Sunday, September 19, 2010

What a fun day!

After reading about "Antique Alley" over at The Virginia House blog, my pal Jennie and I decided to head on over today.  I was looking specifically for a couple of things to finish off my new sunroom/craftroom (yep, I said "finish" as in it will be finished after I find one last item). I was looking specifically for some sort of chair or stool or something to sit on at my new craft table.  The barstools I had were too tall and I really didn't want to cut them down and any spare chairs I had were too short. So, we spent part of day today driving the farm road, stopping at Whipp Farm where there were a lot of vendors and looking at some great things.   Jennie found a huge old Pre-World War 2 globe to add to her collection in her home office.  We ate some great Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and homemade lemonade.  We saw lots of goodies but really couldn't find what I was looking for...until Jennie spotted this!!!!

It's the perfect stool for the room.
It's got my number on it!
How perfect is that?  But wait, there's more!
Guess who I bought it from?
Jillian at The Virginia House.  Yep, she had a great vendor booth.  She was my first fellow blogger to meet in person and we chatted for a few minutes.  She was so nice and pointed out another vendor who had more great stuff.  As we left and I was carrying my new stool back to our car, we passed that other vendor who stopped me by yelling "there goes my stool with the 3 on it!"  She said she was going to back at the end of the day and buy it for herself if it hadn't sold.  It did me...and's in my sunroom which is now FINISHED!  As they say here in Texas, "Yeehaw!"  (I actually never say that myself but I am glad I found that stool and glad that pain of a room is done)

Oh yeah, I also picked up this cutie at Antique Alley:

It's a huge galvanized tool box/carrier thingy and it's awesome.  It is huge and it was only 20 bucks. It already has a place too in the sunroom and I'll post the finished room tomorrow!
It was great meeting you "Virginia House" and thanks for the tip to Antique Alley.  We'll be back in April.


  1. How perfect is your new stool! I think it was definitely meant to find its way to you, especially with your number on it!! Fabulous find:) Wishing you a wonderful week as always ~ Tina xx

  2. I love your stool and that it was meant just for you, it seems. I really love that galvanized box. What a super great piece. Can't wait to see your finished room.

  3. Great finds! It sounds like a fun day. I so wish we had antique and barn sales like I have heard of, here. The 3 stool was meant to be.

  4. Lucky Ducky! I would have loved to go to Antique Alley, my sis was planning to go, but then couldn't. It sounds like so much fun! That stool is great, I thought they were awesome when Jillian showed them off a couple weeks ago. Great find!!

  5. Totally in love with that stool! I woulda snagged it up too!

  6. Well that was meant for you! I love the metal tool tote. So much you can do with that. It will be fantastic!

  7. Isn't it just the BEST when you find that one PERFECT thing!
    Love that little stool.
    Have a pretty day!

  8. love your new stool

    great tin too


    barbara jean

  9. Love the galvanized tool carrier.

  10. I didn't even see this post before. I was caught up in your workroom reveal. Thank so much! I was so excited to meet you too! I'm glad the stool went to a good home;-)

  11. I have a printer tray like that in my kitchen . Its cool that yours has a history. Well mine does to I suppose ... I just don't know what it is :D


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