Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Brimfield Buys....

I had been eyeballing this exact kitchen scale on Ebay for upwards of $40 so I was thrilled to come across one at Brimfield for $12.

And the white ruffles it's sitting on....... a square dancing skirt!

I knew I could use it to cover a table I have in my garden shed....

And oh YES...after some fresh laundering with OxiClean she's a perfect fit. I draped a scarf over the top to cover the opening of the skirt's waist.

This wash stand was my first purchase of the day. I'm using it as a bird bath/flower stand. I haven't as yet bought any flowers to adorn it but I inserted a serving bowl - placed a rock in the middle, filled it with water and within a few hours I had a couple of wrens make a visit.



When I spied this pediment, which is in two pieces, I was planning to use one of the pieces as a corbel under my kitchen counter - turns out it's too long.

That's okay though because I'm going to put it back together, paint it the color of our house and use it as a pediment over the front door.

My next post will be pictures of the things I didn't buy at Brimfield but liked enough to snap a picture or two.

16 comments:

awal.ny said...

Great treasures, sounds like you had fun. I love the pediment.

Sandi said...

That wash stand is amazing! I love that handle on it. Great find!! The pediment is beautiful too as well as the dancing skirt. Makes me want to get out and go somewhere FUN!
Blessings~

sissie said...

I just love the idea of the ruffled skirt over the table. Very pretty.

Love the bird bath too.

hugs
Sissie

d e l i g h t said...

Great finds and like the way you are using them. I love finding things less expensive than ebay!

Pattie said...

Great finds love the ruffled table cloth

Pattie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow you got some nice things at Brimfield. I want to go! have to ask, is it a pain in the neck carrying the bigger things around with you when you shop, or how do you deal with it? Like that wash stand...just wondering.

KATHY said...

Great finds!! I love the ruffled skirt,and the gorgeous wash stand.

Kathy

michelle said...

Beautiful finds! I am so glad that birds love the bird bath, what a great piece! The ruffles are so pretty and I can't wait to see the pediment. :)

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Diane,
I love how you always seem to find something "ruffled". Your finds are great, and what a nice price for that scale. Wish I could have made it to Brimfield, but hopefully in July.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

A Rosy Note said...

Ohhh love the pediment and the ruffled skirt. What great finds :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Diane...love that wash stand and the architectural pieces!!

What day did you go...was it crowded?

The Coastal View said...

Love, Love, Love it!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

LOVE the wash stand! fab stuff!

Butterflies & Seashells said...

I love what you did with the skirt. Great idea.

Benita

saltbox treasures said...

WOW! I love, love all of your finds! That skirt looks amazing on your table. Love that outdoor wash stand; perfect for outside, a great buy on that scale, and can't wait to see that pediment over your door!
Also, gorgeous pics of the stuff you left behind, but you found the real treasures.
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the wash stand
xxoo
Pam