Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Heart Faux Bamboo!


I had some great finds at a couple of estate sales this weekend!  Pictured below are just some of my finds, which include a faux bamboo and brass tray table, a huge vintage crewel work and two pretty tins.  The books and candleabra were already mine.


I love this table, and while it wasn't cheap, I definitely did not pay retail.  It's a late mid century reproduction piece, so I wont feel guilty about painting the base - it's definitely not real wood...I'm thinking either bright orange or pink.  Would you paint it or leave it as is?

The crewel work is actually the 12 Days of Christmas, although I think it would be nice to display year round.  I may paint the frame white.

I also picked up this fabulous vintage straw bag in new condition!  

A couple of pieces for either the Etsy store or booth.  I think I'll paint the plastic recipe box a bright color.

Another cute tin, a book published in the 70s featuring beautiful photos of 40s movie stars, and a set of repro Victorian spoons made of shell.

Finally, I couldn't leave behind this lovely woven straw box.  I wish I knew more about it, or where it was made, but I think it is lovely!

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what folks have been up to at these fine places: 




27 comments:

  1. How wonderful. I love that crewel work. It's incredible. That table is awesome too.

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  2. Oh the bag!!! And the 12 days of Christmas is adorable!!! Year round for sure on that one! I'm so glad you had a good go this weekend!!

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  3. All excellent scores. I found the very same "Love" piece before and sold it in the antique mall. My mom had a straw bag very similar to the one pictured, it brings back memories of going to the beach in Italy!

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    1. Now that must be a nice memory! I'll think of you every time I use it!

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  4. Oh MARIUM...that table...SWOON! I'm in love. I think I'd paint it, but it's one of those pieces that is also gorgeous as-is. What a find. I'm officially jealous.

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  5. The table is insanely beautiful! I would NOT paint it. At a minimum live with it for a while before you decide. Great find!

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  6. I have some serious thrift envy, you found some wonderful treasures!

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  7. The table is really nice, and I agree that I would live with it as is for a while before painting it.

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  8. I heart all of your finds! Great great!

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  9. The table was a great find. Personally I would leave it as is since it looks so great! Love the Mexican bag too. I always love finding those.

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  10. LOVE the table. I wouldn't paint it though I like natural wood tones. I agree, live with it for a while. If you find you get bored, you can always paint it later on.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I love wood tones too...such a dilemma!

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  11. So many cool finds!!! I'm drooling over that straw bag! The table is great as is but I bet it would look even cooler painted one of the colors you suggested.

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    1. Hmm, the debate is mixed on whether to paint or not to paint. This is a toughie!

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  12. You scored some great finds, Marium! I think I would paint the bamboo table, but don't know what your decor is -- a safe and versatile color would be white, maybe shabbied up a bit!

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  13. Love all your new found treasures and I agree I would hang the print year round it is so charming. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week:)

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  14. Such variety. The crewel work is my favorite I think, but the Love picture sure brings back memories. I used to needlepoint and do embroidery a lot when I was younger.
    Liz

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  15. I love bamboo as well! That table is fabulous! And that straw bag, I have it! It was my grandmother's!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. How cool that you have your grandma's bag! It's so cute, I just love it.

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  16. that table is amazing! if i thrifted regularly and sold them, i'd have trouble not keeping everything, ha!

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  17. I love the crewel. love love love!

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  18. Wow, such great finds and I love your blog! Thanks so much for visiting.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love your blog!

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  20. some great finds! love the bamboo table.

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  21. What fun thrifted treasures. I love the straw bag! Thank you for sharing at TTF and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  22. What incredible treasures! Thanks for sharing : ) hugs...

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