6.26.2010

Treasure Hunting for DebbieDoo's

 I know I am posting late but I just got home from today's treasure hunting adventures and I couldn't wait to show you my finds.  I thought the whole morning was going to be a bust and I was disappointed after traveling 100 miles   (at least it seemed like a 100 miles :)  But then I made one last stop and woohoo......I hit it!  Some for me and some for you.  Let me show you what I found for me.  I love redoing things but I also love it when I don't have to do a darn thing to it.  Is this not the cutest thing?  The vintage child's chair is about 50 years old and the rockers have been cut off.   They painted it a soft blue with a white overwash.  Added an apple picking basket with a live green fern and then a little girl statue.  And are you ready for this?  7 bucks...yep...that's it....7 bucks...shoot, I couldn't even buy the dirt for that!  I put it right by The Vintage Nest studio door.  Couldn't you just scream?



 Now for you.......I also found some antique books.  Anyone who visits my website knows I love old books.....mostly to decorate with and the shabbier the better but the subject matter is important to me too.  I can't just buy any old books.  I have to relate to them in someway and the color has to be just right.  In my own home I  use them for risers and for display pieces with something wonderful on a stack of them.  Right now though I am actually reading an antique book.  It is Shakespeare, only written for young people so the stories are so easy to understand.  I read The Taming of the Shrew last night.  LOL...I was an English major in college back in the day.  Wish I had the book back then.  Anyway....here is one of the books I bought for the boutique.  You can find it here.  This is a 1939 child's primer and it's just charming.  It even has sheet music in it and I just love the graphics in these old books.   Perfect for a vintage style nursery, for decor and for altered art.  



 Thank you for stopping by today.  I am excited to be a part of DebbieDoo's weekend garage/yard salen' party.  Please click here for her list of all kinds of fun and fantastic items we "treasures hunters" have found. 

25 comments :

Debbie said...

Hi Lynn, you are not too late at all...the party runs til Monday night...so next time don't sweat it! That chair is way too cute....i adore the fern in it, what a great idea. Cute books too, I love old vintage books, I have to actually start collecting more. Have a great weekend....and enjoy the party!!~ Debbie

Meg said...

Augh!! That is a SCREAMIN' deal! And, it's so beautiful. I love old chairs and knickknacks!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks like a great day hunting, Lynn! Neat finds!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Victoria said...

That is so cute! I love little versions of things:) I have a wicker and iron chair that I want to put on my deck with plants on it, such a cute idea:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, if you could just put the chair in your will for me I sure would appreciate it! To Cute!

Carol

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lynn,
You've found some great things, I love old books too (perhaps too much). Just send you an email..so sorry you did not get the last one!!
Hope you're weekend is going well!
Mimi

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That little chair is so cute. I would have paid that or more for it. Love the vintage child's book, too. I use books for display and as lifts all the time.

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Sorry for the absence, but after a long weekend break, I was working abroad last week...

It amazing the treasures you always hunt... I'm truly impressed!!

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter Two discovers Sardinia! Enjoy and have a great week!

Linda said...

Hi Lynn~ I love your little chair, so sweet, and I love the color! I am a big vintage book person, too! In fact, there are 17 of them in front of me on the counter that my son picked up out thrifting and brought over to me (he's well trained)! Just love the primer you found...don't you just love the wonderful graphics in these? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynn so glad you posted your finds! I love that little chair. I have one in red without the rockers also and I think it will be so cute with a plant in it. Thanks for giving me the idea!! Love old books and looks like you found a good one!

Ginger said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE the planter! I have an old chippy white chair that I am thinking I might need to make a planter from!

DogsMom said...

I am very late on getting around to visit people. You did very well with your finds.
The trouble with visiting such creative people is that now I see greater potential in MORE things that I want to bring home.

I have always been a bookie.

http://dogsmom.wordpress.com

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Dropping by from debbiedoos party! What great finds you made!! Love the little chair and with a plant, too!! The books are so neat! Thanks for stopping by my little blog!!

miss corner cape said...

love that music book. i was just doing some decorating with books, actually, so it is especially timely for me!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your comment on yard sale finds. ooh, it sounds like that flea market that starts late is perfect for me!

Susan said...

Thank you for coming by my blog!! I love your little blue chair and the statue. How cute is that for 7.00.

Margaret Cloud said...

I adore that chair and I also like the fern. I also always look for vintage children books, they are so precious. Those sale signs ad a nice touch to your post. Have a nice week.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh how fun!! Love the little gal in the plant! Great score on the books too! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Blessings ~ katie

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the planter it is cute and for $7.00 you can't go wrong.

Michelle said...

Love the little chair! Great find! I, also, have some vintage children's books. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great story on your tablecloth, thanks for sharing....Michelle :)

Terri said...

Love your treasures!! I adore vintage books too.
hugs, Terri

P.N. Subramanian said...

Very interesting. Would love to explore the other treasures as well.

Sue said...

Lynn, Your chair is adorable. I love its color! How fun to find stuff for yourself and not just to sell. Old books have so much character,don't they? Hope you're staying cool. It's hot and humid here. I'm almost looking forward to fall. LOL
hugs, Sue

Sue said...

Lynn, I just love that little blue chair! Its color is so much fun. And I like your vintage books. They have so much character. Hope you're keeping cool. It's been really hot and humid here. I am almost looking forward to fall. LOL
hugs, Sue

Melissa said...

The chair is lovely and I love the little girl you added to her - but I must say - I think I like the book best, I am a sucker for old books. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love the chair and the vintage books!! So cute!!

Debbie

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