Monday, January 21, 2013

Auction love..


Before I go into my finds..  I am asking if you can lift up Calli Smith Manuel.  She is the little sister of a high school friend.  Calli & her husband are in South Africa serving as missionaries.  She has become very ill with malaria and her liver is failing.  Her family is so far away and are extremely worried about her.  I as a mom could not imagine what it would be like not to be able to get to my child in such a critical situation.  I ask that you keep her & her family in your thoughts & prayers.  I usually don't ask for this on my blog, but I just really felt the need.  

I grabbed the below beauties at an online auction that is close to home.  


I plan to use this cabinet in my arts & crafts room to hold all of my supplies.




I will put shelves in it so everything will be kept in a nice & neat area.  My room will not have a closet so this will work perfect.  Wanna know how much I paid for it??  $25!!

When you first walk into our front door to the left is our stairs to go up to the bedrooms & common area.  You go up 2 steps to a platform & turn right to go all the way up.  On the platform is a cubby.  Originally we talked about a closet, but I didn’t really want a closet there.  I wanted to find an armoire…one similar to what I had lost in the fire.  I have been looking for the last 5 or 6 months finding nothing.  This pretty thing was the first thing I saw when I logged in to the auction… I got a little excited! 

I like the mirror & think it will add a nice touch!


A score at $70!!


The other thing I found was these side tables.  


They have a glass top that will be removed.  I picked them out to see if they will work for my sister in law.  She has a smallish living area but wanted side tables.  I will strip them, chose a paint color & distress them.   I hope they are a good fit for her…if not I am sure I can find a nice spot for them.  $36 for the pair…not bad.

I am headed to another auction on Wednesday.  I would like to replace our furniture from the fire with the things I can redo.  I know that this can/will take some time since I am needing to buy furniture for almost every room, but this can also be fun so long as I don't start to feel a tad overwhelmed or discouraged.  

Hope you enjoyed my finds :)

Much love, peace & happiness!!

~The Ferns

25 comments:

  1. Yes, yes I did enjoy them! If I was at that auction, I might have tripped you for that first piece. LOL. It is fabulous. I am thrilled for you that you found some great pieces. I know you are rebuilding from the outside in. Just tickled you found such wonderful treasures!!

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    1. You my dear are the bomb digity!!! Thank you so much for showing this piece off!! So if you tripped me & I took you down with me would you still be tickled I found these treasures? :) Rebuilding from the outside in...and putting all my heart into it!!

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  2. Really hoping that your friend's sister makes a recovery. How very scary for her and her family.

    Now, I must comment on that gorgeous French cabinet. $25. Are you kidding? Deal of the millennium. I must start going to auctions. This piece is going to look spectacular in your craft room. Congrats on such a great find.

    Atta Girl Amy
    www.attagirlsays.com

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    1. Thank you - my friend's family is on their way to South Africa.

      I can't wait to fill this thing with many craft supplies. I think it will hold a few :)

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  3. I cannot believe that price! What a deal on that large white cupboard and a fantastic piece! Way to go! The armoire is lovely too and yes, the mirror is great! It will make a wonderful closet with so much character! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Yes now I can't wait to finish that armoire:)

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  4. Shannon sent me--I love these pieces! You are so lucky! I just wanted to tell you that your story really resonates with me--my parents finished building their dream home when they had a fire. It was devestating, especially since my sister and I were too far away to be of much help. But in the tradition of small-twon upstate NY, neighbors were there the next day, helping them sort through debris. Now that my dad's gone, my mom has moved to a small apartment, also on Ridge Road!

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    1. Oh your comment really means a lot to me. I can't even begin to tell how awesome & amazing people were to help us out. Ridge Road must hold good things :)

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  5. I will most definitely keep Cali and her family in my prayers.

    What wonderful pieces you found! And this is why I can't attend auctions. :) Found you via Fox Hollow Cottage's post on FB and am now following you. We have something in common, both live in NY state. I live way Upstate. Have a great day!

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    1. Laurie - welcome to my blog. Auctions are great but I tend to always come home with much more than I anticipate. I am going tomorrow & plan to take a trailer (not sure if that is a good idea), but the last time I had to drive home with my hatch back tied down & the light shining in my eyes since the hatch didn't latch :) But when you score this kinda stuff..well what can you do?

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  6. Hi, Lynn

    WOW, I can't believe your big score on all these lovely pieces. I LOVE your armoire. I am looking for a piece like this as well. It's just so beautiful.
    Found your lovely blog on FB and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by, www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Thanks and have a great week.

    Vanessa

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    1. Thank you Vanessa & welcome!! These armoires are not always easy to find. The one I had previously I purchased at a tag sale for $100. It was in great shape. Good luck & hope you find one soon.

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  7. Get out of town!!!! You paid $25 for that HUGE GORGEOUS armoire!!!! I just can't be pals with you anymore. I just can't!;) You are certainly my kind of gal. Wish you were closer. I am so jealous that is going in your craft room. I would love a pieces like that but then again dragging it up the stairs would be no fun. Thanx as always for partying and you go girl!:) P.s. Prayers sent!

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    1. Ahh Pam major compliment - thank you!! I looked at it last night when I was at the new house & it does break down..so you could easily carry up the stairs (but just once) :) Thank you for the prayers. The family is on their way as I type this to South Africa. So heart breaking.

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  8. Coming over from "From My Front Porch to Yours". This piece is crazy gorgeous and the price, well, that's just crazy!!!!
    I am following you now and I will definitely lift Callie up. I believe in miracles!
    Rhonda

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  9. Just found you, this huge cabinet is so amazing!!1

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    1. Thank you Debra. Isn't that piece amazing. I do love it so very much :)

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  10. That French cabinet is just to die for and the prices is truly unbelievable...what a lucky girl you are.

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  11. That little cabinet is wonderful!!! I just love its Frenchy goodness! All your finds are great. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Patti

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  12. Oh, I'm back to invite you to link at our What's It Wednesday Party, we'd love to have you!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. First of all, I said a prayer for your friends. Next, I LOVE THAT FRENCHY CABINET! Great finds.

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  14. My family will keep your friend in our prayers, that is terrifying.
    I love love love the french cabinet you bought, I can't believe you got that for $25.00. I have looked for something like that for years.
    I am happy for you
    Diane

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