Monday, June 22, 2015

"Father's Day Finds"

5 candle holding candelabra

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Ornate gold mirror

     I tried to write a short post about these Father's Day finds last night, but frankly I was just still too excited. I'm just trying to find the words that will someone communicate how very fortunate I feel. It all started out with a consensus of everyone to go for a drive and check out some thrift stores. Since it was Father's Day we wanted to make sure Tom (my husband) was on board too. And, of course, he was all for going and this is how the afternoon started to unfold. We checked out three thrift stores, and I didn't really see anything that spoke to my heart or felt like I necessarily wanted. 

     Subsequently, it was the second thrift store that we came across that I found the candelabra and the ornate gold mirror. Now this was late afternoon and when you come across pieces like this many times there're gone. But these pieces just seem to drop out of the thrift store heavens and their they lay just waiting for me. Immediately I move towards the candelabra and it was too heavy to just carry around so I prop it against something. Then as I turn I see this beautiful gold ornate mirror. I quickly go and get it and place it with the other piece. So, now how do I get them to the counter without someone else coming behind me and thinking oh man look what I found. Luckily I was able to get my husband and he walked them to the counter for safe keeping. 

     My definite plans for the mirror is to re purpose for a chalkboard. I'm not sure if I'll repaint the candelabra as I originally planned because it has an aged gold/brown patina to it. It also has a small sticker on the back "Syroco Wood" Syracuse Original Co Inc. Made in U.S.A. I think my first step is to find the prefect place for it and then go and buy some white candles...and then I share some pictures on Instagram. Wish me luck. 

     Thank you for dropping by today and until next time... I wish you lucky thrift store finds too!

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