Well on Saturday we made a little road trip out to Mannville to pick up my next batch of goodies from this really nice lady i met recently. I had no idea when she said "Why don't you come here to see everything i have?" that there would be soooo much stuff. Seriously my jaw almost hit the ground as we were driving up her driveway. Umm i think i might have squeeled too :) What a sweet lady she is, we get out of the truck and she was like do you want to come in for coffee first or look at the stuff and do coffee after. Anyone who knows me would laugh because they know i would say no no no we have to look first. I started running before i was even done talking lol.
I'm sure i was looking around for a couple of hours and picking and choosing what i could fit in the truck and since i am unemployed i had a limited amount of cash so it worked out ok. Have i told you how sweet she is? Well she said anything else i wanted she would save for me until i had the money. So i already have a list started with things i will pick up next. Once we were done she had us come in for coffee and snacks. Wow, she had made tuna sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, home made brownies, home made coconut raspberry squares (that were to die for!), veggies and dip, cookies, chips and pickles. We did not expect that at all - i honestly was in heaven and would have moved into one of her sheds in a second lol She is also taking 2 of my cats to live with her. I've been trying to find a home for them for a while & hoping that someone i knew would take both of them - they are going to LOVE it at her farm.
Anyway, i better show you the pictures of my new shabby chippy treasures.
|We might use this one as a bathroom vanity for our basement|
|This cabinet is really cool cause it has shelves on both sides of it - this one is option #2 for the bathroom|
|These shelves are on both sides of the cabinet shown in previous picture|
|I got 2 of these :)|
|The fan & vase already found a home - and the vase was made in Italy!|
|This one needs a good cleaning before it can be used|
|Antique Medicine Cabinet #1|
|Antique Medicine Cabinet #2|
|This rickety mirror also found a home|
|3 turquoise jars right next to my new Dolce Gusto Coffee maker!|
I have to apologize, i've been such a bad blogger lately.... after holidays i was home for only about 5 days and then Melanie and I were off to Calgary for the weekend. They have a new Coach outlet store just outside Calgary so in 3 days we went 4 times i think :) My willpower was tested like crazy... since just coming back from Vegas and California my bank account was a little low. I actually stood in line with an amazing black handbag and was going to pray to the Visa gods to let me have it but i talked myself out of it... i know shocker right? Kevin did buy me a Coach handbag when we were in Vegas so sadly .... i left without one but Melanie and i decided we would go back again real soon. Well worth the drive!!!
Within a couple of days after Calgary i got attacked by the cold bug and had to completely stay away from any dust or paint fumes because i was just gasping for air even when i was wearing a mask so i had to take a bit of a break. I do have a before and after for you - it took me a while to finish because of my forced break but it is done and ready to be delivered to its owner. I actually really like the colour... its YELLOW! I'm not normally a yellow lover but this tone of yellow feels very calming and cozy to me hmmm and soon i will have something else to show you in yellow. I found it on kijiji along with several other awesome things - they will arrive on the 15th when the seller drives into Edmonton (she is about 2 hours out of the city).
Anyway, back to the before and after....