.   But for now, just a few finds I couldn't resist.

First find, is a basket, I'm not usually a basket person, but I couldn't resist this one, with it being Fall, and imagining the basket full of just picked apples.  Its made of wood, and has leather handles, and it was free.  I was walking in my neighborhood, and one of my neighbors had put it neatly on the street, and it's like new!.  Nothing says Fall like a basket filled with fresh picked, or fresh bought apples. 

Second find, is a small silver tray.  I saw something similar to this in a store, and was anxious to try it.  It was so simple to do, I just painted the middle part of the tray with blackboard paint, if you are good with a brush, this requires no taping.  It isn't perfect, but I have another one to practice on, and they were only $2.00 each at GW.  I'm thinking it can be used to display a menu, maybe a saying, or just near the front door to say "Welcome" to my guests.


Third find, is a Rooster lamp.  It is a natural brown iron color, really cute.   I really like the plain brown, but it would probably be lovely spray painted black, dark blue, or red.  I think in this case less is more.   Maybe just a colorful shade?  What do you think?  I snagged this for only $7.00 at GW.   It will probably look great in the kitchen.

Cock-a-doodle doo!

Hope that you enjoyed my finds this week (not bad for $10.00), and hope to see you again. 
   Happy hunting!

  Till next time,


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  1. Don't you just love a great day of "Thrifting"? Your rooster lamp is my fav...I would leave it just the way it is. :)

  2. Oh wow! Those are some great finds. I am really loving that free basket! I like what you did with the silver tray, and I love the size of it. The rooster lamp is my favorite, though! I would love to have it for my kitchen.

  3. Ack! I just love the rooster lamp! Great finds all around! Found you at StoneGable's Tutorial Tips and Tidbits

  4. LOVE the blackboard paint on the tray, what a good idea to use it for a menu!

  5. The blackboard tray is so clever. I have a tray that did not sell in our garage sale. Now I will keep it!

  6. Everything looks so wonderful on your blog....love it. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  7. I love the basket. It looks so pretty and fallish. what a great find. The rooster lamp is the cutest thing. I love it. Your new look is great. I can't wait to see what is next. My favorite is the basket. I am a basket nut. the best thing about it was that it was free.


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