Monday, May 6, 2013

Garage Sale Season!

I am frequently asked where I find my furniture and 

treasures that I bring into Faded Elegance.

Truth is, I find things anywhere and everywhere!

More common than not, I have friends and family who are looking

to get rid of old stuff and I'm eager to take whatever it is off their hands.

This weekend, however, was the unofficial kick-off to


My good friend, Bonnie, and I grabbed our Starbucks and were

out shopping by 8:00 AM!

The weather could not have been better and we wrapped up our

excursion in time for me to make first pitch at

my son's baseball game.

Here's a little glimpse of how it all came together...

Bonnie spied these amazing French vintage silver rimmed,

etched drinking glasses. This set came with 79 pieces

and was in perfect condition!!!

You rock Bonnie!

This Bassett dresser was from a friend of my husband's.

It's a solid piece and I chose Maison Blanche's

La Craie - "Hurricane" and "Silver Mink" to update it.

I already had the little nightstand shown here in the lower right 

corner of the pic, so I decided to paint it to match the dresser.

Both would make a nice addition to any bedroom.

I broke up the 79-piece set into sets of 4's and 6's,

so that they are more affordable and more realistic

for customers. They look so beautiful next to my

vintage crystal decanter I scored this weekend.

This French looking footstool was originally acquired in Venezuela
and is in perfect condition.

I brought this little hutch in last week, but didn't have time 

to post about it here. I chose Miss Mustard Seed's

Mustard Yellow Milk Paint and it is a STUNNER!

Hope this weather lasts cuz it makes garage sale hunts

so much more enjoyable!

Happy hunting!


P.S. Thank you Bonnie! Hope we can do it again soon!


  1. fabulous score! it all looks so great in your spot...and hopefully it will be gone soon!

  2. Thank you Amy! I know you have been keeping busy too, so good to hear from you! :)