Sunday, April 18, 2010
Metamorphosis Monday and Blue Monday
It's that time again, my how quickly a week flys!! Today I am participating to two great blog parties. So please head on over to Susan's blog, Between Naps On The Porch, to some great before and afters. Also, if you want to view some fantastic blue photos be sure to stop by Sally's blog, Smiling Sally. There just a click away!!
For my metamorphosis I am featuring a small bookcase that has been on my mind for weeks. About 3 weeks ago I took an afternoon and drove to Bisbee, AZ(great little town). I hit a couple of antique stores, a couple of thrift stores and a consignment store. The consignment store is where I fell in lust with this bookcase. It is vintage, antique or old bamboo. I thought the price was a little high, $85.00 and asked the shop owner is she was willing to come down. She said no. Well, that day I passed on it. Went home and for the next 2 weeks, dreamed of that bookcase. I researched old bamboo and finally decided that maybe it was worth the price. In the end, which is what I always think about a treasure it I really want it, that I wanted it, b a d l y. Enough to where the price didn't matter. I reasoned that I hardly ever see vintage bamboo and that I had to have it. Once I came to that conclusion I couldn't drive the 26 miles to Bisbee fast enough!!! I rescued the poor lovely baby from a dusty warehouse that day. : ) I present to you all the newest addition to our family.
The above is the before. I reckon he had 50-60 years worth of grime and dirt on him. : ( So I scrubbed him down with Murphys Oil Soap and then polished him up with some good smelling Orange Oil.
Now on to Blue Monday...
Kinda blurry, I know, but I am so taken by the cover of this magazine from July 1946. It is always on display in my living room.
These ginger jars were a gift from my good friend, Debbie. They are also residing in my living room right next to the magazine on the Secretary.
This bowl is actually a punch bowl from Thailand but it is doing duty by holding dried fruit and flower pods. I have 24 matching punch cups. It is quite a lovely, lovely set.
OK, well that's all from SE Arizona for today...not sure how much more I'll be blogging this week since the first of two moves is taking place on Wednesday. I hope everyone has a great start for what I hope and pray to be a fabulous week!