Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Antiquing

My sister and I had a good day of shopping on Saturday. We went to the local antique shops, flea market and Goodwill. Here are some of my treasures.





A beautiful ornate Italian dish with flowers. It has holes around the outside of the dish and I'm going to weave a ribbon through the holes and hang it in the kitchen.







A rose napkin holder made out iron or metal. It will go perfect with my Italian planter that I have.




A small decorated box made in Italy.



An old metal jewelry box with a deep red lining.






And my most favorite thing of all ~ this piece! It's supposed to be a plant hanger, I believe, but I have other plans for it. I'm going to turn it around, attach the chains to the other end and hang crystals on the bottom. I'm turning it into a lamp and hanging it in the garden.





It's going to be lovely, and I'll show you when I'm finished!


18 comments:

Donna said...

These are all so beautiful! Makes me want to go to our higher end antique store today!!lol...happy day sweetie!hughugs

Beverly said...

Oh, Donna, that is going to be beautiful. I can hardly wait to see the finished creation.

I love your Italian plate. I have a similar one in the dining room.

Jan said...

You sound like such a fun friend to be hanging out with.

I love all your finds. Are you making a hanging lamp of some kind out of that plant holder?

I really love that box you found too. Everything is lovely.

Have a great day and glad you found some goodie treasures.
Jan..

diana @ please sir said...

Lovely finds!

Deb said...

What a fun day you and your sister had & what great treasures you found! I love your garden lamp idea!

Catherine Holman said...

I love that lamp shade idea! Can't wait to see the finished lamp Donna.
Hugs,
Cathie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Donna, those are all great finds! I love the idea of that hanging light too. Beautiful! It's so much fun to find treasures out there waiting for you.

Thanks for coming by!
Rhoda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, and what a great job you did on that wingback chair! It looks wonderful. Good for you for tackling it. I have never done any upholstery like that (just seat cushions). You made it look easy.

xo,Rhoda

Alaura said...

You found some great buys, and the planter is a great idea for a light in your garden. I can't wait to see it when you are done.

xo alaura

Rosie's Whimsy said...

ZOWWEE!!! What a crazy wonderful haul you made! I can not, repeat, CAN NOT wait until you finish the shade project. Fabulous!

:-) Rosie

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, so nice that you and your sister live within driving distance, so you can get together and go antiquing like that.

Wow, I love what you did to turn that planter into an outside lighting fixture, it is gorgeous and elegant. I know you want to keep this one but people would really buy that kind of work, so creative and elegant.

linda said...

I'm kind of a picky one when it comes to decorating but I have to say that I'd buy every single piece that you bought...you have great taste!

I can't wait to see the planter transformation!

farmerjulie said...

Lovely yummy stuff. i want to go!

Firefly Hill said...

Some wonderful finds! I bet that was a fun day...

annie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful goodies! I can't wait to see the planter turned chandelier! I know it will turn out wonderful!
Hugs,
Penny

Sunnispace said...

what a fabulous idea mom! oh, my gosh, I just love it... I might have to make one of my own... maybe you can help!?!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

The hanging light is beautiful! What a great idea...can't wait to see it done. Finding treasures is so much fun, have a great day, DebraK

Alberto said...

Fabulous!! I'm too interested in Jewelry designing.