Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Flea Market Goodies And A Reno Start

I picked up some really great items at the flea market on Sunday that I couldn't wait to share with you. One of them is this beautiful hand made linen purse that was only $5!

 It is absolutely beautiful and so well made, I told the woman she should go into business!

Some other things I bought are a book of old songs and a small ironstone dish for a dollar each from a guy that had some really neat things.

But my favorite thing that I got was this old cutting board....it wasn't priced and when I asked the seller how much he wanted he said "offer me something fair". So I offered $3 and then bit my lip, and he said "that's more than fair"! Then he said "what are you going to paint on it?", in reply I said "Oh I would never paint this!". Can you imagine?! I mean look at the thickness on this beauty!

 And I am more than delighted to say that we started the demolition of the back part of our house (the room off our kitchen)! We spent the weekend taking off the cursed aluminum siding and the dumpster comes today so that we can start gutting the inside of the room. We will eventually be taking down the wall in our kitchen that currently has the stepback cupboard on it. We will be adding lots of windows and  a wood burner to the space. I LOVE demo work and I have been planning this space for 3 years now so I am really excited to get started.

We unearthed the original siding and are going to remove it very carefully so as to be able to reuse as much of it as possible. Why on earth you would ever cover it up in the first place is beyond me.

I will try to show our progress as much as possible, time permitting:)


  1. I see the beauty of your home that was hiding under that siding.
    Look forward to following along.

  2. It's always such a treat to visit you!
    Great finds - that purse is beautiful and loving that cutting board - but most of all
    I can't wait to see what you do with that room off the kitchen :)

  3. Oh my gosh...I cant believe you got that cutting board for $3..what a steal...maybe now you can paint some ducks on it....NOT..can you imagine doing that..silly man!! I love that bag too...you did well! Have fun with your demo. x0

  4. You did really well at the flea market...the cutting board is awesome and a steal for $3.00! I know you will treasure it.

    What a lot of work you have going on! Just wondering, are you enlarging your kitchen or making a new room? I may have missed a post.


  5. Congratulations on demo starting! How very exciting! I;m sure it is going to be so lovely when you are done with it!

  6. Love the siding. We are currently working on our exterior that has its original cedar siding and most everyone thinks we should put up vinyl...nah!!!

  7. Love your finds! Can't wait to see the progress on your reno :)

  8. You certainly can sniff out the good buys! Love that cutting board. Those original clapboards are amazing. You must be young if you love a good reno! :)

  9. I adore that new handmade tote you found! I agree that that lady could make and sell those for a lot more than $5. What a steal! Love the thick cutting board you found too. I would never paint it either. I don't think that guy knew what he really had! LOL! Looking forward to seeing the progress of your renovation.

  10. Great finds, especially the wonderful cutting board! The project will be exciting!

  11. Great finds! So excited for you to be starting a much anticipated project! I know it will be worth the wait.

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