This past Tuesday, I dropped into our local thrift store for a quick walk-through,
and found the ceramic column candlestick, pictured below.
As I was running other errands, I happened by the way of the outdoor Flea Market.
A few vendors were set up.
Not what you'd expect mid-week...
but it was a beautiful day, and the temps were nice.
I suppose they were taking advantage of the weather!
From across four lanes of traffic,
I spotted the bench below, and made a circle around the block so I could check it out!
I've developed a real fondness for bamboo inspired pieces.
The vendor named his price for the bench... $10.
I was so tickled, I didn't even haggle on the price!
If you know me well, you know that's a rarity.
He also had some really pretty small glassware pieces, and I snagged a few of those.
Everything I bought, including the candlestick at the thrift store and the bench,
was under $18.00... what a deal, right?
When I saw the bench,
I knew instantly that I had just the place for it at the lake house.
But before I delivered it,
it would need a fresh coat of paint and new fabric for the cushion... easy enough!
It felt nice to have a paint brush in my hand again.
It's been awhile, ...since I "retired" from my junk business in June.
Painted the bench Annie Sloan Provence,
and covered the cushion with fabric I had on hand.
The column candlestick was spray painted slate gray,
then dry brushed with Annie Sloan Old White.
It makes a perfect pedestal for a pretty pumpkin!
I also adore pineapples.
Very few things "say southern" like sweet tea, pearls, magnolia blossoms,
After all, pineapples are the long-standing symbol of hospitality,
with rich historical significance dating back to the colonial days!
I was thrilled to find the crystal pineapple holders from the flea market vendor!
He just made my day, bless his little old heart! :)
The silver tray was a thrift store find from another day,
and probably another town... best I can remember!
The little bowl/vase was a sweet find, too!
The pretty yellow wildflowers were picked from a roadside ditch bank.
I went a little overboard playing around with my camera
trying different settings, and different combinations of pieces.
Indulge me, the next few pictures are just random shots! :)
I would really like to take a photography class at the local community college.
Photography both fascinates and overwhelms me!
I do hope the weather is just as glorious in your neck of the woods!
Enjoy your weekend, friends...
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