April 14, 2015

Recent finds and FREE antique furniture!

While we were at the lake last week, Chris and I did manage to hit one estate sale.  We were in and out in just a few minutes but I did happen to find a few holiday items, as well as another wool plaid blanket and handmade afghan.
I also made a quick trip with my mom and sister to the local antique mall and scored this amazing tin Easter basket for $3!  Aren't the graphics darling?
These squirrel salt & pepper shakers are now living at our A-frame too.  With all our oak and pine trees, I believe they have become our  lake house mascots.  On the way back home from our week at the lake, Chris found a picker's sale (the house is so bad, it's actually being demolished) but he dug through some boxes and came home with Santa and Satan.
Last but not least (and certainly most exciting) my husband's former principal generously gave us this beautiful pie safe....for FREE!
Isn't it gorgeous?  

My mother has a pie safe and I've always wanted one of my very own. As you can imagine, I've already had fun filling it with linens, my grandmother's dishes and other special treasures.
I still can't believe this beautiful piece of furniture is now mine!  I'm feeling very spoiled and very blessed (thank you Linda).

21 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very NICE pie safe!!! Darling easter tin...nice finds.
warmly,
deb

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Kim, such great finds but the Pie Safe is the greatest! What a nice give a way! I like all of your treasures you put in it and those sweet doll dressers on top, very cute!
Have a great week,
Gina

NanaDiana said...

My Gosh! I can hardly believe you got that gorgeous piece for free! Are you taking it to the cottage or using it at your house? Love it! Those are really cute finds, too! You find the best things. xo Diana

Shara said...

The pie safe is amazing. They knew it was going to a good home! There is an old Hoosier sitting out at my husband's Uncles house - it belonged to his Great Grandmother - we have been trying to rescue it before the roof caves in on the old house. People need to understand that these things need to be saved!

A Little Creation said...

While the pie safe is beautiful, I am enamored with the miniature dressers and knick-knacks.
Chris =]

Lynn said...

Lovin' your mascot S&P's!The pie safe is a beauty and it looks like it found a great home-enjoy:@)

vivian said...

love your new pie safe.. but mostly love the little dresser vignette that you have put together on top of it! way too cute! I love when something comes into our lives that is just perfect and free!
that easter basket is pretty cool too!
have a lovely day Kimmie! we're having another beautiful spring day here! woohoo!
xoxo
vivian

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW - amazing that you received the pie safe for FREE! Lovely piece.

Jboo said...

Ooooh -- that pie safe is beautiful! Now, I'm wishing for some pie this morning! ;) Have a good day!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great score on the Easter tin. I have been on the hunt for one more to corral my vintage Easter chicks in (I have about 4, but need one more)...I've seen some but not with a $3 price tag! That pie safe is perfect..a good home with you indeed!

Donna said...

The pie safe is beautiful, what a generous gift! The petite dressers on top are just darling! Are they recent finds, too? I love your salt and pepper shakers too!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh! congrats on the pie safe! ♥

Jodee said...

Great finds! Love that fabulous piece of furniture too!

ThrifterSisters said...

My principal was mean and probably decorated his house with pressboard furniture :-) That pie safe is beautiful!

Erica

Lynne said...

Great finds but the Pie Safe . . . "Takes the PIE "! . . .
(Prize . . . smile)

Corey Moortgat said...

What wonderful finds, especially the free furniture!! But what I find the best of all are the doll dressers up on top- of course you knew I'd say that!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I love the graphics on that old basket and your mascots are pretty cute too. How wonderful you were given that beautiful pie safe, & love how you decorated the top, just darling!

Lutka And Co. said...

Great finds & beautiful pie safe!

Margaret said...

Wonderful finds! And what a great pie safe! I have two pie safes that I love but mine are not antique, they are Amish made new ones. Have a great weekend! Maggie

Molly Allen said...

Those tiny dressers are the sweetest! And those are some really great finds!

Patti said...

Ohhhh Kim, your pie safe is gorgeous! And, I love the little dressers on top of it. You just put the cutest things together. Oh...I have to say - I just love your squirrels, too! and the tin Easter Basket!