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Monday, April 30, 2012

I was a "That's the Ticket Linky Party" give-away winner

I won Rusty and Redone’s give-away ! 

On March 16, 2012, I  posted my "Repurposed Sad Looking YellowMetal Industrial Cart for TV Table" blog on "THAT'S the TICKET -Linky Party"  hosted by: Shannon @ Rusty & Redone, Angie @ Knick of Time, Carrie @ Lovely etc. and Gertie @ The Old Block House. So different and so well organized.

Not only was this a fun party, but they all offered fantastic give-aways that I liked, so I entered although I seldom win anything. 

Shannon at Rusty and Redone's give-away was a $20.00 discount on any item in her Etsy shop.
Wow ...  I would like that because I love what she sells. 

Well … I was the lucky winner.
Shannon gave me the option to buy something on her Etsy shop with the $20.00 discount or since we live about thirty minutes from each other I could come early and shop her Spring Open House Sale scheduled for May 4th/5th. 

Which do you think I chose to do? 

Yep ... the Open House Sale and I could bring a friend. This was great for me and Shannon too. 

Well, last week, I finally got over my four weeks of oak allergy and trekked off to Fredericksburg, Texas to shop her sale. 
***This is just one wall ... see why I wanted everything!

What fun ... you should go if you live nearby. She has some real special stuff, well organized and fun to shop.
Well, I know you are anxious to see what I bought ... I had to restrain myself because I wanted too much.
(click pictures to enlarge)

I bought two small metal wheels that I had seen in her Etsy shop ...
a nicely painted "BASKETS" sign ... perfect to hang over my baskets. Who would know these are baskets as they have such a heavy protective coating of dust ... so I needed this sign!  

a wonderful architectural piece of a column ...

... a lovely pink sock darner ... and Bingo cards.(not shown).

I was so anxious to put these items to use that I forgot to take a before picture. 

So here is how I used my treasures.
 Make believe this green rail off a vintage kid's wagon is a fence or gate. The little rusty wheels look great mounted on them. Makes me think of a ranch gate. This is attached to an old oak drawer from an antique desk and makes a neat shadow-box. 
You can see the pretty pink sock darner tucked in the bottom of the shadow-box. Love the time-worn look. I will add it to my collection of sock darners.

 The white pedestal looks wonderful tucked in with my small plants. Paint is white, chippy and so perfect. 

I did an little painting and aging on the drawer/shadowbox, but not too sure I like the paint job. I first used it to display a plant then displayed my old wooden rooster and tucked and old cement bird in the corner and laid a rusty key in the bottom. I kinda like this look.
Bingo cards will be used later in some project.

I don't usually enter give-aways because I never win ... but so glad I entered this one!

I hope you will visit  
Shannon at Rusty and Redone.   
 or her Etsy Shop 

 She is a sweet lady and posts interesting blogs.   

Audrey Z. 

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  1. Hello Audrey! You have such a wonderful way of putting things together. I love visiting here. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, you are always so sweet. I really did miss you...

  2. Congratulations on winning. I wondered where you have been. Missed seeing all your clever ideas. This one is great. I like it with the rooster.

  3. Love your new additions mixed in to your wonderfully invented vignettes. Always look forward to each post you write. Congratulations on winning and then going in person to pick out bits and pieces to add to your amazing collections.

  4. Ah, you have a true artist's eye. It all looks wonderful! ~ Maureen

  5. Thanks, Audrey, for all the lovely compliments. It was so nice to meet you and Katie. I love seeing what you did with your treasures~what wonderful ideas!


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