Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another Thrift Store Find

Just a short little post to show a great thrift store find. I found this beauty (remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder) a few weeks ago. Then the question came, where are you going to use it, and a better question, where are you going to store it? My solution, for now at least.....
Outside of course!
And who could pass up a $35.00 antique mantle?
A couple of ferns and a rocking chair, and your good to go. 
As you know we have been house hunting, so here are a few pictures of one of the places we really liked, but it just needed tooooo much work! It had tons of charm!
Great little living room and I adore the french doors going to the dinning room. Wonderful high ceilings.
Not a great picture of the dinning room but I did love the built in china cabinet and fireplace.

Gotta love a front porch!
Thanks for visiting.
Linking to.....
Today's Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

22 comments:

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment! I love your mantel, it looks so cozy! That house you viewed is also beautiful! Love tall ceilings, built in china cabinets and french doors going to the dining room. I'm your newest follower! Blessings, Tammy

Lori said...

Love your eye for the beautiful! Everyone needs a mantel like that...hope I find one soon. Glad I found you via Southern Hospitality...I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and follow too so we can keep in touch. Creatively yours, Lori

Michele said...

Your mantel is wonderful, and so is that house. I'd probably want to buy it, warts and all, because it has so much charm.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The mantel is wonderful! I love the aged patina of the wood.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful mantel, great buy. I am sure it will find a permanent home soon. I love that house too-to bad it needs so much work.

Olive Cooper said...

Using the mantle outside is brilliant. And beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your mantel is fabulous and I love the whole space you have created outside. So pretty and what a great place to sit and relax. The house did look charming, hope you find something soon. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Love the vignette you created with the mantel. Very charming.
I'd be sold on the big front porch and built in cabinet in the dining room...that house has so much possibility.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Designing Domesticity said...

What a great find. We've been looking for a mantel for our basement fireplace FOREVER. very jealous. thanks for sharing, liz

chateau chic said...

LOVE, Love the mantel you found. Great styling!
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
Mary Alice

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

OmG....you lucky thing! I am on the search for a great mantle and if I found one for $35.00...woohoo! Best of luck with the house hunting. ~

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I adore the mantle! I left one at my old house (kicking myself), but truly wouldn't have anywhere to use it here. Hope someone is appreciating it! Good luck with househunting; love the one you looked at!
Nancy

Lorrie said...

What a great find! Love how you made it look so perfect outside!

Robin said...

Who could pass that mantel by? It's really interesting in the state it's in but you could easily make it over too if you wanted it inside. Good luck with house hunting. Our 2 and house was 100 years old and was easy to take care of. It was built really well. Each house is different. New can need work in a short time if not built well.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Wild Oak Designs said...

Where did you find the fireplace surround?? It is wonderful...and it makes a perfect vignette!
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love it Sandy..and I would have grabed it also..Looks wonderful my friend..Good luck with the house hunting..May you have the best Mother's day ever..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Karen said...

That mantle was a great find, it looks wonderful the way you've used it. Good luck with your house search.

Sherry said...

I love the creative touch you added to your mantel! I'm now your newest follower!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that mantel and the whole vignette you have created with it. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Daffodil Hill said...

I love your creativity! So pretty! I'm your newest follower, btw:-) Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get the chance.

bj said...

How cute is THIS !! I would have never thought to put it outside but it looks fantastic!
I, too, bought an antique, pine mantel several years ago. I added some wooden appliques, painted it white and it stands at attention in my dining room. The BEST thrift store find I have had. I paid more than you did....$50.00 and well worth it. If you want to see it, email and I will send you a pic. :)
I am now following....Come by to see me. :)

Erin Weglage said...

I love the mantel! I really love that you used it outside!! I'm visiting from Table Top Tuesday. ~Erin @ erins2centz.blogspot.com