Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Closer Look

I'm joining Kathleen at Faded Charm today for White Wedneday! 
Hope to see you over there!

If you remember my post from this past Met Monday where I shared my latest flea markets finds with you,
I was naughty.

I left you all hanging.

Such a big meanie, I am.

Sorry. (hehehe!)

Well, fear not.  I'm here to make nice.

Remember this birdcage that I got for free?
A nice lady threw it in with another purchase I made?
And you didn't know what purchase that was?
And it was my biggest (literally) purchase of the day?
(It was verry French looking, I might add.)

This is what I carted home hanging out the back of my SUV. was a little more than this, I guess.

And a little more than this....

And a tad more than this.

Oh, yes.  Lovely, isn't she?

In fact, Debbie and I BOTH took one of these beauties home with us.  
You should have seen our faces when we spotted them - 
behind my free birdcage that was sitting on a little table.

I had my eye on the sweet little birdcage.
I failed to see the beautiful panels right in front of my face, behind the birdcage.
I started bartering for the birdcage.

But....then.....we noticed the panels.

Our chins dropped to the floor....
our eyes got as big as saucers....
and we did this strange, zombie, trance-like walk, side by side, over to them for a closer look at the price -- thinking there was no way we could afford them, 
much less get them home in one piece.

"Forty dollars a piece", the nice lady said. 

Our saucered eyes and now-drooling chins turned toward each other in awe and amazement.

"Forty?............That's it?" 
we whispered in quiet unison.

"Yes!" she sweetly replied with a huge grin on her face.

She must have thought we were a couple of nutjobs. 
I'm surprised that we didn't scare her darling little daughter who was there with her.
(She's probably still having nightmares about the look on our faces...)
Well, we couldn't get our last dollars out of our pockets quick enough.
We practically skipped out of that building... well as we could carrying two 50 pound wooden tri-panels 
and a birdcage.

It was soooo worth a closer look, wouldn't you say?

If you want a look at Debbie's panels in her lovely cottage, be sure to skip over and see her here!

Blessings and { hugs } to you!
~ laurie


  1. I saw Debbie's when she did her post about it and I can't believe you both got one!
    Awesome job and I love the birdcage.

  2. Ooohhh...lovely, perfect in that corner!!!

  3. LOL hi sis! you described our reaction to the panels to a "t".
    I still cannot believe we found these for such a great price!
    Wait until next summer...we are pros at the flea market game now!

  4. Hey girl! You and Debbie sure found some great treasures, didn't you?! I read your last post, too. Sounds like you two had a fabulous time together. Love the screen, and what a great price!!
    Now I'm going to go check out what Debbie did with hers. ;o)
    Have a great day my friend!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  5. What a find!!! Lovely screen. Looks perfect in your cozy little corner!

  6. How beautiful! and such a great price. I could really use one of those for when guests come, and the baby has to sleep in our room. The screen would be great to separate us from him so he can actually sleep. It's a beaut.

  7. I love the panels and they look perfect in that corner!! How on earth did you two get them home? I've seen Debbie's, too. you both have the right look in your homes for these. Love them!


  8. Oh Laurie that is gorgeous!!!! It looks so sweet in your home! I think I have had the zombie trance a couple times and you do wonder what people are thinking about you. But, who cares cause you scored big time!!!! I would have liked to seen the picture of the two of you lugging that home!! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Love the panels! These are so great for decorating! They can solve so many problems and give such interest to a room! Lovely!

  10. Just found your blog and IT IS like a walk in Heaven, love your music and LOVE the screen.
    hugs ~ Maureen

  11. Love this...and for 40 bucks...that was a great find.

  12. You definitly got a deal! The panels are lovely and I love the free birdcage too!


  13. Well, I dislike you even more now than I did before ;>) I guess it's a good thing I DIDN'T go with you girls because if they only had TWO of those things ONE of us would have been left hanging and I have a sneaking suspicion that because I am the NEW girl on the block that someone would have been ME! (How's that for a run on sentence, teacher?)

    Those are absolutely wonderful! I can't believe they were only $40. each. I'll bet you girls about wet your pants laughing on the way to the car!! And to get the birdcage for free...well...what can I say...guess she must have liked you!

    That poor kid is probably having nightmares over her "sale" experience! lol xxoo Diana

  14. What a sweet birdcage! And the panels look wonderful in your home.
    Happy White Wednesday!

  15. What a wonderful find....and for only $40! What a steal. I love the panels...and the cute birdcage too!
    Happy WW!

  16. Fabulous! Going to hop over to see Debbie's too.

  17. Well lucky you!! You were definitely in the right place at the right time. They are beautiful!!

  18. What a fabulous find- lucky you!

    I am so happy I found your great blog, I'll be back!

    Enjoy your day~

  19. Oh wow!! How terrific is this!! I just love it! The detail is amazing and you'll get such great use out of it! :D Your comment made me lol and you'll have to take pics and let me know about your sweet apples! It's almost Friday, girly! YAY!
    Hugs to you!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  20. Hi Laurie,
    The panels are gorgeous! You and Debbie are so lucky, how fun for you both to get one. I miss WW, hopefully in a couple of weeks I can participate again.

    Have a great weekend!

  21. I love your birdcage and those panels look perfect in your room, what an amazing find!

    And thank you for your lovely comment about my daughter!

    Kat :)

  22. Oh you got so lucky! It looks fabulous in your home. I'm drooling over the birdcage too. I keep looking at them, of course I have no idea what I'd do with one...but, I'd figure out something!

    Thanks for visiting me:)


  23. Oh, This is wonderful! Good thing there were two of these or there might have been some wrestling going on. I also Love the bird cage.

  24. Laurie, Me again! I forgot to tell you I have been going through your archives and I love your blog. I am now a follower.
    Hugs, Sherry

  25. Your folding screen is just gorgeous, Laurie! It would look great in my house :) What a deal you got, and a free birdcage to boot?! Wow, it was your lucky day for sure!!


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