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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Finds and Farmhouse Summer Swap Sign Up Reminder

 Brrrr Not sure were spring went.Friday it was near 80 now today back down in the 50's with frost advisory tonight.Well this was a bad week for picking.Thursday poured down rain,friday I drove a hour to a sale that promised 250 houses participating which ended up being like 15 and mostly baby stuff.Saturday the sale/fleamarket I planned on was cancelled.It was in the paper but when we got there it said cancelled.But amazingly I found some stuff to keep.I usually resell most of my finds but lucked out on a few goodies for me.Above is a antique pot scrubber has the patent date of 1893 and is great shape.I found two.One for me,One to sell.Below small carrier not sure if I'll keep or not....
 There was a sale on the road going to grandma's and I went early and saw this table.It came with 2 long benches and a buffet/hutch.Well it was a little higher priced than what I wanted to pay and I certainly had no room for the hutch so I left...I thought of it all day and told hubby I needed to go look again....I talked the girl into a great deal explaining she could sell the hutch for part of the discount.Soooo
 Home it came!! Best part was I sold my old Farm table right away at fleamarket and got half of what I paid back...The table is hand made locally and came from a high end prim shop the girl said she only used it a few months then decided she needed bigger,The top of the table and benches are old rough barnwood that has been waxed.I need to learn how to take proper care of it.I did order some orange oil from amazon to clean it with..I'm not using both benches because it sits to wide when you enter the kitchen so using two of my ladder backs...Love!!!! See that baby in the background,he doesn't go there he is supposed to be sold but he has been sitting there a couple of months.Maybe I secretly love him too..smile..
I also found a wonderful old Bee Smoker but I forgot to get a pic.Not sure if I'll keep it or not I do already have one but it's on my maybe list....We had delicious fresh seafood last night.Our friend went on a charter and bought back fresh rock fish and we got some live crabs so hubby made beer batter fish,steamed crabs and french fries.Yummm...Also wanted to remind everyone about sign ups for The Farmhouse Summer Swap.You can click on the pic on the top sidebar for rules and sign up info.Hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

12 comments:

cucki said...

Sending you big hugs x

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhh, love your new table!! It's awesome!!! You found some great treasures even though the stars weren't all aligned!!!

I can't believe I didn't go to the flea yesterday, LOL, but there are some events coming up . . . so I won't be going through withdrawals anytime soon, ha ha ha

xoxo

Simply Shelley said...

Love your table...great find...blessings

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Sounds like a wonderful deal on your table.
It is a lot like my DR table. It was handmade and originally came with two benches and two end chairs.
Great finds. This weekend didnt have any good YS around here.
Hugs
Tam

Heather Wise said...

Love your finds! The table rocks! I head ya about the cold... Frost warning tonight! What is that about??? I love that little carrier...So cute!

Thanks for sharing your fun!
Love,
Heather

Denise said...

Really like the table.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Amy, you did right by going back to buy the table and benches, they are beautiful, I have been looking for a farm table but high prices here.....love them....and the dolly, looks so cute there on the chair.......take Care, Hugs Francine.

Raggedy Creations said...

Love your table and bench Amy.

Felicia

1890* said...

Excited for you my friend! THAT IS A BEAUT OF A TABLE!!! so glad you haggled for it!
I bought the stuff called CitraSolve on amazon for transfer printing onto fabric.. but ended up loving how it cleans. My wood tables & cupboards look fantastic and boy oh boy the fresh orange aroma lasts for days
Wishing you a wonderful week XX{{HUGS}}

jennifer768 said...

Wow oh wow!I love your new table! Awesome finds my friend.Hugs,Jen

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love the new table!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

AWESOME Table you got there!
Love all the other treasures you go too ~ Love that little carrier!!!
Still thinking about the swap ~ I'm really bogged down with so much to do around here. I'll let ya know soon.
Prim Blessings
Robin