Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #98: To Chandy or Not to Chandy: Tales from the Flea



 
Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

If you love old things... stick around! If like to collect, re-paint, re-do or have a penchant for junkin', shoppin', sellin' or trash to treasurin', then you've come to the right place! 

Bebe is back in school and I finally have some extra time to work on projects and blogging! This years first-day-of-school was a little bit hard, emotionally, for me. She's just getting so big and so grown up! Anyway, this is where I am in life and I choose to embrace it. She even went to the fleamarket with me last week and was a big help.

This week I'm sharing a few of the pieces we found and added to my brick and mortar shop called Vintage & Co.
Now you will notice that I mark my photos with the name of the shop, which is a huge time saver because I also keep up with updating that site as well.

This was not my best photographic moment, but
it will do.

I came home with two large green, weathered, and naturally distressed shutters.

Plus...a coat rack and a pallet wood fence!


I lunged at this wire market basket for fear someone else may have spotted my treasure ... and then found the bicycle basket soon after.

I was pretty happy with my finds... we arrived pretty late so I thought there wouldn't be anything good left.

Then there was this:

 
Although it is hard to see here,
this gorgeous Victorian style chandelier
was just screaming "Buy me! Buy me!"
 
But in another ear I heard my hubby
saying "What? I have to re-wire this?"
 
You know how this story ends, right?
 
 
 
It has such wonderful style, and
 it had an even better price!
 
So now it sits in the store. Waiting
for me to figure out what to do with it.
 
The sockets for the lights seem
so much smaller than today's versions.
 
Do I just paint it and remove the
wiring and decorate with crystals?
 
Keep it gold?
 
Make it into a real working chandy?
 
Let me know what you think.
 
To chandy or not to chandy.
 
 
Now for this
week's features:
 
 
showed us how she harvests lavender.
Lovely to look at and I can just smell it now!
 
 
 Melissa of Melissa's Antiques
shared her finds from the
World's Longest Yard Sale.
 
 
turned a beat up metal cart
into a glamorous, rolling spa on wheels! 
 
 
 
Feel free to grab
this LTV MBWF button! if
you were featured!
 
 
 
Now it's your turn:

6 comments:

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love that chandy!!! Beautiful!!
Thanks for hosting each week!!

Hugs,Deb

GypsyGirl Revivals said...

Oh my heck, Jillian, I am so in love with those metal baskets! Ok on the chandelier I totally would rock the natural patina. It seems like aged brass is becoming popular, and I know I love it. I'd rock it.

Thanks for bringing us vintage eye candy, and hosting a quality party. I hope you have a rocking week.

xoxo,
Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

Audrey said...

Love this party ... thanks for hosting. Have a great week.
Love the Chandy ... I have seen those fixtures painted black and the prism really sparkle.

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, love those metal baskets & the chandy! Thank you for featuring my spa on wheels! Blessings, Cecilia

Deanies Stash said...

Hi Jillian, I love your finds. I don't know what you should do with the chandy but I love it as is! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to host this party.

xo Dianne

Summer said...

I love the rolling spa on wheels ♥

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