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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wire Whisk...Bright Idea

Whisking up a bright idea.
This is a large wire whisk that would have been used in a restaurant. I bought it at an Estate Sale for $1.00. Wish I had bought all three of them. 

 Not only for cooking ... I made a light out of it. I wired it to hang and it looked pretty cute in my kitchen. So easy and quick ... just drilled a hole through the handle, and ran the lamp cord pipe up through and attached a ring finial on top to hang it. Whisk wires are very flexible to work through or change the bulb. The Edison bulb is perfect for it.  

 Then I thought it would also be nice as a table lamp and all I needed was a base ...

... so, I remembered this small Christmas tree stand and it was perfect.  
I just clamped it in. If I decide to leave it as a table lamp, I will change the wiring to run through the bottom of the stand.

What do you think ... table lamp or hanging lamp. 

{nifty button}So happy to have my " Bright Idea" featured on Nifty Thrifty Sunday. 
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Audrey Z.

Friday, April 5, 2013

ICE WATER ironstone pitcher and Brown transferware.

Have you ever gone to an Estate Sale and found something that you collect ... 

... was pretty, but was a little pricy?  

Well, I have many times ... 

This beautiful vintage ironstone ice water pitcher was $60.00 ...

My friend tried to talk me into buying it.

I liked it, but did not LOVE it ...

Second day of the sale, it would have been half-price $30.00 ... 

... but, still did not LOVE it enough to drive 
15 miles back to town for it ...
... just look at that ice lip to keep the chunks of ice out of your drink ...

...  that pretty little knob on the handle 
and all the stained crazing.

Unsold and donated ...

 Thrift store price of $15.00 
just made me LOVE it ... 

Now it sits beautifully next to an old ironstone bowl filled with vintage rag balls. 

I also scored this beautiful 14" brown transferware pitcher the same day at another Thrift store for ...


Happy Spring
I appreciate your visit and love comments.

Audrey Z. 

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Monday, April 1, 2013

A Little Bit of Blue

Actually ... more than just a little bit ... of blue
When we moved back home after retiring and in this house, I wanted a County look and blue was my love. Not so true anymore, but this, I have to live with.  I also thought every wall needed wallpaper.

The antique painting of pink roses came from an Estate Sale many years ago. 

Reflections in a 36" round mirror that belonged to my Mom and Dad, also, thrifted.  It was used as a platter for my wedding cake because my brother, the baker, could not find anything else big enough.  He made a cake into an alter, including an isle for the eleven wedding party figures. It had little bowls of flowers on each side of the alter with little birds sitting around the bowl. 

Could the sparkles around the lights be magic angel dust ?
      Information about the oak mantel shelf  is written below.

Everything that you are seeing came for an Estate Sale, garage sale or a Thrift store. 

This lamp with fringed shade, is our night light for this master bathroom. This is the surround area of the built-in bathtub. 

This started out to be an Easter post, but this new computer has my editing program messed up, so much delay. 

Hope you had a happy Easter though. 

Some of the prisms have hand-painted, one-stroke roses, bought off eBay from the artist. 

The mantel shelf is off a sideboard and I moved it around all over the U.S. forever, storing it under the bed. Yep, it is big.  Finally, back home, our son made it into a mantel self, using fragments from a Church podium for the brackets, also collected and moved around for years. 
(can't really see them in the photos.)

Hope you enjoyed being in our master bathroom.

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you many Blessings.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures 

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