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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Linens, Frame, Lamp


Matelasse coverlets, spreads, and shams sell well for me. This one needed work but hot water, time, and OxyClean transformed it. Matelasse gives a bed character and texture. All items shown on this post Joe and I picked up, last Saturday, while thrifting.


These are basically new matelasse shams in down pillow inserts. I wash every item in hot water and OxyClean before it is sold. I iron frequently and adore my large Rowneta iron (found at an estate sale). Yes, I am a freak.


This is a sexy little black lamp. I am surely the Crazy Lamp Lady as I have sold many lamps and have lamps sitting all over the house in various states of repair. 


I am keeping this large Florentine tray for myself. I find these pieces which are made in Italy off and on and I like them. They sell for a nice sum on One Kings Lane too. It will be useful and beautiful at Christmas.



This is one of a pair of 11" X 20" frames in a primitive wood that is both rustic and lovely. I can picture an ironstone platter hanging in them. I have no room for them. Drats. This is a small sample of what I delivered to The Rusty Gate in Tennille, Georgia on Friday.



happy thrifting
Olive


28 comments:

  1. My first time commenting . . . not my first visit . . . I met you yesterday when I was visiting RAZMATAZ . . . and started reading . . . and became lost in what was like reading fiction, yet in truth . . . it was your truth. I was wrapped into your life, a young girl with much strive yet faith, loss, sorrow unmatched . . . treasured daughter, a nurse, two houses, one old with histories, one yellow with charm and a man named Joe . . . Love, and more . . . I was lost and read and read more, and felt like falling in love with knowing you and the magic I was feeling. I am Lynne . . . and I am very happy to meet you!

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    1. How nice to meet you and have you here Lynne. Thank you for reading my story.

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  2. From your little sneak peeks here Olive I am loving it. The frame looks awesome!

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  3. Wonderful finds! I love matelasse and was fortunate enough to find a big lot of it last year at a garage sale...I've done two bedrooms with it and enjoy the way I can change up the rooms against the neutral coverlets and shams! Love the Florentine tray and rustic frames, too!

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  4. Hi Olive, I too love matelasse! I waited for 6 months several years ago for a cranberry one that was backordered at the Company Store. It is my bedspread from October to the middle of March. I still regret the king size white one I bypassed at T.J. Maxx years ago. I'm not a fan of puffy duvets or comforters.

    I can understand why you're keeping that beautiful tray for yourself!

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  5. What a wonderful stack of linens! Love that tray.

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  6. You got some really nice things last Saturday! Love the linens.

    Judy

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  7. Love the bedding and the frame, that Matelasse is so popular right now and lucky to to score some. Wonderful!

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  8. So nice, Olive. The tray will be perfect at Christmastime and those rustic frames sing to me! I so enjoy seeing your finds and how you "gussy" them up or repurpose them! Ann

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  9. I would love to find a Matelasse at an estate sale...I want one sooo bad. I really want to lighten up our bedroom a bit. Great finds.

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  10. I like your tip about Oxyclean and will buy some, since I have a sadly discolored old hand embroidered blouse and I want to try Oxyclean on it. Your bed spreads are gorgeous and I can see why people buy them.

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  11. The tray is beautiful - definitely a keeper! Enjoy your blog.

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  12. You found some wonderful pieces. I love that tray too and you are so right, it will be perfect at Christmas!
    Jane

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  13. Great thrifting finds, Olive! I am looking forward to warm weather and garage sales.

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  14. If I lived closer to your store, I would certainly shop there.. I love your finds and your taste in what you buy.. kindred spirits......
    Love, Mona

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  15. But a very nice freak, if I may say so!! I like the linens, but I absolutely love that florentine tray! You do find some wonderful things.

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  16. Beautiful finish on that tray and I would probably keep it, too.

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  17. Your linens are lovely!! My Mom swears by the Oxyclean!! She uses it on everything!! Nice rustic wooden frame too!

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  18. More great finds! I wish I lived closer to your shop!

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  19. You have some neat things here...wonderful rustic frames and that tray is beautiful. Happy to see that you will be sharing at my party:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. These shams are gorgeous! If I weren't down-sizing and trying to simplify I would be all over them!!

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  21. Hi Olive! Oh, I love these kinds of shams. I have a couple on my bed and a spread too. They're so versatile and always look great.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. That reminds me! I am snowed in at 1515 and I have those chenille bedspreads I got at the auction for $1. Oxyclean here I come!!

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  23. Olive, These are beautiful and I love Matelasse, and the color of these. You had a good day Saturday. Lovely Florentine tray too. I love lamps too, I have one with feathers.
    Thanks for the Oxyclean tip. Hey Joe..........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  24. I just put a matelasse spread on my guest room bed the other day. I'm loving its simplicity. Love the frames. Too bad you have windows or else you would have room for the frames.

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  25. I adore the matelasse and your florentine tray is a beauty! I need to remember Oxyclean!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive