I had a real craptastic week at work but this made up for it! I went to my mom's today to help her with a few projects...she finally decided to paint this cute corner hutch in her kitchen and we were going to get a french door ready to install in her pantry.
Anyway, on the way to Mom's house I found a garage sale, so I picked her up & we hit it. Two sisters who were also antique dealers were downsizing. They had some really nice things there but I was looking more for projects. Mom picked up something that I would LOVE to show you, but it's a gift and I can't post it yet..it's one of the really nice things and it is going to a certain someone with a birthday coming up.
Here's what I picked up:
A large metal candlestick, enamel lid, 3 corner shelves, beaded evening bag, creamer, wooden kitchen utensils in stainless steel container. Total cost $18.
Flashback - while driving back from my sisters a few weeks ago, we stopped at an antique shop called The White Elephant in Mentone. That had these out back in their garden:
Birdbaths made from enamel lids/bowls and branches. Now I don't care for the little signs under them but I loved the concept.
I painted the candlestick and popped the lid on top and voila - a birdbath! That's my butterfly bush behind it and it's between 2 dwarf alberta spruce. I'm going to add a bird feeder. This is right outside my kitties' room and I'm hoping it will keep them entertained.