Firstly, thank you all for entering the giveaway. I will announce the winner at the end of this post. While it was running, I took the time to spend with my family and some visitors we had…and I done some shopping!!!
The first thing I bought on our travels was this beautiful wicker heart from The Vintage Rose in Launceston, which is owned by the sweetheart Amanda. While the boys were off at the motor museum, I snuck around to visit with Amanda and had a lovely chat with her and looked through all of the amazing new things she has in store. I bought a few things which I will show you in another post. It is all whitewashed, so its right up my alley!
I love this old syphon bottle and spotted it after the second passing at the Evandale markets. I cant believe I didn’t see it first time around! The man at the stall marked it down to $10.00 for me! I had been admiring one the day before which was not as pretty and it was $70.00.
I love that it has lots of elements in it that I love so much, old glass, text in white, silver and the creamy top. I weighs a tonne and the glass is really thick…and it works still =0) The makers mark is still visible on the back. I haven’t worked out where it will go yet though. Guess what I did find…..
I have been after one for ages and it was on the top of my ‘have to find list’. The wood is just glorious and I have no intentions of painting this piece – ever! I know a big call from me, but look at it!
Have you guessed??
Yup, a glorious bentwood chair! Although it is not an original Thonet chair, for $25.00 I was happy to walk away with it under my arm! There were 4 of them can you believe, but the others were very rickety. This one is really sturdy so I am very, very happy. Now I can check that box on my list off =0) I found it at an amazing new old ware store, which I will be visiting next time with trailer in tow!!
I will be making the seat for this soon.
These little finials are also on the cards for a makeover. Probably not a great deal will happen to these. I will give them a good clean and take off the old screws and see where to go from there. Cute though.
I also bought this ugly Betty of a chair. The actual chair is lovely if you can look past the horrid 80’s paint job. It is sturdy and I can imagine this is going to be a full weekend project. Next piece is this little caddy thing for my office desk. It will be getting a fresh coat of white paint and will house all of my office paraphernalia…for $10.00 I thought it was cheap storage.
Now I just have to get on with getting them all made over!! easier said than done I know. Our visitors have left now, so life goes back to normal.
Now, on to the winner. After all the email and etsy entries and all of you who had extra entries was tallied, the final number of entries was a wonderful 682!!! I have since been to random.org and put in this number to get back the number 43.