Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm addicted to The Salvation Army...

and the local antique store and garage sales and freecycle...
I've been wanting "real" chairs for my dining table for since we moved here. I've been using green metal folding chairs, which I love by the way, but they aren't super comfortable. So, I've been keeping my eyes open for random chairs at The Salvation Army and Goodwill.
I found these two at The Salvation Army for just a few dollars each. They need a little cleaning and maybe a shabby chic paint job, but I like them.
Next up, I found this little beauty at The Salvation Army - it's silver plaited and oh so pretty!
Now I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this, but I love how rustic it is and at the same time totally makes me feel like a fifties house wife.
And here's my sweet blue cake stand all cleaned up. I discovered it's Imperial Glass made in 1951. And that's it. I know nothing else. It's stamped with this mark:

That's how I discovered it was made in 1951. I've tried to find anything else that looks even similar to it, but... nothing... nowhere.
I did read somewhere that Imperial Glass made custom orders and one of kind gifts so perhaps this falls into that category. One way or another, I love it.
I absolutely, positively, love it.

Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine


mindy said...

Girl, it sounds to me like you are getting my sickness. I was addicted to Goodwill, thrift shops, and antique malls before the yard sale bug got me. Now it is a deadly mix. I get the shakes if I miss a weekend (like I did last weekend)and I am just sure that the very thing I have been looking for was sold and I didn't get it. I'm sick I tell you...SICK!!!! Oh, but it is so exciting. That's is the thrill we keep seeking after. Like a drug...I can't wait for this week's fix!

Simoney said...

The chairs are great, but I LOVE that plate stand!! xx

Susan (Mommy) said...

So how did you clean the glass? it looks lovely. And I love the chairs. I wish I could give you mine.

My Lil Guyz said...

I love how you made antique items look like art in your photos.
I found your blog thru MBC. Thanks :)